Tanner continues to do well, although we have another condition to add to his list...
Tanner went to the vet last Friday, for his annual visit. It was determined that he had lost almost 2 pounds since April. I knew he had been going down some, but didn't realize how much exactly. The vet was concerned of course, as was I. His coat has also been looking a bit unkempt for a few days, so I was wondering about him.
You may remember a few weeks ago, I mentioned he was vomiting more. I mentioned this to the vet and we agreed to do an extra intensive blood panel to see what was going on. Our vet mentioned he was a bit worried about Tanner...never a good sign :)
I wasn't sure if the results would be in on Saturday or if I'd have to wait until Monday. Thankfully, the vet called first thing Saturday morning to give me the news...
Kidney Values = all stable
Anemic = not at this time
Potassium, phosphorus = All normal
Pancreatitis = YES, continue with the Pepcid injections daily for at least two more weeks
Thyroid levels show he is now Hyperthyroid. Two more pills a day for Tanner.
The vet was actually quite pleased with the results as these are pretty normal aging diseases, and treatable.
Tanner has started his pills for his thyroid, so hopefully the weigh loss will stop and he will start feeling better.
For those keeping track, Tanner now takes 7 pills a day, and gets potassium powder in his morning can food. He is getting one injection daily of Pepcid, and one injection weekly of his Adequan.
He is a happy boy though and loves life. He plays hard enjoys a cuddle on the couch at night. I am so thankful he is a tolerant boy!