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    Re: Checking in for November 2018

    I just posted a check-in in Wayne's thread because it's been a while (8 months) for us too. He's still hanging in there but I worry about him pretty much constantly. Cushing's is such a crappy...
  2. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Checking in because it's been a while. Wayne is still hanging in there. We fear his disease is progressing now as his appetite and thirst have not been great despite the massive doses of trilostane,...
  3. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Dogs and kids have impeccable timing. Our daughter also only gets sick on Friday and Saturday nights, basically whenever the pediatrician has just closed for the weekend :/

    We are so relieved...
  4. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    By the time we got to the vet the swelling had completely disappeared! He must've just bumped into something or had some sort of allergic reaction that was short-lived because if it had been an...
  5. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Okay, so maybe I spoke too soon... Wayne seems to have yet another infection. This time it is on his lower eye margin (though not the eyeball itself, more like the lower lid). It was not there last...
  6. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    I just read the study - how awesome! I would feel way less awkward broaching the topic with my vet if I had something in hand as good as this. Thank you so much!
  7. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Very interesting, Marianne! I think the vet who figured out the diagnosis tries to be very cost-conscious for her clients, but I admit I would feel very awkward giving advice to her on how to save us...
  8. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Just wanted to update in case anyone comes across this thread later. Wayne is doing so well! I feel like I've gotten my dog back! I know we might be dealing with infections more frequently than we...
  9. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    I have been thinking it's actually really good to be on high alert for complications since they are so prone to them. Wayne now has his third infection since diagnosis. This time... it's his prepuce...
  10. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Your responses have literally moved me to tears. I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am for this feedback. I think you're both right that it's really hard not to see everything now through...
  11. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    One last thing that I am hoping you guys can level with me about... did anyone else feel like they were just watching their dog fall apart piece by piece? Did anyone experience a long stretch of...
  12. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Oh, and his skin is mostly just dry now, I think it's in the recovery phase from what was a pretty nasty infection that flared up right around when the pharmacy left us without meds for several days....
  13. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    The limp disappeared within 24-36 hours! It's so weird, it's like temporary, migrating arthritis!
  14. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Well, a new limp has now shown up. I really don't understand what is going on, but it's pretty clear that it's not due to an injury. This poor guy just cannot catch a break. And his skin problems...
  15. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Good news, I think the limp is almost gone! He didn't even take his pain pill yesterday or today, and so far so good! I am so relieved. It's possible I irritated his hip joint lifting him into the...
  16. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Squirt's Mom, that is terrifying - thanks for sharing. Luckily, no, he doesn't eat raw chicken, just Taste of the Wild dry dog food.

    DoxieMama, I had the the same theory, that the cortisol was...
  17. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Well, it seems like it's two steps forward one step back with this poor dog. Over the last few days, starting Saturday night, he developed a slight limp. It was at first just in his rear right leg,...
  18. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Oh, and in other news, my vet is looking into whether or not compounded medication might be a good option for Wayne since he's at an unusual dose, so I'm waiting to get her opinion on that. I am...
  19. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    We finally got the medication! He's been back on it for 5.5 days now. His symptoms (PU/PD/polyphagia) had definitely started to return by the 2nd or 3rd day off the medication, and now they're...
  20. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    I think that basically having a breakdown on the phone with their customer service (during what must have been my 25th call) is what caused them to actually take action. I agree, it's totally...
  21. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    I have talked to them by phone at least 3 times a day for the last week, and still no answer as to what is going on. It is maddening. I do need to demand a refund, but then they keep saying Oh we're...
  22. Re: Letting Go: Ford 8yr Pitbull w/CC (Ford is now released)

    Julie, thank you for sharing your story. It sounds like Ford was really suffering, and you made the right choice. You guys gave him such a fun life - road trips! Your undivided attention! He was a...
  23. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    Thank you both for your replies.

    Now I need a different kind of advice. I am having serious problems with the online pharmacy, KV Supply, where I ordered his medication from. They have delayed...
  24. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    I also meant to add that because she knows we are not high income people, she said that we could push off the next round of ACTH testing for 3 months rather than repeating it in 2 weeks. I consented...
  25. Re: Wayne-Newly diagnosed 10-year-old pit mix, horrible reactions to Vetoryl/Trilosta

    That is great advice and I really appreciate it - let me get those results. Poor vet is already under so much stress with the office disaster and yet she continues to give good care -- I think I feel...
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