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    Quote Originally Posted by molly muffin View Post
    Hi! sorry i've been absent and didn't see your question till now, but I agree with Marianne, i would stay the course for now and since he seems to be making great improvements, I wouldn't change anything unless necessary.
    Thanks Sharlene! Yes, I will continue on with the current dosage. I was happy to see it on sale at Valley Vet Supply, as my vet's office charges over $70 for a 30 day supply...

    I'm thrilled that the chiropractor says Kaiser's muscle tone is a little better along his back and hind quarters. I have to give him a pep talk to keep him moving without lying down when we walk the little hill in the yard. Slowly but surely, we will get there...!! He's being a real trooper!

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    Even a bit of the small hills can help with the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

    good job!!

    It is definitely worth checking out pricing online vs the vets as I always found the vets higher.
    Sharlene and the late great diva - Molly muffin (always missed and never forgotten)

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    Nice to hear things are improving! Keep up the good work, Mom!
    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." John O'Donahue, "Eternal Echoes"

    Death is not a changing of worlds as most imagine, as much as the walls of this world infinitely expanding.

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    Wishing you and Kaiser the best. Hope he is doing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urses View Post
    Wishing you and Kaiser the best. Hope he is doing well.
    Thanks so much! I'm hoping you find a diagnosis soon for your girl!!

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    Just a small update on Kaiser's progress:
    We are now just over 5 months on Trilostane 30 mg per day (Kaiser weighs about 97 lbs). His skin issues seem to have nearly resolved, and his fur has all grown back in much thicker than it has ever been! I have spent the past few months working on regaining his muscle and endurance, which has been very slow and frustrating to say the least. I am happy to report that as of Sunday night, he was able to actually make it down the block to the main corner and back without laying down and refusing to walk! We did it again Monday night with success! I am feeling hopeful, as his chiropractor last month stressed the importanace of building up muscle. Of note, due to his regular vet making me get monthly re-authorizations for his Vetoryl, rather than pre- approving refills, we had run out for a few days (when they failed to respond to the Pharmacy's refill request) before he had the breakthrough on his walks. I still suspect that the Vetoryl has held him back from being able to walk any distance. Now that he is back on his regular dosage, it will be interesting to see if I am correct or not in that assumption... All the same, I am thrilled at his "breakthrough", and hope this forward momentum continues. I am planning on his next LDDS in a couple of weeks to see where the numbers are now.
    Theresa
    Last edited by Junebugs; 12-06-2017 at 11:13 PM.

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    What a wonderful update! YAY!! I hope the trend continues!
    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." John O'Donahue, "Eternal Echoes"

    Death is not a changing of worlds as most imagine, as much as the walls of this world infinitely expanding.

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