Mar 19, 2009
Some of you may remember my issues I have been having with my (17 yr.) Border Collie Lady. It all started back in mid August of 2008 with chronic-active hepatitis/ Liver failure. Well she's still going down to the bottom of the yard and playing with Koenig here and there. She loves to bark at people walking by and still guards the house. (God bless her) and tags me everywhere I go except for at feeding time.
I'm having a great deal of problems getting her to eat now. She is not vomiting. She just does not want to eat. She may go 2 -3 days now with only a few bites of fish or chicken and some times baby food.
She won't touch rice of any sort, mashed potatoes, noodles, peas, carrots, dry food or even her treats any more. She never had issues with eating anything at all before this all happened. She was always my best eater actually.
I feel so bad making her take nutra cal from time to time. She looks at me like I'm punishing her when I bring out any food to her and runs away. I've tried everything (it seems) to cook everything I can, and make it nice for her. I don't know what else to do though. :-(
Her stool is formed most days and other days it is very loose to runny. Color is dark most days. I'm hoping there is not any bld in it. It is Not yellow like before though. I'm hoping to get her into the vet very soon. Money just dosn't seem available now for anything. URGGGGG. I just want to scream and cry both.
I just don't know what else to do. Hoping to do a liver function test/super chem, U/A soon and possibly a stool test.
She is still taking ursodiol 150 mg, SAMe 225, Vit E 200IUs twice daily and colchicine 0.6mg (1/2 once daily). I give her reglan if her stomach seems upset once in a blue moon and give her lactulose 2.5 ml if her stool starts to seem dry at all to keep her making ~ 3 BM's/day. Though with her not eating now it is very loose. Getting her to drink is even getting tricky. When I can I give her ice cubes. She used to love that and each one was 30ml of water. Now she doesn't want them either. Sighhhh I LOVE HER SO VERY MUCH.
If anyone reads this please say a prayer for my Lady PLEASE! She really needs it right now.
Thank you for even the smallest of prayer. ;~)