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Old September 13th, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Not a good vet visit for Shadow

Well we were at the vet tonight. He thinks the pred has helped the left side of her body, but the right not so much. He prescribed 100 mg of Advil once a day, and also gave her some medicine to coat her stomach. He did not increase the prednisone. He said the shaking jaw is basically parkinsons disease. He said she will start to wander aimlessly and seem lost, which she actually does sometimes already. There are meds you can give them for it, but he just sorta looked at me and shook his head. We are in agreement that I don't want to put her on 50 different meds.

She also lost 2 pounds again in the past three weeks. Which really surprised me given that she's eating like a horse! Of course she's also pooping like one too - literally - anywhere the urge strikes...

So I guess at this point it's just up to us now when we feel she's had enough of it. It does not appear there is much more to do. I did promise my son that we would do our best to keep her around until he came home from his honeymoon on Sept. 23, so there's that.

Anyhow, all in all, not a great trip to the vet
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Old September 13th, 2011, 09:17 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear that you received bad news. I am sending all the good vibes I can to you and Shadow.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 01:39 AM
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Sending along some for Shadow & for you
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Old September 14th, 2011, 01:41 AM
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DD I have just read this thread and your other one about Shadow on prednisone. It is so hard when they reach this stage of life . Know that you are in my thoughts and I am sending lots of good vibes that Shadow will be able to say goodbye to your son when he returns.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 01:58 AM
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That's very sad news, DD. I hope she stays with you till your son gets back but I know you'll do what's best for her either way. Poor old darling.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:22 AM
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I am so sorry DD

You and Winston are going through hell right now. I have been down that road many times and it does not get any easier. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Give Shadow a hug form me.

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