Nikki decided she didn’t want to eat over the Easter holiday weekend, so I made an ultrasound appointment for her in Bobcageyon.
The appointment wasn’t until today (Wed., April 24), so I gave her sucralfate 1 hour before meals and bought some Royal Canin low fat food which she seems to like, and managed to get her eating a bit.
The ultrasound indicated bad news for our 16 yo champion lead dog. She has multiple issues going on, including:
- A nodule on her pancreas;
- An enlarged liver, with the left side having a nodule;
- A thickened wall of the gallbladder with some stones;
- Some type of mass on her spleen; and
- A fucked left kidney.
We’ll put her on pain meds (Meloxicam and codeine) and Ursodiol for the gallbladder, and monitor her pain levels and quality of life.