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TubeSteve
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PostSubject: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyThu Mar 13, 2014 1:53 am

Hi everyone,
We are having some troubling times here at home. Loki is going to be tested tomorrow for a liver shunt. He has lost nearly all mobility functions and is extremely lethargic. The things I have found to read online have been nothing but saddening. Looking for any info/ stories for some guidance and/or hope.

Thank you all,
Scott
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyThu Mar 13, 2014 8:54 am

I'm so sorry to hear about this with Loki. I'm not experienced with this at all, but I really wish you both the best. I hope he can recover and live a normal life.
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyThu Mar 13, 2014 9:22 am

I don't have any experience with this either, but I'm hoping for the best for you and Loki.
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Male Join date : 2012-11-20
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyThu Mar 13, 2014 9:33 am

Goodluck! I hope eveyrything turns out ok!
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyThu Mar 13, 2014 1:57 pm

So sorry to hear about Loki. I hope they find out what is wrong with him and are able to help him.

I did find this article. I hope it gives you some insight.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/02/01/liver-shunts-disease-in-pet-dogs.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyThu Mar 13, 2014 2:40 pm

I have no info on liver shunts but I really hope things get better. I'll be keeping you guys in my thoughts.
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyFri Mar 14, 2014 5:53 am

thank you ll for the support. Waiting for one test to get back. If it comes back negative for liver shunts there is the possibility of Alaskan Husky Encephalopathy. This would be worse than the liver shunts unfortunately, so no I just dont know what to do but pray. Thank you all.
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyFri Mar 14, 2014 10:06 am

Praying for you and Loki! My heart just breaks for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyFri Mar 14, 2014 7:16 pm

Hey Scott. I'm so sorry to hear about your Loki, and I totally understand sitting there and praying for the lesser of evils. We've been through hell and back with our Shadow who has canine hydrocephalus. If it is a shunt, I knew of some folks on a Cocker Spaniel forum I kept up with for a while, and they had a female who actually recovered from it. Keep up with the research, and I'll see what I can dig up as well. Have you gotten answers yet? I'm on a business trip right now and a bit slow to respond to stuff, but I'll see if I can't find the thread on that Cocker forum tonight.

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PostSubject: Re: Liver Shunts   Liver Shunts EmptyTue Mar 18, 2014 8:59 pm

Thank you for all the help and prayers. We finally got word back from our vet today that it is not a shunt. His liver is functioning perfectly. Now it seems to just be a waiting game and mutliple tests to see what may help him bounce back.
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