(FAUX UPDATE BELOW)
First off, thanks so much to everyone for their purrayers and good thoughts, it means a lot and is much appreciated.
I talked with the vet this morning, and things are somewhat still up in the air. They did run a low-level ultrasound yesterday, and there is some kind of blockage in the biliary tract (isn't 'biliary' just a gross sounding word all by itself?). Basically, something is going wrong down in the area of the liver, pancreas and gall bladder. He did say it doesn't look like there are any tumors, but other than that, it's still a mystery.
Because she's in pain (my poor baby! now I have Mommy guilt for not knowing she was in pain), they have to anesthetize her for the ultrasound and he didn't want to knock her out too long yesterday, that's why only a low-level scan. He has an expert helping him review that info, somebody in some other office so it's being done by email/web interface, and he suspects that vet will want a more in-depth ultrasound done. Gotta love technology, though, when consults -- at least initially -- can be done relatively instantaneously without the patient having to go back and forth between doctors' offices or back home and out again to offices.
But even with the limited info at hand and not knowing for absolutely sure what will need to be done, he was sounding kinda grim. It sounds really serious, folks. Keep them purrayers coming, please.
4:40pm FAUX UPDATE -
Not really much of an update, but I talked with the vet's office about an hour ago, and Callie was resting comfortably, taking more fluids. They were waiting to hear back from the other vet still on the ultrasound. She'll be having another sleepover there tonight. Hopefully there will be more and better news tomorrow.
Thanks once again to everyone for purrayers and purrs and hugs and all the encouragement. It helps. And thanks to Hansel and the Cat Blogosphere for posting about my Callie Boo. You guys rock. Srsly.
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