Kara

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Jean
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Kara

Post by Jean » 14 May 2019, 12:59

its with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that we lost her to Degenerative Myelopathy on 10th May

EPI was stable to the end

Love

Jean
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 use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

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


Jeanx

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Re: Kara

Post by Barb » 14 May 2019, 14:00

Dear Jean,

I know how heartbreaking this is. Our hearts are with you. Kara has been a vital presence here on the Forum. for many years. She and Kolby were diagnosed around the same time When one of us has to say goodbye to our pup, we all feel the pain. We hope that in sharing your pain, it will lessen it a bit for you. Sending light and love and hugs.

You were a gift to her and she is always your gift, with you forever.


Barb

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jilbert57
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Post by jilbert57 » 14 May 2019, 14:47

Jean, Kara will always be in all of our hearts. Hugs to you and Derek.
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 12 yrs young. TJ is a 3 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Post by Judith » 15 May 2019, 08:22

I'm so sorry Jean. Kara will always be in your heart. She and you have helped so many EPI dogs. Hugs
Nate and Raymi's mom
Nate 4 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi
EPI, typical Addison's disease and epilepsy
TLI 2.0 June 2016
Chemeyes enzyme capsules
Hydroxocobalamin injections weekly
0.5mg prednisolone daily for Addison's
Percorten-V/Zycortal injection every 28 days for Addison's
Zonisamide 2x for epilepsy

Raymi 6 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Allergic to chicken and turkey

Eats Canine Caviar Venison kibble 3x

Nate and Raymi happily live in Bogotá, Colombia and Dover, Delaware.

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Olesia711
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Post by Olesia711 » 15 May 2019, 16:38

Jean,

I am so so sorry that you had to say goodbye to Kara. She was your baby and it hurts so much when they leave us.
She was an integral part of our family for so many years......Please know that her essence will go on and continue to be a part of Epi4Dogs..................

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Olesia, owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.3, Doing great 12+ years later! Once stable at 3+ months, was able to reduce enzymes to only 1/2 tsp of Enzymes (use EnzymeDiane's 6x) with each cup of food, but as she aged- -had to go back 1 tsp enzymes per cup of food. Fed various grain-free kibble+real meat, 6x pancreatin enzymes from EnzymeDiane., gave 1 tsp of coconut oil / fish oil daily .... until she developed Diabetes and she now cannot tolerate higher fat foods. Currently feed an 80% home-made diet of sweet potato, a lean meat/fish, 1/3 of a raw egg, fat free cottage cheese, fish oil+vitamins and bone meal with 20% Annamaet Lean & Grain Free kibble. This combo has regulated her Diabetes (takes Vetsulin) and EPI and is very well managed. In Feb 2013, Izzy developed a very serious condition called IMHA which she (thankfully) beat and is now in remission. This is when we discovered that she also developed Diabetes & Low Thyroid. Izzy was able to receive excellent care because of the generosity of folks on Epi4dogs! Izzy continues to wake up every day full of joy. I am not a vet. All of my suggestions/recommendations are based on personal experiences, observations, information gleaned from EPI researchers & pet parents alike, and EPI research. Please share with your vet everything we suggest.

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Riley's Mom
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Re: Kara

Post by Riley's Mom » 18 May 2019, 17:47

Oh Jean, you have been on my mind and in my heart a lot lately. I know how difficult her loss is.
Sending strength across the miles.
Elisabeth

Riley is a 10 year old Labradoodle. She was diagnosed with EPI in 2014.
She currently eats Taste of the Wild, I cup in the morning, 2 cups in the evening, each meal with 1 Wonderlabs B12 sprinkled over her dinner. Enzymes are EnzymeDiane, 1 tsp per cup of food, mixed in home made bone broth. No other supplements or meds at this time.
Riley currently weighs about 44 pounds, which is pretty heavy for her.

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Jean
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Re: Kara

Post by Jean » 23 May 2019, 05:09

thank you all for your kind words, and I am sorry I havent been around since

we joined this forum in September 2010, Kara wasnt expected to make it, but my vet was determined she would, and she did, I have met some wonderful people here, and have made very close long term friends

anyone who joins has a wonderful support network of EPI, and related, or not related issues, our founder Olesia has a very wide knowledge of various issues and has always been on hand to impart , and share that knowledge

I will be around again in a few days

until then, much love to all


Jean

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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 use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

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


Jeanx

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Re: Kara

Post by jilbert57 » 23 May 2019, 09:12

You take care on the homefront Jean. Take your time🤗
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 12 yrs young. TJ is a 3 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Re: Kara

Post by Barb » 25 May 2019, 08:32

You have voiced what we all feel about this Forum and the help we have all received here.

Our hearts are with you. Take as long as you need.

Barb

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