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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Mary Jane] #285124
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oh the memories...so many and can't even go there right now or I'll cry.

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #285131
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #285164
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hugging Just read the entire thread. You have done everything you can to give her a winning chance and given her 2 1/2 more years because of that. Huge hugs.


...in remembrance of all Timber Wolves unjustifyably hunted down and killed for no valid reason at all.
Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: TimberWolf] #285177
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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: bianca] #285180
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Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Qyn] #285183
06/10/13 12:24 PM
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Bonnie

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SamCat, 03/2011
Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much
Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: PositiveDog] #285199
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Dante - March 8, 2004 - May 06, 2017
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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Barb E] #285608
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Banshee had a very hard last couple of nights. She's gagging a lot and last night threw up white phlegm. It sounds like she is choking. Scott said she had a hard time eating last night. She had food all over and couldnt' seem to "catch" it. She still had appetite but had a hard time finding the food maybe? Not sure. I wasn't here and he often tends to make a mountain out of a molehill so will have to watch her this weekend. Someone had terrible diarrhea this morning on the sidewalk. I assume it was her but I don't see a note from Scott anywhere.

It's very hard to come to terms with her body still being healthy and this alien in her brain. To look at her, you see a healthy dog until she starts moving and her head is tilted, her gait is off and she starts to fall over.

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #285609
06/14/13 01:44 PM
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LAM, It does suck doesn't it. I understand because DeeDee looked so healthy but her brain was so messed up.

I don't know if this helps any but I always told her when her bad days out weighed the good days then I would release her from her demons. I started with looking at a month, then it was down to 1/2 month, then a week, then just days. When I saw x number of days in a row that were bad for her I knew it was time.

Hoping that Banshee has a few more good days left with you.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #285670
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I am so sorry to hear Banshee is struggling. It is heartbreaking to see them deteriorate. I wish I would have the right words to say but I just don't know what to say. We love our babies so dearly and having to face something like this is never easy. I am truly sorry you, your family and Banshee have to go through this. Thinking of you and your precious Banshee hugging


...in remembrance of all Timber Wolves unjustifyably hunted down and killed for no valid reason at all.
Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: TimberWolf] #285673
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LaM hugging

I don't know if it's the same, and I don't know if it helps to know. Maybe it helps wo determine when...

Indy followed the brain lesion/tumor progression. The main things - megasophagus develops as they start to lose control of the esophagus (this is part of the saliva issue frown ). Next, and last, the respiratory problems begin and they start losing control of being able to breath teary From my understanding aand experience, it isn't painful, but it's difficult.

My best thoughts are with you now hugging


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa] #285693
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grouphug hugging I wish I had some great words to offer but I am thinking of you both hugging


Molly Moo (aka The Piranha, 4 legged mouth) GSD (31/10/09)
Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: bianca] #285705
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I'm just going to double post this (also in Lexi's thread for Elvi) to keep all the info with Banshee's thread too.

As posted above, Banshee was gagging and throwing up. We stopped all supplements and that has ceased. I looked up all the ingredients of all the supplements and found some of the mushrooms and the IP6 can cause nausea. At this point, we are going to continue the curcumin, give her half the IP6 we were and stop the mushrooms. Below are the blurbs I found on sites

Benefits and dosages for Curcumin (keep this one on your list!!!)
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/turmeric-dogs/


Purple Mushroom Defense

Agaricus
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplement...ICUS%20MUSHROOM
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/192381/

Quote:
Adverse events were observed in 9 patients (12%). Most were digestive in nature such as nausea and diarrhea, and one patient developed a liver dysfunction-related food allergy, drug lymphocyte product. However, none of these adverse events occurred in a dose-dependent manner. This study shows that ABM does not cause problems in most patients within laboratory parameters at the dosages tested over 6 months.


Maitake
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplement...e=1&tabno=3

No known side effects

Trametes Versicolor
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplement...OLUS%20MUSHROOM

Quote:
Coriolus mushroom is possibly safe for most people. There have been no reported side effects so far. However, people who have received chemotherapy and a chemical called PSK (which is extracted from coriolus mushroom) have experienced nausea, low white blood cell counts, and liver problems. It is unclear if these side effects were due to the chemotherapy or PSK.


Reishi Antler
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplement...e=1&tabno=3
Quote:
Reishi mushroom is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used appropriately. It can cause some side effects including dryness of the mouth, throat, and nasal area along with itchiness, stomach upset, nosebleed, and bloody stools. Drinking reishi wine can cause a rash. Breathing in reishi spores can trigger allergies.


IP-6 & Inositol
Do not give with food. It can bind to the food and cause mineral deficiencies
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplement...vit_sideeffects
May cause nausea but that should go away once her body adjusts.
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmen...l-hexaphosphate
http://www.livestrong.com/article/390116-ip6-inositol-side-effects/

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #285707
06/15/13 05:32 PM
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Outstanding - so glad this was the supplements. Great find.

Is she stable otherwise?


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa] #285709
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I don't know. She's not eating right. She's still eating but instead of 2 minutes it's 10-15 and she's licking it instead of biting it. Not sure why. Maybe related to the supplements?

Reality is we have days with her left, maybe weeks but I don't think so. frown

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