Monday, January 9, 2017

Abbey


Abbey on Christmas Day, 2016.


I ask you, dear friends, to say a prayer for Abbey or send healing vibes or thoughts to her.

We are taking her to see an internal medicine specialist today.

Abbey has had issues with her stomach since the first few months we adopted her. She periodically regurgitated her food. The vet tried her on some food in which the protein was tinier than usual, and we tried grain-free food. Finally, when we tried Blue Buffalo for Sensitive Stomachs, she stopped regurgitating on a regular basis.

Last April she weighed 16 pounds. She could stand to lose a little, but she was starting to play a lot with Connor.

Starting in May, Abbey began to regurgitate her food again every few days. It would come out in long tubes, like a cigar, undigested dry food. I tried getting wider bowls for the food so that it would slow down her eating. She went 11 days without a problem. Then she started again.

I also noticed she was losing some weight. I hoped it was because she was running around the house at breakneck speeds with Connor.

We took her to our regular vet in early December, and she had lost 4 pounds since April. I had no idea it was that much. At 12 pounds she wasn’t emaciated by any means, but our vet said that was too much weight to attribute to exercise.

Our vet wanted to do some research on what the best tests were. She knew how to start out testing, but didn’t know how to go further—it wasn’t an area she was familiar with. She ended up recommending that Abbey see an internal specialist.

Abbey continues to eat, play, and follow us around the house. Her eyes are bright. She does seem more anxious than usual, jumping at regular household sounds. And there’s the weight loss. Our vet seems most concerned about that. I realize now that the regurgitation could be totally unrelated to the weight loss. And there are many things that can cause weight loss.

I am hoping and praying that whatever is going on with Abbey will be treatable and fixable.


Thank you for “listening” and thank you for your prayers and thoughts for our girl.

13 comments:

  1. I hope everything turns out fine

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  2. Sending purrs and warm fuzzies. Please let us know what the vet says.

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  3. Sending love, light, purrs and prayers to sweet Abbey and hoping all turns out well.

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  4. That is a lot of weight to lose. We do hope that you will get some answers to what is bothering Abbey. Kitties are sending purrs and POTP, and mom is sending prayers and will add Abbey to her prayer list. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  5. abbey....we send st francis' blessingz two ewe for health anda cure; we hope de vet can givez yur mom N dad sum answerz & knot guessez.....we noe how scaree thiz iz for them.....984 paws crossed N purrayerz az well ~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  6. We will lift sweet Abbey up in prayer!!!!
    Cammie and Mags

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope everything turns out well.

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  8. Sending purrs for Abby. Has she had a blood test for hyperthyroidism? Flynn jumps at the slightest sounds ever since he first had it.

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  9. We're sending lots of purrs for Abbey. We hope it's nothing serious and can be treated easily.

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  10. We are sending our very best purrs and prayers for Abbey. Please keep us posted, okay?

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  11. Toby's weight loss turned out to be his thyroid. I see in the latest post she had blood work done so that was probably checked.

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