Well I had a chat to the vet last night and he says, with the symptoms at are presented and discussing it with the team, he suspects Pheochromocytomas and is treating her accordingly, alpha antagonists, bentoz... (valium) to bring down the shakes and a stomach protector for her stomach, she is eating well, looks good, she ran around when i visited, when i cradled her in my arms she was very relaxed but shaky. The vet says that he hasnt been able up to now to do the blood pressure due to the shaking, which he suspects could be part of senility.
he says we could do a host of tests, but they may show something or not.
the shakes are a concern, but she has always been a anxious dog, feisty, would be the better term. I believe i should take her home, give her the medication and give her lots of love and watch her. when reading the article that you sent and reading a few others, sometimes this condition has no symptoms at all, and some of the symptoms are identical to many other diseases. this condition seems to effect the organs around it, maybe that is why her ALT is slightly raised and urine ph not perfect, and it is quite interesting that on reading when they say how a IV makes them feel better. I must take her home even though honestly i am scared, scared she will die in my care. I just need to read what the contra indications are for the alpa antogonists. i asked the vet about the Cushings, he says for sure he knows it is not cushings, as he has had many patients with this illness. so at least we can rule out one. Thanks