One of these days my life will settle down enough I can get some sleep! Just when little Gemstone is finally doing better, my little princess, Aiyana, has become really ill again Just some back ground on her - I have shown Italian Greyhounds going on 6 years now, I have been doing rescue for almost as long. Aiyana and her sister, Ayasha, where born to my top show dog, my beautiful Piper - American, Canadian, Mexican, UKC, International, and Bahama champion, top 10 winner 3 years running in UKC, just a wonderful dog to show and to live with! Aiyana was the first in her litter, and I knew she was special from the moment she entered this world, she has always been my little princess!!! A year ago Aiyana became extremely ill right after a dog show, I thought I was going to loose her, thankfully she rallied around, but she has never really been well since. A couple months later she got really sick again, once again the vets did bloodwork, put her on IVs, and sent her home. 3 weeks later she knocked a baby gate over on top of herself while I was at work and broke her jaw (just a wire mesh, wood framed baby gate ) Thankfully she didn't need surgery, but weeks of careful care managed to fix the broken jaw, but she just wasn't perking back up. Then she had a massive grand mal seizure, the vet I was using simple did more bloodwork, told me her liver values where off the chart high, and sent her home to die Obviously I wasn't going to just accept my dog was dying, swore off ever going to that vet again, and took her to vet after vet, specialists, holistic vets, ANYTHING to try to find answers. Test after test came back negative, but after following the advice of a homeopathic consultant in Canada, changing her diet to a very carefully balanced home prepared diet, putting her on some homeopathic remedies, and spending many many hours and heavens knows how many dollars at the vets, Aiyana started to improve. But it's really been a rollar coaster ride trying to keep her healthy! She's had ultrasounds, bile acid tests, 2 seperate liver biopsies, tons of bloodwork, I've consulted with internal medicine specialists, vet colleges, both conventional and homeopathic vets, NOBODY knows WHY this is happening, every test shows she SHOULD be healthy, yet she just keeps cycling, just when I think the nightmare is finally over for poor Aiyana, she crashes again. Well, I just started a new job on Monday, and I'm sure the stress of the changing schedule isn't helping matters any, but my precious princess is once again struggling I first noticed Saturday there was vomit in her crate, but she seeemed active, so I just kind of took note of it, kept a close eye on her, let the vet know, and thought no more of it. Then yesterday I saw her throw up several more times, her ears got the tell-tale yellowish tint, and she was obviously not feeling well. I left her at the vet all day today while I worked, and they confirmed my fear that her liver values are once again way off They gave her fluids, changed the dose on her meds again, and sent her home - By now I'm so use to taking care of her that we both know she's going to be happier and more comfortable at home with me then sitting in a cage in an empty vet clinic all night. I'm so scared I'm going to loose my little girl after all this! Nobody can figure out what's causing her liver problems, for all the time, money, tests, etc I've put this dog through, you'd think we'd have SOME sort of an answer by now! I just don't know how much longer I can keep this up, I've easily put over $10,000 into Aiyana's vet bills in the last year, not that I really care about the money, Aiyana means more to me then all the money in the world! But I am getting to a point I just don't know what to do anymore, I keep praying for an answer, but am I just torturing my dog in the process? I love this little dog more then anything, she's my heart dog, my special little princess, I have a much stronger bond with Aiyana then I've ever had with another dog before, even before she got so sick. I can't bear the thought of loosing her or having to put her to sleep, but I don't want her to suffer if she's never going to get better!!! I'm sorry for the rant, I'm stressed about how to keep bills paid right now, I haven't gotten much sleep in a month now between Gemstone and Aiyana, I'm stressed trying to adjust to a new job, and I'm worried sick about my little girl!!! Thanks for letting me vent, and please keep my precious Aiyana in your thoughts and prayers!! I just have to keep praying that SOMETHING turns up that we can treat, or at least manage, I would give ANYTHING to get some answers for Aiyana!