Trouble's Diagnosis

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Postby CinderDee » May 9th, 2009, 12:54 pm

Here's a blog entry from Dolittler that I thought was interesting.
http://www.dolittler.com/2009/05/09/YOU-DON%E2%80%99T-NEED-NSAIDS-TO-TREAT-OSTEOARTHITIS
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Postby Pit♥bull » May 9th, 2009, 1:28 pm

CinderDee wrote:Here's a blog entry from Dolittler that I thought was interesting.
http://www.dolittler.com/2009/05/09/YOU-DON%E2%80%99T-NEED-NSAIDS-TO-TREAT-OSTEOARTHITIS
Thanks for sharing Dee :)
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Postby CinderDee » May 9th, 2009, 1:37 pm

Pit$Bull wrote:
CinderDee wrote:Here's a blog entry from Dolittler that I thought was interesting.
http://www.dolittler.com/2009/05/09/YOU-DON%E2%80%99T-NEED-NSAIDS-TO-TREAT-OSTEOARTHITIS
Thanks for sharing Dee :)


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Postby Marinepits » May 9th, 2009, 1:53 pm

In addition to the metacam and glucosamine supplements that Katy takes, she's also on gabapentin. The gabapentin has made a WORLD of difference in how she walks -- her gait is still stiff, but much looser than it was before when we just used the metacam.

Very interesting article. Thanks, Dee!
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Postby CinderDee » May 9th, 2009, 2:46 pm

You're welcome, Jen. :)

I take gabapentin for peripheral neuropthy. I didn't know it was used for dogs.
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Postby Marinepits » May 9th, 2009, 2:53 pm

In all the trouble we've had with Katy's arthritis, Dr Blabs called a canine pain-management specialist and that's what he suggested we try. It was kind of a last-ditch effort because Kate was SO uncomfortable, and it WORKED.
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Postby CinderDee » May 9th, 2009, 3:16 pm

That's fantastic! :bounce:
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Postby hugapitbull » May 9th, 2009, 3:48 pm

Great article, at least there are other choices to consider. I wouldn't consider Trouble chronic, she has not trouble (no pun intended) trotting about the yard when she is off leash, she's just a little slower than normal getting up and down.
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Postby hugapitbull » May 24th, 2009, 8:53 am

Good morning our friends and support team. Today we celebrate! This is the six month anniversary of Trouble's diagnosis. We celebrate the extra time we've had with her. We celebrate the awesome Dr F and staff. We celebrate her excellent health. We celebrate each of you who have been with us along the way.

I went back last night and read the 22 pages of posts since that first day. It is hard to believe we are where we are today looking at where we started. Of course we know in our hearts this is a journey. We can have the rug pulled out from under us at any moment. That only makes each day Trouble is well another day to celebrate the borrowed time we have with her.

Thank you guys for being with us, for offering support, for keeping us on track. Today we celebrate your constant presence in our lives and on our journey. PBT Rules :dance:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 24th, 2009, 8:58 am

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Postby Jenn » May 24th, 2009, 10:46 am

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Postby madremissy » May 24th, 2009, 10:56 am

Everyday is a blessing :D
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Postby Marinepits » May 24th, 2009, 11:27 am

Happy Anniversary!!!
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Postby blabsforbullies » May 24th, 2009, 11:40 am

:confetti: :confetti: WAY TO GO!!!! :confetti: :confetti:
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Postby BullyLady » May 24th, 2009, 1:19 pm

Happy Anniversary Trouble!!! :confetti: :confetti:
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Postby call2arms » May 24th, 2009, 3:36 pm

Happy 6 months of diagnostic - here's to beating the odds, strong dogs and strong people! :confetti: :mrHappy: :helloClap:
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Postby cheekymunkee » May 24th, 2009, 6:22 pm

WOOHOO! Happy Anniversary & many MANY more!!!
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Postby TinaMartin » May 26th, 2009, 9:01 am

That long already! WOW! :dance:
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Postby Pit♥bull » May 26th, 2009, 9:04 am

TinaMartin wrote:That long already! WOW! :dance:
How time flies when you're havin fun :|
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Postby LMM » May 26th, 2009, 10:20 am

Happy 6 months and may you all have many more!
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