Dr. Michael Podell was Payton’s neurologist and the person who prescribed the treatment that gave her a wonderful and unexpected long life with us. The exact medications that worked for Payton are described on one of her blog posts, http://pugnaciousp.blogspot.com/2011/05/paytons-battle-with-pdetreatment.html. Dr. Podell’s neurology practice is at the Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Illinois. His contact information can be found on his webpage, http://michaelpodelldvm.com/Home_Page.html. He has consulted on other cases around the world after being contacted from someone who found this blog.
Be hopeful but realize there are still so many unknowns. With your veterinarian’s help, you will likely have to test different combinations and dosages and there are no guarantees that any drug regimen will work. As destructive as the disease is, the medication that helps can have some bad long term side effects. So many drugs, at such high levels, can take its toll on the rest of the body. The key is to finding the lowest levels of drugs to minimize the impact on the body’s other organs (specifically the liver) yet keep the disease from further deteriorating the brain.