Getting skritches from my mum. Getting Suey and Lishy to tongue skritch my by sticking my head in their faces. I loved all the skritches I was getting.
My lovely specialist vet Nathalee called my mum this morning to give us the results from my biopsy. They confirmed that I am definately having small haemmorages in my stomach, and have white blood cells in my small intestines. They couldn't really be more conclusive than that, which makes Nat think that the infiltrative process (I think that's what she called it) was in the deeper layers. Nat and the vets she has consulted with believe I most likely have irritable bowel disease, but there is still the possibility that I have early stage lymphoma. The only way to diagnose for sure is a full thickness biopsy, which means a laparotomy and a lot of extra risks.
For now, my vet team has recommended that I begin on an antibiotic trial with a view to treating irritable bowel disease. They believe that if it is indeed the problem, it is not caused by my noms as my stomach was ulcerated and haemmoraging after 2 weeks on the hypoallergenic food trial. Apparently, it is more likely to be my body launching an immune response to my gut flora. But I have to continue on my hypoallergenic food anyway. They've said that if during the two or four week trial period I show more symptoms that make them believe a full thickness biopsy is necessary, the elapsed time between now and then wont have much impact on my prognosis.
While on my antibiotic trial I will continue taking my antacids as well to help my tummy heal. I am initially on it for two weeks. I will have a check up at the end of that two weeks, and if I haven't vomitted will continue for another two weeks. If I vomit again, it's back to the drawing board. Mum is feeling pretty overwhelmed by it all and is very scared that she is making the wrong choices in my treatment. It would be very helpful if us cats could speak human!!