Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's not a fast's not an easy process

It's been over a month since I noticed something was not right with Keeper.  We were getting ready for the fall and winter trials.  I noticed a bit of diarrhea and thought to keep an eye on it.  And it didn't go away.  Then there were several bouts of vomit.  This is not right.  Several visits to the vet....several tests later and we are no further ahead.  X-rays show no blockages.  No parasites present.  Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency has been ruled out.

But blood tests show low protein.  We overhauled her food and added egg whites but there has been no improvement.  It's been determined that we are dealing with an absorption problem and we do not know the cause.  We visit the vet weekly for B12 shots and am also giving daily doses of potassium chloride.  An ultrasound with possible scope and biopsy has now been booked.  

We wait again.

Through all this, I have received amazing help and support from amazing people, from both dog-friends and non-dog friends. We also have the vomit under control with medication.  It seems to make a difference.  Keeper is a lot more like herself.  A bit skinnier...but happy.

I feel bad for leaving her behind from trialling.  I know she wants to come and have some fun.  I'm sure she misses it.  I hope we can get this figured out soon.  

It's hard to stand by and's just hard....


  1. :( it's hard to see them not well and not know why, or how to make them better. Fingers and toes crossed that you get some answers soon!!