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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
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Praying that she continues to respond to the treatment and recovers.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:20 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:43 am 
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Well pythiosis was stronger than my baby. She passed last night. She was only 6. She should still be chasing her ball or the squirrels. The way these fur babies steal your heart. They love you without reservation.
She followed me to the bathroom, laundry room, to take the garbage out. She was my shadow, my protector. She would kill for watermelon.
The first time she went with us in our motorhome she fell in love with traveling. Anytime we would start it up she made sure we didn't leave her behind.
She came to us when we weren't looking for any more dogs. And now my heart as gone with her.

Thank you for all your thoughts & prayers.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:32 am 
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Debbie,

My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.... :cry

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MX Q's - 4
MJX Q's - 5

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:56 pm 
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I am so deeply sorry. I was really hoping she's pull through :cry


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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
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:cry So very sorry for your loss of Luna. Please take your time to grieve. I do believe in Post Cards and ask that you watch for Luna so send them to you. The messages might be very subtle, so you have to be watchful. These Post Cards will give you some piece and you will know that Luna is fine. She will be watching over you.... :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
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I am so very sorry to hear about Luna. Such a tragedy and rare disease. My heart goes out to you. You're right, 6 years was not enough time. Please take some comfort in knowing that you really fought for her, and that she'll be waiting for you at the bridge.

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 Post subject: Some Hope
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Sorry for your loss. RIP Luna. May you run free and easy over the Rainbow Bridge. May our Abby and Calvin ease your way to the Bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so tough to lose them young. I was so hoping the serum would help.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
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Debbie, I'm so very sorry to hear that Luna lost her battle. It all sounded so hopeful. My deepest condolences. :hp
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 Post subject: Re: Some Hope
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:59 pm 
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I am so so sorry for your loss. I was hoping and praying that Luna would win this awful fight. I know you did all you could and more for her. Thank you for loving her.


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