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Re: [yorkie-132] Today's Meetup Video

From: user 3.
Sent on: Thursday, August 7, 2008 9:59 AM
Also have you posted or looked on yorkietalk.com? That's a great site...maybe someone there can direct you.

Good Luck Bob


--- On Thu, 8/7/08, Bob Dee <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Bob Dee <[address removed]>
> Subject: Re: [yorkie-132] Today's Meetup Video
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008, 9:37 AM
> Hi!  My name is Bob Dee, and one of my two Yorkie
> sister-littermates - 
> Cow, was diagnosed at seven years old with a porto systemic
> shunt (liver shunt) 
> which we attempted to correct surgically.  While she grew
> back a new shunt 
> (1 in 10 dogs that have the surgery do) I switched her to a
> b.a.r.f. diet, and 
> she did fine, with no recurring symptoms for the next seven
> years.  About 
> three months ago, her symptoms returned.  She lost about a
> third of her 
> body weight, and couldn't hold down any food or
> medication.  I took her to 
> UC Davis, and they said she's in end stage liver
> failure, with less than 20% of 
> her blood flowing through her liver (as it's become
> fibrotic and clogged with 
> tissue).  80% of her blood is flowing through a new major
> shunt at her 
> portal artery at the entrance to her liver.  They've
> told me she has very 
> little time left.  I have her on a large assortment of
> medication, 
> including Lactulose, Neomaycin Sulfate, Denamarin,
> Famotidine, Ursodial, and 
> Cerenia.  I've also consulted with a variety of
> wholistic veterinary 
> practicioners, and am exploring what benefit's an
> alkaline diet might 
> offer her at this time.  None the less, I thought it might
> be valuable 
> to see if anyone in the SF Yorkie community might have
> found any success in 
> treating end stage liver failure issues, so I am putting
> out this inquiry.  
> Thanks in advance for any and all of your time, feedback
> and/or 
> assistance.
>  
> Thanks!
>  
> Bob D.
> Cow & Puppy 
>  
> 
> In a message dated 8/3/2008 6:27:38 P.M. Pacific Daylight
> Time, 
> [address removed] writes:
> Hi 
>   Everyone,
> 
> It was overcast and the attendance didn't break our
> record 
>   but a great time was had by all.
> 
> The video is at
> 
> http://www.youtub...­
> 
> John and 
>   Buddy Little Dog
> 
> 
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