Thank you for all the lovely messages about Freddie. He was a beautiful little boy, and we will always remember him.
I wanted to finish the week with some good news. About me!
It's still a bit of a mystery about what kicked all this off. One development that my vet was very interested in was that just before we moved out of my old house, I found a bit of dog food in our garden. While that doesn't sound very interesting on it's own, we used to live next door to a barky dog. There were a couple of stories locally about someone throwing poisoned dog food into yards with so called nuisance dogs. According to my vet if that had been what happened it could have been enough to cause my rather dramatic early symptoms, and cause the long term irritation. It would also apparently explain why the biopsies showed blood and haemmoraging in my guts but showed no actual cause.
Regardless, we are very very happy that right now I am off all the medication and am completely symptom free. Have a happy weekend everyone :)