Just got back from the vet; Jibini had been losing weight & had intermittent diarrhea for those who may not have seen my previous post.
Blood test shows that the amylase levels (a pancreatic enzyme, if I understand correctly) are "off". But the test in the office didn't show the value; it just indicated the value was way too high, OR way too low. (It's a rural country vet so she doesn't have all the super-high-tech equipment, BUT she is good, fairly priced & I really like the way she listens and works with us)….
SO, she's sending it off to an outside lab, and the results should be back Wednesday. All other organ functions looked normal.
She said that if the levels are too high, it would indicate something like pancreatitis. And if they were too low, EPI or some kind of similar pancreatic insufficiency disorder would be a possibility.
I'm not sure which to hope for. I always thought pancreatitis was an acute problem that would go away on its own? I'm off to do some research, but I'd love to hear any thoughts. Thanks!