didn't get second opinion..but chilla pulled through
we ended up giving it 4 weeks with meds and toward the end ended up force feeding. Got her a sonogram, which revealed enlarged ovaries, fallopian tubes and utererous.
I am glad I trusted our vet, she was right on the money.
We did the surgery, a complete spay, for $600 sum total just for the surgery, not all the vet visits nor the meds.
She came out fine, and was moving and eating her critical care willingly, immediately after coming out of anethesia.
she stayed overnight and the vets let us to come in and feed her and medicate ourselves. She came home on day two, and DROPPINGS were immediately back to NORMAL.
Vet said her ovaris were really red and enlarged and there was fluid cushioning them. Biopsy came back with severe endometriosis... which doesn't sound all that bad untill... vet said she had a bunny in that day whose previous vet said just let it go and see if oboserved symptoms get better. The bunny's ovaries and uterous alone ended up weighing as much as my chin herself!!! (over 1 lb!)
I'm glad I did it. She's a lot better, and isn't sitting like she is cushioning and protecting her back half and trying to scrape it along the bottom of her cage.
She still won't eat her pellets, or the majority of her treats, but she is very enthusiastic about her critical care now and is taking a total of 40cc's / day
Lessons to learn:
Weird droppings that can't be corrected by diet or meds, it usually indicates something else wrong, because the digestive system is the first responder/indicator to overall health
prolonged lack of appetite is a manifestation of general ickyness that means something's wrong (just like kids won't eat when they have a cold, etc).
when reproductive systems are not used (and it's in an animal that typically breeds alot) things can go wrong with it...in our case, it went into overdrive.
We're just glad it is not cancer.
She seems MUCH happpier and upbeat.