Wednesday, June 9, 2010


December 8, 2009: Biopsy was taken Dec 1st from the nose bridge (right) and lip margin (see "lip summary). Corky had remained in a state of massive histamine release making him unstable for the biopsy sedation. The sneezing continued and pigment fading waivered during November but by the last week it became more aggressive. Waiting for the correct diagnoses from three different pathologists posed great risks but the disease was confirmed December 8th as uveodermatological syndrome (see "nostril summary" for further report and treatment).

Lower bottom photo taken October 7, 2009: The pigment fading as a band across his nose bridge began late September and continued along with some flaking of the pigmented skin. The symptoms matched those of discoid lupus in which case their is no real cure. However I started him on a homeopathic for discoid lupus utilizing sulphur 30x and A. Triphyllum. We did suspect allergies and discontinued all nutritional supplements including fish oil, vit E, ester C, and Cosequin. We continued his holistic diet of Orijen Adult formula.

October 26, 2009: The vet wanted us to keep things very simple in case the problem was allergy related so we stopped the homeopathic remedy along with the supplements mid October. Corky's entire body was in a state of a massive histamine release and wasn't fit to undergo sedation for a biopsy. To our relief, the nose pigment returned by late October but only to decieve us.
November 2, 2009: The pigment began to wane again. By this point he had only been fed his usual diet with no supplementation. His stools were always a too soft and we suspected possibly a chicken protein allergy. On November 5th I switched his diet to Taste of the Wild salmon and sweet potato. His stools were perfect from then on.

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