Thursday, May 8, 2008

Liver Shunt

Noodle is back with me now. He is pretty depressed. He is moping about, sleeping on his bed on the floor instead of with me. He got dumped at the vet and then stuck with a needle twice. I would be sad to if it were me.

The update is that this test today was testing for a Liver Shunt, if it is positive we will do an ultrasound to evaluate the shunt. From my reading I have found the small and toy breeds tend to have extrahepatic shunts, which means the vessel that is misdirecting blood is located outside the liver. The way this is fixed is by operating...yuck!

Another option, the bile-acid test comes back negative and we leave the testing there and Roman will be diagnosed with epilepsy.

That is all she wrote.

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