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Tough day at the vet

Well, my poor puppy had a horrible day at the vet today. We have been having some issues with accidents in the house due to too much water in equals too much water out and he has 2 wounds from a ruptured cyst that have not healed. We were worried that he might be diabetic. He had blood work done today along with a urine test (not the kind where they check his pee in a jar) and thank goodness, everything came back perfect.

His numbers couldn't have been any better and even his electrolytes were perfect considering it was time for his precortin injection. The vet thinks the excessive water issue is due to too much precortin. He has been weighing in around 12.4 lbs for several months and he's now down to 10.6 (which was a long process loosing the weight but we did it) and he thinks he was just getting too much precortin. We adjusted his dose so time will tell.

Poor guy, the tests were so stressful that while we were waiting for the results of the blood work he attempted to vomit twice. He started trembling from the pain in his belly and didn't stop until 2 hours after we got home. He's finally settled on his fav. blanket, gave him a dose of prednisone, and all seems to be ok right now.

I feel so guilty putting him through these tests, my husband keeps telling me it's a must, we need to know at all times how he's doing, where his numbers are, etc. etc. but it still doesn't make me feel any better subjecting him to all the stress. It just breaks my heart.
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Well, my poor puppy had a horrible day at the vet today. We have been having some issues with accidents in the house due to too much water in equals too much water out and he has 2 wounds from a ruptured cyst that have not healed. We were worried that he might be diabetic. He had blood work done today along with a urine test (not the kind where they check his pee in a jar) and thank goodness, everything came back perfect.

His numbers couldn't have been any better and even his electrolytes were perfect considering it was time for his precortin injection. The vet thinks the excessive water issue is due to too much precortin. He has been weighing in around 12.4 lbs for several months and he's now down to 10.6 (which was a long process loosing the weight but we did it) and he thinks he was just getting too much precortin. We adjusted his dose so time will tell.

Poor guy, the tests were so stressful that while we were waiting for the results of the blood work he attempted to vomit twice. He started trembling from the pain in his belly and didn't stop until 2 hours after we got home. He's finally settled on his fav. blanket, gave him a dose of prednisone, and all seems to be ok right now.

I feel so guilty putting him through these tests, my husband keeps telling me it's a must, we need to know at all times how he's doing, where his numbers are, etc. etc. but it still doesn't make me feel any better subjecting him to all the stress. It just breaks my heart.
Poor little guy! One thing I've learned to reduce stress at the vets… Kodi waits in the car, not in the office. I wait in the waiting room without him until a room has opened up and the vet is almost ready for him. Then I go get him and bring him in. If we have to wait for results, again, I put him back in the car, and with there with him… They can call my cell if they need me to bring him back in. Then he waits in the car while I go in and settle the bill. MUCH less stress sitting in his car seat in a familiar environment!


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Just a thought...does your husband go with him to the vet to see everything that happens and how Django reacts to it? I wonder if that might influence his opinion.

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Good tip on the car. Wish I had thought of that today. Usually we are in and out but today was the exception. Yes, my husband has taken him and see how difficult it is for him. I guess our option is not to do tests every couple of months and have the worry that something might be off. I guess it's just par for the course with an Addisonian dog.
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My heart is breaks for poor Django too. It must be so hard for you to see him go through the stress and pain. He has gone through so much and is such a trooper. Glad everything was okay after all that torture. You take such great care of him and I'm sure he knows it


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Sounds like you and your husband are doing everything you can for Django; he's lucky to have you as his parents. And thanks for sharing your story. We all learn from each other and Karen's advice about reducing a dog's stress at the vet is a good one.

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Well, Django is doing great this morning. Good energy, good breakfast, all is good in his world. Thank goodness!
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Happy to hear that he is back to his old self this morning!!! Thanks for the update

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Yippee Django!!!


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Hooray for Django and you too!


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