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RE: [feline-heart] Spud's vet school visit results--long

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  • Mike & Linda Irrgang
    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@aol.com
    Message 1 of 2 , May 26, 2001
      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

      -----Original Message-----
      From: gcatsndogs@... [mailto:gcatsndogs@...]
      Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 8:44 PM
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      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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