Yep you read it right this was visit 1 of 2... Hope will have to go back on Monday, for further testing.
The suspicion is really IBS, but the doctor wants to rule other things as well, and since I am not going to go on the biopsy route, I do believe this is a good idea.
They do have a lab in-house, but she wanted to run more precise tests, in an outside lab, and discuss them with a vet cytologist. He only works on Monday, which will be Hope's vet visit 2 of 2 :).
Monday she will have a fecal, a complete blood panel, and possibly an X-ray. Why an X-ray? Because she heard a murmur on her heart...
I do think Hope was just extremely stressed the poor thing was shaking so stressed she was! In any event the vet will ask a second vet's opinion and if they think there is a murmur they will run an x-ray.
Hope doesn't fit the profile for murmur though - she is just about the highest energy kitty in the planet! Well, before April 1st that is!
Anyways, now she wants her to be only on a blend diet, but not on meds to get a good baseline on the tests which makes her have bad bad diarrhea :(
My poor child... I just hope it is something simple...