To all who have been kind enough to ask:
Made' my lovely beagle is well and happy, recovering beautifully from her adventure in the surgery ward of the veterinary
hospital a couple of weeks ago. The tests were all okay - no nasties - so she is a little lighter now, sans gallbladder, but we don't have any immediate worries about her future with regard to that particular procedure or anything they found 'while they had the hood open', as the internist liked to put it (not funny - she's not a jeep!).
She's been a brave little thing, and it has been heartbreaking seeing her so unwell. The sad thing is that the gastro problem she had which brought about the initial tests and x-rays does have a cause - a couple of thickened bits and pieces, one quite inflamed, in her tum - which has been what has been flaring up from time to time and will obviously continue to do so. Unless these occurrences increase, however, we are advised that 'benign neglect' is the best treatment. (Oh right!!!) She is, however, gradually returning to her former diet, heartily approved by our veterinarian, after being fed some (to her) delightful muck out of a can. Mama begins to cook for her as well as her adopted sister again!
Thanks, everyone, for your concern. Hugs, all.