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Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-20-2009, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Hi Debbie-I'll get the results when I get back home tomorrow; I'm out of town. I'll post them when I get them. Maybe I'll email Dr. O myself and see what he says! Would that be stepping on my vets...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-20-2009, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

I got a call from the vet today and the results of the LDDS test were negative. I don't have the results yet, but she said they were all within normal range.
She called the University of Florida...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-14-2009, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

That's why I'm so confused Debbie :confused:
I don't' understand why we're doing the test but the vet said it's necessary. I'm going to ask about starting with another ultrasound instead, we'll see...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-14-2009, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Barney goes in for his LDDS tomorrow morning, but I'm not quite sure why they are doing it. From what you've all said and everything I've read it dosen't seem necessary. The vet told me that the vets...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-13-2009, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

The ultrasound just said that his kidneys are normal and a nodule was found in the spleen. I wonder if another ultrasound should be done to focus on the adrenal glands?

For the meds, she said she...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-13-2009, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Unfortunately, there aren't any solid recommendations from Dr. Oliver. The comments say: Various treatment option considerations are attached. Some veterinarians consider items 2-6.
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-13-2009, 07:03 AM
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Views: 18,288
Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Thanks for the info everyone. I hadn't heard about not handling the meds while pregnant, thanks so much for that. The treatment options on the report from Dr. Oliver are as follows (I wonder if these...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-12-2009, 05:57 PM
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Views: 18,288
Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Thanks so much for the reply Alison!

Barney had an ultrasound in March of this year when they were looking for kidney problems. Here's the results:
Ultrasound of the abdomen revealed that both...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-12-2009, 05:50 PM
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Views: 18,288
Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Here are the normal ranges on the report:

Cortisol:
Baseline: Normal 2.0-56.5
Post Acth: Normal 70.6-151.2

Androstendedione:
Baseline: Normal 0.05-0.36
Post Acth: Normal 0.24-2.90
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-12-2009, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

They faxed over the results this evening. I'd really love to hear feedback about these results. All were way above normal and the note on the test say "these results indicate presence of increased...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-12-2009, 04:54 PM
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Views: 18,288
Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Here's the latest update on Barney...
The vet just called me, she heard back from the vet at the University of Florida. Apparently, the resident presented Barney's case in grand rounds. There was...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-10-2009, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Kelley
Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Thanks so much for the quick responses!

Kim-Thanks so much for the reassurance. I'm SOOO happy to hear of a dog that is doing well! I've told a couple of people about Barn's diagnosis and they...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-09-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,288
Posted By Kelley
Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Hello everyone,

I have an 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier who has been diagnosed this week with Cushings. Our journey to this diagnosis began in January, the vets were initially looking for a...
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