When I came on board today, I was in the forum titled "4th stage renal failure in my dog..." which started in 2008. I read thru years and years of posts from the most wonderful people. I cried for hours.As I stated in that forum, my beautiful lab mix, Darbie, was diagnosed on 2/20/14 with CKD. Her numbers fall into the stage 3 range. She was placed on sub-Q fluids, and is now being maintained with Hills KD, Azodyl, & tramadol for pain. I supplement her w/glucosamine, fish oil and cranberry vitamins. These past few weeks, I have seen more noticeable changes. She threw up Sunday night which startled me. (Darbie may have thrown up once since we rescued her Dec/2007. At that time, she was approx. 3 yrs old ).
Tony, my first day on board you have been a tremendous comfort. I hope to find more answers as I navigate this journey with my sweet Darbie.
Darbie has blood work on scheduled for Thursday which I'm feeling anxious.
Stage 3 kidney failure means there are lots of opportunities to a) improve the quality of life and b) extend life for much longer than what could happen without intervention. Darbie is so lucky to have you ... let us know what the bloodwork says.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.