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Just got home from ultrasound looks like addisons disease
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Oh my GOD, Dee Dee! I am SO sorry! I've never heard of it at such a young age. OTOH, we DO have another Addison's dog on the list (Django) who is in his teens and still doing well. I also have another friend who had a Lhasa who lived into his LATE teens with Addison's.


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So sorry to hear this Dee Dee. Big Hugs

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My heart is broken for you Dee Dee. Sophie is such a doll and deserves none of this, but I am glad you have a probable diagnosis. Now you can focus on making your girl feel better. You both will continue to be in our prayers. We are far away from you guys, but if there is anything we could do for you, please tell us. Though Addison's is a life changing diagnosis, attentive management will help make Sophie's life as normal as possible. Hugs.
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Just got home from ultrasound looks like addisons disease
How do you go from Pancreatitis to Addison's Disease? I would feel very frustrated and suspicious.

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How do you go from Pancreatitis to Addison's Disease? I would feel very frustrated and suspicious.

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Dr, Becker ,,, Addison's is often referred to as the great imitator or great pretender because it is often misdiagnosed as kidney failure or a case of an animal just not feeling quite right"

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Addison's disease, what a bummer, but it's good to finally have a probable diagnosis so Sophie can be treated effectively. Does the vet know yet if she has Typical (Primary adrenal form), Secondary (Pituitary form), or an Atypical form of Addison's?

Partial info from The Whole Dog Journal's article on Addison's:
All the experts agree that a properly treated dog can live a normal, happy, healthy life despite Addison’s disease.

“Since stress can be an issue for dogs with Addison’s,” says Jenny Schultz, “caregivers may have to cut back on stressful activities depending on their dogs’ temperament. My Great Dane used to make therapy dog visits to a nursing home. She enjoyed the activity and it didn’t seem to stress her too much. A little extra prednisone as a boost and a good nap was all she needed to continue on with her day. She is by far the most active dog in our pack. Some dogs with Addison’s continue to compete in agility and obedience events with no problem after their condition has been stabilized.”

Dr. Karen Becker's take on Addison's: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...s-disease.aspx

More info I just read about the challenge of diagnosing Addison's:

"Addison’s disease is not a common disease in pets or humans. Its mirror image, Cushing’s disease, is much more common. But veterinarians think and talk about Addison’s alot. That is because pets with Addison's come through our clinic doors pretending to have so many other health issues. It quite often takes repeated office visits, frustrated clients and perplexed veterinarians, before the light bulb comes on in our head and the word, Addison’s!!!, flashes through our minds. Once that happens, the diagnosis and treatment of your pet are usually quite straightforward."

And what may cause Addison's in some dogs:

"I see Addison’s disease more than I should in dogs that have received multiple injections of steroid hormone (Methylprednisolone acetate, aka Depo-Medrol) as a “quick fix” for itchy skin. NEVER allow that form of treatment for allergic skin problems (atopy) in your dog and think twice before attempting to relieve moderate itchy allergies with Atopica."
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I am glad that you finally have a diagnosis so that Sophie can get the treatment she needs. Sending healing prayers and hugs to your sweet girl.



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I am so very sorry Dee Dee, but I too did some research and once they get the meds right sounds like she should be okay within the limits vet says. I will continue praying for you both. You need lots of peace, and strength while our Sophie heals completely (at least that is what I am believing for her)

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Dee, I am sorry about Sophie's diagnosis. I hope that a treatment protocol will help manage her disease. Hugs!
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