|Barked: Thu Jan 24, '13 6:00pm PST |
|Well we made progress on some things during Kodie's appointment.
We were having issues, or rather concerns, with Kodie's constant panting and inability to settle down. The vet remarked that those were side affects to the steroids he is on, as is muscle wasting. She noticed muscle wasting in Kodie's hind end, which is very evident. So, his medication for inflammatory bowel disease has been significantly dropped down. Hopefully that will solve the those concerns!
Next was the bruise. She said it is concerning because when Kodie came in for bloat his platelet levels were very, very low. So low that the first vet told me operating at that time was out of the question and Kodie would bleed out. Well the levels bounced back the next day. So, something could be up with the platelet levels again. We decided to wait on drawing blood to see if the bruise heals on its own. If it isn't better in the next few days then we will go back and run more blood.
Additionally I now have a full supply of extra strength gas-x for those times when Kodie is looking like he might be bloating again. Up until now I've been using pepcid for the couple of times that I thought we might be going into full bloat again.
So we are taking it day by day! Today was a good day for Kodie, which was very nice to see!
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