She is eating--very little--but she ate the a/d dog food
we had (can't give it to her anymore because it is too fatty), some turkey sweet potato baby food, cottage cheese and a bacon dog treat at the new vet. Her eyes sparkle, and I carried her down to our yard--about 30 steep steps--to potty, but she laid down in the grass in the sun, so I let her be. I walked up to the house and started chatting with a neighbor (one she doesn't trust) and she came up all the stairs by herself and walked in the house to keep an eye on us. This is the most activity I've seen from her since her Pancreatitis attack. Tonight is the third dosage of Steroids. She isn't wagging her tail or barking yet (she used to bark often and I haven't heard her bark once since the incident), but she seems alert and her eyes look normal again. I'm thinking of taking her to another Neurologist, I'm considering the MRI. She had acupuncture yesterday and is on a tincture to help out all her issues and she looks better. I'm not ready to give up, as long as I see life in her eyes.
I have a friend the had one over left and it was diagnosed with a tumor. The Dr.s wanted to remove it. She wasn't about to let them remove her last one so she saw an acupuncturist and did alternative medicine, and she shrank it down to nothing!!! Her Drs. couldn't believe it, but they saw the ultra-sounds--no tumor! Gone!!
Took a moment to give her her pills and feed her dinner. She ate pasta with sweet-potato turkey sauce (all home-made and warm) and some chicken
and rice with potato--also home-made. She is EATING!!!
I don't know if it is the mirtazapine or prednizone, but she is eating!
She is eating, walking up stairs, alert and has a sparkle in her eyes. I am not putting her down yet.
Every day we have with her is a blessing and we are enjoying our time with her, taking it one day at a time. She is getting acupuncture 2x/week and she looks better.
Here is a question for you: Provided she does well on the Prednizone the next 4 days (total of 7 days on it), what do we do next? Take her off of it? Put her back on the low dosage Trilostane? Test her ACTH again? HOW DO WE MONITOR HER? How can we treat pain?