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#194811 - 11/20/11 03:16 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
MaxaLisa Offline

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I'm glad that you will be there for the blood draw this time smile

Hey, not sure if it's still open, not sure if you would want to pursue this, but was cleaning out some old emails, and someone had sent me this many months ago. Looks like it's a law firm if you google the email address.

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If your dog experienced health problems or irregularities after receiving a rabies, a distemper, or a DHLPP vaccine or you had your dog euthanized as a result of issues following such vaccinations, please contact Douglas Hyman at dhyman@hymanlippitt.com or John Bliss at jbliss@hymanlippitt.com with the information. They will contact you promptly to follow up.

http://dogshowpoop.blogspot.com/2011/03/vaccine-alert.html
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#197224 - 12/03/11 10:43 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Just a quick update smile

I do not have the actual report from last week's labs yet but the vet said they are sooo close to normal (blood counts) but she still wants him on the same dose of pred since they are not yet "normal" So he will remain on the 50 mg pred....recheck again right before Christmas. snowing

All I want for Christmas is a pred dose decrease! Understand and glad that the vet wants us going slow though.

Continuing doxy...need to discuss the dosage at some point.

His weight is still trending down a bit, have been trying to get in extra food here and there and snacks. Also tried satin balls. I think alot of it is the muscle wasting? frown Will have to go back in this thread and look at all the great recipes you all gave me. It certainly is not his appetite as he could eat the house right now with the steroids.

Hope everyone is doing well!
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Kelso, b. 9/3/2006-2/9/2012


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#197233 - 12/04/11 01:51 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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And a pic with a new (and now destroyed) cute toy from his friend smile
Thanks Gayle smile

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Allie, gotcha 7/2007
Riko z Vom Weberhaus, "Fez" 7/29/2012

forever our angels
Meeka, b. 10/31/1994-11/26/2006
Kelso, b. 9/3/2006-2/9/2012


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#197246 - 12/04/11 05:49 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Great picture and thanks for the update. Except for the weight loss it does sound very, very positive. thumbup
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#197281 - 12/04/11 12:28 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Qyn]
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So glad to hear that his blood work is almost back to normal, and I love the picture of him with his little dalmatian! Fingers crossed for a Christmas Pred decrease!
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#197298 - 12/04/11 02:46 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Emoore]
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That is a great picture!

And great news too smile Sounds like the doxy made a difference. I would make sure that's not forgotten, and that the doxy isn't weaned before the pred. Sure can't wait for the pred dose to start reducing!

Kelso says that he'll continue to get better, as long as you don't stop buying him more toys laugh
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Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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#197311 - 12/04/11 04:25 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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awwwwwwwwwwww ... that's great that handsome boy of yours liked his toy even if it didn't last too long!!! wub
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#197660 - 12/06/11 09:27 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: arycrest]
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Glad to hear about the blood values being almost normal. I am SO glad this vet is staying on top of the pred dosage. So many many vets will drop the dosage too quickly and the dog will relapse, sometimes with fatal results. Once the values are normal, then by slowly decreasing the dosage, he will continue to improve.
Don't worry, his muscles will return and he will look normal fairly quickly. You will be surprised how quick it all comes back on.
Glad the antibiotics are still on board, they are so so important also to kick this stuff.

checking back constantly to keep up to date on you and kelso.

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#198486 - 12/11/11 02:16 AM Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: Hollysmom]
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It is really hard to type this without getting upset so I am going to do my best

Kelso had a hard week. It got cold here this week (20's) which is usually both dog's favorite time. He started doing some strange shaking/trembling. We spoke with the vet and she thought it was due to his muscle and fat loss because of the steroids. Recommended adding puppy food to his diet and a sweater or something.

I got him a sweater, he was ok with that (in hindsight I should have known this was not right) he seemed to get better. Then he got these abrasions the next morning or so from where the sweater was rubbing his front arms. We thought it was so weird.
He then must have panicked or something thursday while we were at work. Dan came home at lunch and he had completely bent his crate to get out. This is a dog that has hardly ever even whined in his crate, has been crate trained for 5 years and sleeps in there on his own, he has never ever been anxious about or tried to get out before,

He was eating/drinking/acting pretty normal still, but my incredibly intuitive husband mentioned he thought he was off and wanted to watch him very close. But he got lethargic this evening. He was eating, but slowly. His muzzle was the slightest bit swollen. He just looked like he was trying so hard teary to cover it up.

So I took him to the ER. They had him admitted in under 30 minutes. Temp 104, vet noted petechia around his eyes and gums. Likely a relapse of the IMHA/ITP but he mentioned a bone marrow biopsy might be done.
Luckily the same internist that did his consult 2 months ago is on call so she is seeing him in the morning after IVF, labs, xrays ect.

Talking about things the abrasions may have been from low platlets, the shaking was probably "the chills" from a fever frown But it went away so fast I just don't know.

The staff was very nice. This is the same place Meeka had her FHO and pyometra surgery. I am glad he is with them. I do not have any lab results yet, I am going to call soon. I was going to stay but they told me I couldn't stay back with him so we are going early in the morning.

The look in his eyes was devastating tonight, like I said he is trying so hard, my big stubborn german boy teary Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers that he will get through this and hopefully will get to go home soon.
He was doing so good teary we are heartbroken and trying to stay positive for him as he tries for us.

--Just spoke to the vet tech she said he is "curled up in a ball" sleeping and his IV is in, doing good. No labs yet, she said I could call every hour and she will be there to talk hugging I appreciate that.
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-Steph

GSD's
Allie, gotcha 7/2007
Riko z Vom Weberhaus, "Fez" 7/29/2012

forever our angels
Meeka, b. 10/31/1994-11/26/2006
Kelso, b. 9/3/2006-2/9/2012


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#198487 - 12/11/11 02:28 AM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: kelso]
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Oh no, this is absolutely terrible news, I'm so sorry hugging hugging

Thoughts, would include aggressive doses of doxy, with revisiting Dodd's protocol, but hopefully the ER has this handled. I worry about the prolonged high doses of pred if this is infection, but back between a rock and a hard place feelingblue


I know how terribly heart wrenching and scary and dangerous this is. I am so so so very sorry hugging hugging hugging


Edited by MaxaLisa (12/11/11 02:29 AM)
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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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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