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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    I believe that even after 2 LDDS stims which she was borderline at 8 hours on the most recent test, vet asked for another ultrasound. Ultrasound was basically the same as the first one. No noteable...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Original plans was for her to take medicine up until the night before the ACTH if she hadn't shown any signs of loading... ..:confused: So, your thoughts??
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    1/2 (usual )dose given this morning.. NO Prednisone was given with any doses.. I picked it up at the vets to have on hand just in case... so far today.. she seems ok...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Spoke to the vet.. no dose tonight.. I have spoken to mom.. she has the prednisone and knows what to do... ACTH test tomorrow morning... :eek:
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Just an update... Water consumption down, for the last 3 feedings she has left food in the bowl and has to be enticed to finish... spoke to the vet yesterday, was given prednisone just in case and...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    I'm not letting my guard down;) I feel like a hawk, hovering all the time, but at least my mom is with her during the day and will note any changes she sees in her.
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    So far, great! She's being a trooper... I posted yesterday... kicking her heels up at 5AM, barking at anything she hears as well (i'm sure my neighbors just love that!):rolleyes: Taking the day......
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    You guys are more than welcome to hover and annoy! Misty was kicking her heels up at 5AM this morning out in the yard...and barking (rolling eyes):rolleyes: So all seems well... i'm concerned not...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    And the loading has begun.... Started on Sunday... hoping it is uneventful and my little girl starts her way to feeling better!
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    You guys rock! Thanks for all the support!:p
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Thank you! I have read, and read all of the signs.. my mother is home with her during the day, so she will keep an eye on her. I will start her on the medication on Sunday. I am away this weekend...
  12. Poll: Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? Australian Dollars (AUD)

    Total at GP is 284.00
    ACTH Injection 155.00
    2 Samples 126.00
    Disposal fees 3
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Just a bump.. I dont know whether you saw my response to your question about weight.. she is around 19 pounds.. should be a bout 17.
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Her current weight the last time I was present when they weighed her is 19 pounds... she has picked up about 1.5 pounds in the past year and a half.. she was 17.5.. Turning into a little porker! I...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Test results from UTK on Misty's bloodwork.
    Done in May of 2012

    Pre and post ACTH

    Cortisol ng/ml 63.0* 2.1-58.8 132 65.0-174.6
    Androstenedione ng/ml 1.05* 0.05-0.57 3.49 0.27-3.97...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    She has the following symptoms:
    Drinking/peeing lots!
    Voracious appetite (she's been caught eating poop.. ewww)
    Panting - mainly in the summertime.. not so much in the winter....
    Laying on cold...
  17. Re: Vet asked if I wanted to test for Cushings? (15 y/o cairn terrier) Hamish has pas

    Your Hamish was gorgeous! I commend you on giving his things to other dogs for use! I too have a cairn terrier.. they are truly the best of the terriers! Sending hugs to your family on the loss of...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Well the ultrasound was done... same benign nodules on liver, adrenal glands normal and everything else was normal. So, the internist says lysodren is the med to try. With her test results...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Well, the internist also wants another ultra sound. So I will make the appointment and we will go from there...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Misty is the same... status quo here.. Thanks for asking! :)

    Waiting to hear back from the internist on our next step...I'll keep you posted....
  21. Poll: Re: What have you paid for an LDDS Test? U.S. Dollars

    I just paid 164.00 through my regular vet... In Maryland...
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    I just paid 164.00 through my vet in Maryland....
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    Each capsule contains 630 mg of flaxseed hulls, containing 33 mg SDG lignans..... per their website.. I will also check my bottles tonight... Not chemically process so it's about 5 percent of SDG...
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    Re: 9 YO Cairn goes for LDDS test next week

    I give her lignans for life... SDG Lignans for dogs.... This is what the website says...... So should I start to give her more??

    Lignans For Life provides pure flaxseed hulls in capsule form...
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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    All is well in Maryland! A rough night... praying for our friends in NJ and NY... looks as if they got the brunt of the storm.... :(
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