We're home from Issaquah, WA. Sasha was not happy when I closed the windows in the car - he likes to ride with them wide open hearing the wind.
The ultrasound showed nothing.
No tumors, no liver damage, no gall bladder infection, nothing. There is a slight reading of billirubin in his blood cells but slight. His red blood cell count has not been compromised, it's just fine.
The Specialist did an amneosentisis, drawing fluid from the liver and will send it to Cytology. Sasha's liver was enlarged, and it could be that he has a very slow, diffused cancer of the liver - hence no tumors or other masses. The ultrasound was clean. The doctor sort of scratched his head~~ they did a lot of careful screening, too.
We will know tomorrow or Monday.
I did like this Internist. He's from Washington State University, which has one of the top Veterinary Schools in the nation. He took the time to answer all my questions and he even carried Sasha to my car, to help me with not lifting for my back.
Sasha is telling Saba all about it, and then he'll just crash out. Mom is tired too! SO. No tears, just not really having a specific answer. Is this just part of the aging process??? The Vet said it was a bit extreme, the rapid weight loss.....but we're running out of labs to do!