Tabby has had her stomach pain since Wednesday evening so we were actually sort of glad she still had it today. Dr. K. was able to feel her abdominal area and note exactly where she hurt so much.
|turkey & hummus sandwich with cheese wedge ... just what the Tabby ordered (she is still usually hungry, even when her stomach hurts!)|
As we expected, Dr. K. wants to do some further testing. He wants to thoroughly check Tabby's gall bladder, as she can not tolerate greasy foods and because her pain almost always starts on the right side of her stomach and she gets nauseous. She's already had an ultrasound of her gall bladder so he's going up to a more detailed test - a HIDA. (The hospital is to call us to schedule that.)
She'll also have the "super fun" endoscopy and colonoscopy tests in just under 2 weeks, also at the hospital. She'll be tested for celiacs, gluten issues, etc.
While we search for answers, the doctor prescribed some medications to help Tabby in the meantime. These are things she can take as certain symptoms come on. Different ones for nausea, acid control, and a spasm medication. We also got a bunch of sample packets of IBgard which is for people with IBS and is a capsule containing peppermint oil, fiber, and protein. (I gave her one of those on the way home and she feels like it is working well already.) Finally, he suggested we pick up some Antivert for when she has dizzy spells.
|Say "cheese!" Literally! That's a cheese wedge she's holding up. :)|
So, the saga of Tabby's mystery pain will be continued ....