@JENGOSMonkey, @elbrant, @tanza, @Kembe, @eeeefarm, @helle-devi Thank you all for the kind words, it has not been easy but this does help. We actually got his ashes back today and the place did a fantastic job, came back with ceramic paw print and all. It will last bring final closure, he is home.
@helle-devi results confirmed what was suspected, IBD, for which we had already started his medications. I think it was just his time.
Hello, sorry to hear your girl is not doing well. We recently went through the same thing and lost the battle 12/21. In our case, blood test and urine analysis came back normal. He had some bad teeth, so we had 4 of them extracted and no change. We finally had an ultrasound done where they suspected IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease). We did had a procedure done to confirm what the specialist suspected. Unfortunately he just kept getting weaker and eventually passed in my arms. Please see my post, others had some comments as well.
I appreciate all the condolences, its been a tough week loosing our little buddy. I got a call from the internal medicine specialist and there was really nothing new to share, she stated the samples confirmed it was Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which was the treatment we had started him on. Hope this helps someone in the future catch it a little earlier. Wish ya'll a happy New Year.
@zande I appreciate the kind words. He was a rescue, so know we gave him better home and he did have a good life, its just never long enough. And you are correct, it I am glad we spent his last moments together and I was able to comfort him one last time. Sorry to hear about losing yours..
I am sad to share that our Moe passed away just after midnight on the 21st. We were able to feed him grilled lamb chops for a few days but he was just getting weaker. Sunday he did not eat and could hardly stand on his own with out stumbling. I was holding him when he passed, so glad to have shared that last moment with him. Once I get the biopsy reports from the specialist, I'll be sure to come back here and share it the hopes that it may help someone in the future.
@tanza Yikes, that's a lot of pills! I am also glad we were able to get it on short notice. Our little guy does great at game of hiding the pill and spitting it back out later. When not ill, it was easy to stuff it into a piece of meat after giving him 1 or 2 pieces first w/o the meds. But as I stated, he is still not eating. He is hungry, comes into the kitchen any time I am there, but seldom takes anything. As of late, sliced ham is what he will take. was able to give him 2 slices yesterday and 1.5 today. Will see how he does a but later after the meds get into his system.
@zande Thanks for the tip on IBS, will ask the Dr their thoughts on the meds after I do some research myself. I gave up on the pills, tried for 20-25 min this morning and the little bugger just pockets them in his mouth and eventually spits them back out. The antibiotics are in liquid form, so a non issues. I am having the pharmacy compound the steroids into a liquid form today. When he came back last night from the procedure, he was vey hungry and eating. We limited the amount as he has not had full meal in several weeks, but this morning he was no longer hungry. They gave him a steroid shot yesterday before I brought him hope so have high hopes that once we get him on some again he will at least eat.
Thank you all for the well wishes. Good news he is recovering after the endoscopy and has woken up, though a little on the cold side so will need to wait a few hours to see if he can come home. Small intestine is inflamed and biopsy's were taken. Unfortunately results for biopsy will not be in until week after next, but he should be coming home tonight. Dr believed it is IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease) and putting him on steroids, prednisone, anti nausea and anti diarrhea...lord help me with the meds, hope this "pill gun" she offered works. Has anyone had to use one with their Basenji?