[caption id="attachment_405" align="alignright" width="225"] Heather cuddles with Scottie Dad while she waits for her results.[/caption]
When Heather got sick, she was extremely lethargic. The amount of water she drank increased a bit and soon, she began having accidents every two hours. Thinking it was a mere bladder infection, I took her to the vet on a Saturday morning, only to discover we had a much bigger problem on our hands.
Fast forward three weeks and Heather is still on four different medications twice a day. Her liver values (at last count) were around 700 and 2000 respectively. While she was still out of the normal range (around 100), the vet seemed optimistic her values would continue to lower with time and medication.
Today's visit with the vet went relatively smooth. We were in and out within an hour and the vet said she looks good. The blood work was sent out this time instead of being processed in-house (not sure why) and the vet said it usually takes a few days to get the results back so we should know something definitive soon.
The good news is that the vet believes after a full month of medications, there is a possibility Heather's values will stabilize and we won't need another checkup for another three to six months. The bad news is we still don't know the cause or how to prevent another occurrence. So, keep your fingers crossed, everyone - we should know more in a day or two!