Enjoying an afternoon chewy. The best!
So I realized I never did an update on Sammie. Sorry!
So, her vet called me a week after her last test. She told me her kidneys are not getting worse and her blood results look better for whichever levels they test for that. Of course the damage can't be reversed, but at least it seems to have stopped for now.
As for the cushing's disease, it looks as though she does not have it. So far the results of the blood work have been confusing, but showed no cushing's. The ultrasound showed definite cushing's. So the last test they tried was the low dose dex test. It showed that although her liver is very enlarged, and her values are all borderline, she does not have cushing's. That doesn't mean she couldn't easily develop it, with where things stand right now. I asked her vet if I could try her on a medicine that I had Penny on a few years ago when her liver values were all high. It worked miracles for her, and very quickly. Sammie's vet said it can't hurt, but not to expect anything. But, I just know it'll help a lot. It's called Denestra, but it has other names too.
In the meantime, we just take good care of Sammie and keep her on her renal failure prescription food. She goes back again in 3 months for follow up testing.
Thank you all for the positive thoughts and well wishes!! Let's all have a great Christmas, or other holiday, season! We love you all!! 💜💜💜💜💜
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