I finally took the laptop from meowmy to write to you furriends - I missed writing on our bloggie!
Thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts - it really helps for sure!
First the most important update of them all: My bottom is much better, thank you very much! Yes, I still have diarrhea... 60 days of diarrhea, to be precise, but meowmy got a powder to put on my bum-bum that is just awesome, so I no longer have bottom problems! Whew, at least that furriends!
Now onto the technical stuff:
I wish I had more news... But the comprehensive blood test that is testing me for B-12 Levels, IBD, folate levels and Pacreatitis is late and did not come back this week as it was supposed to...
Meowmy had another conversation with the V-E-T, and here is where we are: Yesterday was Day 4 of Metronidazole, and I still have diarrhea, which meowmy thought was strange. Per the V-E-T, it is still early to judge, as this time is the first time I am not taking centrine or amforol with it - my bowels are very inflamed, and it can take a little longer, not to be too concerned with this timeframe. You guys don't know, but Tylan did nothing for me, so the V-E-T stopped that and put me back on 14 days of Metronidazole...
My CBC came back normal except for my calcium levels that came 1 point elevated. He said not too worrisome as if it was lymphoma it would be MUCH higher. My numbers are in line with bowels inflammation.
Meowmy is really gross furriends! Can you believe I caught her messing with my poop and a stick, on the top of a plate? Ewww! She said she was collecting a sample to take to the V-E-T (I think that was really all part of an obscure ritual, but we will never know... Humans are just weird)! Ewwww! Anyway, she dropped it off this morning... The lab will test my fecal sample for the regular parasites, Giardia, and try to test for T. Foetus as well. She asked him if he thought we should go ahead and do a PCR test for T. Foetus, and he said to try this first, as in a lot of cases this lab is able to catch both Protozoa and we might be able to save the expense this way. He has had good results with them. He wants to see the blood test first before moving into the PCR for T Foetus as the next step - he really feels the answer will be in the blood.
I am taking a very strong Probiotic now called Proviable-DC.
Aside from that, the instructions is to continue all as is - Hills Z/D, 1 capsule of Psyllium Husk a day added on my wet food, and at least 9 more days of Metronidazole (yuck). Depending of my blood test results, medications will be added accordingly, or more tests will be ordered.
I continue to do well aside from the diarrhea - my appetite is great, no more weight loss, my mood and behavior are completely normal, coat, skin, everything is a-ok.
I hope this test comes back first thing Monday morning, as meowmy is about to go nuts here!
Anyway furriends, sorry for all the technical talking... Meowmy told me to tell you all everything very carefully... and you know... I tried my best to talk human... I like my simpler cat language better!
Thanks for all the prayers again furriends! Please keep praying... I am tired of all the medication, of a sore bum, and of a tummy-ache... Two months of diarrhea is no fun!