May 05, 2010

Maggie Update 7

Maggie's stomach troubles continue, she has been on the new meds and feeding tube for 3 weeks now and there has been basically no improvement. She has a good couple hours some days but no lasting improvements. The vets said we should have seen improvements by now.

While they say she still probably has some very mild IBD, there is probably something else that is causing most of her problems.

They have suggested a more indepth testing for Addisons, ECT test they called it but really don't think it's addisons because the treatment is very similar to what she is currently on and since the initial test for Addisons came back negative they don't think the extended testing will show anything. Does anybody have experience with the ECT test for Addisons and showing negative on the initial test but positive on the ECT test?

Maggie is scheduled for exploratory surgery on friday, the vets suggest since all the other blood test, biopsy's and ultrasound came back negative except for inflamation in the stomach/intestines they feel the surgery will show light on things that couldn't be seen from the biopsy/ultrasound.

They have thrown out cancer, but said they didn't think so. But couldn't cancer be detected in blood tests? Or shouldn't a tumor shown up on the ultrasound or during scoping?

Just not sure if I am doing the right thing, but I don't see it in her eyes to let her go but I do see her asking to fix the hurts. Maybe it's the same thing.

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 5, 2010 06:46 PM

I have nothing to help you with this. Never had a dog that needed an ECT. My prayers are with you and your family. I hope they find something soon that can be fixed.

Posted by: vwbug at May 6, 2010 04:47 AM

Still praying for Maggie. Hope they find what the heck is wrong during surgery. I had thought she was getting better! :(

Posted by: Pam at May 6, 2010 09:38 AM