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Old 04-13-2009, 01:32 PM
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Hi All, I took Kenais pee in on thursday to confirm that the DDAVp was working and sure nuf, his pee was 1.029. I does not get better than that. SO I now have 2 dogs, remotely related, with the so called uncommon Diabetis Insipidus, so I guess I kiind of belong here sort of. The vet told me he doubted Kenai had when I asked him if I could start the drops on him as it would be almost impossible to have 2 dogs with it. He doesnt know my dogs as good as he thinks he does I guess No use me buying lottery tickets anymore my luck is used up with this.
Hope many find us here and that the CC site is up soon so all will be able to find us again.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:42 PM
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Hi Sharon,
Nice to see you here. Good job on dx Kenai. I must say "we know our dogs" better than some vets.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:48 PM
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Hi Sharon,

Good to hear from you and even better to hear that the pups are doing well. And a hearty second, third whatever to Nat for being our host.

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Hi Sharon,

So glad you and the Giants are here!

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:24 PM
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thanks, have to ask again how to download a pic for the avatar, tried but it must be to big, again, can anyone help?
Wanted to give a quick history on Nike for those who dont know us. Nike is now a 12.5 year old giant Schnauzer who was diagnosed with Cushings over 3 years ago and has been treated for 3 years now and doing very well. She did not clear her PU/PD when her cushings was under control and after further testing and a trip to an internal Med Specialist she was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus, and a year later hypothyroid. She is doing wonderful and still wants to play with her toys and any towles on the floor to wipe feet or beards or socks she happens to find in the dirty laundry basket. Her cortisol has dropped low ( 0.2 to 0.7) a few times with very few signs, maybe just slightly weaker back legs. She also had bilat ACL repair when she was 8 so her hind end has some arthritis and she is a very old large breed dog so it can be very slight difference. Anyway I miniloaded her about a year and half ago and it took a long while to get back up again. she was off lysodren for about 3 months or so. At that point I decided to treat her when she looked symptomatic, that has worked excellent for her. I have her stimed now about every 6 months or so. She is again on a lysodren holiday as I gave her 500 mg in January and had her stimed about 4 days later and her cortisol was down below 0.5 again ( if I remember correctly) Plan to get her stimed again in June.
The other member of my family is Kenai he is also a Giant schnauzer. he is Nikes boyfriend. He is now 8.5 years old and doing well. He is not Cushnoid, he has early cardiac changes that appear to be cardiomyopathy and is hypertensive, his BP has been 240s i think at times and even with meds is still high so we are working on that. We think his hypertension is kidney related and are keeping a close eye on his labs, and so far it appears to all be good. He began drinking more and when I mentioned it to the vet he checked his USG it was 1.006 ish a few times. Although my vet said it was extreamly rare for a dog to have DI, and even rarer to have 2 dogs with it, he agreed to trying the DDAVP drops I use for Nike, his first USG on it was 1.018 the second one was 1.028. So rare or not I have 2 dogs with DI.
That is our history in the readers digest version. I have been a member of the cushings.net site since I found out Nike had Pit cushings and have gotten so much help and support from the members there I cant begin to thank them all. Without them we would not be going on 3 and a half years post diag.
Hope this helps figure out who I, Nike and Kenai are.
Hugs from me and mine to you and yours
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If you cannot cut it down email it to me Sharon, scott@goldenpinesgardens.com and I will prune it for you.

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Hi Sharon,

I don't know much about DI, but from a cushing's standpoint, 1.029 sounds great - yeah!

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Susy;
1.029 is excellent for a DI dog as well, it is normal and Nike has only been there once and it took to many eye drops at $120.00 per 5 ccs I chose to decrease her drops and settle for the 1.0teens instead now 2 on the drops and my money tree froze again with the snow last week. here we go again
Man it is wierd to be on pg one again and to be seen as a Jr member again, but just glad to be here
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Here are some links on DI for those who don't know about it:

• Diabetes Insipidus
http://www.petplace .com/article- printer-friendly .aspx?id= 3258

• Diabetes insipidus
http://www.provet. co.uk/health/ diseases/ diabetesinsipidu s.htm

• Diabetes Insipidus
http://www.merckvet manual.com/ mvm/index. jsp?cfile= htm/bc/40507. htm

• Desmopressin acetate (brand name DDAVP®)
A synthetic antidiuretic hormone that is used to treat Central DI
http://petplace. netscape. com/articles/ artShow.asp? artID=1516

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thanks fellow jr member Leslie
you are all over it, on the ball, thanks for posting the DI stuff
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