Sneaky's latest ordeal

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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Red » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:11 am

The second biopsy results came back today and there are good news, for once. She has a "deep fungal infection caused by Dermatophytes" (not tinea) and it is non contagious. Dr Hall, the dermatologist who reviewed the results, said that her condition should not spread to the other toes as long as she remains on Terbinafibe and luckily we won't have to put her on Itraconazole. The treatment has to be at least two months, to make sure this fungus is gone. No cancer cells were detected with this biopsy either, and if this continue to be treated there is a 99% success rate.We can't give her any anti inflammatory drug because it would be a problem in conjunction with the anti fungal drug, which is why her toe is still swollen and red, and her activity has to be limited to avoid farther inflammation. As of right now the risk or her loosing her toe while under treatment should be non existent.

What the Dr. thinks happened is that something got under her toe or nail bed through a crack in the nail or cut, and made its way up on her toe. This fungus lives on soil so who knows where she got it, so many possibilities. Dr. Hall, who comes from the East, said that while this is unusual she has seen cases like this in her area. I hope this is it for this whole ordeal and hopefully we'll get rid of the nasty thing soon.

Her toe today:

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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby trexgorawrrrrr » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:14 am

So happy to hear good news for Sneaky!

Hang in there :)
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Murfins » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:08 am

Wonderful update! :nana:
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby nic » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:44 am

Thank goodness!!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Nichole » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:32 am

Her toe looks soooooo much better!!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:53 am

Good to hear that Sneaky is on the mend! :thumbsup:
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby dogs4jen » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:53 am

I'm glad to hear the good news! Good luck limiting her activity! lol
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby turtle » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:28 am

Red wrote:I took this video yesterday, after I decided that she needed to be let loose in the yard for at least 5 minutes. Either that or we were both going to be insane.The toe is not broken and she was going to be cleaned up good after going outside so I said screw it. She was so happy and, of course, she tried to get into the kiddie pool.



That video is a hoot.... She's like a rubber ball, bounce bounce bounce.

I am glad she is doing better and that you now have a handle on what is going on with her toe. What an odd thing, it is not anything I have ever heard of. At least it is not contagious!
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Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby mtlu » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:30 am

I'm glad there are finally some answers and also that it won't spread more on Sneaky or to the other dogs!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby FBODGRL » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:33 am

mtlu wrote:I'm glad there are finally some answers and also that it won't spread more on Sneaky or to the other dogs!



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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby ewwies » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:55 pm

So glad to read a positive update! Hopefully things will continue to be positive for you, Scott & the animals!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby HappyPuppy » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:02 pm

Hooray for a more concrete diagnosis and no cancer cells!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby PitBull-Lady » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:36 pm

That is some AWESOME news! ...but I can't read Dermatophytes without thinking about this

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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby lilangel » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:45 pm

eww. glad she is looking so much better!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Odnarb » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:46 pm

What a great update!

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