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 Post subject: Some Hope
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:06 pm 
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Thanks for all your prayers for Luna. We are hanging in there.
It has been a long road. My husband found a Facebook group for Pythiosis.
There is a serum they use on horses that most vets aren't receptive to using on dogs. This serum is given day 1, 7 & 21. Out vet tried to talk us out of it.
Explained with her survival rate what do we have to lose. So she has had the first two shots. Up till then she has been going out to potty 3 to 5 times a night. Body convulsing constantly. Tramadol seemed it only lasted a couple of hours. She was miserable. Thought she was a goner one night. The look in her eyes was telling me "Help Me". Took her in to for them to evaluate her. The receptionist said they had received the serum, but the doc was at a conference. He needed to administer it. Said I wasn't leaving till someone makes a executive decision & give it to her. Went home with it given & a fentanyl patch. She hasn't convulsed in a week. She goes for 3rd shot next week.


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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:15 am 
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glad to hear the update. You've been on my mind. I hope she continues to progress well. :hp


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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
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Praying that she continues to respond to the treatment and recovers.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
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Thank you for posting about the breakthrough. Praying for Luna. She's a fighter.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Luna has had her 3rd shot. They did a ultrasound on her, the mass has flattened out. The vet is thinking it may be scar tissue now, but will repeat ultrasound in 6 weeks & may repeat the tieter test to see if it is still showing pythium. All meds will stay the same till then. He said most dogs by this time are gone. So grateful. Thank you for all your thoughts & prayers.


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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:19 am 
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That is really encouraging news. She is so lucky to have you fighting for her. How is she feeling now, after the 3rd shot?

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
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Wow! Just Wow! I've been wondering how Luna was doing... good for you for doing your research and demanding what you thought was the right treatment plan. So awesome she is doing better... I hope and pray that she continues to heal and you get good news on the titer.

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