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Everythnig seems very thorough. Was a low dose dexamethasone test done? I wonder about Cushing's disease. We see heavy panting with that.
Other symptoms include increased water and food intake,
She hasn't been eating much--in fact, I put her food down and she eats every other day--although still drinking normally (my dog has always been a BIG drinker!). She's lost some weight, but is still taking her treats.
The ultrasound of her belly found an enlarged spleen--but the vet wasn't sure if this was just normal for her, or if it was enlarged due to infection.
The MRI was primarily of her neck and spine; however, because she's small they were able to scan her brain, and no tumors were found. Also, two blood panels were done and everything came back within normal levels.
I am curious to hear what my doctor might say about Cushings. I will mention it to them when I see them again. They want me to wait for the medicine to kick in--I'm nervous because I haven't seen any improvement, but they tell me a bad inner ear infection can take a long time to heal--and a culture was done which is still pending analysis (I know that sometimes you have to try different antibiotics depending on what type of infection it is).
Hope she improves soon.