My Nikki :(

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Michaela
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Pet name: Nikki
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My Nikki :(

Post by Michaela » 25 Aug 2019, 10:34

I am pretty certain that we are dealing with perianal fistulas now on top of everything else and I'm devastated. She is such sweet girl and doesn't deserve this at all.

Tomorrow I'm calling Texas A&M to get her seen at Dermatology to see what our treatment options are.

Nikki's birthday is in November and she will be ten years old. Just the other day I was asking myself how many years we have left together...guess I got my answer.

This is so unfair and in the end I won't let her suffer. I can't stop crying, my heart is broken.
Nikki was diagnosed with EPI in 2010
Royal Canin PD canned
Slippery Elm syrup for stomach issues
1 1/4 tsp Pan-Tenex enzymes with each meal
Weekly B12 shots, pills didn't work for her
Tylan for life

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Jean
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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Jean » 25 Aug 2019, 10:37

I know how you are feeling trust me

what makes you think she has PF
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

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Michaela
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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Michaela » 25 Aug 2019, 10:44

Long story Jean that started with her infected anal glands a few years ago. Once they were removed she started licking the area every day. They thought maybe it was from scar tissue bothering her. Took her to Texas A&M and the Dermatologist said it could be from scar tissue or perianal fistulas that haven't broken through the skin yet.

Earlier this week she was really going at it and I found a quarter size spot of blood on her bed, which never happened before. She has been wearing her cone to prevent further damage back there and this morning when I checked her there was blood all the way around her anus. Also last night when I tried to apply her ointment she showed pain which is not normal for her.
Nikki was diagnosed with EPI in 2010
Royal Canin PD canned
Slippery Elm syrup for stomach issues
1 1/4 tsp Pan-Tenex enzymes with each meal
Weekly B12 shots, pills didn't work for her
Tylan for life

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Jean
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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Jean » 25 Aug 2019, 10:51

i remember the infected gland issue, and it could be scar tissue, are there any worms or fleas anywhere around her bottom

have a look at this

https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/perianal-fistulas

does it look anything like it

Jeanx
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

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Michaela
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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Michaela » 25 Aug 2019, 11:01

No worms or fleas that I know of.

It's not that bad yet but the pain and bleeding are sure signs, considering her history. I will also take her to her regular vet to see if there is anything we can do while waiting to take her to A&M.
Nikki was diagnosed with EPI in 2010
Royal Canin PD canned
Slippery Elm syrup for stomach issues
1 1/4 tsp Pan-Tenex enzymes with each meal
Weekly B12 shots, pills didn't work for her
Tylan for life

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Jean
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Location: South Liverpool
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Pet name: Kara, lost 10th May 2019
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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Jean » 25 Aug 2019, 11:07

will she let you touch her around her anus
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by jilbert57 » 25 Aug 2019, 11:09

I can't help but I am sorry to hear!

Jill
My name is Jill and we live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. We currently have one pup. TJ is a 5 year old Jack Russell.

Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.
He lived from 6/99 - 8/2014

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.

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Michaela
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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Michaela » 25 Aug 2019, 11:22

Jean: I haven't tried to put any ointment there since last night when she showed pain, I will try again in a little while. I have some pain meds at home and will give her some also.

Jill: Thank you
Nikki was diagnosed with EPI in 2010
Royal Canin PD canned
Slippery Elm syrup for stomach issues
1 1/4 tsp Pan-Tenex enzymes with each meal
Weekly B12 shots, pills didn't work for her
Tylan for life

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Jean
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Location: South Liverpool
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My name: Jean

Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Jean » 25 Aug 2019, 11:41

we have this over here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudocrem

if you can get something similar

please dont give up hope,but having lost Kara to DM in May I totaly understand

jx
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

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Michaela
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Re: My Nikki :(

Post by Michaela » 25 Aug 2019, 12:23

Jean: I'm sure we have something similar. For now I am using her Protopic again until we see the Dermatologist.

Just put some on and she does not want me touching her...poor girl :(
Nikki was diagnosed with EPI in 2010
Royal Canin PD canned
Slippery Elm syrup for stomach issues
1 1/4 tsp Pan-Tenex enzymes with each meal
Weekly B12 shots, pills didn't work for her
Tylan for life

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