Thursday, June 20, 2013
Update on TD
It isn't much of an update. We are in a waiting pattern. Physical exam shows nothing obviously wrong with me except for some tacky gums, indicating a bit of dehydration. Temp is normal, teeth are good, tummy feels normal, heart rate is good, heart and lungs sound good.
Mom has been trying to get me to lose weight for a long time. Finally I had lost about five pounds from late March to the first week of June. But since then I have lost another 4.5 pounds, and 1.2 of those were since Monday. The vet isn't too concerned since I haven't really been eating much, but it is still something to consider.
I got stuck with the needle three times. One time on my left shoulder side to draw some blood for a full blood panel. Another one on the right side to give me some Cerenia for possible nausea. And one more with a BIG needle on the top to give me some sub-q fluids. You might be able to see the big bump in this picture where all that fluid is sitting.
The vet does not think the food is part of the issue at all. She is hoping it is just a touch of pancreatitis even though I am not exhibiting classic symptoms. For now I am going to get some chicken and rice or boiled hamburg and rice to see if I will eat it. And if I do, then gradually Mom is going to try to slip in a bit of my kibble. Right now I just walk away from about four different kinds of new kibble.
The blood results should be back tomorrow. So we are all hoping for me to start eating and for the report to show nothing significantly wrong.
This is what I have been doing all day until I had to go to the vet. Now it is time for me to rest again. But before I do, I want to thank you all for the good thoughts you left me.
Woos - Thunder