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FWIW Re. Pain Mgt, Lung Mets, Active Tumors, Bleeding
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4 October 2014 - 2:21 pm
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I know that lung mets and new tumors are tough to swallow, so I’m posting a few things you may want to consider.

I used Yunnan Baiyo at the recommendation of my oncologist pre-amp with palliative radiation. He said I could stop after amputation but I kept using it for the most part. I can’t prove it, but I think it helped slow Lexie’s lung mets.

It also is a huge help to stop bleeding (google it to learn more) and for that reason if I had a dog with hemangiosarcoma in particular, I think it’s worth asking your vet about.
It’s also good as a general anti-bleeding agent if God forbid your dog gets hit by a car, in a fight with another dog that draws blood, etc. There is a super-strength red pilll in each box for trauma cases like those. My PT vet says she keeps a box in her medicine cabinet just in case.

The best place I’ve found to buy it is on Ebay.

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(Rene and Admin Guy, not sure why I’ve been having problems with not seeing the menu to add images or links –posting on a laptop and tried both Chrome and Firefox.

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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I wish I had had a chance to try medical pot for pets for Lexie. It is a legal made in USA product and is supposed to help with pain management and in slowing tumor growth (use the Max formula) and for general support with a number of conditions. Web site is http://www.canna-pet.com.

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Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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I ditto everything Deb said. My Jake was prescribed Yunnan Baiyo and it is the only medication of his I kept after he passed. I truly believe it gave us more time with him. Amazing stuff……. 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

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I keep yunnan baio in the house, too. I first learned about it when we thought Millie had HSA. We are using it now for DeeDee who has some sort of sarcoma, probably fibro. One her tumors busted open last night spewing large amounts of blood & slime, but she does not seem to be in pain. We are keeping it clean & lightly bandaged & giving her YB & abx

Sonya & "Millie"--born Feb 1999, diagnosed with OSA 8/27/14, set free 9/27/14
(RIP baby girl)

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Deb this is SO helpful! Can’t thank you enough.

(Rene and Admin Guy, not sure why I’ve been having problems with not seeing the menu to add images or links –posting on a laptop and tried both Chrome and Firefox.

Hmmm… is the tiny MCE editor set as your default editor?

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Great information Deb.

Part of Lexie’s legacy will always be the extensive research you did…and then shared with this community on Lexie’s behalf. It was always information that really, really did have such a ppsitive impact on so many dogs and cats on this journey. That sweet girl is such an inspiration! I feel like I met a true Rock Star when you two came to the Va. Tripawd Party!

Think about you and Lexie everyday. Remember, we are all here for you and want tonhelp anyway we can.

Love and light!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Great tip, Debbie!  Thanks for sharing.

Daniela

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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