We have an update! Physical exam went well last week. Doc was pleased with his activity level and behavior. In other words, Piper is behaving like his normal, healthy, crazy self. Doc can no longer feel the inflammation in his stomach. Yay! Blood results show most all liver levels normal. A couple still elevated a little bit. We will continue to support with liver enzymes and monitor...but this is good news and he appears to be recovering. Thank you for everyone's thoughts and good wishes. He's a tough guy Many thanks to Dr. Smith and staff at Galway Veterinary Hospital. Piper is forevermore your patient.
Thanksgiving day took a bad turn when Piper started getting very sick. He couldn't keep anything down, and even when he didn't eat, he would vomit bile. We were very thankful and lucky to find a somewhat local, excellent vet willing to come in and examine Piper on Thanksgiving day. Long story short, Piper was admitted and his blood work showed extremely high liver levels. "Off the charts" high according to the vet. Surprisingly in his overnight stay he bounced back quite well. By Friday he had had two injections of antibiotics and was keeping food and water down again. He came home with a liver enzyme supplement and antibiotics to help support his liver in hopes it would recover. We will return in two weeks for another blood draw to find out his status. Worst case, he has liver disease and we will manage it as long as we can. Best case would be he somehow took in a toxin and just had a bacterial or viral type infection and with time he will completely heal. Until then, we wait and are thankful he is feeling well right now and enjoying life.