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A new drug combo for Emily
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7 November 2009 - 2:24 pm
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So after a consultation with OSU Vet. Hospital our vet has put Emily on a new drug combination.  She is now on Gabapentin and amantadine. I copied what they do together and accidentally copied over it so I will  try again to post it.  It is kind of interesting.

Debra & Emily

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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7 November 2009 - 5:13 pm
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Sure hope to hear that it works for the poor girl.. Keep us posted... We will keep her in our prayers.

Shilo diagnosed with osteosarcoma 9/4/2009, amputation 9/9/2009. ShiloAnne lost her battle 11/23/2009 where she regained her fourth leg and is patiently waiting for her parents to join her. We will always love you baby girl.

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8 November 2009 - 10:34 am
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Debra & Emily

Nearly missed this posting!  I want you to know that we have been following Emily's situation even if we do not always post a reply due to the feeling that I really do not have much to add.  However, we just had to say the you are in our thoughts and prayers.  We keep hoping that you (along with Jake) will soon turn the corner and show the kind of improvement that you deserve.  Contiue to fight with the knowledge that you have a very large community pulling for you.

As always - Paws Crossed, Sending Pawsitve Thoughts, and Special Prayers

Bob & Cherry

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8 November 2009 - 6:10 pm
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Hello Debra and Emily,

I have really nothing to add but wish tell you that I often think of you and send lots of pawsitive energies from the south.

Hugs

Cecilia

Spirit Horacia, Castaño, Olympia + human family Cecilia, Georg and Julia - - - Hori first diagnosed 8/6/09, ampu 8/12/09, run over the bridge 9/10/09 – We miss you every day dear girl!

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8 November 2009 - 7:15 pm
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Here's hoping that is just the combo that will bring relief to her and to you!  Good thoughts to you, always.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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8 November 2009 - 7:42 pm
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Dear Debra and Emily: We hope this helps you. You deserve a break! We are always thinking of you and sending you healing thoughts.

Love, Eve and Romeo


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8 November 2009 - 9:57 pm
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I hope that these drugs help Emily as much as they have helped my Pitbull Kona.  She takes the gabapentin twice daily and takes 100 mg amantadine once daily.  I "pulse" dose the amantadine by giving it daily for 2-3 months then stopping it for a few weeks.  Amantadine is an antiviral drug but reduces "windup" of pain receptors and helps the other drugs (especially NSAIDS) work more effectively.  Did they keep Emily's dose of Pred unchanged?

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9 November 2009 - 10:51 am
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Pam, They are having us lower it.  Starting yesterday Emily had 20 mg in the morning and 10 at night.  Starting Tuesday she will go to 20 mg once a day unless OSU Vet. Hospital changes it. 

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.  I will post Tuesday night.

Debra & Emily

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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9 November 2009 - 11:42 am
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Tasha and I are hoping that Emily's new combo of meds will help her to start feeling better. Prayers are with you!

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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