RE: [feline-heart] Spud's vet school visit results--long
- hooray for spud! what a trooper! we are sending many pats on the head and
scratches behind the ears for spud!
linda and the boys
From: gcatsndogs@... [mailto:gcatsndogs@...]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 8:44 PM
Subject: [feline-heart] Spud's vet school visit results--long
Spud's visit to the vet school Wednesday was okay. No great news, but
also no horrible news.
His BUN and creatinine (6+) were quite elevated. His potassium and
sodium were slightly elevated. HIs BP has 200. I don't have exact
numbers--my copies are still at the local vet. We are changing his
fluids from lactated ringers to 2.5% Dextrose and .45 Sodium Chloride.
Due to the increase in BUN and creatinine and the fact that he's been
fighting me on subq fluids at home, I decided to bring him home and
have IV fluids done locally. He had fluids Thursday, today, and will
go in for a few hours of fluids tomorrow. I have been picking him up
just before they close so that he can spend the night at home--he
won't use the litter box at the vet. Before I pick him up Saturday,
we'll do more blood work to see if the IV fluids pulled him back from
the edge of this plateau.
He doesn't act like he feels bad. All of the doctors are surprised
that he is still eating well and playing (not like a youngster--but
pretty good for sick old boy of 11), and that he looks good for Mr.
CRF, HCM, hypertension, heart murmur, kidney stone boy :)
Because he is still losing weight (unlike his housemate who has gained
5lbs in the last year--since we started free feeding Spud), we ran a
free T4. I'll have those results next week. The internal specialist
thinks she might feel something on his parathyroid. We are going to
wait on the free T4 results and go from there. He might have a
nuclear thyroid scan next month when he goes back to the vet school to
see the cardiologist.
Rachel and Spu
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