one lot of blood test results are back in... she has low t4, i think the vet said it was 11 when it should be 18 - 40 in a dog & higher in a puppy. i'll correct that info if i'm mistaken, it was a lot to take in over the phone while i was at work today. we're getting some tablets to improve this tomorrow & another blood test in 6 weeks to see how she's responding. the dna test can take up to 21 days to confirm if the genetic defect is present & she is or isn't a dwarf.
other than the low t4 her blood shows no other concerning issues. there were a lot of little things he said were normal but the ones i remember are the red & white cells are good, no diabetes & no indication of kidney problems at this stage.
so it's not all bad news today...
thanks bianca, we are going well here. we are taking 1/4 of a 400 mcg thyroxine tablet twice daily (quite happily with a little bit of peanut butter on it usually!) another blood test to check thyroid levels due at the start of march. still no results from the dna test, i'd say we'll hear next week. growing slowly, 5.3 kilos now at almost 18 weeks! she has lost 8 milk teeth now, all replaced with healthy adult teeth. occasional skin irritations on the belly & ears but nothing drastic. emu oil or sudocream seem to soothe them at this stage.
just waiting for test results to see if we need to start the growth hormones. otherwise we have a happy, energetic, (spoilt??) cheeky little girl who eats anything & gets a lot of attention wherever she goes!