? Zeke - 9/14 - Floating along

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  1. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would post an update on how Mr Zeke is doing and ask a question. He is determined that he wants to stay at this dose, and you can really tell when he is in the blues. He loves it! It is like a whole new kitty! :)

    Since he keeps going back to the good numbers with this dose, how long do we sit here with him doing how he is now before we start thinking about tweaking the dosing? Since we were already on the downward direction, figured a tweak would next and need to figure out a dose between 2.25 and 2. What is the easiest way to even measure doses that way? I have seen the pdf print out, but I use Relion syringes so doesn't work for them.
     
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  2. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Given how much you monitor, between you and your daughter, I think you could increase to 2.5 units. The goal is to maximization the amount of green and his current nadirs give you room for an increase. The TR protocol says to hold up to 10 cycles on a dose seeing green, and you've held much longer than that.

    Have you looked at using digital calipers to dose? That's how many of us consistently got the in between doses.
     
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  3. Meridith and Zeke

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    Guess I need to reread on the protocol again lol. For some reason was thinking I was needing to hold the dose as long as he was getting greens. Think I will make me a "cheat sheet" with some of that info to put on my board that I keep stuff on for him. So go ahead and do a change tomorrow you think to 2.5u? We are finally doing better when it comes to bounces and holding numbers longer thankfully. :)

    I haven't looked on the Harbor Freight site yet for the calipers, just in town at the stores we have here. Got distracted and forgot all about getting that ordered. :banghead: That tends to happen with me more and more frequently! :smuggrin:
     
  4. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    I think as long as he continues in the high greens, you can increase. Hopefully a little more juice will also lower the height of the bounces. When looking at dosing, ask yourself if you like the nadirs or there is room for improvement. If he was getting 50's or 60's, then that's a time to hold the dose.
     
  5. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Ok, that makes sense. We do have some room for improvement. :)
     
  6. Doodles & Karen

    Doodles & Karen Well-Known Member

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    He's looking great but agree with Wendy. He may not need the increase for long but green time is healing time:D
     
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  7. Meridith and Zeke

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    Yep, we are gonna give 2.5u a go starting in the morning again. He is bouncing a little today so if he still seems real bouncy tonight might give him another day before the increase.
     
  8. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Hi Meridith, good luck with the increase. I agree that he needs some more juice as the greens are high greens and the goal is to get him in more greens the majority of the time.
     
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  9. Meridith and Zeke

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    Yeah, I got myself a little backwards on the protocol so wasn't doing an increase. Will be taking care of that soon. :)
     
  10. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that your last post did not hyper link in your post.
     
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  11. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    It's easy to do, I had to read and reread and learn and relearn and I am still learning. You are doing a great job! :cat:
     
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  12. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Lol, thats what happens when I am doing many things at once! I copied the link, but never actually pasted it to the post, just the text for it. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    Link fixed lol
     
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  14. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Aren't you impressed to know that we really do go back and look at the previous threads? LOL
     
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  15. Meridith and Zeke

    Meridith and Zeke Well-Known Member

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    I knew yall did. :) I have also when looking at others threads.
     
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