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So glad you took her in! Please keep us updated on her progress!

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I'm glad you took her in, you are ahead and her healing starts now.

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Thinking good thoughts for you and your girl. Keep us updated for sure!

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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!

Thank you everyone for your support and concern. I am nervous about having my Bella on prednisone. I hope it works and she doesn't have to be on it for long. I worry about my girl and I love her so much. I will keep you all posted and thank you. Take Care
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Originally Posted by kvastino View Post
Well Bella and I just returned from the vet and she believes it is an autoimmune disease (not sure if it is DLE or pemphigus) won't know until we do a biopsy. For the time being she recommends we put Bella on Prednisone (50mg) 1 tablets twice a day for 5 days then cut back to once a day for 5 days then every other day for 5 days. Plus she prescribed Novolexin to help with any infections she may be exposed too since she is on the steroid. Our HOPE is this helps kick start her immune system and gets it back on track. If her conditions worsens while on the meds, I need to contact them and we will do a biopsy. Thank you for your help and I appreciate you being here listen.
Sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, Steroids and anti-b's will NOT kick start her immune system into getting back on track. It will suppress it. That is the intention of the drugs. They are not a cure. AND they should not be administered UNTIL a diagnosis of auto-immune disease is CONFIRMED...Why would she be exposed to infections (?) that is a by-product of suppressing the immune system treat infection when/if it happens,....much like chemo is to cancer....bad bad drugs.

Try a B-complex (re: Niacinimide - no flush version) and B-12/folic acid w/Intrinsic Factor - Metagenics or Wonderlabs carries.

Either get a diagnosis or go to another vet. YOu will see it clear up, will think Hurry(!) and then it will return, but worse, and then you will try again and again, except illness will have been driven deeper into the body.
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