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    Default Re: Skippy, 12 y/o Yorkie with likely pituitary tumor (Trilostane)

    The pancreas maintains the body’s blood sugar balance, as the primary hormones of the pancreas include insulin and glucagon, and both regulate blood glucose.And because of this important funtion from the pancreas, unfortunately, diabetes is the most common disorder associated with pancreatitis.

    Regarding proteinuria, many things can cause protein loss such as high blood pressure, UTI's, and even certain medications, so my thought is that with everything that is going on with Skippy the chances are likely that his urine does contain an abnoral amount of protein.

    It is a really positive sign that he has an appetite. Some foods that are ok to be given to dogs with pancreatitis and kidney issues are chicken breasts (skinless, boneless), rice boiled to a mush consistency, eggs, and fish.

    Love and hugs, Lori

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    Default Re: Skippy, 12 y/o Yorkie with likely pituitary tumor (Trilostane)

    Lori, this is very helpful; I am not sure that Skippy and I can "do" one more disease but I won't get in front of my skis. Back at you,
    xo, Carole
    Skippy's Mom

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    Default Re: Skippy, 12 y/o Yorkie with likely pituitary tumor (Trilostane)

    The IMS is truly dumbstruck about Skippy. This morning after a 50% reduction in fluids, Skippy's BUN is 33 (Range is 15 -30) and Creatinine is .09 (Range is .05 - 1.9). He ate half a can of RC low fat for me this afternoon and I took him some pumpkin that IMS requested to offer for the diarrhea that he had yesterday. IMS said he's holding his breath and does not want to talk to me about what's going on as they continue the taper. Took Skippy out for a brief walk and he walked directly to my car and put his paws up; He looks and acts significantly brighter than he has in weeks and I had to carry him back in. Holding my breath.
    Skippy's Mom

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    Default Re: Skippy, 12 y/o Yorkie with likely pituitary tumor (Trilostane)

    That's a great update!! Keeping all various body parts crossed that he continues to improve.

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    Default Re: Skippy, 12 y/o Yorkie with likely pituitary tumor (Trilostane)

    What wonderful news!!! I so hope this trend continues!!
    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." Anne, a Corgi mom

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    Default Re: Skippy, 12 y/o Yorkie with likely pituitary tumor (Trilostane)

    Wow that's great! Skippy's a little miracle man! Let's hope his good days outnumber his bad!

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