#1 here. Yesterday, I took my Beebs to the VetRef referral clinic in Angers, a couple of hours away by car. There he had a very detailed ultra-sound which showed that his bile duct system is seriously compromised. The reason is not clear. It could be genetic or it could be an ongoing inflammation. The good news is that he had put some weight back on having eaten well these past few days, and was back at 4.05kg, from a low of 3.78 the previous Friday.
At this stage, we have no assurance that anything is going to work to make him better, but the first thing that will be done is to put him on a 4-week course of antibiotics, in the hope that it will clear up any persistent infections. He also needs to continue eating, mostly a high protein diet with very low fat. After his 7-hour long ordeal yesterday, he has not been very hungry so far this morning. I will be working to find something that will appeal to him.
I have a few photos from yesterday.
The veterinary intern who did the initial assessment just fell in love with him:
Beebs was very good during the ultra-sound:
The imaging specialist veterinarian has Somalis, and remembered Tama from a couple of years ago!
Meanwhile, Ollie was fast asleep in Ms. N's arms in the waiting room:
It was so kind of Ms. N to come with us and lend us both moral and physical support! Thank you, Ms. N!
We would appreciate any purrs and crossed paws you could send our way. We would really love our Beebs to get better! There has been too much loss already at Poupounette Central recently.