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#253669 - 09/25/12 08:40 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: bianca]
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Must be I did. smile I didn't hear about it when I got home. She is eating DD's make up so those doors all need to be shut. What could possibly be in eye shadow, blush and lip gloss that would even smell appetizing? I think we're going to have to crate her during the day just to keep her out of things that could hurt her. She's down to 1 pred every other day so not drinking and peeing excessively anymore. But that'll be fun. She has never been crated for an extended period of time.

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#254631 - 10/02/12 10:24 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Update - Currently on a maintenance dose of 10 mg every other day. Restlessness and panting are gone, extreme thirst and peeing is gone. Our appointment got rescheduled for tomorrow. The mass has not grown any more. I can feel it because I know where it's at. Her back does not seem to be bothering her.


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#254650 - 10/02/12 12:53 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Sounds like she is at a good doe for her. Forgot, is he on liver support?
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#254656 - 10/02/12 01:37 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I hope she continues to do well. This is very encouraging!
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#255019 - 10/05/12 01:42 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: BowWowMeow]
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What awesome news....At this point, I"m wondering if she ever had any MCT's over the last 3 years and whether we should be continuing the benadryl and tagamet.

Recheck on Wednesday. First, while examining Banshee, his response was "Wow, where is it?" He said because of the way the mass responded to the prednisone that it was NOT MCT. Said that the tumors that respond to pred are typically benign and have some weird names that he would have to look them up. He looked at the ugly on the side of her face, now that it has grown over more and said that looked more like a wart than a MCT. He said, "when you left here last time, I really did not know if this would work" and seemed a little stunned. Happy but really surprised.

Basically, we have a fairly healthy "ancient" Boxer with CRF that needs to have blood work redone in November and back issues. The plan is to stop the pred and see what happens. Will her limp come back? Will the mass grow again?

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#255068 - 10/06/12 12:19 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Really great news overall!

Originally Posted By: LifeAsMe
First, while examining Banshee, his response was "Wow, where is it?" He said because of the way the mass responded to the prednisone that it was NOT MCT. Said that the tumors that respond to pred are typically benign

I know that this is not entirely my vet's experience. But certainly hope it's true in Banshee's case. Am curiou what the name of these other things are.

I would be cautious, you probably can't wean too slowly.
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#255079 - 10/06/12 06:03 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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That sounds really positive! Banshee must be a tough 'ole' broad smile
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#255133 - 10/06/12 02:24 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa


I would be cautious, you probably can't wean too slowly.


She's been on the weaning dosage for almost a week longer so it should be fine. Right now it's a wait and see game. Does the mass come back? Does the back pain come back?

She's a tough ole bird...

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#255134 - 10/06/12 03:02 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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I'm guesing the back pain comes back, but may be more slowly. Mass, hope not.

Re: the weaning. I wasn't thinking so much about the pred in how it's typically weaned. I was thinking you have a dog with a long term immune response. You are weaning from the pred and talking about stopping the supplements. That's a lot to withdraw from for a dog that has been on things long term. Problem might not show up right away, may take awhile. My experience is if it comes back, it will be harder to control, so better to really gradually step down over months rather than weeks when talking about the whole thing together.


Edited by MaxaLisa (10/06/12 05:04 PM)
Edit Reason: bad cell phone grammar!
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#255150 - 10/06/12 06:53 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Another angle...

If there is an inflammatory component to these lumps, the tagamet, stimulating the immune system, may actually promote inflammation.

I guess I would tend to stop the tagamet first while maintaining pred, then wean pred, and wean off the quercitin last, or maybe knock it down to smaller or less frequent dosing.
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