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Old 11-16-2017, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Griffin... New to this and stressed out...

Ok,

So the update is...

He went to the vets on Monday because of his blip last week, his blood sugar went up and so did the keytones in his urine but we figured out that it was because of the lack of carbs and once we put them back in, his blood sugar went down and his urine went back to normal. But the vet wanted to check him out anyway and we wanted him weighed so it was a win win.

He hasn't lost that much more weight. He is at 7.9 down from 8.2 so she thinks he is stabilising and anywhere around the 8 mark is good for him so that is good. She took a blood test just to check his liver and see if he had the right glucose.

The tests came back Tuesday. His chloesterole has dropped significantly, it was 18 and its now at 8, it needs to be 6 but for 5 weeks she was very impressed with that. His liver is good and bad. One of the enzymes has gone down a bit but the other two have risen a little bit so it is showing some signs of recovery but not as quickly as she would like so she has given him a booster shot to boost the liver and give the kidneys a kick as well but we are taking the positives from this... it has only been 5 weeks so it may take the liver a bit longer to stabilise because we don't know how long he has had it so its a little hard to tell how long it will take for the liver to relax.

My question is, with the liver, how long does it take to see some signs of recovery in the liver? Is this something we are going to have to deal with for the rest of his life as well? I just need some advice about this because we are fighting so hard to stabilise him and when the tests results came back like that, we are just concerned that they weren't as good as we hoped. We are very willing to do these booster shots, every 6 weeks for the rest of his life if it helps but is there any advice on this we would greatly receive it. We are happy with 50/50 on the liver just as long as he is healthy.

He has to go back in 3-4 weeks so that she can see what it is doing and adjust the dose if needed.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:03 AM
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Default Re: Griffin... New to this and stressed out...

My vet gave him a dog supplement with milk thistle in it.
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Riley, 7 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 7.5 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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