If you read my post yesterday you will see that Paco is not doing well. He was diagnosed with IMHA. We are very worried. He's currently at the vet hospital getting aggressive steroids and fluids. I've been doing a lot of reading and research on the disease and it's NOT good. Even if he pulls thru - it will be a long and tricky recovery. It's so frustrating because other than the rash on his stomach he was NOT showing any other symptoms of the disease. Perhaps that is a positive thing - meaning we caught it early - and he will do better than the majority of other cases I have been reading about. Right now it's a waiting game and I almost can't handle that.
Last night I went thru the last 8 months in my head and put it all together...I can't believe (the following) all happened in the last 8 months with all 5 of our furkids...Suzie had two fatty tumors removed - her stitches popped and it set her back for a few weeks. We lost our precious Gabby to Liver Cancer and that was totally unexpected. Charlie had a wound that would not heal on his tail and he had to have his tail amputated. Riley - just last week - had to have a large portion of skin removed from his neck and has a double ear infection that we are still treating. 6 days later - this has happened with Paco...I took him in for what I thought was a rash and it ended up being IMHA. All this in 8 months.
In addition...my husband has been having stomach issues for about a year and a half. Yesterday (while everything was going on with Paco) he was out of town for more tests and procedures and it was confirmed a 2nd time - but by a specialist this time - that he does, in fact, have Crohn's Disease.
Yesterday completely sucked. BUT...it's NOT a home without Fur-Kids. And at least my husband now knows that it IS Crohn's Disease. It's something he will have for the rest of his life but it's manageable. Now if we can just get some more answers on what to do next for him.