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#183771 - 09/25/11 03:38 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Yay, thank you, we have a cooler weekend! I was able to get Max out more during the day, and finally able to mow the lawns and have him out and watch him. I almost felt like a normal person there, able to get some of my normal stuff done!!

Well, Max is on abx and pred, and during the day I use Tramadol to decress his BP to reduce a bleed while I am gone. Not really anything that can be taken out of the mix. Toying with adding an acid reducer actually - I have to do something about the stomach inflammation and maybe esophagael (sp?) irritation.

With the increased doxy, more nosebleeds as expected, but they do stop quickly if I get to them right away. I expected that to get worse before it gets better.

He tried to play with toys yesterday, so a very good sign. Too bad I had to stop him because of the nose frown I felt terrible, but, with luck, it will be temporary.

I'm trying to get the pred down. The lack of blood flow to his liver is causing an increase in ALT and GGT, and I read that pred does this specifically, which sucks. If Max had enough blood flowing through his veins, then I bet he would tolerate it better frown If this blood flow problem doesn't get better soon, I suspect we will be in for multi-organ failure at some point - the pancreas took the first hit frown

So far though, he is in good spirits, some rough patches, but he's such a trooper, I'm so very proud of my boy wub
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#183851 - 09/25/11 09:00 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: MaxaLisa]
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He IS a trooper and I think he puts an awful lot of trust in you, Lisa. I also think he knows that you won't give up until this is fixed. And that has to help his whole mental attitude.

Glad you had a good weekend. It's getting cooler here too and it sure helps my attitude when it is!

Thinking of you both... hugging
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#183903 - 09/26/11 03:33 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: Kris]
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They sure do understand when you're trying to help them (well, most of the time!).

Thanks Kris hugging
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#183912 - 09/26/11 05:33 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Lisa does Mr Gorgeous like paddling in water? Wondering if seeing how he can't really play with toys at the moment, he might enjoy a paddling pool? I wouldn't think he could hurt his nose?
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#184226 - 09/27/11 02:47 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: bianca]
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Bianca smile Mr. Gorgeous loves to swim and paddle! There's no place for us to do that though - he's not strong enough for the river, and no pool available. A chlorinated pool might help shrivel that sore up!


If we can get this sore healed up, both of us will have such a HUGE improvement in our quality of ife. My stress level will be helped *immensely*, and he will be able to smell normally on his walks - and I can leave the house without fear!

That said, and I don't want to jinx things, but no bleed today. Have had about 3 bleeds per day since upping the doxy dose, so holding my breath over here....
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#184227 - 09/27/11 03:56 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Holding my breath too hugging And a gentle pat for Max hugging
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#184290 - 09/27/11 10:16 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: bianca]
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crossedfingers and toes from me as well. hug
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#184301 - 09/27/11 10:36 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: Qyn]
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Hoping tha Max has another good day.
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#184320 - 09/27/11 11:44 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: Woodreb]
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Thank you ladies! It's a vitamin C day today smile

Johanna hugging
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Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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#184392 - 09/27/11 04:08 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Today was infusion #6:


Is it time again, really?


Mom says that this is the perfect picture for today, movement! - I kept moving and tripping over my IV line crazy


What? Watering the plants?


Almonds? Where are those almonds?


Is that a bug?


Don't worry Ma, I got your back, he's behind you watering more plants (more plants!), but I'll make sure you're safe!


More plants!


Almonds? Did you say almonds?


I'd be really really bored if it weren't for the plant guy....who knew they had a service that came in and did all that?






Mom says that on infusion days, my eyes get really watery, and my nose drips, and today, a bit of blood from my nose. Then why am I still so thirsty????


Are we done yet???? Did someone say almonds????


It's nice to be home resting now, after an eventful morning, and now a full tummy. Thanks for keeping me company everybody!!
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Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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