Hi. My sweet chihuahua, Charlie is 11 years old. He was diagnosed with Cushing's disease about 1 1/2 years ago. About 9 months ago, he had one of his anal sacs removed due to cancer, followed by radiation (as far as we know there is no metastasis). He also developed bladder stones around the same time as his anal sea resection, so they removed the stones at the same time. He's been on Urinary SO since then.
On New Year's eve, Charlie got to a plate of deviled eggs that had bacon on top. We're not really sure how many he ate ( I didn't make them). A few hours later we noticed the left side of his stomach totally bloated. We rushed him to the ER where they diagnosed him with food bloat. Within 2 days he developed pancreatitis and started to show significant signs of improvement (more energy, more appetite, drinking water, no more swelling, not tender, etc). They allowed us to treat him at home as long as he was eating and drinking and getting better every day, which he had been. We brought him back to the vet twice for extra fluids.
This morning, i noticed his belly was yellowish and his poop was grayish so I brought him straight to the vet. They tested his urine and confirmed jaundice. They are going to keep him for a few days to give him IV fluids, antibiotics, etc. They are doing a sonogram of liver tomorrow.
My questions: I'm looking for insight on his prognosis ( I get that there are no crystal balls here). I know cushing's makes him more prone to pancreatitis. Is it common to get jaundice after a bout of pancreatitis? Will his cushing's prevent him from getting over jaundice? What's the prognosis of overcoming liver issues? If there is a blockage, do you think surgery is a wise choice? ANY info you can provide would be much appreciated.