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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-02-2009, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Coolidge
Diabetes Insipidus

Hi. Becky and Coolidge from the K9Cushings board here. I posted this on the Cushings board and was referred to you all. Any insight truly appreciated.

Can anyone give me a crash course on...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-16-2009, 11:50 AM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

Just thought I would post the results of the ACTH stim test done at the end of December, when my new vet said I should start Coolidge on maintenance.
Of course one test lab does it in ng/ml and this...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-15-2009, 08:11 AM
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Views: 13,086
Posted By Coolidge
Re: 13 y/o westie with cushings - Snickers has passed

Dee:

I'm so sorry. You did everything possible for Snickers. My heart goes out to you. Snickers is free from pain and running around at the bridge with those waiting.

Hugs to you and yours.
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-14-2009, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

She underwent lysodren loading in Oct of 2008. She wound up with very, very low numbers on the ACTH test immediately following the loading.

Another followup ACTH test at the end of November...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-13-2009, 06:59 AM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

I've probably asked this before, but what does one do with extra lysodren that they aren't going to use?

I have 15-20 500mg pills I halved for Coolidge. Before it expires, I'd like to find a home...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-13-2009, 06:19 AM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

The treatment, according to Dr. Oliver would be:

2) Melatonin or
3) Melatonin implants or
5) Lysodren maintenance dose

I'm thinking (and waiting for it to be confirmed) that my vet pointed...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-12-2009, 04:20 PM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

Results are in:

Cortisol:
Baseline: 24.2 ng/ml (Normal 2.1-58.8)
Post Acth: 83.1 ng/ml (Normal 65-174.6)
Androstendedione:
Baseline: 0.03 ng/ml (Normal 0.05-0.57)
Post Acth:...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-11-2009, 04:59 PM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

What I would give for a webpage that listed the complications of atypical cushings. Something that people can understand.

So basically she is in the same boat she was before, other than a final...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-11-2009, 03:30 PM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

Well, my vet is snail mailing the results to me. I guess I could call and have them faxed to me.

She was pretty specific about what Dr. Oliver said. He wanted to start on the Flaxseed (powdered,...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-11-2009, 01:55 PM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

The results are in. Just got a call from my vet. Cortisol levels were normal before and after.

However, the Hydroxyprogesterone and Progesteronewere elevated. My vet spoke with Dr. Oliver, who...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 05-07-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

Well, it's been a week since they sent the samples to UT. I called my vet out of concern that no results have been forthcoming.

They called UT and they said they were "in the works". I'm glad I...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-29-2009, 06:30 AM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

I know I sound like a nut case. Just want to make certain I have everything in order so there is no chance for skewing the tests.

I just remembered that the last ACTH test done at the end of Dec...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-28-2009, 07:13 PM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Red face Re: Coolidge...

Help. Coolidge is supposed to be fasted before the test. Does this mean water as well? She can't go long without it! Answer needed, as the fast goes into effect shortly.
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-28-2009, 06:08 AM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

Coolidge is a German Shepherd/Newfie Mix, who at the beginning of all of this weighed 100+ pounds. She is now at 84 and holding.

Her weight loss was another issue in January. Which is one of the...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-27-2009, 09:00 AM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

Found the note I wrote to you all in January, hope this sheds light on my questioning her diagnosis.

9/2/2008, Took Coolidge into vet due to her increased appetite, drinking, urination.
...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-27-2009, 06:40 AM
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Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

I'll try to get together a short synopsis of test results starting with her "original" diagnosis.

I have it at work, will post from there. THanks again!


Just to clarify, the...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-26-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

If she does in fact have cushings (which I assume this full panel will tell me definitively), and we load her, do we have to do another full panel after loading? Or can I have my vet just send off...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-24-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

Thank you Debbie!
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-24-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Re: Coolidge...

So long of a story, sorry. She was diagnosed in Sept 2008, but had other issues that could have skewed things. Lepto, UTI's., etc. This all happened after her loading in October. She loaded...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,483
Posted By Coolidge
Coolidge...

Hi all. Took me a while to find this, and I was panicking.

Coolidge is now showing all signs of her Cushings. It's been since the middle of October since she was loaded, and only one dose of...
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