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    I've re-posted this as I think I screwed up the first time, sorry

    I may be the person Deerhound is referring to, I have done everything I can with my girl, the Colchine and the Metam every day to no avail. She is still very lame, but I have got her to keep eating, (if i sit on the floor with her most of the time & feed her roast chicken), her blood test came back with no kidney damage which is a blessing, but she does have protein deposits in the joints which explains the lamesness. The vet I have in Shepparton is pretty switched on with the breed, another blessing as there arent many around, and my local vets are just useless. They have their arms up cows bums most of the time & I dont think they had even seen a shar-pei before I took Geisha in. Any more suggestions as to what I can do to help my poor girl would be greatfully received. I have been on a few forums but prefer to stick to an Aussie one. I have received a reply to the e.mail I sent to Dr. Vidt, so I have done lots of research. Maybe something I have missed???

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    I still have a very lame Geisha, and am still giving her the Colchicine & Metacam every day, she is no worse but certainly isnt much better either. Is there anything else I can use? Her appetite is good & there are no problems with her weeing, its just dam cruel watching her struggle to get up and manage getting down 2 small steps to go outside.

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    Crikey PL, your poor Geisha!!! Hopefully one of the Pei rescue girls will be able to help. She has suffered a long time now.
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    I think everyone has exhausted them selves with me DR, I'm going to ring the vet again and suggest maybe an xray this time, she cant continue like this.

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    I guess not. Enough is enough...must be something that can be done.
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    The weird thing about this is that she is eating & drinking well, all bodily functions are fine, its only the struggle to get up and then walk thats the problem. A comparison to Russell as far as medication is concerned, he has morphine for pain, she has metacam, he has zyloprim (gout tablet) as an after chemo med, she has Colchicine,(gout tablet), he has problems with constipation he gets 30 mls of duralax (or similar), she gets 10 mls, altho she has started pooing on her own. When Russell was first diagnosed 12 months ago, Geisha would stay on the bed with him all day, and smell his breath, she knew he was sick, its like they are in sympathy with each other.

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