I wish you luck. IMO that vet diagnosis is not good news, but I hope to hear a positive update.
Bella's appetite is pretty much back to normal. My wife made a fresh mix of Bella's raw food diet and served it to her this morning. Bella polished it off in short order.
She is also happier and more active. As I said earlier, she would play fetch while she was sick, but with less enthusiasm and stamina than usual. This morning we went outside to take care of the birds (chickens and quail), and to turn the compost pile. Bella of course was excited to come out with us, and I had to indulge her in playing fetch in between the birds and wielding the pitchfork/turning the pile.
We're still watching Bella closely. She's on the small-ish side of medium sized dog, so she's never left big dop piles, but her fecal output is less than usual. But of course that's commensurate with her intake of late. I would say this morning was her first normal serving that she's eaten in days. We're guardedly optimistic, looking for her to recover fully.
Good luck to Bella and hopes that she is on her way to recovery. Don't fret the vet, you can get more money, hard to find another Bella!
Glad you were able to get her to a vet. I feel your pain on the vet bills. You're probably already aware that there are lower cost veterinary clinics available. No idea about the quality in your area and as this is a potentially serious issue I'm sure I'd want a vet I was already familiar with but for routine stuff like check ups, shots, etc. you may be able save some dough. I believe the Gulf Coast Human Society may have some resources at lower costs.
Here's wishing that beautiful girl of yours a speedy recovery.
Boy, do I know what you mean!Well, that's the truth right there! I grew up with both dogs and cats as household pets, and in my adult life we've had both. In my 63 years of life leading up to Bella, there was only one pet that I had as much affection for as I do for Bella. I do believe she's the best pet I've ever had. Her personality and temperament are just so sweet. And we're at the point in our lives when our children are long grown and gone, and even most of our grandchildren are now at the point in their lives where we don't often get visits from them. We've become that old couple for whom our dog is our baby.