Tanner has been working hard at eating more. He downs a few cans of food a day and some hard food, but he still lost a few ounces this week of weight. His Thyroid test came back normal, so they will be doing the GI test to see if there is an absorptive issue in a couple of weeks when he goes back to the vet school.
Trying to find flavors that he likes and are still low in phosphorus, or a special kidney diet is challenging. So far, we have tried all the kidney canned diets we can find. He will take a lick or two, but then walk away. I went to Tanya's CRF site and found a bunch of foods that are low in phosphorus. I picked up about 20 cans of various flavors to see what he would like. I am keeping a list so we will know for the future. He is doing better with these, but they still don't measure up to his favorites (ProPlan Chicken and Liver, Chicken Entree, or Fancy Feast Turkey Florentine) I usually end up giving him a can or two of his favorites because he needs to be eating.
He goes to the vet on Thursday for blood work...kidney values, phosphorus, and potassium levels.
He is doing well overall and plays hard in the evenings. He is taking his pills better this week too, but I am going to ask if any of his meds come in an injectible form. At least it will give us some options. He has been taking pills daily for 10 years now, so I can understand that he is getting a bit tired of it!
Tanner's daily medicine schedule is as follows:
0.07cc injection of Famotadine
75mls sub q fluids
Well, that's it for Tanner this week...thanks for the continued purrs. Your support during these last months has sustained us more than you realize!