Thursday, February 02, 2006
Luna's Vet Day
Luna got to pay a visit to our internist Dr. Slusser in San Diego today. She's lost energy and body condition recently, and has had two episodes of regurgitating food after going to sleep at night.
We did a chest x-ray to make sure nothing had changed with her heart as she has a slight murmur. The x-ray was also used to check for a megesophagus (an enlarged esophagus) which is a tell-tale sign of myasthenia gravis, a condition that causes overall muscular weakness.
The x-ray looked great! No change in the size or shape of her heart, and no megesophagus. So now we've ruled out a couple of potential causes, leaving many more to check for. Next up ~ lab work!