Guest SillyIzzysMom Posted August 6, 2008 Share Posted August 6, 2008 Well, I took Izzy to the small animal clinic at Texas A&M this morning (a three hour drive) and met with the vet for a lengthy history and then left my sweet baby for them to figure out what's been going on. (Some of you have read her saga:7 months of diarhea, weight loss, occasional loss of appetite etc. . .) It's histoplasmosis. On one hand I'm grateful to finally know WHAT IS GOING ON. . .yet at the same time. . .the vet I spoke to was very guarded regarding her prognosis. It's not only in her GI tract it's in her lungs, liver, spleen. . . Apparently her Ehrlichia left her a bit immuno suppressed and the histoplasmosis had time to really settle in everywhere. Then we've been treating the GI flare ups with Prenisone which has probably made it get worse even faster. I'm picking her up tomorrow afternoon, and we're going to get started on the treatment ASAP. I'm an optimist--she's young and I'm certainly willing to work at this. I think that now that we have the diagnosis, this can be handled locally with my vet which is good. But, on the phone just now, this vet's tone was very kind but definately had a "this is not good news" tone. Sigh. Anyway, I just wanted to post this since i have posted several "what could this be????" posts. Please keep us in your thoughts as we start fighting this battle!! Melissa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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