NeylasMom Posted July 13, 2016 Share Posted July 13, 2016 After ruling out some other treatments options, and trying palliative radiation that unfortunately did not provide the pain relief we had hoped, we have settled on oral pain meds, weekly massage with a physical therapist and Zoledronate for pain management for Zuri. This has been working well and I have a happy bouncing boy who is acting like himself, eating well and playing with his toys daily. Unfortunately before we did the second Zoledronate treatment we noticed that his kidney values were creeping up. The Zoledronate carries a risk of kidney side effects, but because controlling Zuri's pain is our priority we went ahead with it and hoped for the best. That was 2 weeks ago. Yesterday, we redid blood work and results show a BUN that is up 2 more points, but his creatinine has dropped 0.2. I'm waiting for the vet to call to discuss, but this seems to indicate to me things may have stagnated or are at the very least moving very very slowly. I wouldn't dare hope things are actually improving, more that there are slight variations from the machine/lab used, but all in all I think this is very good news. This gives me hope that we may be able to continue to repeat Zoledronate treatments for a while. I know things can change on a dime, but I was really expecting the results to have increased significantly so today, we are celebrating. The rest of the blood work looked good as well. I had been slightly concerned about his various blood counts trending downward, maybe indicating that he was becoming anemic, but they were all up this time. Quote Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart "The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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