Taking him off the Pred didn't have good results.  Overnight, he's lost PCV and total protein and it's pointing back at AIHA.  He thinks he's fine though!
I'll see him this afternoon and get more results, but right now, I'm pretty bummed, after being totally thrilled yesterday.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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Taking him off the Pred didn't have good results.

Sorry to hear that, Janet. Is it possible there are other explanations for it? Would a specialist (internist maybe?) be able to shed better light?
Overnight, he's lost PCV and total protein and it's pointing back at AIHA.

Have they run the diagnostics for AIHA? You'd think that they would've done the Coomb's test at least. KSU College of Veterinary Medicine has apparently come up with an immunofluorescent assay for it as well (http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/dmp/service/immunology /)
He thinks he's fine though!

That's good news.
I'll see him this afternoon and get more results, but right now, I'm pretty bummed, after being totally thrilled yesterday.

I just hope everything turns out well for you and Franklin.

Suja
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Taking him off the Pred didn't have good results.  Overnight, he's lost PCV and total protein and it's pointing back at AIHA.  He thinks he's fine though! I'll see him this afternoon and get more results, but right now, I'm pretty bummed, after being totally thrilled yesterday.

Hope he's back on the pred asap. Fingers crossed. Will continue positive thoughts from 13,000 feet.
Have they run the diagnostics for AIHA? You'd think that they would've done the Coomb's test at least. KSU College of Veterinary Medicine has apparently come up with an immunofluorescent assay for it as well (http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/dmp/service/immunology /)

They've run everything they can think of, including Coombs. It was negative but apparently, it can be and still have AIHA. Basically, if he has AIHA, it's probably a more minor level of it than some dogs have, and/or we caught it early.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
On 2007-09-06 09:07:06 -0400, Janet Boss
I'm pretty bummed, after being totally thrilled yesterday

I can imagine. This kind of thing is such a roller-coaster...

Still sending positive energy to you & Franklin...
Would a specialist (internist maybe?) be able to shed better light?

They'll refer me if needed, I trust that. The owner of the hospital is evaluating the situation this morning, but one thing I like is the multiple vet approach, where they team discuss diagnosis and results.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Hope he's back on the pred asap.

He's back on it already. It's been a real rollercoaster.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
They'll refer me if needed, I trust that.

I'm sure. If it comes to that, I'd be happy to provide information about Khan's IM vet as well. I realize that Manassas is a bit of a haul for you, but according to our vet, she is world-class, certainly one of the best in the country.
Suja
I'd be happy to provide information about Khan's IM vet as well. I realize that Manassas is a bit of a haul for you, but according to our vet, she is world-class, certainly one of the best in the country.

Thanks! I've seen Mark Hitt with another dog:
http://www.atlanticvetintmed.com/vets.cfm and he's gotten glowing reports from every vet I've ever spoken to, but I'm open to referral!

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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