My momma took me to the vet a week ago Thursday because I stopped eating. They did all kinds of stuff took my temperature, my blood work, urine sample, and x-rays. Then they took me over to the vet specialist to get a sonogram because they thought I might have fatty liver syndrome. Since we found out, that is what I had, they placed a PEG tube for feeding and an IV. They started giving me Reglan for the nausea, because I felt sick all the time. And Cisapride for my digestion. I'm still vomiting, and my mom hasn't been able to increase my food intake very much thus far. (I'm eating blended A/D) I sleep a lot and don't have much energy, but I do enjoy getting out of the kitchen to wander around sometimes. I have had a few bowel movements recently and that makes my mom very happy. That means stuff is finally moving through my system...slowly but surly. They started to give me Clavamox to insure the PEG tube site wasn't getting infected, (I had some fat necrosis but it started to look better quickly) but the antibiotics only made me feel more sick and caused me to throw up. I am glad they said the site looks good, and I won't have to have that stuff anymore.
Does anyone have any advice for my mom? She loves me very much and wants to do everything possible to get me better soon!
Oh and they tried out L Carnitine, but that only made me sick. The vet said this was the first thing to go off of my diet. We haven't tried Taurine yet, because I haven't gotten this vomiting thing under control. What are your thoughts about Milk Thistle? My vet hasn't mentioned it, but my mom thought it might help. We're going to try Pepcid AC 1/2 a tablet once a day to see if that helps.
Wish me luck!