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Final results of Shadow's biopsies
The vet called with the final results of the biopsies taken during Shadow's surgery. For those of you who are interested, here they are: The pancreas results showed she did, indeed, recently have pancreatitis. The jejunum (sm. intestine) results were negative for anything. The liver results show she did not have MVD (microvascular dysplasia) This was the condition all the specialists were so certain she had. Basically, he said the results didn't point to anything specific, rather they just looked like the results of organs in a very sick dog.
Dr. Boyd said he has nothing firm to tell him why she was so sick other than her liver being so undersized (60% of normal, if you remember) He said since her enzymes and bile acids were so out of "whack" and the undersize factor, his best guess is that it was probably the liver that was to blame somehow. However, he says dogs w/undersized livers can, and do, live normal lives. Unfortunately, there seems to be no clear cut answer for all she had going on. I'm just relieved she's not suffering any more.
The bright spot in all of this is you. I am so completely "blown away" by all the love and care you've shown me. You have been amazingly kind and generous. Words are so inadaquate to express what I feel. God has used you in a mighty way in my life and for that I will forever be grateful.
At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E