View Full Version : Coco's Ultrasound

7th April 2011, 05:54 PM
I am not sure whether or not to be happy, or worried, because they found NO LIVER SHUNT?!? Their words exactly were... "This does not mean one is not there." I asked how well they looked for it, and there were 2 people in the room and the radiologist is a very well known one and they assured me he was very thorough. So $400 later, we still have no diagnosis :neutral: I have a feeling my next diagnostic test will have to be an MRI, as my neurologist suspected epilepsy originally, but the blood test results indicated something wrong with Coco's bile acid - indicating liver problems.

My vet gave me the OK to go back to normal food, but I am not sure if I really should. I am going to talk to them more today because last night when I picked her up I literally had no time to go over anything, as I was on my way to my engagement dinner party with my fiance's and my parents.

7th April 2011, 06:12 PM
I would probably stick with a diet that you think is working best for her right now. But I know what you mean about confusing diagnoses!!! Very frustrating.

Jasper and Holly
8th April 2011, 10:42 AM
Don't you just love vets and specialist. I am sure they play on your emotions. How can your vet tell you to go back to a normal diet? after your ultrasound, unless he knows that Coco is ok? Fingers crossed she is ok :thmbsup:

8th April 2011, 05:34 PM
This Sunday I am taking Coco to a different vet to have her bile acid test re-run. A second opinion never hurts!

Jasper and Holly
9th April 2011, 02:03 AM
Good luck hope all goes well.

9th April 2011, 06:23 AM
Oh my, it's the devil you know or the devil you don't know, which is worse? I hear you, I'd want to know what was up.

Uhmmmm, I wonder if this will make a difference for your insurance if you can send the dx. Then anything dx'd now after that 2 week thing would be covered, right?