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.