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#184500 - 09/28/11 12:03 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: SeanRescueMom]
BowWowMeow Offline
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Aw, Max. wub

I hope you have a better week.
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#184519 - 09/28/11 04:49 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: BowWowMeow]
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Gosh Max, the plant watering person will want to only visit when you are there to admire you along with all of us wub

I hope you have a better week too hugging
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#184552 - 09/28/11 11:38 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: bianca]
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Lisa,

Whenever you post pictures of your magnificent boy or when you judge a day went 'reasonably' well, the collective relief rings the world.

Thanks for the vitamin C flavored eye candy.

MJ

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#184669 - 09/29/11 12:34 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: Mary Jane]
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Love the pics of Max! He does look like such a good boy
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#184861 - 09/30/11 04:36 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: kelso]
bianca Offline
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Just checking in to see how Mr Gorgeous is doing? Oh, and you also Lisa laugh
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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.

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#184885 - 09/30/11 10:00 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: bianca]
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Checking in on Max, he is so gorgeous, and does look happier in those photos Lisa.

Hoping the past couple of days have been a bit better.

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#185105 - 10/01/11 04:40 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: TMarie]
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We were having a pretty good week, and then all heck broke loose on Friday with the nose. I almost thought we were going to get this thing healed finally, darn it.

I left him home alone for a bit (first time all week), and I think he was licking and scratching his groan area (it was pretty bloody) and broke open the nose. I also think that a couple of the supplements that I added back in are making it harder to heal. I think it might be the joint supplements????? This makes no sense, but I'm giving it a trial again to see what happens. I've also found that zymox ear gel on the nose helps (I was worried about ingestion, but at this point....). I'm trying all sorts of things. The nose got a lot better when we tried his new homeopathic remedy, so I guess we'll see what happens when it's time to redose.

I have been a bit frustrated that the antibiotics really aren't helping Max get betting in any quality way. That's not quite true - without them he is very very ill, and a number of things get worse, but, with them, he does not seem to breath better, and doesn't seem to be the key for that part of what is wrong with him.

I've been wondering if the antibiotics aren't going to be the way to get him better. I found this website, and it describes what he is going through very well: http://www.dinet.org/symptoms.htm I'm thinking these are symptoms caused by whatever process is giving him low blood volume, or the appearance of. I also think that I need how to fight disease caused by endotoxins, which is what the bacteria are shedding, and probably what is causing the actual disease.

I have also been wondering if maybe some of his hypovolemia was actual blood loss. His stools had become dark - I figured that it was because his herbs are very black, and I also had started feeding things like olives, beets, etc. However, since treating for an ulcer (zantac and carafate), even with all of those dark things, his stools are looking less black and much more brown. Part of me is really hoping that he had some ulceration from years of doxy. Fistulas are often associatied with ulcerative colitis in humans, so maybe there is a connection. I've mentioned the dark stools to some of the vets before, but I guess it didn't trigger anything to them. Anyway, it seems to be providing him some comfort, and I hope, it will help him in some other ways, ultimately, too!

I learned about heat intolerance - the heat further dilates the blood vessels and makes it harder for the body to circulate the blood.

Also read a study about low blood pressure (or was it low blood volume?), that drinking tons of water helps, but drinking something like clear soup does not. Most of the things I'm finding to help one thing, makes another thing worse, but I'm still looking!

Hoping for healing weekend...took out his glucosamine and chondroitin this weekend - hate doing that to my boy!
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#185123 - 10/01/11 05:59 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: MaxaLisa]
Woodreb Offline
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Good thoughts from us here in CT for Max, hang in there. hugging
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#185170 - 10/01/11 08:54 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: MaxaLisa]
Mary Jane Offline
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
We were having a pretty good week, and then all heck broke loose .............Hoping for healing weekend.........


You got more room for that hope?

take care,
MJ

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#185224 - 10/01/11 11:45 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/echocardiogram [Re: Mary Jane]
BowWowMeow Offline
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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
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Rafi, the german malaroo, age 9.5ish
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238

Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
...............
Warming my heart:
Queen Cleopatra
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie

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