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by Annabelle
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly -UPDATe

After three weeks on steroids, Ruby's Albumen doubled from 12 to 23 (just inside of normal) and her calcium is up too (just slightly short of normal). Her liver enzyme bloodwork is slightly off now, but it may just be a temporary effect of the higher steroid dose at the start of the treatment. Her s...
by Annabelle
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Animals sing Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Animals sing Merry Christmas

Saw this link today and watched it because there was a Brit in it 0 was it someone's from the board??

http://en.video.sympatico.ca/index.php/ ... 3138430001
by Annabelle
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

Hmm I think I will pass on the Thistle until we get a bit further along. Reg: bought Pampers Pullups Any particular reason you used pullups? I've only get the regular size four at home. I think I am going to try this out for tomorrow - we've been letter her out quire frequently over the weekend but ...
by Annabelle
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

It's hard not to chase though! We wanted to try something mostly because she was acting completely normal and still into everything she loved. I didn't think the geriatric food would do much either, just bought a small bag. But we had her on the Hills T/D because she gets such bad plaque building an...
by Annabelle
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

Well more tests and the mystery continues We did a liver function test called bile acid test and liver function is normal. We did take Ruby for an ultrasound (in for a penny in for a pound ) and all her organs look to be normal shape/ size / position. But she has got excess fluid build up in her abd...
by Annabelle
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Tremmors/spasms/pm seizures???
Replies: 17
Views: 8479

Re: Tremmors/spasms/pm seizures???

Hugs and positive thoughts going out your brit and family!
by Annabelle
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Bad breath and more saliva?
Replies: 6
Views: 4230

Re: Bad breath and more saliva?

Jack's ulcers went down and so we went ahead and got his teeth cleaned. We dont' know what caused them, but hope this resolves all Bad breath issues
Whewwww
by Annabelle
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

So we did a repeat on Ruby's bloodwork - good news her albumen hasn't gotten lower, but it is still 50% of what it should be. So we will be doing a liver function test (bloodwork then feed, then wait a few hours and another bloodwork). Hopefully that might tell us something. Since she isn't losing p...
by Annabelle
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Bad breath and more saliva?
Replies: 6
Views: 4230

Re: Bad breath and more saliva?

So we got home from the vet. Jack has lots of small ulcers in his mouth (ulceritis) and of course some gingivitis. His glands were swollen as well. We have a prescription for antibiotics for two weeks. The weird thing is that the vet checked his mouth on the weekend and there were no ulcers then. Lu...
by Annabelle
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Bad breath and more saliva?
Replies: 6
Views: 4230

Bad breath and more saliva?

We went to the vet because Jack started some weird behaviour. For three days or so he became extremely wary of any hand movement about his head, and actually yelped with the lightest touch on his head. He would kind of shut down and cower and it was hard to snap him out of it. He still ate his dinne...
by Annabelle
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

We'll all the positive thoughts sent our way and Reiki treatments must have helped b/c by Monday night her tummy was back to normal size. Thank you Everyone! So we talked to the vet and we cancelled the ultrasound since they said it wouldn't show anything abnormal if the tummy was back to regular si...
by Annabelle
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

So far Ruby is still doing fine. We did a repeat bloodwork and unfortunately the Albumen is still at 50% of normal. On the plus side her tummy seems to be closer to regular size. We have the ultrasound tomorrow
by Annabelle
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Re: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

Yes They did do an xray and there was nothing showing. The xray showed her heart and it was normal so not CHF We did her full blood panel today and her albumen is 50% of normal, which is a serious cause of concern. But everything else on the full panel was normal. Here last blood panel 6 months ago ...
by Annabelle
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Older girl wih slightly swollen belly
Replies: 30
Views: 14707

Older girl wih slightly swollen belly

I couldn't tell this weekend at home if Ruby's belly was slightly swollen or not, but when my hubbby took a look at her on Monday morning, he agreed it wasn't looking like usual. Ruby is 12 years. Almost 1 year ago exactly she had surgery and a "staple" for gastric torsion. So her stomach shouldn't ...
by Annabelle
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety Relapse
Replies: 21
Views: 16902

Re: Separation Anxiety Relapse

How is BUckley doing this week?