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#185225 - 10/01/11 11:45 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAAN
Very good news! Hoping for a picture of Kelso too sometime. laugh (was that too subtle?)


He was happy to oblige for you Jean! (and for a hotdog...those steroids have really made him a food hound smile

Taken 10 mintues ago....on the "sick bed" that I got for him...hmmmmm...I really underestimated on that one. His back half is hanging off the other side...lol. The next size was like a mattress!

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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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#185230 - 10/01/11 11:59 PM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Aw...love that boy! So glad that he's feeling better. I do slippery elm instead of pepcid...just in case you want an option. wink
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#185232 - 10/02/11 12:03 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: BowWowMeow]
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That would be great as we have not picked up any pepcid. Where can I get that? Wonder if the locally owned stores here would have it.
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Allie, gotcha 7/2007
Riko z Vom Weberhaus, "Fez" 7/29/2012

forever our angels
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Kelso, b. 9/3/2006-2/9/2012


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#185234 - 10/02/11 12:06 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Health food store or a grocery store with a really good health food section. And be sure to give at least a half hour apart from meals.
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Rafi, the german malaroo, age 9.5ish
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/693238

Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
...............
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Queen Cleopatra
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie

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#185235 - 10/02/11 12:07 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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grouphug That's fantastic news!!! groovy So glad he's doing so much better ... love that picture of his handsomeness!!!
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#185236 - 10/02/11 12:07 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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His blood is looking great, his HCT is almost normal. Steriods, at least on my girl were slowly tapered off as soon as his HCT and other blood levels stayed up for two weeks straight. Then we started tapering off the steriods weekly with a blood test each week to make sure nothing started going down again.
glad to see things are picking up and he is doing so well.

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#185242 - 10/02/11 12:12 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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This is great news smile

From last time:
Originally Posted By: kelso
The eh....His labs are not improved, in fact just a hair worse frown Still "pancytopenic" White blood cells (were actually normal last time), hemoglobin, and platlets are all low.
White blood cells 4.0 normal range (5.7-16.3), last week 5.7
Red Blood Cells 3.85 (5.5-8.5), last week 4.15
Hemoglobin 9.2 (12-18), last week 9.5
Hematocrit 29.4 (37-55), last week 29.7
Platlets 66 (164-510), last week it just said about 50-120


The report still commented that "neutrophils appear slightly toxic" but the neutrophils were in the normal range, absolute lymphocytes were low this week 840 (1000-4800) and last week they were high (4845).

The reticulocyte count was normal this time (1.0) so that may be good, hopefully means his bone marrow is responding. Last time it was 0.2



had to look these up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouleaux

That's great that the vaccine issue was approached! Your vet might require you to run titers in order to get an exemption letter. Most governments won't accept titers, just a letter. I would only titer if I were actually thinking about re-vaccinating, but you might not have a choice.

Such great news, I'm so relieved :whew:

LOL, yeah, I think the bed is a bit small rofl
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#185252 - 10/02/11 12:42 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Just wanted to say thank you again...to each and every one of you for reading and posting! I read them all and am very appreciative of every thought and comment.

I know I get off on tangents about labs and things often blush sorry about that. But what means the most is the great support from you all, very happy that Kelso has continued to improve! Can you tell laugh crazy

Hope everyone is enjoying a nice fall weekend. Will be looking forward to the fall smilies.
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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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#185258 - 10/02/11 01:37 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Originally Posted By: kelso
Just wanted to say thank you again...to each and every one of you for reading and posting! I read them all and am very appreciative of every thought and comment.

I know I get off on tangents about labs and things often blush sorry about that. But what means the most is the great support from you all, very happy that Kelso has continued to improve! Can you tell laugh crazy

Hope everyone is enjoying a nice fall weekend. Will be looking forward to the fall smilies.


This forum is pretty great, isn't it?

Hey, I just looked up slippery elm (pouring over everything, looking for stuff for Max), and SE is a diuretic. I'm thinking that's not something that I would give a dog on high doses of pred? I've been giving Max part of an artichoke heart each morning, and he's just dripping stuff - turns out it's a diuretic too, aack! Not something that would be a huge concern for most dogs, but being on pred, I think I would opt for the pepcid.


Edited by MaxaLisa (10/02/11 01:38 AM)
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#185260 - 10/02/11 02:28 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: MaxaLisa]
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great point. A diuretic would not be good. He is already drinking alot (as much as we will let him, try to put the water up when it gets later)...and the peeing....lord..I have mentioned the peeing right? 60 mg of pred a day and literally when I take him out to the bathroom he goes...I tell him to go again..and he goes...and then I tell him again and he goes.... again. So bathroom breaks have turned into make sure he goes three times. And then after we get inside... he has had 3 accidents in 2 weeks, feel bad for him. He hasn't gone in the house in years (the last time I remember is when he was 10 mo old and before that was 4 mo old or something) and he literally just stops and starts peeing right in front of us ...it is really odd. But the vet had warned us, and of course we do not get angry or anything.

Anyone (Hollysmom?) have advice on that? I try to take him out every hour (like a pup!) And we are crating him at night and when we are not home, he has had no accidents in his crate.
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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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