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    Default Re: My big boy Gable

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan2517 View Post
    ACTH results from yesterday:

    1.9 reference range 1.0 - 6.0
    5.7 reference range 8.0 - 17.0
    Thyroid: 2.5 reference range 2.5 - 2.6
    All in all, not bad ;-). Gable’s resting cortisol is now back up above 1.5, and his post-ACTH is only a sliver higher than the ideal therapeutic range, and is well within the acceptable range for a trilo dog as long as symptoms are being well-controlled. Remember, that post-ACTH range you’ve listed is not applicable to a dog taking trilostane.

    His cortisol levels now are a bit higher than back when he was taking the 10 mg. once daily. But he’s also only been back to taking the trilostane for about ten days now, so his levels may still drop a little more over time.

    Re: his thyroid, I see his last reading at the start of April was 2.3 with a normal range of 2.5 - 6.0. This time, he tested at 2.5, so he’s still right at the low end of the normal range. Did the specialist comment on his thyroid level during your appointment? Have you been staying at the same dose since April?

    Most importantly of all, how’s Gable been doing, symptom-wise?

    Marianne

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    Default Re: My big boy Gable

    He's panting and still drinking like crazy, but I'm not going to raise it just yet. I'll give it the full 30 days, I think. He's still on the same dose of soloxine. They will be sending her these results, so i'll wait to hear from her.

    Thanks, Marianne~
    Joan, mom to my Angel Lena, Doree, Gable, Cooper, Angel Phoenix and now Sibble.

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    Default Re: My big boy Gable

    Those numbers look good to me too. Joan, is he urinating more too? Just wondering if the output equals the input of water?

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    Default Re: My big boy Gable

    One quick question from me, too. I canít remember (and am too lazy to look back through your thread...), but has diabetes insipidus ever been considered as a possibility with him? With the never-ceasing thirst/urination, a trial run with the medication might be worth considering (unless, of course, youíve already done that!).

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    Default Re: My big boy Gable

    Specialist never said anything about that . wouldn't that show in blood work?
    Joan, mom to my Angel Lena, Doree, Gable, Cooper, Angel Phoenix and now Sibble.

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    DI would not show up in blood work. The chief lab abnormality is extremely dilute urine. There are more scholarly links elsewhere, I’m sure, but I quickly found this pretty decent explanation (if you just ignore the accompanying ads!):

    https://wagwalking.com/condition/diabetes-insipidus

    As you’ll see, pituitary tumors can cause this condition. So even though DI is uncommon among dogs, in general, we do see it here periodically among Cushpups. The classic diagnostic procedure is a water deprivation test, but that’s somewhat dangerous. So more often, vets will just give a trial administration of the eyedrops for a few days. If they work, then the diagnosis is kinda confirmed through that backdoor manner. I think Lori may be thinking about the possibility of DI, too, with her question. It definitely might be worth discussing with the specialist.

    Marianne

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