I took Ava back to the vet yesterday for a re-check. She has been doing so well, and the vet wanted to make sure that what we were seeing was for real and wasn't just a bandaid created by the Prednisone.
Well, he weighed her and she is now at 9.2 pounds!! That is absolutely unbelievable, since just a little over a month ago she was at 7.25 pounds and declining. She could barely stand up, she was hurting all over her body, and she just was miserable. Now, she is a stout 9.2 pounds, eating like a horse, jumping up on tables, and basically being a little hellion. I'm so happy my little girl is back!
Official Nickname: Piggy Iggy!
Also, they took more blood and her results came back this afternoon. The high liver enzyme levels that were so bad are now either at normal levels or approaching normal levels, so this is definitely not just a bandaid! Things are getting better not just externally, but internally too! We are now able to lower her dosage of Prednisone, which should help with some of the side effects we are seeing (increased appetite and thirst, restlessness, etc.).
So, things are definitely looking up, and I just want to thank you all for your support. It was a tough time there for a while, but I think we are now out of the woods. :)