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    Uncontrolled EPI
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    zeevmiller posted:
    On 04/16 our dog was diagnosed with EPI. she started the enzyme powder and everything was good, she started to gain weight, her fur become shiny and the poop was dry and formed.In 06/16 she got spayed and since then until today (07/24/16), she has uncontrolled diarrhea.Food is the same, amount of powder is the same.She is with a specialist that said he is running out of options. he tried 2 types of steroids, antibiotics, nothing helps.Blood tests all came back normal.She had an exploratory surgery on 07/20/16, looking for obstruction in her bowels. no success.They did found that her bowel wall is thickened and she has inflamed lymph nodes and a full thickness biopsy was taken. (we are currently waiting for results). They also noticed that she almost does not have pancreas at all (fits the EPI, but they could not understand how she is not diabetic.)
    Dog at this stage of course losing weight again, very weak and we are very worried she is not going to make it.PLEASE HELP! meds:Prednisone 0.8ml twice a day (currently on hold after the surgery)PancreaPlus powder 1/4 teaspoon 3 times a day)


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