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Author Topic: 5 years clear of AIHA  (Read 623 times)

Kate H

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5 years clear of AIHA
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:53:59 AM »

This has thankfully become my annual good news event. Kellie my Doberman is 5 years clear since she developed AIHA. She has been thriving and celebrated her 7th birthday this summer. I like to keep her history here updated as when she was first diagnosed, I took great comfort from knowing there were dogs who had survived it long term.
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Jo CIMDA

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Re: 5 years clear of AIHA
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 05:02:08 PM »

Thank you Kate for that wonderful update.   

Kellie is living proof that it is worth all the stress and struggles in those early days following a diagnosis.

If the treatment protocol is correct and it is caught in time, there is life after AIHA and other AI diseases.

I really appreciate you keeping us up to date because it will undoubtedly help someone. 

Good wishes to you and Kellie.

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Kate H

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Re: 5 years clear of AIHA
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 09:03:15 PM »

Thanks Jo. It was a pretty scary time in the initial few months but my gum checking is still a regular occurrence! Just in case :)
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Kate H

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Re: 5 years clear of AIHA
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 07:14:57 PM »

Our annual positive update from my girl Kellie :D. 6 years since her illness and no relapses. She is going strong (if a little on the portly side!!) and is her fabulous self.
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Catherine

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Re: 5 years clear of AIHA
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 08:51:42 PM »


Thank you for updating us with the continuing good news about Kellie. Hopefully it will give hope to other owners struggling with dogs ill with AIHA. My dog also survived AIHA and went on into old age, medication free and no relapses. One never relaxes completely though....
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Jo CIMDA

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Re: 5 years clear of AIHA
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 08:01:13 AM »

This is brilliant news Kate and so comforting for others who may be going through similar with their dogs.   

The correct treatment protocol, and owner compliance, means that these AIHA dogs can achieve long term remission and have a normal, active life. It gives hope to so many.

Thank you for the update.  Long may Kellie continue to be well and happy.

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