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#185233 - 10/02/11 12:04 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: BowWowMeow]
kelso Offline
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Originally Posted By: BowWowMeow
I hope the weekend improves. So disappointing and scary when things are going well and then take a turn for the worse again. You hang in there, gorgeous Max. And you too, Lisa! hugging


Ditto! Feel better Max hugging
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#185244 - 10/02/11 12:13 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: kelso]
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hugging hugging hugging Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers to you and Max!!! hugging hugging hugging
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#185246 - 10/02/11 12:14 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: arycrest]
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I seem to be saying thank you a lot, but thank you!

The day started rough, but the evening is better smile
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#185256 - 10/02/11 01:33 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: MaxaLisa]
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hugging and hugging
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#185270 - 10/02/11 06:03 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: Barb E]
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Some more hugging coming from down under too. And a gentle pat for Mr Max hugging
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#185288 - 10/02/11 08:19 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: bianca]
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Originally Posted By: bianca
Some more hugging coming from down under too. And a gentle pat for Mr Max hugging


Me too! hug
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#185310 - 10/02/11 10:09 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: Qyn]
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hugging Hugs to Max. Hope this is a better day.
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#185424 - 10/02/11 07:11 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: PositiveDog]
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*HUGS* to you and Mr. Max. Hope the weekend went better.
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#185794 - 10/04/11 04:08 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: DancingCavy]
bianca Offline
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Just checking in on our Max hugging
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#185975 - 10/05/11 01:03 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: bianca]
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I've taken the Cosamin supplement out of the diet, and added coconut oil to the mix for things I'm using to treat the nose, and that seems to be helping. The first day with no bleeding since last week, which is a definite plus. I don't quite understand the Cosamin thing, but maybe it's thinning the blood or something - I don't understand. But all heck broke loose when I added it back last week after several days out of the mix. Very confusing!! I have doubled his hyaluronic acid. I know I can't go long without the joint supps though!

I"m looking into supporting him now, fighting the endotoxins that infectious organisms emit. This may or may not be e.coli. It may also be a rickettsia disease, not so different than my long term suspicion. The cooler weather is making him more comfortable, and I hope buys us a bit more time to get this figured out and put a plan in action that starts improving things for him. I can say, I'm learning a lot about septic shock with all the reading I'm doing!

This sounds a lot like what is happening with him, this is from a page on rickettsia infections:

Quote:
Pathogenicity

In their arthropod vectors, the rickettsia multiply in the epithelium of the intestinal tract; they are excreted in the feces, but occasionally gain access to the arthropods salivary glands. They are transmitted to man, via the arthropod saliva, through a bite. In their mammalian host, they are found principally in the endothelium of the small blood vessels, particularly in those of the brain, skin and heart. Hyperplasia of endothelial cells and localized thrombus formation lead to obstruction of blood flow, with escape of RBC's into the surrounding tissue. Inflammatory cells also accumulate about affected segments of blood vessels. This angiitis appears to account for some of the more prominent clinical manifestations, such as petechial rash, stupor and terminal shock. Death is ascribed to damage of endothelial cells, resulting in leakage of plasma, decrease in blood volume, and shock.

It is assumed that the observed clinical manifestations of a rickettsial infection are due to production of an endotoxin, although this endotoxin is quite different in physiological effects from that produced by members of the Enterobacteriaceae. This is inferred, although the toxin has not been isolated, from these facts:

1. IV-injected rickettsia cause rapid death in experimental animals.

2. UV-irradiation of rickettsia diminished their infectivity without reducing toxicity.

3. The use of anti-rickettsial drugs does not prevent rapid death in experimental animals.

4. Antiserum specific for cell wall antigens of the rickettsia prevents the toxic effect.

http://www.atsu.edu/faculty/chamberlain/Website/Lects/Rickett.htm


We're still plugging away here, still hopeful, and, even though having to take Max to work is fraught with frustrations (from his nose, to going without lunch, etc.), I'm glad that he gets some squirrel hunting time, since he doesn't get out much otherwise nowadays. I'm always glad to spend time with my boy wub
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