Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Reyna's Ultrasound

Reyna had her ultrasound yesterday afternoon, and it came back clean. No cancer! This rules out a lot of potential causes for her problems, which is good. Of course, we still don't know what she has, but at least we're down to fewer options. The downside to fewer options is that tests become really expensive and will only tell us about one thing at a time.

The vet wants us to start with a deworming, just in case something was missed despite all of her negative fecals. Then Reyna will start a med for IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and see if that makes a difference. It will take a couple of weeks to see if the meds are really helping or not, but its better than doing a very expensive endoscopy, which includes anesthesia and biopsies. If the meds help, she'll probably end up on them long term, and we'll look at some possible diet changes. If the meds don't help, we'll go back to the list and see what's next. Paws crossed the meds help.

And yay! No cancer!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely YAY, No Cancer!!!!!
Fingers and toes and eyes crossed to (if that would help) that the meds work and Reyna gets better!!!!
:)Love, Mom

ForPetsSake said...

What a relief to cross cancer off the list!!! I'm very happy for you! Good luck with the less invasive tests 1st. I'm sure Reyna thanks you, too ;-)

John Van said...

Ya know there's nothing like a good de-worming. I often have one just for kicks. You can't be too careful. Come to think of it, you're getting to that age where you might consult your doctor about getting on a good de-worming schedule yourself. Better safe than sorry...

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog off and on for several months. I always enjoy your videos and read your comments with interest. We had at least one (sometimes two) German Shepherd as one of our "kids" for many years. I am delighted to hear that Reyna's ultrasound showed no cancer! How is Duncan?