Winter

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carolejon58
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Location: Wales
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Pet name: Winter

Winter

Post by carolejon58 » 02 Sep 2018, 04:44

Hi Everyone, I haven't posted for a long time three years since diagnosis have just flown by. Winter is still doing well has had a problem with shedding the bowel lining a few times but has recovered, keeping her weight at 7.80kg. Sadly we lost our Willow in April with Renal and liver failure was only 8yrs.Our Blenheim Whisper is fine and we have a new adopted Cav X Nova age 18mths. Hope everyone's pups are doing well (hope you all remember us). Still so grateful for all the help I was given.
Winter. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel aged 9yrs diagnosed three yrs ago. 25/06/15
CTLI TLI 1.01 Folate 12.8 Cobalamin 150
Chemeyes Enzyme Powder
Chemeyes B12 with Intrinsic factor.
Food. Forthglade Complete Wet Food Grain Free
Trinfac
Coconut oil 1tsp daily
Prebiotic Protexin Bio
Weight. Start 5.57kgs now 7.80kgs
Oxetetrycyclene when needed
Carole (UK)

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Jean
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Re: Winter

Post by Jean » 02 Sep 2018, 05:33

Hi Carol

I cannot believe this, I was going to email you today

Kara has had issues with bowel shedding, and the bowel apparently is the fastest to recover, as per my vet

I am so sad to hear your news, but delighted you have openned your heart, and home again, bless you

we are also grateful you joined with us in our quest against EPI misunderstanding

Love

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 use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

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


Jeanx

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jilbert57
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Re: Winter

Post by jilbert57 » 02 Sep 2018, 09:31

Carol, good to hear from you!
It is nice when folks who have been dealing with EPI and are getting along check in. It gives new folks hope they too can stabilize their pets.
I am so sorry to hear you lost Willow, but glad you found it in your heart to adopt another.
Take care!
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 13, TJ is a 4 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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Madelon
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Re: Winter

Post by Madelon » 02 Sep 2018, 12:43

Hi Carol - it's sooooo good to hear from you. I've been thinking about you a lot lately as the rescue group I volunteer with rescued some King Charles Cavalier Spaniels. I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to your little Willow - it's never easy. Glad to hear that Winter is doing well overall. Would love to see some updated pictures when you have time :)
MADELON and Doc. DX EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
Test Results: (1st) 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; (2nd) 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; (3rd) 10/2015 TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4. Prior to DX: May 2014 (2mos) - DX coccidia/bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Dx SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May 2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop. Regimen: 4 cups Sport Dog Food Elite Herding - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 1/2tsp Slippery Elm 2xday; Multivitamin; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Salmon Oil

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Olesia711
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Re: Winter

Post by Olesia711 » 02 Sep 2018, 15:13

Hi Carole,

Of course we remember you and your 3 pups, Winter, Willow & Whisper......
Image (if i remember correctly, Willow is on the far left, Winter on top and Whisper on the right???)
..... i am so sorry you had to say goodbye to Willow.. that must have broken your heart.... and Winter & WHisper's too, as they look like they were all close to each other......

So glad you to hear that you adopted another, do Winter and Whisper like the new addition???
Sorry that Winter had to deal with the bowel lining shedding, when it happened to Jean's Kara... she posted a picture of it... and OMG it looked horrible- -i can't even imagine how terrible it must make the dog feel having that happen on the inside ....but thank goodness Winter is feeling better now.

Carole, if you want/can, post a pic of the new puppy, we would love to see :)
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Olesia, was owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.. Izzy passed away on February 13, 2020 at 15 years old. She lived with EPI for 13+1/2 years. It was because of Izzy that Epi4Dogs was started... she was the inspiration. May her legacy of helping others with EPI continue for as long as needed.........

carolejon58
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Pet name: Winter

Re: Winter

Post by carolejon58 » 02 Sep 2018, 16:57

Hi Olesia, So glad you remember us thanks for your reply, will try to put a photo on of Nova and yes they do get on fine Winter was reserved in the beginning but Willow was her buddy she let's her sleep cuddled up to her now. Whisper is the one she follows he is used to it now have had Nova 8 wks but she is very scared of everything. Hope your pups are doing well.
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Winter. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel aged 9yrs diagnosed three yrs ago. 25/06/15
CTLI TLI 1.01 Folate 12.8 Cobalamin 150
Chemeyes Enzyme Powder
Chemeyes B12 with Intrinsic factor.
Food. Forthglade Complete Wet Food Grain Free
Trinfac
Coconut oil 1tsp daily
Prebiotic Protexin Bio
Weight. Start 5.57kgs now 7.80kgs
Oxetetrycyclene when needed
Carole (UK)

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Madelon
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Re: Winter

Post by Madelon » 02 Sep 2018, 23:48

Thanks for posting the pictures - they are absolutely adorable. I hope Nova comes out of her shell once she realizes she's in the best home ever with the best mom ever. Doc sends kisses
MADELON and Doc. DX EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
Test Results: (1st) 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; (2nd) 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; (3rd) 10/2015 TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4. Prior to DX: May 2014 (2mos) - DX coccidia/bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Dx SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May 2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop. Regimen: 4 cups Sport Dog Food Elite Herding - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 1/2tsp Slippery Elm 2xday; Multivitamin; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Salmon Oil

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Jean
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Re: Winter

Post by Jean » 03 Sep 2018, 02:49

lovely pics Carol

i takes time to be in the "gang", but they look lovely together

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 use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

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


Jeanx

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jilbert57
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Re: Winter

Post by jilbert57 » 03 Sep 2018, 09:39

Carol, your pack is beautiful! Our latest Jack is afraid of a lot of things also, takes daily work for sure to get them used to the big scary world. Thanks for the picture.
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 13, TJ is a 4 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: Winter

Post by Riley's Mom » 03 Sep 2018, 10:02

Of course we remember you! Once a part of the Epi4Dogs family......
Sorry about your loss, they are never here long enough. Glad your new member is settling in!
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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