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Hookworm Treatment -- Update At #4


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I can't seem to post clickable links on GT anymore (and haven't had time to figure out why). So here it is in the old fashioned way.

From this site -- http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/hookworm-in-dogs -- I learned today that retreating for hooks in 3 weeks may not be soon enough. "Treatment should be repeated in one to two weeks, because the initial deworming activates encysted larvae and causes a new crop of adult worms to appear in 10 to 12 days."

That's what seems to have happened with Shane, who was treated about 10 days ago. This gives me courage to go ahead and retreat now. He's really suffering.

(Weird. It actually posted with a clickable link. Yay!)

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Mary with Jumper Jack (2/17/11) and angels Shane (PA's Busta Rime, 12/10/02 - 10/14/16) and Spencer (Dutch Laser, 11/25/00 - 3/29/13).

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You can't imagine how elated I am to report that that information above is correct AND it has led to 95% symptom reduction in one day! :mexi2 We all slept through the night, with no episodes at all.

Poor Shane has spent months with restlessness, panting (to the point of blue-grey tongue), and jumping up as if he'd been bitten by something. After one trip to the ER and two trips to specialists (an internist and a cardiologist, who recommended that a neurologist be the next step if pain meds didn't resolve the problem), we're retreating for worms and, voila!

I am so praying that this continues in the right direction. He's too old for this cr*p!

 

ETA: He does have significant pain from musculoskeletal problems, and the meds made a huge difference in that. But that was one thing, not all the things contributing to his distress.

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Mary with Jumper Jack (2/17/11) and angels Shane (PA's Busta Rime, 12/10/02 - 10/14/16) and Spencer (Dutch Laser, 11/25/00 - 3/29/13).

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