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When Button's not happy, no one is...

Back to the vet with Button. Although we had some improvement with her eating the week after Thanksgiving, she has stopped eating on her own again. When she was little, she used to get "tummy spells" that we would treat with a course of antibiotics. It would clear up and she'd be good for a while. It occurred to me that her not eating now might be a tummy spell. We had to check her weight for the correct dose, so I took her in. She's lost 2 pounds in 3 weeks! That's scary. She had a temperature today and her lymph nodes are swollen, especially in her bowels. We did an ultrasound and she has signs of inflammatory bowel disease. We're going to try a course of penicillin, and I will keep syringe feeding her every few days, adding probiotics and supplements to help her gi tract. And if this doesn't completely help, we have a course of action to try.

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Taken on December 13, 2018