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Old 03-16-2013, 06:51 AM
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Glad they are ok - I bet they had a lovely time!

Sometimes when we come back from an outing we find rubbish all over the floor and the dogs tell us that it was really scary when the bin exploded.... though the collie dog is usually wagging his tail in such an apologetic way that he gives the game away completely!
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:51 PM
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Ranger got a kitchen drawer open that had a bag of tollhouse chocolate chips, some soup crackers and some dehydrated camping food.
Wow, Judi. What a combination! Hope all is back to normal
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:20 AM
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I have a feeling Jenny's cortisol is climbing up. I'm still swamped for another week but I've increased her food cause she was hungry and losing weight so I increased her insulin from 1.5 units to 2

For about 3 days I had real pretty fasting numbers in the 149 area. Now I've had a couple of 400's mixed in with those.

I need to do a curve but that won't happen for a week. The dogs are alone a lot right now so I know they need exercise. It is finally warming up.

My next dilemma is my original vet who didn't do cushings retired. The guy who took over his practice is now a client of mine. He does treat cushings but I don't think he knows a lot. I was seeing a vet in Fargo for her cushings/diabetes who accidentally overmedicated her and we had consulted a specialist. One little dog and so many vets! LOL

I think I may make another specialist appointment after we do the curve. If we have to start up on cushings meds again I am very leery of taking anyone's advice.

wish us luck!! Judi
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:28 AM
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Oh Judi....

I hope Jenny doesn't need to go down that road again. I wonder if because of the increase in food, and her gain weight (?) that perhaps she may need a little more insulin? I am sure you know when her nadir is, and perhaps run a spot check, and perhaps up her insulin .25 and see if that brings her down.....

Keeping fingers and paw crossed.
Abby and I send hugs to you and Jenny.

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:38 AM
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i can understand judi about what to do next i guess your priority is weight loss is it substantial is she loosing muscle mass or just general loss lack of exercise can cause a loss in muscle and give that appearance of weight loss

i guess if what ever you do or go i would think an appropriate cortisol test has to be at the top of the list you would like a specialist that can interpret the results but you do have the cushings forum give there interpretation kind of like a second opinion without leaving home

i think you may need a curve but if cortisol levels are fluctuating from day to day then you may see fluctuating fasting numbers jesse has always been that way but not at high levels one day she can be in the low 100s and next day in the mid 200s

you have done well with jenny and kept her safe for sometime now go through your step by step process eliminate one thing at a time blood testing is a big help you dont have to do complete curves to get enough info if her pattern is still consistent if you have big swings that can be problematic
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Oh my, also hoping you don't need to go down that road again, Judi.
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Thanks Barb, JesseGirl & Patty. Jessegirl, I think you are right. She is 100% on different food now so after the curve, maybe she just needs more than the 2 units. she was 351 tonight. I hope her cortisol doesn't need medication yet too
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Hoping all is well with Jenny and that the food is the simple answer.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:04 PM
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Adding my good thoughts. Hope it is as simple as a little more insulin to get the numbers down and nothing else is brewing.
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Praying for Jenny..Such a sweet little girl..God Bless Her....
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