Kikki

Kikki
Pic taken after my first round of tests

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kikki has almost received $1000!!!!!


Wow thanks to everyone who has donated, Kikki is almost up to her first thousand dollars. So far she has raised $975.67!!

Also Kikki has started back on her medication today, so far so good (fingers crossed) I'm hoping that she doesn't become sick again on them, if she does then she has to be taken straight to the vet for another blood test and to lower the dose.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

OMG

Just wanted to put a post up to say that GRAEME WENN is awesome. Thanks for your $500 donation!!!! i'm speechless :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

day 2 on Trilostane


Not good news, Kikki has some of the rare side affects and we have had to pull her off the treatment for a couple of days until she is better. She has been vomiting a bit and well sorry to gross you out but green stools.

Vet said if it gets any worse during the night, she will have to be taken to an emergency veterinary clinic. He believes that she will settle and be fine as she ate all her dinner.

In a couple of days we will put her back on the medication and see if it makes her sick again. If it does then we have to either change the dose or the medication.

Kikki is laying by my computer chair as i type this and she has indeed improved and i would safely say back to her happy self.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ben your a superstar!!!

I would like to say a massive thankyou to Ben Breeze who has donated a whopping big $100 to kikki's cause.............. i will never be able to thankyou enough for your generosity and kindness xoxoxox

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A big thanks for Kikki's first big donation

I just wanted to thank Les Brown who donated a whopping $50 to Kikki's cause. Words will never be able to express how thankful i am :)

Also since launching this page late Saturday night, Kikki has received $102.45!! (now andy has to match that bringing it to ($204.90) a big thanks to those who donated :)

Keep spreading her page and i'm sure this will grow.

RESULTS OF ULTRASOUND

Well Kikki's scan has confirmed that yes she has cushings disease and that it is the "Adrenal Gland Tumor" form. Only 15% of dogs diagnoses with cushings disease has this one. Removal of the tumor will CURE her!!!! which is very good news, but it is going to cost between $3000-$4000 and there is a 10-20% mortality rate. If the surgery isn't done there is a very high risk that the tumor will turn cancerous and spread eventually killing her, and i've been told that this wouldn't take long to happen if left untreated.

So now kikki is on some strong medication called Trilostane (vetoryl) to help prepare her for surgery.

Here is some infor on the drug

Trilostane is a newer, very promising drug to treat both PDH and to treat adrenocortical tumors. It appears to have fewer and less-severe side-effects than mitotane. Initially, trilostane was thought of as a once-a-day drug but recent research indicates that a lower dose and increased frequency of dosing may substantially decrease the incidence of side effects. Treatment with trilostane results in reduction of both cortisol and aldosterone; although the reduction in cortisol usually is more marked than the reduction in aldosterone. Clinical response includes a reduction in clinical signs such as polydypsia, polyuria, polyphagia, panting, increased activity level, improved coat quality and skin condition.
The dosage and frequency of administration may need to be adjusted during the treatment period. The time required for response to therapy is about a month, which is similar to the time required for response to mitotane. The management and treatment of PDH requires regular monitoring of adreno-cortical hormone levels. Urine cortisol-to-urine creatinine ratio and urine specific-gravity may be used to evaluate the treatment response.


Kikki will start this drug towards the end of next week after her last set of blood tests.

I will keep you all updated :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

UPDATE

For every dollar that is donated, my boyfriend has offered to match it because he loves Kikki so much also.

Wow i can't believe it, i have a wonderful loving boyfriend :) Means alot that he wants to help.

Hi all

I would like to first thankyou for visiting my blog and ask that you please leave a donation and pass my blog onto anyone and everyone you know that love animals as much as i do and as much as i love my little girl Kikki.