Ginger And Erin
For those of you following 15 year old Ginger, and her experience on a drug called Adequan, here is an update.
Ginger started Adequan on Jan. 27. She has received 2 shots per week, for 4 weeks. After this initail dosing, she will now go on a "maintenance" dosage, on a "as needed" basis.
If you've been following Art's updates, you know how much of an improvement Gin has seen. It's been a huge improvement for her quality of life.
This from Art on the cost:
I'll send you a post with the dose etc. but its $98.00 for a 5ml vial. Gin weighs 43 Lbs and the she gets 0.9ml two times a week so that's 5 shots from the vial. You give two shots for four weeks than a shot as needed to control symptoms. I'm not sure how long that's going to be but I'm going to assume it's about once a week for her based on what I'm seeing. So, if your dog is 50 or 60 lbs - probably 4 shots from the vial so your looking at about $200 for the first month than a $100 a month after that. Not cheap but not outragous either.
I made them something special tonight and they ate like little pigs! Gin is sitting up and under foot waiting to be fed. She didn't do that a few weeks ago. She also has been out at least a dozen times walking around enjoying the sights and smells.