Monday, October 12, 2009

An Addison's-related post

In a good way. Really, there's not a whole lot to tell. He's been very stable on his new 1mg of prednisone (down from 1.25mg).

Also, we've been slowly lowering his Percorten dose with the goal of getting him down to 1mL. We had our monthly shot yesterday - down to 1.2mL - and sent some blood off to check lytes (which would be 28-day) and liver/kidney function. I don't have the exact numbers just yet - I'm hoping to get them tonight when I pick up his pred refill - but the vet says things look "perfect".

If things continue this way as we drop his dose and if he remains stable on the 1mL we'll hopefully be able to switch to once-a-year bloodwork to test values. Which would be fabulous in many ways, including the bottom line of our pocketbook - lab and medication costs went up.

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