|10-15-2013 04:26 PM|
I really don't know the name of it. They explained it all to me but a lot of what was said was over my head. I'll see if I can find out the name.
|10-15-2013 03:57 PM|
Are you allowed to say what it is?
For what it's worth, I had no problem using Protopic ointment (and then Desitin) for my dog. That was the med we started with and thankfully it worked.
Glad she is doing well!
|10-15-2013 03:42 PM|
|kbella999||Thanks Gayle. I feel very lucky right now. The drug is for the immune system. It is suppose to bring it back in balance. I'm hoping that with her immune system getting better and since she's stopped licking that the fistulas themselves will also continue to heal up.|
|10-15-2013 02:02 PM|
WOW ... sounds like a miracle drug ... I sure hope the tests continue to have positive outcomes!!! Is this experimental drug specifically for perianal fistulas or will it cover other immune disorders?
And CONGRATS ... I'm thrilled for you that Rusti is doing so well
|10-15-2013 11:29 AM|
Hope for immune disorders
I hope I'm not telling this story to soon. Rusti got a tooth infection a few months ago and had to have it removed. They took her temp before the surgery and noticed she had perianal fistulas. After they told me about them and researching the medicine to treat it, I was so overwhelmed by it all. I just didn't feel right about putting her on that medicine. She is 8 years old. She wasn't screaming in pain when she went potty as I was told is the most common symptom. She did lick her booty alot. I told a friend of mine and she got me connected with a vet in my area who is doing an experimental treatment for immune disorders. After a lot of thought, I decided to go ahead and try it. I prayed really hard that Rusti wouldn't die or get worse or grow a 3rd eye . She got one shot a week for 4 weeks. She just had her 4th shot. They told me the drug has been tested for 3 years now with the only side effect being that it helps arthritis. After the first week I noticed Rusti was running better. After the 2nd week, I noticed she was licking her booty less. Now there is no licking of the booty and the vet said her fistulas were smaller. I'm hoping they will continue to heal. She may have to go back to get a booster in 6 months. Anyways, right now, I feel so lucky to have something like this close enough to me to try it out. I was told this drug may become available next year. The Dr. that is doing the research is Dr. Mendoza and has something to do with the pythium disease. I'm praying for continued good results.