Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Incredible Disappearing Lumps (aka Lola Update)

Is it really only Tuesday? It's been one of those busy weeks already, but hopefully the rest of the week glides on by.  Lola & I just returned from a check up at the vet and all seems to be going well!  (if you missed any of our updates, click here

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Lola ~ January 1, 2013

The above picture was taken on New Year's Day, just 4 days after the second biopsy.  My  tired baby girl looks like a patchwork quilt, doesn't she (and that's just one side)? 

Last Monday, we started her on 30mg of prednisone, twice a day and our amazing vet suspected we would see results very quickly... especially if it was sterile granuloma, as she suspected.  A day later, I was already noticing some of the lumps getting smaller and by the end of the week, some had actually disappeared!  I am amazed! 

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Lola & Zeus ~ January 6, 2013
Dr. C was quite pleased this afternoon with the incredible disappearing lumps and said we could decrease her prednisone dose to 20mg, twice a day!  Yay!  I was a bit concerned when we put her on the scale and realized she lost 4 pounds in the past week, however prednisone can effect the muscles and Dr. C feels it is simply lost muscle mass.  It's sure as heck not because of any loss of appetite - in fact, that has most certainly increased (another prednisone side effect)! 

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Tut & Lola lounging ~ January 11, 2013
We have another follow up appointment with Dr. C in 2 weeks.  She said we will continue to slowly decrease her prednisone over the next 4 - 5 months, and the goal is to hopefully be able to wean her off it completely! 

Thank you to everyone for all the continued good vibes and crossed paws!  It truly means the world to all of us.

7 comments:

SissySees said...

Yay! I'm glad you had good results, quickly. Crossed paws for continued progress.

GOOSE said...

Woo Hoo. That is great! Good vibes being sent for everything to continue to go well.
Blessings,
Goose

Molly The Wally said...

Great news about Lola. We hope she will be off the steroids soon and paws crossed it will be for good. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Mollly

jen said...

Good news! Good news! So glad to read this!

Marjie said...

I'm happy that she's doing better. I know you're doing a happy dance!

Bubblesknits said...

I'm so very happy for y'all!!! I know you're relieved. :)

Life with Wrigs said...

We're trying to catch up on everyone's news. It's fabulous that Lola is doing well! Hurray!

Susan and Wrigs

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