Monday, November 05, 2012
Once at the vet, Smokey was weighed...he had lost a few ounces since his visit in August, but we already knew that because we weigh everyone weekly. I mentioned to the vet that this seems to be his pattern, as he lost weight last fall too. We are keeping a close eye on it, and offering extra snacks throughout the day. Note: we weighed yesterday and he has gained 3 ounces this week!
After the weighing, he was whisked off to the back to have his blood drawn. They are rechecking his kidney values, since they were borderline high in August. We have been mixing some of the kidney diet food with his regular food since then.
I spoke with the vet and asked many questions, as Smokey is my first cat to be 'aging normally' and I am not familiar with chronic kidney disease...the treatments, symptons, prognosis, etc...She spent a good bit of time talking about options and said we will know more when his results come back this time. They will check him often to look for trends. She said the next time he comes in he will need his blood checked, along with his urine and blood pressure.
The vet called on Saturday morning and said that his numbers have gone down, and she is very pleased! I am pleased too!! We will keep doing what we are doing for now and recheck him again in 3-4 months.
Thank you all for the purrs you have been sending our way...they are helping!!