First I would like to do a great big shout out to Dr. Magnifico, Dr. Hubbard and all of the other vets along with her entire great and caring staff at JARRETTSVILLE VET on Norrisville Road!!! Each one has help me during some difficult times.
My daughter recently took her 2 year old bully mix to Jarrettsville Vet on a Sunday as her regular vet which is closer to her home was not open on Sundays. Dr. Magnifio took charge and again was wonderful. To make a somewhat long story short, Heidi was diagnosed with Addisons’ disease. It has now been about 5 weeks and the meds are not still what they need to be. The one blood level which indicates dehydration is still high and they keep slowly increasing her meds. Additionally, she has a a very bad frequent urination problem. She was removed off of predisone after maybe one or two weeks.
About one week ago, my daughter found what felt like a fatty tumor on her one side towards the back. Her vet aspirated it and blood was the only thing that came out. I was not there but my understanding was that they were not that concerned with it.
Well,now she has another larger lump between her shoulder blades. She is due for blood work again within the next week so she will have them check that one out too.
I want to be a good knowledgeable support person for my daughter and 2 grandchildren and it would help if I had a little information. Is there a relationship between Addison and growths or tumors? Is it a good thing that blood came from the aspiration or is that a bad thing. I just was to be prefer a little bit so any suggestions or ideas would be great apprciated.
I thank ALL OF YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS.
Take care, Sandy