Hope spent the day at the vet yesterday... They ran a bunch of tests - a complete blood panel, X-rays, fecal (both float and smear), and all came back normal. She made up like a champ, I just felt bad for her fasting for nearly 24 hours... But... she made it, and was spoiled rotten when she got home <3
The only thing out of the ordinary was the heart murmur 2/6, but no signs of heart disease or enlarged heart, or anything to worry about right now.
Their conclusion? She very VERY likely has IBD. Of course this can be only diagnosed 100% with a biopsy but everything points on that direction.
They put her on 20 days of Prednisone Syrup, and told me to continue to feed her a one meat, one starch diet, and add a fiber supplement to her food which I am adding Vetasyl- she loves the taste...
I am transitioning her from Royal Canin Prescription to Natural Balance, as it is 1/2 of the price and same protein, sam starches.
She is doing much much better....
For the first time today she woke me up on bed! This is a BIG deal! April 1st when she didn't wake me on bed was when I knew something was wrong - now 19 days later I know my girl is finally back!
I know she still has a little bit to go but she is doing good and now I know what we are dealing with... I am so very relieved! If only she knew how much she is loved!
Thank you folks for all the support, and the love you showed for my girl - I hope from now on it will only be good news for a while.... a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG while!