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#193184 - 11/11/11 11:33 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I was hoping you all wouldn't notice I was late to post about those wink Was just coming here tonight to do so....

It's been a LONG week, but nothing bad dog related-- the dogs are good smile Kelso is playing more and I have been taking him on walks again. He likes that!!! Labs are ok......

These were done last saturday.

WBC 4.6 L (5.7-16.3)
RBC 4.79 L (5.5-8.5)
HGB 12.4 (12-18)
HCT 38.6 (37-55)
MCV 81 H (60-77)
Platlets 123 L (164-510)

Since there was just a slight improvement from 3 weeks ago the vet wants to keep him on the same dose of steroids (50 mg daily) for another 3 weeks before decreasing the dose at all

Also, his white (WBC) count was low which concerned the vet some. Unsure if it is the steroids themselves causing it....or it is an underlying infection as we stopped the doxy 3 weeks ago.

SO, we are back on the doxy. Will probably be on that for awhile yet. So it is still out there that the vaccine may have triggered some underlying slow burning tick infection....not sure

that's it I guess! Going to browse around havent been around much this week

Thanks for thinking of Kelso smile
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#193186 - 11/11/11 11:52 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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There you are! Hope this next week is better for you.

Not liking the lowered WBC's. I battle these with Max too frown

I was worried about the doxy issue, but that's sorta standard for me. If he improves on the doxy, then I will have more to say. Typically the dose of doxy they use is too low, particularly when the immune system is being suppressed by the pred. It's just a difficult balance.

I am glad that he is feeling pretty good and able to go on walks.

I guess we wait and see how things go from here, overall, not terrible news, just a long slow process hugging
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#193191 - 11/12/11 02:55 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
There you are! Hope this next week is better for you.

Not liking the lowered WBC's. I battle these with Max too frown

I was worried about the doxy issue, but that's sorta standard for me. If he improves on the doxy, then I will have more to say. Typically the dose of doxy they use is too low, particularly when the immune system is being suppressed by the pred. It's just a difficult balance.

I am glad that he is feeling pretty good and able to go on walks.

I guess we wait and see how things go from here, overall, not terrible news, just a long slow process hugging


Yeah, the low WBC's frown The vet was worried about an infection. What is the dose assuming that this does help and we should complete an aggressive tx for tick disease? I know you have posted it before....

You are right, not bad....but continues to be...eh. I was so hoping we would be able to decrease the pred dose, but glad the vet is being conservative and we are going slow and steady. When I hug my boy he just feels like a shell of what he used to be due to the muscle loss. He looks real good, but it is just different, you know. Especially the pred head.

The vet said he looked great, still a bit thin but his hair from the ultrasound is growing back and the vet was impressed with that with all the steroids.

Onwards and upwards I hope, Looking forward to the holidays with our pups loveturkey

Thanks again Lisa, I have been reading your thread and thinking about you and Max hugging
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Riko z Vom Weberhaus, "Fez" 7/29/2012

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#193192 - 11/12/11 03:13 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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A recent pic wub You can see the effects of the steroids/being sick in this pic if you compare to prior pics 6 mo ago but I think he is just as handsome as ever wub His ears have always been pretty proportional to his head but they look bigger now that his head has shrunk....
Just glad to have fun with my boy! He is loving the walks and is actually building up some good endurance.

Kelso say's "Well if I wasn't grey before... I am now..that's not gonna slow me down!"


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Riko z Vom Weberhaus, "Fez" 7/29/2012

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Kelso, b. 9/3/2006-2/9/2012


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#193193 - 11/12/11 03:35 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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And....

Allie wanted to share

1. That big ears are cool
2. and that she is taking excellent care of her brother and best friend gsdhead

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#193196 - 11/12/11 03:40 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Awwww wub wub for them both hugging
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#193198 - 11/12/11 03:47 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: bianca]
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Thanks for the update .... and the photos. wub
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#193214 - 11/12/11 08:37 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Qyn]
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That photo of the two of them is absolutely precious. I hope the white blood counts looks better soon.

Skye says the 'got milk' just makes dogs look distinguished.

Tell Kelso he gets many well wishes from all his friends out here. hugging
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#193215 - 11/12/11 08:40 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: PositiveDog]
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That picture of him is STUN-NING. Wowza. That would look nice printed with that orange leaf between his paws just popping! (almost wrote pooping which...figures)

And the two of them...I am glad she has such a good job.
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#193238 - 11/12/11 01:30 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Oh my gosh, those pictures wub
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