This has been my schedule (barring Christmas and New years holidays) for the past 2 weeks: I get up, get dressed, put Murray's leash on, and drive him over to the vet's office around 7:30 am before the clinic opens. I talk to the staff (I'm starting to feel like one of them by now), then someone comes and weighs Murray and takes him into the clinic where they do stuff to him: take bood, do ultasounds (he's had 2), take xrays, etc. Then they bring him back to me. I give them $200 or $400 depending on what's going on, and then take him home, give him his medicine, feed him, and get to work late (my boss has been really nice about this).
Monday's blood work showed his liver enzymes still spiking, close to 9 times what they were three weeks ago, and his weight is still down despite extra meals. So the vet wants to biopsy his liver. I'm not inclined to do this right now because this would be major surgery and Murray is almost 9 with a history of allergic reactions to drugs; rather, I want to keep him on Denamarin to support his liver function and monitor him for another 10 days until he finishes his antibiotics. I guess we'll have to do the biopsy if he continues to go down.
Thursday, they started treating him for Leptospirosis even though the test results won't be back until Monday. I'm hoping this is what it is, because it's treatable with antibiotics.
I'm really worried about my boy. Please keep him in your thoughts.