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    Re: Corona Virus Pandemic Preparedness

    Just checking in again with our family. I have no news to report on my end. Miraculously, hubby and I have remained infection free, but we continue to mask and lead very self-contained lives. A...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Sending hugs to you, my dear friend, flying across the miles.

    Always in loving memory. Always.
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    Greetings to you, too, Colleen! Yep, fried green tomatoes in any form can sure be yummy :-))). I had not really had them before we moved to Georgia, but they tend to be a regular offering on...
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    Re: New Diagnosis 7 yr old Jenna

    Yep, this additional info about changes in her behavior and appearance do indeed correspond with Cushing’s, so I feel reassured about you launching into treatment. Thyroid questions can certainly...
  5. Re: New User - Pomeranian with unconfirmed diagnosis

    OK, I’m finally back again and I apologize for the delay! Thanks so much for all the great info you’ve given us, and I surely hope that Flynn is feeling better. After re-reading your post, though,...
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    Re: New Diagnosis 7 yr old Jenna

    Hello and welcome to you and Jenna! We’re so glad you’ve joined us, and thanks very much for adding her testing results. Her elevated liver numbers are indeed consistent with Cushing’s in general,...
  7. Re: New User - Pomeranian with unconfirmed diagnosis

    Hello and welcome to you and little Flynn! It’ll likely be tomorrow before I’ll have the chance to return and write a more helpful reply, but I definitely wanted to at least tell you how glad we are...
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    Re: Sausage Dog with ? Cushings

    Well, the most important thing is that Daisy is feeling better. Since her illness came on so suddenly, perhaps cortisol isn’t the issue at all and she truly had developed an infection of some sort...
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    Re: Sausage Dog with ? Cushings

    I don’t understand why the vet would tell you to give Daisy *both* Vetoryl and a supplemental steroid. If she is suffering from low cortisol requiring steroid supplementation, this would mean that...
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    Re: Sausage Dog with ? Cushings

    Yes, given your description of her behavior, I do suspect that her cortisol level had dropped too low. And especially if she was stressed and her body was not able to produce an adequate amount of...
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    Re: Sausage Dog with ? Cushings

    Welcome back! I’m so sorry, though, that Daisy is continuing to have so many problems. Can you tell us more about her hospitalization and what the vet thinks caused it? For dogs taking Vetoryl,...
  12. Re: New User Here Seeking Advice About My Cushings Boxer

    Gosh, I’m so sorry that Dozer is having such a hard time. I know this must be so hard for you, too, seeing him so uncomfortable! And of course, this has to happen on a holiday weekend — in our...
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    Just wanted to come back to add a link to a helpful article re: symptoms and testing for pancreatitis. As you’ll see, “garbage eating” may be a possible trigger (I’ve always had Labs and am *really*...
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    OK, finally I’m back again! Once again, thanks so much for providing all this helpful information. I know Dozer had several abnormal lab results, but I’m going to focus on the ones that stand out...
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to type out all this info!!! I apologize to be so slow to get back with you, but I've just had some stuff come up that's kept me away from the forum for a...
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    Hello and welcome to you and Dozer! I’m so sorry he’s having such a rough time, and I share your worry that there may be something going on here aside from, or in addition to, Cushing’s. I want to...
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    Re: New member - Staffie starting Vetoryl

    Sue, you are so very welcome for any help I may be able to offer. I’m afraid you’ll not find that thread to be very cheery reading :-(((. But an enlarging tumor may not be Hendrix’s problem at all....
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    Re: New here - My Dachshund started Vetoryl

    Hello Tony, and welcome to you and Toby! We’re so glad you’ve joined us, and we look forward to reading more about your sweet boy and his journey forward. It sounds as though you and your vet are...
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    Re: New member - Staffie starting Vetoryl

    Hi again, Sue. I’m so sorry to hear that Hendrix is having these problems — I know how worrisome this must be for you. For the benefit of our U.S. readers, his most recent cortisol level was...
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    Re: Cushings? Or something else? (Sweet Mini has gone to heaven)

    I just wanted to reach out to you again, on this first day after. For me in the past, awakening on that first morning after is probably the very worst moment of all. When I remember what has...
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    Re: Cushings? Or something else? (Sweet Mini has gone to heaven)

    Oh Lilly, I’m so very sorry. I know the pain of losing her is so sharp and so raw. Truly, you did everything that was within your power to try to help her. But it was clear that she was a very...
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    Re: Cushings? Or something else?

    I surely do understand how difficult these decisions are for you. I know you are working your hardest to make Mini as comfortable as possible, though, and she is so lucky that you are taking care of...
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    Beaming plenty of love right back at you, Colleen! We so appreciate your updates, and surely understand that the mixture of good and bad days (heck, good and bad *moments*) may well persist for a...
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    Re: Cushings? Or something else?

    I'm really sorry that Mini's bloodwork is not improving. Again, I'm not a vet, but I'm thinking that the worsening kidney values would be the greatest worry right now. Since she has elevations in...
  25. Re: New here, 11 year old sweet JRT mix just diagnosed with CushingÂ’s

    This is such good news — thanks so much for the report! I’ll surely be keeping my fingers crossed that sweet Mia continues to do well.

    Marianne
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