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Bloodwork, plain xray. Negative results. She had N & V until I switched her to a lmted ingredient diet 3 mos. ago. Until that time, she was on famotidine.
He did say she may have endocarditis.
2 days later, tick panel was negative. U/S of heart neg., abd. shows thickened stomach wall and distended bowel. Izzy hasn't eaten in 9 days now. IV removed today. Today given IV steroid and later, an IM steroid. Vet says if she doesn't eat by tomorrow morning, she likely has intestinal cancer and nothing more can be done.
She has an appetite but this morning she had nausea - no vomiting. She's on a steroid by mouth and reglan. Vet thinks it will be helpful to switch to a hydrolyzed protein dog food. After that, she may have exploratory surgery.