So, after 15 days of unsuccessful Tylan, and almost 60 days of chronic daily diarrhea, Bugsy went back to the vet today.
Anyways, here is where we are today:
The vet discontinued Tylan and he is now back on Metronidazole for 2 weeks. Tylan just didn't do anything for him.
Bugsy lost one pound this last month - while it is not a huge weight loss, it can mean something else is wrong... Two different blood tests will be run - one, which I get tomorrow, is a full blood panel, plus electrolytes.
The other one, which I get Thursday or Friday, is a PLI, Cobalamin, and will also test for Folates - aiming to catch early stages of pancreatitis, Confirm IBD, Folate deficiency, etc. A comprehensive fecal will also be done testing for Tritrichonoma and giardia.
The vet said since his appetite is good, he is acting normal, and everything else is normal as well, there is no reason to be very worried at this point... If he was lethargic, losing massive amounts of weight and not eating, then he would be concerned about lymphoma and would order a biopsy immediately (he said this is the only case he will order one, or if the tests indicate anything that is related to lymphoma).
He said that the weight loss might be due to nutrient mal-absorption, and the diarrhea too (folate or B-12).
Also, it might be the beginning of hyperthyroidism, but since he is so young, the chances are slim. A symptom of it is, however, chronic diarrhea.
In any case, we should know more with the blood tests... hopefully
I just pray my baby gets well soon... I am so very worried...
Thank you for your continuous thoughts and prayers...