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Bloodwork came back today.

Everything is within normal range. Even her thyroid. Low but within the normal range. All except for something I cannot pronounce and have not seen in writing and that I can't remember clearly but recall as sorta creatine flozo Karmean. Should be between 150- 200. Baby's is close to 2000. Doc says it means her body is using muscle mass for energy. Basiclly her body is digesting muscle mass. Hence the weight loss.

She seems intersted in eating but turns up her nose at it and walks away. It hit me this afternoon most of what she is eating is hard. Kibble, chewy green beans and crackers. So I boiled up some brown minute rice in chicken broth and scrambled an egg for her. She ate everything and came into the kitchen looking for more.

Fearing she may throw it up, I did not give her seconds. But She will get more rice and egg for breakfast.

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So glad she was able to eat something. Good wishes and thoughts for your girl to feel better soon. x
 

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Poor baby, prayers for her...
 

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I hope they can find out what is wrong so she can get treated and heal up. What's the next step from the vet? Did they check for diabetes? (trying to think of what makes you burn muscle mass)
 

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Patm asked "What's the next step from the vet? Did they check for diabetes?"

Because everything but the one came back within the normal range the vet has ruled out all the usual suspects: Cushing's Addison's, diabetes, et al.

We do not know what her eating egg and rice means in regards to what ails her. she just ate two scrambled eggs and a half cup of rice. She is panting.

If she does not improve, the vet believes the next step is to send her to a specialist for exploritory surgery.

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Well I'm glad to hear that the bloodwork is normal, for the most part.

Creatinine is the end product of phosphocreatine metabolism, which is important in muscle contractions. High levels indicate kidney failure or disease, dehydration, shock, certain toxin ingestions, poor circulation to the kidneys and urinary obstruction. Low levels indicate liver disease or starvation.
 
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