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Saint had a wonderful yearly checkup! No signs of the epilepsy medications affecting his liver in any way! Dr. B said his teeth are beautiful and he's absolutely healthy as a horse, which is appropriate since he's as big as one! In October he will reach the 3 year mark since his last seizure!

 

I'm so proud of my big boy!

Judy, mom to Darth Vader, Bandita, And Angel

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey, Gizmo, Do Bee

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That is just the best news ever! :confetti

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That is great news! Three years (and counting!) is wonderful. :confetti:confetti A healthy liver and clean toofers also call for celebration! :clap:confetti

 

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Great going Saint!! :)

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That is wonderful news!! yay.gif

 

 

Judy, what supplements to you give Saint to help with his liver? I give Scooter milk thistle once a day to help his liver against damage to his liver but this last week when he had a buch of blood work done for his surgery, his liver levels were high. Higher than we like them to be. :ph34r

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My Beloved Scooterman October 16, 1998 - October 11, 2007

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That is wonderful news!! yay.gif

 

 

Judy, what supplements to you give Saint to help with his liver? I give Scooter milk thistle once a day to help his liver against damage to his liver but this last week when he had a buch of blood work done for his surgery, his liver levels were high. Higher than we like them to be. :ph34r

 

 

You know Jennifer, I haven't given him any supplements at all. He's been doing so great I haven't felt the need yet. We did have a discussion with the vet that if the day should come that Saint does show problems cropping up with his liver, that there wouldn't be much we could do for him. His seizures are so horribly bad that if we took away some of his meds we'd lose him to them. So I guess if that day ever comes we will end up losing him to his liver or the seizures. Not a nice choice is it. I may get some milk thistle and start him on it now just as a precaution.

 

I'm so sorry Scooter is having problems. I don't know why some dogs have problems and others don't. Scooter isn't on that high of dose is he?

Judy, mom to Darth Vader, Bandita, And Angel

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey, Gizmo, Do Bee

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That is wonderful news!! yay.gif

 

 

Judy, what supplements to you give Saint to help with his liver? I give Scooter milk thistle once a day to help his liver against damage to his liver but this last week when he had a buch of blood work done for his surgery, his liver levels were high. Higher than we like them to be. :ph34r

 

 

You know Jennifer, I haven't given him any supplements at all. He's been doing so great I haven't felt the need yet. We did have a discussion with the vet that if the day should come that Saint does show problems cropping up with his liver, that there wouldn't be much we could do for him. His seizures are so horribly bad that if we took away some of his meds we'd lose him to them. So I guess if that day ever comes we will end up losing him to his liver or the seizures. Not a nice choice is it. I may get some milk thistle and start him on it now just as a precaution.

 

I'm so sorry Scooter is having problems. I don't know why some dogs have problems and others don't. Scooter isn't on that high of dose is he?

 

No, his does of pheno is on the low side of the scale and has been for 2 years. I'm grateful for that because IF *knock on wood it doesn't happen* he were to start having them again, it gives us a lot of room to play with his dosage. Fortunately we have been very lucky.

 

When I talked to Dr. C about it she said that I could double on on his thistle dosage and see if that helps when he is tested again in a month. Hopefully his readings will be be lower. :goodluck

 

 

Still waiting to hear back from Dr. C for the current situation. I'll keep you posted. :)

 

Welcome home Quixote (formerly known as Whytell Mango)

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My Beloved Scooterman October 16, 1998 - October 11, 2007

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