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07/31/19 Willow's vet Update! And dosing ?

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by nslade001, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. nslade001

    nslade001 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, Willow has something going on...Not sure what but she's not right (even more so/differently than her "usual" not right!) and her numbers are up. My SS is UTD but not uploaded to the internet...I'll try to do that today.

    Will be making an apt at the vet today, hoping I can get in, and hoping for "our" vet. Both are a stretch at short notice.

    Please keep her in your thoughts.

    I'll update when I have news,

    I hope you and your kitties are doing well. I don't post frequently, but read daily and think of you all, with love, Nikki.
     
  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Sending prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  3. Cinnie Cole

    Cinnie Cole Member

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    Good luck Willow Hope you improve quickly!
     
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  4. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Sending healing energies your way - I hope whatever is going on with Willow is something that can be easily remedied...and sending good vetty vines too!:bighug:
     
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  5. TSP

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    Hope Willow is able to get in with your vet & that all is ok :bighug:...or at lease easily addressed.
     
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  6. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Prayers for Willow!
    I hope you can get in to “your” vet.
     
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  7. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Sending prayers and healing vines
     
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  8. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

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    Hope you can have an appointment with YOUR vet and nothing serious for Willow! Sending tons of positive vibes for little Willow! :bighug::bighug:
     
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  9. Perry & Jenn

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    Healing vines for Willow! :bighug:
     
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  10. nslade001

    nslade001 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all so very much...We got an appointment for this afternoon (first surprise) at 2:30, with "our" vet (even bigger surprise)!!! Will update after appointment with any results.
    With love, Nikki
     
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  11. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of you and Willow today! I am so happy you were able to get an appointment with your vet, what a relief,... Here's hoping that whatever is going on with Willow has an easy solution :)

    sending positive vibes and vetty vines... good luck today :) :bighug:
     
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  12. Penelope and Mačka

    Penelope and Mačka Well-Known Member

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    Please stay strong. Tons of caresses to Willow <3
     
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  13. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    Lots of Love,Light and Healing:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  14. Tom & Thomas (GA)

    Tom & Thomas (GA) Member

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    Oh, dear. I'm glad you were able to get the appointment. Sending along my best wishes to you and Willow.
     
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  15. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

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    What is she doing that's "not Right" ? Ravan's BG went up a few weeks ago & he was barely eating. I was very worried that his Kidney disease was getting worse. I had a Blood panel done & everything was OK! Even his Kidney disease is stable!

    Sometimes we just don't know why they go off their food & don't feel so good.:(
    How old is Willow now? Maybe it's just age related? ( I have days like that now too ! )

    I hope everything is OK. Let us know. :bighug:

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  16. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    Tons of prayers and healing energy for sweet willow (((Nikki))).
     
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  17. nslade001

    nslade001 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all so very much!

    Good news with Willow...Another (or the same ongoing) UTI, this time we're treating for a full 30 days with baytril, because there is always a massive improvement on baytril, I just don't think we've ever treated long enough. We have an appointment in 3 weeks to discuss pulse therapy or continuing low dose batril long term...We'll see. Never manage a cysto because she always pees en route.

    Also did full radiographs which showed lots of stool yet to come, and gas (which I suspected because of my "Willow's poop diary"...So we're starting her on cisipride for motility since the lactulose just isn't cutting it anymore.

    The rads also showed Big Kidney Little Kidney....Her left is shrivelled...Which is no real surprise. Ever since I went on Tanya's CRF site and read of kidney stones and BKLK, I intuited/felt that *that* was the cause of her kidney failure. So I am very interested to do her blood work at our next appointment and see how her kidneys are functioning now, and am seriously considering a phosphorus binder.... Especially since she'll be on cisipride so I won't be as worried about constipation. Also, to see if the jarrows b-right is improving her PCV/HCT.

    Willow's numbers really spiked yesterday and today into the high 7s/low 8s (130s!!) which is why I was so worried (she's well regulated normally)...I'll hold off increasing the Lantus dose because I think the Baytril should bring her down in a day or so, and she was hitting 3s (60s) on the current dose. Unless I should do otherwise?

    I'll update my SS by hitting a wifi in a few hours.

    I'll really miss this vet when we move at the end of the month....

    Again, thanks so much for your positivity and prayers....Love you all!!!

    With love and gratitude, Nikki

    PS I was hesitant to add this, but I feel I should...The intuitive healer we had an appointment with last month also mentioned that Willow had a funky/not right kidney. We've called her before, and Fred and Willow (and me lol) always have a noticible improvement in attitude/health after a session. Just in case anyone is looking for a medical intuitive healer for themselves or their pets :) I swear by Nancy!
     
  18. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

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    What a relief! So happy for you Nikki that there's nothing serious for your little Willow! :bighug: Her numbers should return to normal once on Baytril!
    If you're moving at the end of the month, you'll be leaving your vet and Nancy also ?
     
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  19. nslade001

    nslade001 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
    Hopefully her numbers will come down so I don't have to increase her dose...A girl can dream!
    Yes, I'm moving from NS to Ontario, where vet prices are pretty much double! :arghh::mad:
    I will miss her vet for sure. Nancy is a long distance healer, she works over the phone so she is still available:)
    With love, Nikki
     
  20. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

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    I understand you so much.... I dream also for Ti-Mousse!
    Interesting....
    Are you definetely leaving NS ?
     
  21. nslade001

    nslade001 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, only the overinflated vet costs up there make me second guess our decision lol. My family is there and my mom is waiting surgery, so it will be nice to be closer. And I'm tired of being here lol.
     
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  22. Jill & Scooter

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    Good news! Glad it’s just a UTI! Hope Willows blood work turns out good!
     
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  23. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad it's nothing more serious. I hope the Baytril clears up the UTI. Sending prayers.
     
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  24. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

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    Another new life begins! :bighug: Hope UTI clears quickly! :)
     
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  25. Cinnie Cole

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    Happy to hear this (somewhat) great news for Willow!
     
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  26. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

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    Have you considered D-Mannose? It's organic & a natural product: When consumed, D-Mannose becomes part of the urine where it can collect bad bacteria out of the bladder. The bacteria binds to the D-Mannose instead of the lining of the urinary tract and is safely eliminated. It works particularly well on e coli, which is the most common bacteria to cause UTIs https://nasc.cc/pet-university/urinary-tract-infections-in-pets/

    You can sprinkle it on their food or add to their water. ( there's no taste) https://www.amazon.com/WellnessPartners-D-Mannose-Organic-Source-Powder/dp/B00HQOLTUS

    Glad to hear it's not something serious!
     
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  27. nslade001

    nslade001 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Joy, thanks so much for the info. She's been on D mannose for 7-8 months; apparently it's not helping. I've started her on cartrophen fairly recently in hopes that it helps with her bladder wall as well as joints. With the big kidney/Little Kidney diagnosis I really suspect kidney infection, which is why I'm hitting with a longer dose this time. Hope your babies are all well! Thanks again, With love, Nikki
     
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