But still do not have a definitive answer.
The results of her bile acids test show that her first (fasting) blood draw was normal.
But her second blood draw (2 hours after eating a high calorie meal) was not normal.
That means her liver isn't functioning properly. A liver than isn't functioning properly can cause seizures.
So I asked what causes a liver to not function properly at such a young age. She didn't want to commit to any particular diagnosis, but she mentioned Stella may have a liver shunt. Liver shunts are usually congenital and show signs when the dog is a puppy. But it can show signs as the dog matures. It can be detected with a sonogram. (Although I read in some forums it can't be detected with a sonogram) Sigh.
But before we do anything she wants to consult with the doctors at the lab. So I am waiting for a call back. I pray I hear from her tomorrow.
As I frantically read online about liver shunts in dogs, many are controlled with diet. Surgery can be done also.
I am feeling quite overwhelmed with what to feed a dog with a liver shunt. But the key is to control the protein (purines).
That is it for now. Truthfully I'm not sure if I should be terrified or relieved.
I'll keep everyone updated as I get more info.
Thanks again, everyone.
My dear blog friends are the best.