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25 February 2014 - 8:34 pm
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Amy,

I think she is still getting over the symptoms but you can always run another urine.  My vet never had a problem with me bringing in a sample.  She could have had it worse than what you thought? 

 

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26 February 2014 - 6:15 am
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Thanks, Michelle.  About 2 weeks ago they tested her urine both ways.  I took a sample in and they extracted a sample from her bladder and sent it out for culture.  The urine I caught showed bacteria, which the vet said could have been present when the urine exited her body, as I caught it.  The culture came back as no bacteria.  The vet put her on a pretty hefty 10 day antibiotic while we waited for the culture to come back.  She finished that last week.

I'm thinking she just may not be over it yet.  The next step is an ultrasound of her bladder but I just don't know if that's necessary at this point.  I'm expecting to hear from the vet today.  Thanks again!

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Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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26 February 2014 - 9:38 am
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Okay, a completely uninformed, not a vet, two cents worth(less).....since it's not caused by bacteria and it's generated "from tne bladder"..then doesn't that i dicate Cytoxan caused for sure? I know you have her off that now but I know it still takes a very long time sometimes to clear up.

That Libby just loves keeping you on your toes!! She just wanted to remind you she's the Boss...not anyone else...not even Bruce Springsteen! way-cool And she'll clear her pee up when she's good and ready!! Just wants to milk it a bit more for now!

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CONFIDENTIAL TO LIBBY.....From HAPPY HANNAH ......shhhhhh....-.don't tell your mom or mine.....but I'm realky taking her for a ride on this ONE YEAR AMPUVERSARY deal.....I'm not waiting for any stinkin' "month mark" to get my extra goodies!! Heck no!! I'm making her celebrate everyday in between with extra steaks and cookies,etc. And she's fallin for it big time! I just love her...so sweet..but so easily fooled by meway-cool Love you!

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26 February 2014 - 12:33 pm
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Hi Sally,

Yeah, I'm confident it was caused by the Cytoxan.  I don't like the fact the vet took her off Rimadyl.  Still waiting for my phone call to get her back on an NSAID today or tomorrow.

Libby must have realized I only have 4 other things to worry about in my life and she felt I need ONE more! :)

I think Happy Hannah is president of the Milk It club and Libby is a proud, card carrying member! :D

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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27 February 2014 - 3:28 pm
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You know, I think when we went though this, Jackson's onco made a comment that one dog healed within a week and another took like 6 months!  Ack!  Given this wide range and that's it's 7 weeks for Libby, at what point will you (if at all) get an ultrasound?

Besides this problem, she still doing ok?  Any sign that her mets acting up?

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ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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27 February 2014 - 6:03 pm
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Hi Katy & Jackson!

I also read where there is a wide range of recovery time for cystitis.  I'm not surprised we're on the long end of it! I think as long as Libby keeps improving I won't do the ultrasound. She doesn't ask to go out any more frequently than her normal. I saw no blood today or yesterday but she hasn't yet been on her walk in the park where she marks everything.

She's absolutely herself, eating, playing, begging, being bossy and wanting to go for walks. No coughing (gawd, I hate to even say that out loud, *sigh*).  

Thanks for checking on us. :)

Amy & Libby

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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27 February 2014 - 9:06 pm
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Aww that's really great to hear! I'm glad to hear things are going well, hopefully it won't take too much longer before she's back to her old self and feeling good.

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I think these are all good signs!  I figure that if she had something else going on, her symptoms would be worse or not improving.  I take it as a positive that she's not whining to go out and only blood shows when she's really trying (marking a lot).

Way to go Libby!  Boss that family around and tell them what's up....You, my dear!

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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