My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Go down

My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Amanda T on Mon Sep 11 2017, 12:33

Hi, I am new to the site and found it while searching about my girls symptoms.
I have 2 staffies 1 girl who is 12 and 1 boy who is nearly 10. Both of them have been with us since 8 weeks old.
My beautiful girl has recently been at the vets for several symptoms and our vet thinks
She may have cushings. Bloodworks and urine tests suggest this. On Wednesday she is having a scan and I think it's a ACHT test? To confirm the cushings. The vet has also called me to say the bloodworks show increased liver enzymes.
This weekend she has had yellow, mucus diaroeah. We are so worried as a family that we are going to lose her.
My boy Stafford is also pushing her around a bit.
Any advice from other owners who have experienced this? I just want to know as much as I can good or bad.
Thanks

Amanda T
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Location : Surrey/Hampshire UK
Dogs Name(s) : MORGAN & MARLEY
Dog(s) Ages : 12 & 10
Dog Gender(s) : Boy & Girl
Join date : 2017-09-11
Support total : 0
Posts : 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by -Ian- on Mon Sep 11 2017, 20:13

Hi Amanda, welcome to the forum.

Sorry to read that you're all going through tough times, I can't offer any practical advice unfortunately but please do let us know how you get on. Flo and me have fingers crossed for you.


Staffy-Bull-Terrier Online Community
Meet the forum staff - Who's Who
Please read the forum rules - Click Here.

avatar
-Ian-
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Admin
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Admin

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Male
Age : 51
Location : Surrey
Dogs Name(s) : Anything, she's Deaf !
Dog(s) Ages : About 12 maybe
Dog Gender(s) : Girl
Join date : 2014-01-31
Support total : 2823
Posts : 22249

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Amanda T on Mon Sep 11 2017, 20:43

Thank you so much

Amanda T
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Location : Surrey/Hampshire UK
Dogs Name(s) : MORGAN & MARLEY
Dog(s) Ages : 12 & 10
Dog Gender(s) : Boy & Girl
Join date : 2017-09-11
Support total : 0
Posts : 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Jannerstaff on Mon Sep 11 2017, 20:51

Hi there, New here myself and sadly lost two staffies in the last year.

I am an avid believer in using garlic tablets to help purify the blood and rid mites, ticks , worms etc and can only suggest trying it . It should not affect her in anyway, but may do some good. best wishes for your girl X

Janner
avatar
Jannerstaff
Regular Staffy-bull-terrier Member
Regular Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Age : 51
Location : Cornwall
Relationship Status : Married
Dogs Name(s) : George
Dog(s) Ages : 2 years
Dog Gender(s) : Male
Join date : 2017-09-10
Support total : 6
Posts : 15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Jenc on Mon Sep 11 2017, 21:02

Hi from me & Katy, I hope your girl is ok please let us know how she gets on Pics of your 2 would be nice Big Grin


Staffy-Bull-Terrier Online Community
Meet the forum staff - Who's Who
Please read the forum rules - Click Here.

avatar
Jenc
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Global Mod
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Global Mod

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Age : 46
Location : Sedlescombe
Relationship Status : Married
Dogs Name(s) : Katy
Dog(s) Ages : 9/10/12
Dog Gender(s) : Female
Join date : 2013-01-30
Support total : 689
Posts : 5166

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by gillybrent on Tue Sep 12 2017, 17:38

Hi & welcome.

a lady i work with had a spaniel with cushings. she was 9 years old when diagnosed, and was on medication for the rest if her life.

unfortunately the treatment, although effective, can have side effects, and the spaniel was pts at age 11 because tge side effects had a bad effect on her quality of life.

gillybrent
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 52
Join date : 2014-03-21
Support total : 257
Posts : 1258

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Amanda T on Wed Sep 13 2017, 16:36

Good news! No tumours

Amanda T
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Location : Surrey/Hampshire UK
Dogs Name(s) : MORGAN & MARLEY
Dog(s) Ages : 12 & 10
Dog Gender(s) : Boy & Girl
Join date : 2017-09-11
Support total : 0
Posts : 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Mistys Mum on Wed Sep 13 2017, 16:37

That's fantastic news!! So happy for you.


Staffy-Bull-Terrier Online Community
Meet the forum staff - Who's Who
Please read the forum rules - Click Here.

avatar
Mistys Mum
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Global Mod
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Global Mod

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 39
Location : Surrey
Relationship Status : Married
Dogs Name(s) : Misty
Dog(s) Ages : 16 months
Dog Gender(s) : Female
Join date : 2015-04-02
Support total : 463
Posts : 2346

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by gillybrent on Wed Sep 13 2017, 18:26

Amanda T wrote:Good news! No tumours

Good news - any news about the cushings?

gillybrent
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 52
Join date : 2014-03-21
Support total : 257
Posts : 1258

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Amanda T on Wed Sep 13 2017, 22:25

She had the ACTH test and we get the results on fri/Sat.
It is very likely that she does have it though. It is an expensive test to have. The bill today for the scan and ACTH test was £500! I have her insured though. Last week the bill was £160. Been an expensive 9 days!

Amanda T
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Location : Surrey/Hampshire UK
Dogs Name(s) : MORGAN & MARLEY
Dog(s) Ages : 12 & 10
Dog Gender(s) : Boy & Girl
Join date : 2017-09-11
Support total : 0
Posts : 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Amanda T on Thu Sep 14 2017, 18:45

Vets have spoken with us today and she has come bk as positive for cushings disease

Amanda T
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Location : Surrey/Hampshire UK
Dogs Name(s) : MORGAN & MARLEY
Dog(s) Ages : 12 & 10
Dog Gender(s) : Boy & Girl
Join date : 2017-09-11
Support total : 0
Posts : 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Mia05 on Wed Sep 20 2017, 01:48

Sorry to read this amanda
avatar
Mia05
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Support Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Support Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 36
Location : Scotland
Relationship Status : Single
Dogs Name(s) : Mia
Dog(s) Ages : 2005-2016 rip mia
Dog Gender(s) : Female
Join date : 2014-07-20
Support total : 1304
Posts : 24363

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by gillybrent on Wed Sep 20 2017, 08:46

oh, that's a shame.

but many dogs live quite happily on the medication. i'm sure your vet will talk you through it.

gillybrent
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 52
Join date : 2014-03-21
Support total : 257
Posts : 1258

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My 12 year old lady is unwell!

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum