So Tanner spent the day at the vet school yesterday...short answer - All Clear! He does not have to go back for 5 weeks!!!
Now for those that want details :)
Tanner had his abdominal ultrasound which showed that the kidneys and other organs they look at remained stable or mildly improved. His kidneys always look abnormal on the ultrasound, which is why they did the aspirates to check for disease in January.
The cardiology team performed an echocardiogram and his HCM is still stable as well. Recommend recheck in 12-18 months.
Remission Status: NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE
His weight was down slightly this month 5.34kg or 11 lbs 7 ounces. They ran a GI Panel on him (more blood work) but it can take up to a week to get those results. His eating has actually improved over the past week. We increased his dose of famotadine and I think that is making a huge difference for him! This morning, he ate his can of food, finished Oliver's plate and then needed a second can, which he did not finish yet. This is much more normal for Tanner, so I hope to see some weight gain soon. I don't want him to put on a ton of weight, but a pound would be nice and at least show us that he CAN gain weight. It is important, I think, for a cat to have a little cushion, so if they do get sick, there is some wiggle room for losing weight.
Still slightly anemic - monitoring only at this time
All other values (BUN, creatinine, phosphorus, potassium) are within the correct range, either high normal or low normal.
His medications remain the same for us at home.
Tanner is spending more time playing, as the photo above shows. These crinkle balls are his favorites and he totes one around quite often.
His 13th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks (April 7th) so I am trying to think of something special to do for him!