Shunt

Discussion in 'Labrador health' started by knees78, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. knees78

    knees78 Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    The vet thinks that our 5 1/2 month puppy has a liver shunt. She is having more tests on Thursday so will know more then but I wonder d if anyone had any experience?
     
  2. JulieT

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    No experience, sorry, but just wanted to offer sympathy - did the vet tell you anything about next steps or do you have to wait for Thursday?
     
  3. knees78

    knees78 Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    She will be having bloods taken and repeat urine. I think they are hoping that bloods will come back early as likely to be doing a CT scan then too.

    Likely treatment if she has it will be surgery but it depends on where the shunt is. Poor pup!

    He is fairly confident it is that as she ticks other boxes. Poor growth, skinny.
     
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    So sorry.
     
  5. JulieT

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    Well, I've just read up a little about it - it seems a serious thing, doesn't it? Poor you, must be so very worrying.

    Shunts inside the liver are difficult to correct with surgery, but those outside the liver can be corrected. Is that what you mean by where the shunt is? And the CT scan will show that?
     
  6. Granca

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    Oh dear, I hope the scan shows that surgery will help. Do keep us posted.
     
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    So sorry to hear about your poor puppy :( I hope everything will be OK. Let us know. xx
     
  8. Naya

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    Fingers crossed the shunt is outside the liver. Give her tummy rubs from me
     
  9. Joy

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    Very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you.
     
  10. knees78

    knees78 Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    @JulieT I think so. It is a worry. Trying to stay positive. X
     
  11. knees78

    knees78 Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Fingers crossed for you & you pup xx
     
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    Fingers crossed for her.
     
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    So sorry, thinking of you x
     
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    I shall be keeping my fingers crossed it is fixable x
     
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    Oh how scary, fingers crossed for you.

    Our vet mentioned it once when Ella was a puppy as she had a slightly elevated liver enzyme level (sorry, I can't remember which one). However, Ella had no other symptoms and when we retested later the levels had returned to normal. Ella's slightly abnormal level seemed to be down to toxicity from eating something she shouldn't have.

    I did a google search at the time and came up with similar results to those JulieT mentioned.

    We'll be thinking about you and keeping an eye out for updates. X
     
  17. Boogie

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    :(

    Fingers crossed xx
     
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    Thinking of you. Hope all goes well.
     
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    So sorry to read your news.It will be a worrying week waiting for results and more tests.I hope it comes back as the most positive diagnosis ,please let us know xxx
     
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    I am so sorry for you! Keep our fingers crossed!
     

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