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Thread: Please HELP We are DESPERATE, Wound will NOT Heal on Puppy *PICTURES* Reply to Thread
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Yesterday 09:34 PM
katieliz i'm glad too!!! what an ordeal, whew. and i don't imagine you're totally comfortable yet. so glad tho...that so far, so good. take care!
Yesterday 08:14 PM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by LisaT View Post
Glad to hear that Loki is doing well.....
Thank you Lisa!
Yesterday 06:17 PM
LisaT Glad to hear that Loki is doing well.....
Yesterday 11:43 AM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by MiraC View Post
After reading all the posts and seeing the diagnosis , I live in Kentucky and I have a pond my horses and Dog like to go in!
I'm now terrified about this! Had your pup been swimming in a warm body of water before this all happened?? Our pond freezes in the winter so hopefully that keeps this at bay! Very scary.


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Yeah I would definitely be cautious, cases have been recorded in Kentucky. But yeah, he had been in a pond that was stagnant water at around the time all of this arose. We are 99.9% positive that is how he came into contact with this infection.
Yesterday 11:41 AM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by ugavet2012 View Post
Lol, performing an ultrasound is not straight forward at all and not all vets can do it by an stretch. It has taken me time in and out of school over a 2 year stretch to learn how to do one and there are still structures I can't find. The images are even harder to interpret but part of interpreting is having good & correct images to look at--meaning you can't just pick up a probe your first (or 2nd or 3rd...) time and play around and get meaningful images.

OP I'm glad you got your answers and found a good vet. I think Loki will make it through ok
Thank you for all of your help, and support. I appreciate your professionalism.
07-26-2014 06:30 PM
MiraC After reading all the posts and seeing the diagnosis , I live in Kentucky and I have a pond my horses and Dog like to go in!
I'm now terrified about this! Had your pup been swimming in a warm body of water before this all happened?? Our pond freezes in the winter so hopefully that keeps this at bay! Very scary.


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07-26-2014 05:24 PM
ugavet2012
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Originally Posted by _Zero_ View Post
This. I was going to respond to your original post about the ultrasound but LisaT hit the nail on the head. Performing an ultrasound is relatively straightforward and any vet can do it, but reading and interpreting an ultrasound is a completely different ballgame. Unless something is blatantly wrong (e.g. huge tumor, internal bleed, etc.) changes in tissue can be subtle or difficult to correctly identify without a good deal of experience, either by a specialist, or, even better, a radiologist.

My dog was very ill last year and in our search for a diagnosis we took him to a clinic in Canada to have an ultrasound. The vet their told me straight up that she was happy to perform one, but was not confident in her ability to interpret the resultant images. I think it's great that you're seeing a specialist. If we lived in the lower 48 we most definitely would have paid the extra cash to see a radiologist instead!
Lol, performing an ultrasound is not straight forward at all and not all vets can do it by an stretch. It has taken me time in and out of school over a 2 year stretch to learn how to do one and there are still structures I can't find. The images are even harder to interpret but part of interpreting is having good & correct images to look at--meaning you can't just pick up a probe your first (or 2nd or 3rd...) time and play around and get meaningful images.

OP I'm glad you got your answers and found a good vet. I think Loki will make it through ok
07-26-2014 03:51 PM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by BowWowMeow View Post
I am glad that your pup is getting better and I hope the immunotherapy shots take care of the infection!
Thank you for the support!
07-26-2014 03:00 PM
BowWowMeow I am glad that your pup is getting better and I hope the immunotherapy shots take care of the infection!
07-26-2014 02:40 PM
woogyboogy UPDATE:

Today is the first day after his first immunotherapy shot. Loki is doing good, he didn't seem to have any adverse reaction to it, thankfully. He seems as normal as ever really. Still eating like a horse, playing here and there, and then coming inside to nap for about a hour, then back at it.

His dew claws that were removed are totally closed up and are almost fully healed. His umbilical hernia incision is closed up, and healed. His main incision is looking really good, we are continuing to keep the Elizabethan collar on him because we don't want to risk anything.

He gets his 2nd immunotherapy shot on August 1st, and his 3rd shot on August 15th. Then we wait 6 months, AND if he is still doing well within that 6 month period, we will retest his blood to see if the Pythium levels have decreased, or are obsolete.

I will be keeping everyone updated here don't worry!!!
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