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Old 10-22-2013, 05:38 AM
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I wouldn't have guessed constipation either. Please keep us posted, Tami! Continuing prayer for Miss Soaphie.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:20 PM
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Hi all,

Blood results back - I don't have exact numbers - just a quick call with Soaphie's doc. Blood work looks fine with the exception of her kidney numbers being a bit off. Awaiting results of urine analysis to see if they show a story to go along with the kidney results.

Starting to give tramadol this evening.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:05 PM
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Good to have some obvious things ruled out at least with labs.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:20 AM
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Positive vibes for Soaphie, hugs to you, Tami!
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:48 AM
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Tami,

Just catching up on some threads, and missed yours, having some issues with Soaphie. I just hate it when they get old, not that I mind the extra care, but you worry so much, and want to fix it.

Hoping that she feels better soon - and some cocktail that she is on, is the magic potient.

Prayers sent your way, for you and your girls.

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:05 PM
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Thinking of you and soph tami
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:54 AM
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She is still needing to be fed by hand. We discontinued deramaxx a few days ago - unsure how long it should take to "get her back" if indeed deramaxx is the issue...
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:06 AM
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Vet prescribed deramaxx for Kinser in the Spring for arthritis in his legs. We started giving him 1/2 tablet daily as prescribed but found that after two days he stopped eating. We stopped the deramaxx and have tested it a couple of more times. If he gets it more than two days in a row he stops eating. We know he does have arthritis but it seems easier on him to only give the deramaxx as needed - like when he's had more than average exercise - running, hiking days, etc... He goes Tues for his senior wellness exam and I'm going to ask if they'd consider tramadol instead of the deramaxx as I think pain relief may be a better fit for the arthritis. Kinser has always been sensitive to food related things and without Decker there hovering (threatening) to inhale his food, it would take a couple of days for his eating routine to get back to normal after not eating.

I hope Soaphie starts to come around soon. No fun wondering and worrying, especially when they can't say what is wrong. Give her a belly rub for me!
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:50 AM
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Vet prescribed deramaxx for Kinser in the Spring for arthritis in his legs. We started giving him 1/2 tablet daily as prescribed but found that after two days he stopped eating. We stopped the deramaxx and have tested it a couple of more times. If he gets it more than two days in a row he stops eating. We know he does have arthritis but it seems easier on him to only give the deramaxx as needed - like when he's had more than average exercise - running, hiking days, etc... He goes Tues for his senior wellness exam and I'm going to ask if they'd consider tramadol instead of the deramaxx as I think pain relief may be a better fit for the arthritis. Kinser has always been sensitive to food related things and without Decker there hovering (threatening) to inhale his food, it would take a couple of days for his eating routine to get back to normal after not eating.

I hope Soaphie starts to come around soon. No fun wondering and worrying, especially when they can't say what is wrong. Give her a belly rub for me!
Good information! I'll try to be a bit patient
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:13 AM
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He goes Tues for his senior wellness exam and I'm going to ask if they'd consider tramadol instead of the deramaxx as I think pain relief may be a better fit for the arthritis.
Have you tried Meloxicam?
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