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Old 03-17-2008, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Has your vet run a Spec-cPL test to check for pancreas inflammation? *Amylase and Lipase levels are not very accurate. *Increased thirst was a symptom of smouldering pancreatitis for us, and sometimes increased appetite went along with it. *A puzzling disease that can cause continued discomfort and pain. *Typical symptoms are not always present, and definitive signs are not always shown on ultrasounds. *An elevated Spec-cPL would show if this is a problem. *It would be important then to fast the dog, and fed a diet very low in fat.

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I'm sorry both of you are going through this with your dogs....it's so hard to see them suffering isn't it? *Please let us know if any news comes up.
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Hi to you all, I'm afraid we had to put our boxer to sleep yesterday, she started to show neurological symptoms on Monday and our vet felt it was probably a tumor putting pressure onto her brain, we were *scheduled for a MRI scan but she just went down hill too quickly and we knew it was not fair on her.

She meant so much to us and will really-really miss her. I wish I could give some good news and help you with Calli, I hope she pulls through.
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So sorry to hear that about Mojo. *Sending hugs to your family!
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I feel so sad for your loss. *It is a terrible decision to have to make, one that surely shows how very much you loved Mojo. *My thoughts are with your family.

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I am so sorry for you..it's so hard to lose one of our babies. *If you need to talk...you know where a whole forum of boxer crazies are!
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.
I don't even know what to say, I know how hard it is. *Pumpkin is still hanging in there. *We are trying to do whatever we can. *It's terrible though.
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Duke is displaying insane thirst and urination now. He's even wetting his bed while I'm at work and also every night b/c I can't let him out every 1/2 hour at those times. He also just had a tumor removed from behind his right ear, so possible cancer scares me. These symptoms started before his surgery. The vet sent the tumor off to be biopsied at UGA; it appears to be a fatty tumor, but he said that a mast cell tumor sometimes hides inside of these. These posts are helpful, but scary. I'm calling the vet again in a minute to see if he would run the Spec-cPL on Duke today.
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Hi to you all, I'm afraid we had to put our boxer to sleep yesterday, she started to show neurological symptoms on Monday and our vet felt it was probably a tumor putting pressure onto her brain, we were *scheduled for a MRI scan but she just went down hill too quickly and we knew it was not fair on her.

She meant so much to us and will really-really miss her. I wish I could give some good news and help you with Calli, I hope she pulls through.
I'm sorry for your loss. Our family just went through the same disease with our nine year old girl.
Our girl was diagnosed with Cushing's disease, and when she wasn't responding to the medication, we took her back for a CT scan. The scan revealed a pituitary macroadenoma. They also discovered a large mass on her spleen when they took an ultra sound of her liver and adrenal glands.

She lost all interest in life the last few months. In the end, she couldn't chew her food, even though her food was soft home cooked.The specialist we took our girl to said the tumor was very large putting pressure on her brain. We had to help our girl to the bridge the day after Christmas. She was suffering so much.

Letting go is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I know your pain. It's so heart breaking. But please find comfort in knowing you saved your precious baby from an agonizing disease.
My heart and prayers are with you.

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I'm so sorry you lost your baby.
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