Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 35 of 35

Thread: Dog not eating and has Cushing's

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Dog not eating and has Cushing's

    Good news for now. Pookie ate the lean hamburger minced with angel hair pasta cut up and a little butter. I'm going to give her more in about an hour. She really hasn't eaten much since all of this has started. She use to weigh 19.2.lbs and now weighs 17.6lbs. The odds are against her being 15 3/4 years old, has had Cushing's for a year with elevated liver enzymes, and now in the past month has been to the ER twice for IV therapy, which gets her values back to normal. I was initially thinking the UTI caused the first one, but now I'm thinking she may have CKD given her age and everything else. Just to stay proactive, I'm giving her filtered water from now on, I'm going to brush her teeth tonight, I ordered Pet Well Being Kidney Support Gold, which should be here tonight with Prime. I'm also going to check with my vet tomorrow about phosphate binders. She walks good sometimes and sometimes she has Ataxia drunken sailor walk, which really alarms me, because my little Maria cat had that before her Kidneys went and the vet tried IV's with no success. I don't know if I can own another dog after all of this. It's very difficult emotionally, physically, and financially... I have lost close to 20lbs with all the stress and my blood pressure has dropped to 96/67, which I guess is good for some and maybe good for me, because I haven't been eating junk or drinking to deal with this stress. I have been a fined tuned machine with all senses on alert for my Pookie. I don't want to miss anything and staying focused has probably kept her alive through all of this. I just hope she pulls through and am doing everything I can to give her some more time with a good quality of life. It's hard to just put her down if she shows promise, but I feel bad that she is suffering right now, but I don't know if she can pull through or not without trying. I wish dogs could speak to me and us not to rely on clinical signs. When I'm sick, I'm miserable to, but that doesn't mean I'm ready to check out for good.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Dog not eating and has Cushing's

    I also read that fish is high in phosphorous and not good for the Kidneys. Will stay away from that. I also read that acidity is not good for the kidneys either. Will give Pookie a half tablet of pepcid too tonight.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Dog not eating and has Cushing's

    Pookie ate again!! Pasta, ground cooked leaned beef with a little butter on the angel hair pasta. Administered her with the Kidney Gold, Vitamin C, Omega 3 fishoil, and HMR lignans tonight. Held off on melatonin and gave her 1/2 pepcid. Crossing fingers. She did have a good poop too. It was so nice to see her eat with her sister again side by side. Hoping for the best..

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    York, PA.
    Posts
    10,584

    Default Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    That's great to hear that Pookie ate again!!!! This Dogaware web site, that I'm including a link to, has a lot of information regarding canine kidney disease, I hope you find it helpful: http://dogaware.com/health/kidneydiet.html

    Hugs, Lori

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    rural central ARK
    Posts
    14,033

    Default Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    How is Pookie doing today?
    "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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •