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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) Do you have a copy of the blood work that was performed on your companion? 2) If not, do you recall what test were performed? 3) Has the increased water consumption occurred since then?4) How has he been eating? 5) Any abnormalities leading up to today? 6) What does he normally eat? What brand of food? 7) What is coming up in the vomit?I will do my best to assist you from this point forward, but I suspect your companion needs to see a vet promptly. The profound weakness that you describe can be a sign that your companion is in critical condition.I'll be standing by.
Deborah, we can keep chatting via the computer, if its faster for you. The website offers phone calls to all customers. It's not required.
If you wish to keep corresponding here, can you answer these questions:1) Do you have a copy of the blood work that was performed on your companion? 2) If not, do you recall what test were performed? 3) Has the increased water consumption occurred since then?4) How has he been eating? 5) Any abnormalities leading up to today? 6) What does he normally eat? What brand of food? 7) What is coming up in the vomit?
There's no time limit on our conversation. Whenever you can, go ahead and post the information and I'll see if there's anything I can glean from the info that might help.
Sure thing :)
Thanks for typing all of that out for me.The SA765 includes Complete Blood Count, UA, total T4, Super chemistry, ova and parasites/giardia test and heart worm antigen. The US in-house would likely be the ultrasound charge. It sounds like the next visit included a UA and then also a convenia injection.Cushing disease is diagnosed though a few different tests. It's not as straight forward as just a yes or no for one test or another, though. It's often a case of ruleouts (rollout everything else and run a few of the tests that give us a better idea on bushings and go from there). You can learn more about that here: https://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/outreach/Pet-Health-Topics/categories/diseases/cushing's-disease Dex suppression tests and ACTH stim tests remain two of the most common run these days. Unfortunately, you may never get a more exact diagnosis without running at least one of these tests.On this paperwork you were left with, did they leave you any actual results from the tests? If so, I can use that information to see what the results were. If not, you are allowed (by law) to request a copy of the results for your personal records. The more info I have, the more I can help you.
That's understandable. Would you be able to request a copy of the results? That's going to give me the ability to help you best in either unraveling what information is already available or to help you determine what needs to be done from this point forward.
In your shoes, I would contact your vet tomorrow, let them know you'd like a copy of all of the RESULTS that were obtained from the dates you mentioned above from:Blood workUrinalysisUltrasoundand any other pertinent veterinary records.This will not only give you a copy of what's available (which may contain more information from those who have seen her records in the past), but it will give you and I a chance to look those over and see what Boo should have done from this point forward.
Sure thing. I will be on tomorrow. As soon as you're able to get a copy of those results, post them for me using the paperclip attachment (you can also upload them to tinypic.com and share the links back). It may take me a short while to get back here to receive them, but as soon as I do I'll get to work on finding you some answers on what options exist for your companion :)
I'm afraid that that I do not. Can you upload them as pictures? We have the picture attachment function available as a paperclip in this chat box.