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Old 10-31-2012, 03:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm getting him prednisone later today. I wanted to try b-17 (apricot pits) but not sure if he'll eat them even if i put them in food. But if he's on prednisone can i give him b-17 or will they clash? also tried different baby foods, ate it once but turns his nose at it. Whatever meat i cook, he'll eat a small amount of it. I have tried a ton of things from yogurt to fresh cooked meat.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I just spoke with the vet and it is in throughout his stomach and G.I. track. They say chemo will only give him 6 months or so. Please if there are other natural methods that will help, personal message me with details.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I relied to your PM. You should see a marked difference within 24-48 hours on the prednisone. It will stimulate his appetite but will also increase his thirst and urine output so be prepared for that.

I fed Gouda chicken leg quarters. I boiled a few for a long time until they were quite soft. I cut them up and at first thats all I fed her because thats all she would eat. If you try this keep the broth for sure freeze it if you have to it will come in handy, When she got eating better I used the broth to cook her some oatmeal or rice to add to the chicken. Use the broth in place of the water it will give the rice a more enticing flavor. Serve everything warm not hot but warm. It makes it smell better and more appetizing. In time you should be able to add some pureed veggies or babyfood veggies. Ginger root will help with the nausea..

As I said in my PM getting him to eat is the #1 priority right now. PM me if you need any more help Im glad to share what I know.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My sweet Emma (I'm going to try to do this without crying) had lymphoma. When she was diagnosed the vet said she probably had three months. Three months later we lost her. I've experienced pain of losing a grandparent, and recently my brother. Losing my Emma was like losing a child. (There goes the tears...) when she was diagnosed we took her in for abnormally drinking water. The dog hated water. Wouldn't finish a bowl a day, hated the hose and suddenly started trying to empty the toilet, take the hose from you. Odd behaviors. Then had an accident in the house. I figured bladder infection. But the vet found all these lymph nodes that were swollen. How we didn't notice that? She was in the best spirits up to the day she passed. We used drugs to help with incontinents (sp) as she was wetting her bed without and that was awful on her and prednisone which kept her hungry up to the end. We allowed her to have anything she wanted. We called it the cancer diet. What Emma wanted, Emma got. We opted to not treat as it would have been for us not for for her. She had lived a beautiful life and giving her an extra year at the cost of her being sick we thought was unfair to her. It's a decision that I still get weepy over. Good luck to you
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sorry about your loss. i know what your feeling. still trying to figure out which route i'll take with lucas. he's on prednasone, day & night diffenece. healthy appetite, i'm cooking all his meals. stool went from water to solid, first time in 3 months! no vomiting and he's sooo happy right now. i know it's temporary. started him on some natural things and going to see a holistic vet this week. i'm hoping for the best.
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Glad he is doing better. Let me know how it goes with the holistic Vet
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I'm glad to hear Lucas is feeling better and eating again. I'll be praying for him!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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the trip to the holistic vet was exactly what i needed. he explained that the lymphoma was not curable but was manageable. first we need to get some weight on lucas. we weighted him there and it was a sad 49.5 pounds, today ,4 days later, he's 53.5lbs! the vet also told me to put eggshells in with eggs for calcium and b12 shots as well as chi tonic. i also have been giving lucas essiac tea, b-17 and some other herbs for his immune system with the holistic vets approval. i'm cooking every meal and also found whey protein for canines which is great for high protein diet to fight the cancer. i'm fortunate to find a great holistic vet in my area. lucas may not be here for very long but i will make him very happy & healthy while he is, i owe it to him for being such a great friend to me.
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Glad to hear Lucas is doing ok
I had missed your thread originally cause we had no power for 12 days after "Sandy"
Hope Lucas continues to do well, will keep him in my prayers.

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Im glad you got to see a Holistic Vet and that Lucas is gaining wight

What did the holistic Vet say about the herbs you had started already?
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