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    Re: Alpha!

    Alpha continues to show energy improvement everyday. She feels almost back to her old self.

    Still hoping and praying that the blood test Thursday confirms the Doxycycline Toxicity diagnosis and that things are improving with her liver as well.

    I'll keep everyone posted.

    Thank you for the thoughts and prayers.

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    You bet. Get well, Alpha.
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    Hey Dave, how's Alpha doing?
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    Re: Alpha!

    Alpha continues to improve, were as her dad, not so much. I was sick in bed most of the weekend and totally forgot that I hadn't updated this.

    Her blood test showed much better liver numbers, but not normal yet.

    I guess what they mainly measure is ALT - which is a liver protein or enzyme. Lower is better.

    When she went into the ER she was over 10,000! When she left the hospital, she was about 3,300. This Thursday, a week after leaving the hospital, she was 948. Not normal, but dropping and quickly. Those are all good signs.

    She's taking the full dose of trazodone now to keep her calm and from bouncing off the walls. She was taking half when she came home. That's a big improvement too, but we need to keep her calm for her own good. Still need to treat the heart worms. That will start this week assuming this blood test (Thursday again) is better and good.

    Thank you for asking! We are on a good path.

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    Sending you BOTH a big hug!
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    Re: Alpha!

    Alpha is doing well, but her blood test in next Thursday, not today. I feel better knowing the vet wanted to wait two weeks versus one week.

    I'll keep everyone posted.

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    Re: Alpha!

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Alpha is doing well, but her blood test in next Thursday, not today. I feel better knowing the vet wanted to wait two weeks versus one week.

    I'll keep everyone posted.
    Yes that makes it seem a lot less urgent- & indicates she is much more stable now. Good news!
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    Re: Alpha!

    Alpha got her blood test on Thursday, but her vet was away Friday and didn't call Saturday.

    I cannot imagine that's bad news. I am hoping they are figuring out what to do about the antibiotics and making sure Alpha's liver levels are solid enough that we can start treating the heart worm again.

    I'll keep everyone posted.

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    Re: Alpha!

    We got blood test results and Alpha's liver numbers are back to normal! It's a miracle. We are so relieved.

    She starts her new antibiotic this week to begin treating for heart worm. I talk to the vet tomorrow. We dodged a bullet, but the heart worm treatment is pretty rough, so we are not out of the woods yet.

    I'll let everyone know when she's beaten the heart worm as well.

    Again, so relieved!

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    That's still wonderful news! Good luck with the heartworm meds now- one thing at a time, eh? But her bounce-back is very encouraging, & having such a loving home helps too- I think attitude (& lack of stress) is part of health for animals too, not just humans.
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