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    Default Re: SO last night w/Roxie...

    Did you take Roxie in? How is she?

    I told my mom about the melatonin. She's getting some this weekend to try it out!

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    Default Re: SO last night w/Roxie...

    Quote Originally Posted by JennieS View Post
    Did you take Roxie in? How is she?

    I told my mom about the melatonin. She's getting some this weekend to try it out!
    I JUST got home…
    Well she did a urine test, NO UTI… she did a blood sugar test to check diabetes and that was normal. SO here is the protocol for now… we are stopping the thyroid meds to see if maybe her body is super sensitive to the meds. It is a possibility… her weight in Oct was 72 lbs. and today is was 66 lbs. so that's a bit excessive. She took another blood sample to see if possibly she has cushings disease. It's an endocrine disorder, and Roxie DOES have several symptoms of it. Also I have to check her sodium level of her new food… Orijen senior. She told me that sometimes food that have fish in them does not necessarily mean fresh-water fish, and if it isn't then of course there is a concern that salt-water fish would add more sodium to the food. Which would explain the excessive drinking and peeing… Roxie got a shot of antibiotic to make her feel a little bit better, but we are just waiting on test results. Monday she will let me know if she needs to the FULL cushings test on her, and she will have to stay w/her for the day. If she does have cushings it can be controlled by medicine, and there are several options to choose from. I just want my baby girl to feel better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I JUST got home…
    Well she did a urine test, NO UTI… she did a blood sugar test to check diabetes and that was normal. SO here is the protocol for now… we are stopping the thyroid meds to see if maybe her body is super sensitive to the meds. It is a possibility… her weight in Oct was 72 lbs. and today is was 66 lbs. so that's a bit excessive. She took another blood sample to see if possibly she has cushings disease. It's an endocrine disorder, and Roxie DOES have several symptoms of it. Also I have to check her sodium level of her new food… Orijen senior. She told me that sometimes food that have fish in them does not necessarily mean fresh-water fish, and if it isn't then of course there is a concern that salt-water fish would add more sodium to the food. Which would explain the excessive drinking and peeing… Roxie got a shot of antibiotic to make her feel a little bit better, but we are just waiting on test results. Monday she will let me know if she needs to the FULL cushings test on her, and she will have to stay w/her for the day. If she does have cushings it can be controlled by medicine, and there are several options to choose from. I just want my baby girl to feel better
    sending lots of hugs, love and prayers that you are able to get some answers on Monday and know how to help your girl feel better
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    sending lots of hugs, love and prayers that you are able to get some answers on Monday and know how to help your girl feel better
    Well THIS was interesting… I just did some checking on that Orijen senior food. It has whole herring, boneless walleye, whole salmon and salmon meal That's a LOT of fish!!! AND the interesting part is it's only listed as 4% sodium. I went straight out and bought her some of the Freshpet chicken & rice raw food for dinner tonight. She ate it up, and hasn't hit the water bowl yet I'm seriously wondering if it was the DAMN FOOD… UGH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Well THIS was interesting… I just did some checking on that Orijen senior food. It has whole herring, boneless walleye, whole salmon and salmon meal That's a LOT of fish!!! AND the interesting part is it's only listed as 4% sodium. I went straight out and bought her some of the Freshpet chicken & rice raw food for dinner tonight. She ate it up, and hasn't hit the water bowl yet I'm seriously wondering if it was the DAMN FOOD… UGH!!!

    HOLY .... hopefully that is all it is, easy fix, if yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    HOLY .... hopefully that is all it is, easy fix, if yes
    SERIOUSLY!!! I have to research the food for ROXIE TOO!!! This is ridiculous, I'm so glad that my vet mentioned that to me because I assumed that since it was Orijen it would be the perfect food for her. NOW I don't know what to do?!! Food wise that is… She's still going to run the blood test because obviously SOMETHING is going on, but geesh…

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    SERIOUSLY!!! I have to research the food for ROXIE TOO!!! This is ridiculous, I'm so glad that my vet mentioned that to me because I assumed that since it was Orijen it would be the perfect food for her. NOW I don't know what to do?!! Food wise that is… She's still going to run the blood test because obviously SOMETHING is going on, but geesh…
    Obviously, someone, somewhere things you have absolutely nothing to do and need to have a list of things to do and worry about -- you really need to talk to that person, who ever they may be
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I JUST got home…
    Well she did a urine test, NO UTI… she did a blood sugar test to check diabetes and that was normal. SO here is the protocol for now… we are stopping the thyroid meds to see if maybe her body is super sensitive to the meds. It is a possibility… her weight in Oct was 72 lbs. and today is was 66 lbs. so that's a bit excessive. She took another blood sample to see if possibly she has cushings disease. It's an endocrine disorder, and Roxie DOES have several symptoms of it. Also I have to check her sodium level of her new food… Orijen senior. She told me that sometimes food that have fish in them does not necessarily mean fresh-water fish, and if it isn't then of course there is a concern that salt-water fish would add more sodium to the food. Which would explain the excessive drinking and peeing… Roxie got a shot of antibiotic to make her feel a little bit better, but we are just waiting on test results. Monday she will let me know if she needs to the FULL cushings test on her, and she will have to stay w/her for the day. If she does have cushings it can be controlled by medicine, and there are several options to choose from. I just want my baby girl to feel better
    Sweet roxie. I hope she gets better soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    We cut Roxie down to one pill a day, in the morning… I actually noticed her jumping around in the backyard the other day!!! I guess it's finally getting in her system… I know it can take some time. Roxie has some thin areas of hair, but nothing super noticeable… she just has so many things going on right now, and I'm not sure if it's all related to thyroid or not?!!

    Have you noticed a lot of improvement in Bazza since you started the thyroid meds?
    Bazza seems to be going really good on the tablets now, It is always abit of a guessing game, I wondered whethr the diarrhea was the tabs or just a coincidence. But we are all good on 1 1/2 tab move up to 2 tabs in a few weeks. My hubby thinks Bazza has alittle more energy but I would not have picked that up, I think he is losing weight.

    Keep us informed with Roxie, it just so hard to know what is causing what. Thinking of you xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    Bazza seems to be going really good on the tablets now, It is always abit of a guessing game, I wondered whethr the diarrhea was the tabs or just a coincidence. But we are all good on 1 1/2 tab move up to 2 tabs in a few weeks. My hubby thinks Bazza has alittle more energy but I would not have picked that up, I think he is losing weight.

    Keep us informed with Roxie, it just so hard to know what is causing what. Thinking of you xx

    She said that we may have to be VERY slowly on the thyroid pills for her too… but right now we have stopped it. I switched her food out, but she is STILL drinking a lot of water… Weight loss normally means that the thyroid is OVER active, so sometimes that can mean they are getting TOO much thyroid med.

    I'm frustrated as well because last week I saw her jumping around in the backyard, and now we are at square one…

    I'm glad to hear that Bazza is on the right track… you know I meant to tell you that it takes awhile for their hair to grow back.

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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