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Update on Toby...He is holding steady but still at the surgical Vets.

We almost lost him but he pulled through although, he is very weak. His last abdominal drain contained much more blood than the earlier ones so he will not be able to stand many more. The good news is that he has not filled up as much since the surgery on Thursday. He is on diuretics and preds so that may be slowing down the process. There is no way to know if it can be stopped or if he can take another draining.

But...he walked outside today for some air and that's good.

Hospital Toby...
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My heart is breaking. Please "rec" this. Someone here may be able to help us.

My beloved Toby is running out of options. His abdomen has been filling with fluids and he needs to be drained every few days. It is painful and frightening for him. It's been going on for two weeks. He has been tested for everything. His liver, kidneys, gall bladder etc are normal. He has had an MRI and every other test to find a tumor or obstruction but nothing. He just had exploratory abdominal surgery where they introduced a dye to see if they could find the leak and tie it off but they found nothing.
This condition is usually caused by trauma or and obstruction. He wasn't in a fight or an accident and there are no signs of injury. There are no obstructions or tumors. This is a nightmare.

Here is a photo of him the day before this all started two weeks ago. If anyone has any information about this please let me know. We need help because he cannot be drained much longer.
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