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Abby update

Postby amyzon » Thu May 05, 2005 7:34 pm

Okay, this is interesting. I've been supplementing the heck out of Abby's diet, using MSM powder, two Glycoflex tabs per day, at least 3000-4000 mg of fish oil per day, plus 500 mg vitamin C every other day, 100 mg vitamin E every day to every other day, and adding alfalfa powder for vitamin A. Been doing this ever since her diagnosis of OCD a few weeks ago. Her llimp is now practically nonexistant. I see it every once in a while, but it's definitely decreased dramatically in severity and occurance.

She has an appointment June 15 at UT (soonest appointment I could get), for a consultation visit and surgery. She will see the orthopedic vet on that Wednesday, and they will set her up for surgery on either Thursday or Friday, with an overnight stay. I have already taken time off work and plan to stay at a nearby Holiday Inn that offers a discount to clinic clients and is dog friendly (so Pepper can come along and visit the Knoxville dog park while Abby is in the hospital).

I definitely want them to redo her xrays to see what, if any, changes have occurred in that shoulder joint. I'm really curious to know if OCD symptoms can resolve with proper supplementation, and if those "joint mice" can resorb into the synovial fluid. The change I've seen in these last few weeks is so dramatic, I can't help but wonder. Anyone know if this is a possibility? I've done some internet research, but everything points to surgery being the only reliable treatment.

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Re: Abby update

Postby Emily » Thu May 05, 2005 8:30 pm

I don't really have anything knowledgeable to add, just I hope that is the case! That would be awesome.

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Re: Abby update

Postby AmyB » Thu May 05, 2005 8:55 pm

Dear Abby,
If you have mice in your joints, I would be more than happy to squash them for you.
Love,
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Re: Abby update

Postby Sabine » Thu May 05, 2005 11:04 pm

interesting observation, amyzon.

i can't comment, but i hope that everything gets resolved in the least complicated way possible!
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Re: Abby update

Postby Brenda » Fri May 06, 2005 3:13 am

Cool!!! Maybe she won't need surgery after all!! That'd be awesome

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Re: Abby update

Postby yintzy » Fri May 06, 2005 5:17 am

I've heard a couple of cases of CHD being reversed by giving Ester C. Definitly xray again. I hope this is the case. That would be very cool. Either way, I'm glad she's feeling better.

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Re: Abby update

Postby amyzon » Fri May 06, 2005 7:11 am

I have been using Ester C (the chewable kind), so I'm glad I went with that!

Dear Mac,
I hear you are very good at getting rid of mice. If you can get rid of these ones in my joint, I'll give you a big kiss. I give really good kisses.
Love,
Abby

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Re: Abby update

Postby yessi » Fri May 06, 2005 4:00 pm

I'm hoping for the best for Abby.

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Re: Abby update

Postby Kathleen » Sat May 07, 2005 9:17 am

I know the joint mice can also move to a place where they are no longer painful, I kept hoping this would happen with Scarlett but it never did.

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Re: Abby update

Postby Eileen » Sat May 07, 2005 1:27 pm

I also hope that everything goes well.

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Re: Abby update

Postby PaulaS » Sun May 08, 2005 2:19 pm

That's great that the supplements seem to be helping! Fingers and paws crossed that she may be improving with this, and won't need anything extensive done.
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Re: Abby update

Postby Sally » Mon May 09, 2005 12:03 am

wow, i hope that is the case.


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