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I wanted to post an update on our sweetie, Maya. We went to Texas A&M Teaching Hospital today, and the news isn't good.

 

They ran all kinds of tests, ranging from new blood work to another ultrasound. (They said one of their highest/best ultrasound specialists was there today, so they fit her in.)

 

Her blood work shows that her protein levels are very low. Basically, something is stopping her from getting the nourishment from her food that she should be. That explains why she's been having such issues going to the bathroom, losing weight, etc. The vet isn't sure what the reason is. The suggestion is to do an exploratory surgery around her intestines to find out what it is that is affecting her digestive system. It's nothing hard/solid that we'd see on an x-ray. Instead, it's some soft tissue that is around her intestines.

 

They drew some samples and are sending off to test for pythium, but those results won't be known for 2-3 weeks. Unfortunately, she may not have that long. So we'll return to A&M and Maya will be admitted for surgery on Wednesday morning at 7:30.

 

There are three possible outcomes. 1) They are able to determine what is behind her condition and we can treat for the illness. 2) They are able to determine what is behind her condition, but we can't treat the illness, and we have to let her go. 3) They can't determine what is behind her condition and we have to let her go.

 

The vet didn't sugarcoat anything. She said that if we do nothing, she's going to die, and quickly. She said that because Maya is still active and alert, it's a good sign. But still, we're not holding our breath.

 

So there's the update. It's not good.

 

Please be thinking of Maya tonight, tomorrow, and Wednesday as she goes in for surgery. The next few days are not going to be easy.

 

Thanks to everyone in advance.

 

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-Joel

Gwen (07/2003-11/2009),  * Maya (cancer , 06/2003-10/2013), *Ollie (cancer 07/2013 - 10/2018), *Azalea (cancer, 7/6/2015 - 5/20/2019), Ashe (cancer 04/2011 - 03/2020)

*Aztec (sister of Inca, 12/1996-08/2011), *Inca (half-Siamese kitty ,12/1996 - 9/2016)

 

 

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:hope We will keep the light on for your beautiful girl.

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My heart goes out to you and your lovely girl. Hoping for the best possible outcome.

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Holding Maya and you in our thoughts. I wish the prognosis was better.

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:hope Hoping for the best possible outcome for your sweet girl.

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I'm so sorry. Sending you and Maya best wishes.

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Thinking of you all and hoping for the best possible outcome for Maya. :candle

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I'm currently going through a troubling time with one of my own too--A friend gave me some sound advice that I will pass on to you--take them to the best, get a game plan and stick to it all the way through. That's all you can do-if things don't turn out positively then you know in your heart you did everything you could do. That said-I'll be thinking of you and your baby this week.

Edited to add--she's beautiful.

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