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    Default Re: New here, 11 year old sweet JRT mix just diagnosed with CushingÂ’s

    Thanks, Jonathan. And I 100% agree with all the support here - I honestly don’t know what we would’ve done so far without all the insights and support from this group! We are so grateful.

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    Default Re: New here, 11 year old sweet JRT mix just diagnosed with CushingÂ’s

    Hello Marianne and all,
    Checking in to get your advice on a new disturbing development with little Mia. She’d been doing so well on trilostane with her fur growing back etc (though still some stubborn CC on her head). But 5 days ago, she started having very labored breathing. Her breath is so shallow and she often seems to be in respiratory distress. One night it was so bad we didn’t know if she would make it. Everything else still seems ok: good appetite, etc. though a bit of difficulty chewing/swallowing . We plan to take her to the vet soon , but given his lack of knowledge, I wanted to check in with this group to see if any advice (or things we should ask him about? Eg upping her dose?). She’d been doing so well, not sure what’s wrong now. Am a worried mama. Thanks for any advice you can offer.

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    Default Re: New here, 11 year old sweet JRT mix just diagnosed with CushingÂ’s

    Quote Originally Posted by Mia’s Momma View Post
    Hello Marianne and all,
    Checking in to get your advice on a new disturbing development with little Mia. She’d been doing so well on trilostane with her fur growing back etc (though still some stubborn CC on her head). But 5 days ago, she started having very labored breathing. Her breath is so shallow and she often seems to be in respiratory distress. One night it was so bad we didn’t know if she would make it. Everything else still seems ok: good appetite, etc. though a bit of difficulty chewing/swallowing . We plan to take her to the vet soon , but given his lack of knowledge, I wanted to check in with this group to see if any advice (or things we should ask him about? Eg upping her dose?). She’d been doing so well, not sure what’s wrong now. Am a worried mama. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
    PS. For reference, she is breathing quite rapidly at app 60 bpm even when resting.

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    Default Re: New here, 11 year old sweet JRT mix just diagnosed with CushingÂ’s

    I’m so sorry to hear about this setback for Mia! One possible explanation that occurs to me is a blood clot in her lungs (“pulmonary thromboembolism”). Unfortunately, Cushing’s can make dogs more vulnerable to developing clots, and her symptoms do seem consistent with that possibility. Here’s a link to an article that gives more info:

    https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...-lungs-in-dogs

    According to this article, there may not be a safe intervention aside from trying to keep her quiet during the time it takes for the clot to dissolve. But I confess that I’m not familiar with treating this condition, so you may want to try to research it further if it seems like a possibility to you.

    I’m just so sorry to hear about another complication for little Mia after she was finally doing better. Hopefully, whatever it is that’s causing this episode will pass and she’ll stabilize once again. I’ll surely be keeping my fingers crossed!

    Marianne

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    Default Re: New here, 11 year old sweet JRT mix just diagnosed with CushingÂ’s

    Thank you for the quick response, Marianne. This is worrying indeed. (I had hoped it might be something we could address with adjusting her trilostane dosage). We will ask the vet about this tomorrow and will keep fingers crossed in meantime.

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