Monday, May 23, 2011

Starr scared mom

So...Starr has been losing weight recently, vomiting daily, and mom found a "lump" on her side. Mom was a nervous wreck putting all of these things together and scheduled an appointment with the vet. We took Starr in this past Thursday. Bokeh and I got to tag along because after the vet we met our friend Stacie and her 3 Border Collies at the park. Anyway...Starr weighed in at 75 pounds which is not good, she used to be close to 90 pounds (but she was overweight at that point). We told the doctor everything that she has been doing. He did a fine needle aspiration on her lump. It was determined that is just a fatty lump and nothing to worry about. The vet told us that looked bigger to us because she is losing weight and it will seem bigger when she doesn't have as much fat around the area (that makes sense). Then he also wanted to do some blood work on her to see if there was a reason for the weight loss and vomiting bile up each day. The doctor called us back and told us her blood work was fine. One of her liver enzymes is a bit elevated but it was up the last time her blood work was drawn. He told us signs and symptoms to watch for in her that are related to that enzyme. So...we are still a bit worried about her today because she has vomited twice now, she didn't want to eat all of her food (which if you know Starr, that alone is very scary, she LOVES her food). So we are calling the doctor back tomorrow and asking him about what to do with the vomiting and weight loss issues since he didn't really address that in his message to us about the blood work. So please keep Starr in your thoughts. Starr is mom's girl and her heart dog and is super attached to her Weimer.

14 comments:

  1. Reilly went through nearly a whole year of the same thing - throwing up frothy bile and such, loosing weight. We eventually found he had severe food allergies. We also started him charcoal cookies (Made by Old Mother Hubbard) the charcoal helps absorb the acid in the stomach and stops the sickies. Hope Starr starts to feel better soon

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  2. Oh no, not Starr. We hope you can get some answers. Mom just hates it when one of us is sick and she doesn't know why. Feel better, Starr.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  3. Thinking of Starr and sending healing vibes across to you from here, hope to hear some better news soon xxx

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  4. My sisters and I will be purring for a quick and easy solution sweet Starr, throwing up all the time is not fum, or normal.

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  5. We will be praying for Starr to get much better and sending healing thoughts and vibes. Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

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  6. Get better soon, Starr! We're thinking of you and sending healing vibes!

    Thor and Jack xx

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  7. awwwe...that is not good. glad she is calling back. i'm surprised the vet is not more concerned with a 15 lb sudden weight loss!

    good vibes to starr!

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  8. awww :( :( Get better soon Starr!!

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  9. Poor girl! I am curious to hear the diagnosis. Ellie vomits bile somewhat regularly, at least once a week because she has a very sensitive stomach. I need to make sure she eats food or snacks throughout the day and never has an empty tummy.

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  10. Starr is in our thoughts and prayers....hope she gets better very soon....

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  11. Paws crossed here for Starr!
    I hope everything is going to be ok!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  12. OOOOH I do not like to hear anything is other then totally normal and trouble free....so I am worried about Starr, although glad the lump was ok (Breeze gets a lot of those),and glad the blood work had nothing too alarming, we will keep Starr in our prayers and hope all is back to total normal very quickly!!

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  13. We are crossing all paws and sending lots of little woofs and big purrs for Starr.

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  14. Oh dear, all our paws and fingers are crossed tightly for Starr!!! Hope she's feeling better soon!

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