My concern is that she is not much better since we started all of this. We are almost at 2 months into her not feeling well and I have been worried that something is being missed. So, he sent us to an internal medicine specialist. We went to see Ms. Pickens today at Veterinary Medicine Specialists in Grapevine, TX. If any of our readers is familiar with this doctor or this place I would love to talk to you.
My first impression, EXPENSIVE! You can always tell by the look of the building and then the decor of the lobby. Ms. Pickens examined Lucie and didn't find anything out of the ordinary except that her back lymph nodes are a little enlarged. Today they did blood work which was all normal. They took a sample from the lymph node and although she didn't find anything glaring she wanted to send it to the pathologist to review. She did find something abnormal from the urine test which she said could be leading to something so they are doing an additional urine protein test.
The doctor pretty much talked circles around me. I maybe understood every 5th word she said. Basically, I don't know any more now than I did before the appointment. I am glad that her blood work was normal, especially for the liver and kidneys. Hopefully these two additional tests will not show anything major. She did throw cancer and Addison's Disease around so I pray that it is neither of those. The doctor did give me a list of additional tests with costs that they want do if anything is suspect in these results.
Neither Lucie or I got a warm and fuzzy feeling from this staff. The doctor had not reviewed any of her information that had been provided before the appointment. Since they were only doing blood work and those two other tests which didn't take long, I chose to stay with Lucie in the waiting room for the results instead of putting her through the stress of being alone in a strange kennel. They didn't like this much but my first concern is Lucie's happiness. If that means me sitting with her in the waiting room so she can relax, so be it. As always, she made some new friends that were visiting the clinic.
Lucie relaxing in the waiting room.
Hailey was very happy to see Lucie come home!
She has been watching over her this afternoon.