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Hi. My name is***** Has your vet specifically seen this "strange" behavior? Did they do any treatment for it? Is she still eating and drinking?
Thank you for that good information. That use of the video footage for allowing them to see what she's doing is very good. I will recommend that for episodes that are happening where they may not be repeatable at the clinic. This is a situation where obviously they have recommended the referral as they feel there is a chance that there is something more causing this behavior. Cost is always a factor in determining what is being done. She is clinically improving as you feel and that is something that gives you the chance to give her more time to see how she continues to do. Could she continue to improve and get back to normal? That is the unknown. As long as she's breathing normally, eating well, drinking well, and not obviously getting worse, then time to wait and see is your choice. Could these events be focal seizure activity? You could straight out tell your vet that financially the referral isn't an option and they need to help you as best as they can. Could she have a liver shunt that is causing this? They could do some bile acid testing pretty easily in the clinic to see if this is further indicated.
I would keep that appointment if you can. Not feeding is their planning ahead for a possible bile acid test or possible anesthesia event preparation. You can use that amount for the pet insurance and then see what they can offer and recommend. They will work with what you can afford.
I'm hoping for the best outcome for this little one. It sounds like she's a very special girl to you. Give her a good belly rub for me since I can't.