|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.