Monday, December 2, 2013
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.