Adrenal Disease not Responding to Treatment Apr 4, 2020 9:15:04 GMT -5
Post by njcrouth on Apr 4, 2020 9:15:04 GMT -5
One of my buddies has adrenal disease and he is not responding to treatment.
First of all, he's only 3. He turned 3 in March.
He's always been an itchy fella'. Last fall, that very quickly turned into itching himself bald on his sides. He was also starting to show hind leg weakness. I took him for an implant. A month later, no change.
Took him back to the vet, and I'm pretty sure we tried a second implant. No change after 4 weeks.
We did an ultrasound and confirmed the glands were swollen. Discussed options. Put the poor boy through a very risky and tricky surgery. The vet was able to to cauterize a piece of the right adrenal gland. The left gland was not swollen enough for the vet to see and the right is by the Vena Cava.
About two weeks after the surgery, he started showing some improvement in his coat and his legs. It didn't last long though. We have another appointment schedule for this Wednesday as his legs are back to not working, he's got bald patches on his legs, and he's now urinating frequently and in small amounts.
My heart is just a mess over this. As I said above, he's only 3 years old. The poor boy has gotten less active because his legs are just garbage. He flops all over the place. He can't even go to the the bathroom properly.
I know part of the problem is that he's fat, but I don't know how to fix it because he's on raw whole animal grind and I only give him 3.6 oz total a day. I recently cut it back from 3.8 oz. I feel like if I give him any less I'm going to be starving him. My understanding was that males should eat 4-6 oz a day typically.
Has anyone experienced a case like this? What did you do? How did it turn out?