RIP Little Man you will always be in our hearts

Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 20, 2016

Called today to get results of Little Man's blood work, while his white count is back to normal range his liver went higher and his kidneys are having problems.

Had to take him in to get sub-q fluids to help flush his system of toxins, vitamin B-12 shot, also he now has an ulcer in his eye and needed antibiotic cream 3 times a day. dropped his prednisolone in half so we can wean him off it completely, put him on K/D for liver which goes with his liver enzymes that he has once a day.

Have to take him back Sat. and Sunday for B-12 and sub-q fluids. Some things are looking better and others not so good.This is a long process to get his medications right.


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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 18, 2016

My vet just called after speaking with NC university about the PV and stated that this treatment would not help him. this is used for PF. They said what we are doing is the best course of treatment. Blood test results will come back tomorrow and we will see how his white count and liver is doing among other things.

Please keep him in your prayers.

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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 18, 2016

I have been doing lots of research on Pemphigus Vulgaris and came up with University of NC that has been working with this new oral pulse therapy for treatment.

went to the vet today to get more blood work with results tomorrow morning. My vet is calling them to see how this treatment works and pricing. He was happy to see that he looked much better and there was no sores in his mouth, just a few on his ears and still on his shoulder. Yesterday he was in high sprites but was not eating. Will keep updating as things progress.

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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 16, 2016

I'm researching everything that i can to help Little Man. Came across this new treatment for another type of pemphigus, checking into finding out if it could help. oral steroid pulses (that is a very high dose for only 3 days) followed by lower daily doses. This treatment approach has now been shown by our team to induce lesion remission more often and more rapidly than with traditional steroid immunosuppressive protocols.

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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 11, 2016

Little Man is feeling sick today. I think its the after effects of that one drug that the vet told me to take him off.

Hard to get him to eat. I gave him baby beef but he only ate 1 tablespoon. So i gave him nausea medicine and an hour later he ate another tablespoon.

I went to the store and picked up some stew beef and carrots cooked them up, he ate the stew beef and left the carrots. but he did eat something..

Forgot to add i gave him a well needed bath today and he loved every minute of it. His sores seem to be doing better which is a good thing but have to take him back for more blood work to see if his white count has gone down. Had to order more of his medication today and waiting on pharmacy to call.

This is the same medication that people use when they have transplant surgery. (very strong medication)


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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 11, 2016

Little Man is feeling sick today. I think its the after effects of that one drug that the vet told me to take him off.

Hard to get him to eat. I gave him baby beef but he only ate 1 tablespoon. So i gave him nausea medicine and an hour later he ate another tablespoon.

I went to the store and picked up some stew beef and carrots cooked them up, he ate the stew beef and left the carrots. but he did eat something..

Forgot to add i gave him a well needed bath today and he loved every minute of it. His sores seem to be doing better which is a good thing but have to take him back for more blood work to see if his white count has gone down. Had to order more of his medication today and waiting on pharmacy to call.

This is the same medication that people use when they have a transplant surgery. (very strong medication)


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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 11, 2016

Little Man is feeling sick today. I think its the after effects of that one drug that the vet told me to take him off.

Hard to get him to eat. I gave him baby beef but he only ate 1 tablespoon. So i gave him nausea medicine and an hour later he ate another tablespoon.

I went to the store and picked up some stew beef and carrots cooked them up, he ate the stew beef and left the carrots. but he did eat something..

Forgot to add i gave him a well needed bath today and he loved every minute of it. His sores seem to be doing better which is a good thing but have to take him back for more blood work to see if his white count has gone down. Had to order more of his medication today and waiting on pharmacy to call me.

This is the same medication that people use when they have a transplant surgery. (very strong medication)


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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 11, 2016

Little Man is feeling sick today. I think its the after effects of that one drug that the vet told me to take him off.

Hard to get him to eat. I gave him baby beef but he only ate 1 tablespoon. So i gave him nausea medicine and an hour later he ate another tablespoon.

I went to the store and picked up some stew beef and carrots cooked them up, he ate the stew beef and left the carrots. but he did eat something..

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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 10, 2016

Today is not a good day for him. He did not eat anything yesterday and was hoping that by not giving him that medicine that was making him sick in the morning (as per the vet) that he would be feeling better today.

But he is just lying there i had to force the afternoon medication down him. I hate doing that but he needs the last two medications of the day to get better. I'm heading to the store and going to get some stew beef and rice and see if i can get him to eat that.

I will let you know how that works tomorrow.

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Update posted by Greg Orsbun On Feb 08, 2016

Little man was having problems with his Atopica (Cyclosporine) that he was taking every morning. No matter what i did he would not be able to keep it down. Called the vet today explained this to him and he told me if he can not keep it down than stop giving it to him.

Hoping that not giving him the Atopica and the anti nausea that he may start eating once again.

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