Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Abbey has the endoscopy


Abbey back on bird watch duty Tuesday morning.


Abbey had an endoscopy yesterday to try to determine the cause of her chronic vomiting. It was a long day for her. The procedure got started late, so we were at the vet’s office for most of the day. 

Dr. Rios said she did well during the procedure. Her stomach looked “beautiful,” she said. Her small intestine looked a little different, but she can’t say for sure anything is wrong there. She took plenty of biopsies, which we should hear back on at the end of the week.

Dr. Rios thinks it is probably inflammatory bowel disease, but the biopsies could show something else, including cancer. She doesn’t really think it’s cancer, but it is a possibility, she said. 

Abbey was feeling the effects of the anesthesia last night, but today she seems like herself. Apparently we were both exhausted last night. I slept like a log, and Larry said Abbey barely moved all night.

Thank you for all the warm thoughts and prayers sent for Abbey. 

17 comments:

  1. Oh Abbey we are so sorry you and your mom had such a long, hard day. WE hope the tests results will come back with news that will help you learn to live with IBD if that is what is diagnosed. My sis's 2nd kitty had that finally they found a food that work for him. It kibble made mostly of duck. He ate it like it was good. Only problem was duck is dark meat and it made his tongue kinda dark and when he groomed his white chest it became gray-ish.
    Hugs madi

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  2. Hope everything that comes back from the biopsies is good news!

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  3. Vet visits are tough on everybody! Glad Abbey is back to watching Bird TV. Hope the vet's test results help out!

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  4. Poor Abbey having to spend such a long time at the vet. But hopefully you'll get good results back.

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  5. Abbey darling, I did not know what you and the family were going through. I am so glad it is over and done with and may the news be good. Smoochies.

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  6. I am praying for abbey, I hope the biopsies come back fine.

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  7. Poor Abbey. These things are tough on fur babies because they just don't understand what it's all about. I am glad she is feeling much better today. And I'm sending positive thoughts that everything is alright.

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  8. Prayers and hugs. It is so hard for them and for us.

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  9. We will continue to pray for Abbey! Sending soft wooooooos to both of you!
    Cammie and Mags

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  10. we stopped bye one mor time bee for leevin blog land for de day ta send st francis' blessingz two ewe abbey; may yur biopsee come bak grate... N show NOE signz oh de vizshuz bass terd C

    ♥♥♥!

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  11. Poor thing, I remember my old dog would often cry because of vet visits

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  12. still sending purrs and prayers. I always am happy when a Vet says "it COULD be such and such, but I doubt it." They will never say they doubt something if they think it is the worst of the scenarios.....(at least from my experience, that is the case) xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  13. What an unpleasant day your family had. We're glad it's over, and hopefully the vet will have some answers you can live with.

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  14. Thinking very good thoughts for Abbey this week and good results. Sending kitty prayers!

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