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post #1 of 163 (permalink) Old 04-29-2008, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Mijo has primary liver disease

For those of you following the thread about my little Mijo, it is now official. Mijo has liver disease, the bile acids tests that came back today prove this. He will be going to see a specialist who can tell us more about his disease and what the next steps are.

I would like to thank all of you for your kind words of support, for your suggestions, and for the wealth of information I have found on this forum not only for this problem but for all of my havanese questions! It is comforting to know that I am not alone in this and that others have also gone through what I am going through.

I am so glad that I got the bile acids test done despite the fact that my vet thought it was unnecessary. I knew there was something else going on with my angel and I just hope that we can help him to recover. I did not ask my vet many questions today when he shared the news on the phone for two reasons: I was at work, and I was very upset by the news! I wanted to yell a big I TOLD YOU SO at him after he kidded me about researching on the internet too much when I made the bile acids appointment. GRRRR! I am not sure if it is a shunt, I am not sure if it is something else that has to do with the liver. When we go see the specialist I will find out more. All I know right now is that I am devastated, I don't want my little boy to suffer, and I hope that whatever he has can be treated, operated, or better yet, reversed completely.

Well, that's all I have for now. Thank you again everyone for your support. If it wasn't for "the internet researching" we would not have tested the little guy.

With endless gratitude,

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Oh Connie, what sad news. There are many here who have lots of experience with liver issues and hope that they can help guide you. I hope your breeder is standing behind you on this. Hugs to Mijo and an easy treatment plan.


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Connie ~ I'm so sorry to hear your news. I know how it feels. I was in your shoes 2 months ago with Gracie. We are still in the diagnosis phase after an ultrasound and 3 bile acid tests. Friday we go in for a liver biopsy with her spay. It is so hard to take news like that when you love your little Mijo!!! But know is better than not knowing. I will pray for you and Mijo. Please let me know if you have questions. It might be helpful since we are going through similar situations. The wonderful thing about the internet is that it is a wealth of information. It helped you (and me) go further with testing. But don't research until you get depressed. I did that, but then I realized that I didn't have a diagnosis until I had a diagnosis and the internet could take me only so far. Make sure your doctor is testing what he should, but there is a point where you need to leave it to the tests. I hope this makes sense. I just don't want you to worry senseless like I did in the beginning. Take care and please keep us informed.

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Connie, I'm so sorry to hear your news. Karen is right - don't get ahead of yourself - see the specialist, do whatever other tests may be necessary and then deal with the prognosis from there. I know it's almost impossible to do, but try not to let the "what ifs" get too overwhelming.

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So sorry to hear your news. Belly rubs for Mijo...and hoping that the specialist you are seeing will be helpful.

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I am so sorry to hear this. I will pray for the both of you.

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Hugs and my thoughts are with you. You should just search the forum and you will get a wealth of information.

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Connie, I am so sorry to hear this news....how blessed Mijo is to have you as his mommy. I pray that whatever the liver problem is, it can be treated and he won't suffer any negative consequences because of it. Sending healing thoughts and prayers....

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Awww Connie, I am praying for you and Mijo. I am on the fringe of this topic. Lulu goes in next month for her year old check-up where we will repeat the bat's. I am so glad you are on top of this and stood by your intuitions. Please keep us informed.
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Connie, do you know the BAT numbers?

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