Hi! I just saw your posting on AD group. Sorry for the delay in response, and I am sorry to hear that Gracie is suffering. How is she? I don't know the full history of Gracie's allergy, and I don't know about medications you've mentioned on the posting. But one thing I wanted to add is to put Gracie on a strict limited ingredient diet with exotic meat such as kangaroo and see how that'd work. In Willow's case, she is on immunotherapy shots (about 4 months now), and we see that she hasn't scratched much from mosquito bites like she used to be, so it's working. But we've gotten rid of 80-90% of scratching when we switched to kangaroo and lentil. Sadly, California Natural had two recalls and we ran out of kangaroo and lentil, and no stores have it in stock. Willow is back to scratching even when we avoid eggs, chicken, fish, and beef. We are now discovering she's allergic to duck and lamb also. In any case, I think you did a good job with immunotherapy. I find that sources for allergies can vary, and the only way to address them is to tackle one at a time. Hang in there, and good luck!
Thanks, Tammy. You are thoughtful to look up the Epilus. You are so right that our doodles sense our anxiety!! There is only a SMALL chance that the tumor is something other than an Epilus....I need to focus on the SMALL!!!