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  • Tanya Elder
    Hi everyone! (And thanks, Lisa, for the list of supplements!) So, Zanzibar s new vet clinic is amazing! The vet consulted with an internal medicine specialist,
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2005
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      Hi everyone!

      (And thanks, Lisa, for the list of supplements!)

      So, Zanzibar's new vet clinic is amazing! The vet consulted with an
      internal medicine specialist, who's going to consult with a
      cardiologist... something my vet (since 1998!) didn't even bother
      doing! Ugh.

      Anyway, I don't know what the cardiologist said yet; the new vet went
      out of town, and a partner is taking over for Zanzi right now. But,
      from what I understand, Zanzi's liver wasn't doing well on the
      diltiazem, and she's now on Denosyl and milk thistle to try and bring
      her liver up to par. On that note, she's also got a kidney problem of
      some sort (they don't know what yet), as she isn't concentrating her
      urine properly at the moment.

      The internal specialist wants to now do an US on her abdomen, to see
      what's up with the kidneys. But the US person is out of town until
      the 13th. Zanzi's potassium is low, and I have to start giving her
      potassium supplementation.

      Zanzi is not eating as much as she should. I've been giving her
      slippery elm in baby food, and I think she thinks that's the best
      thing since chopped liver. So, i'm going to have cut down on that.
      She's really small now, but up and about, and seems relatively happy.
      I can't wait to start her on her heart meds again, though. It's been
      three days w/o heart meds right now. I ordered the nattokinase, but
      me and the UPS guy can't get our acts together right now to drop the
      package off.

      Anyway, my vet has an "End of Life Support Group" that I'm going to
      go to tonight. Not that Zanzi IS at the end of life (I'm going to
      assume she's going to live 40 years... :) ), but I'm so worried about
      her all the time, and I have to calm down. The group also helps
      support people with sick animals, not just ones who may be passing
      on. I need others to speak with about this, folks who understand.
      Thanks also to this list for that, as I ramble on about my little one.

      I appreciate it.

      Tanya and Zanzibar
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