This afternoon we took Morgan and Noah back to see Dr B. This was just a recheck to see how they were progressing.
First was the weigh in. Morgan's weight was unchanged, but Noah had lost another 4 pounds. That boy is way too thin.
Next was the exam. Noah went first. He's actually doing better. His stools are firmer and he's not straining. He loves his new food and eats it right up. Dr B agreed that he's too thin and we talked about adding some fat to his special diet. We have to do it carefully so we don't destroy all that we've accomplished so far. Noah will continue to eat his special turkey and veggie diet but I'll be adding a little olive oil to each meal. We'll start with just a 1/2 tablespoon of oil each meal and gradually increase to 1 1/2 each meal. He'll have a weigh-in every two weeks and in six weeks he'll go back for a rectal exam.
The doctor pointed out to me that although he's lost weight, he hasn't lost muscle and has a great coat, so I should stop worrying. He thinks Noah's doing well and will continue to improve.
Next Morgan was dragged out from under the table so we could examine her mouth. The big ugly growth is much smaller and no longer an angry red color. Now it just looks like a small warty growth. Since it responded so well to the steroid injection we know its not a tumor and it doesn't need to be removed. If it should start to grow again, we know it will respond to another injection.
It was a good news day at the vet's and I'll sleep better tonight.