Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner went to see his regular vet on Friday.  We have been trying to wean off a few things at the house and wanted to monitor his blood values to make sure he was tolerating everything ok.

The vet called on Saturday and said everything looked great!  Our plan is to just monitor him at home and recheck blood work every three months.

His kidney numbers, BUN and Creatinine were stable.
His electrolytes, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium were all within normal limits.
His red blood cells were normal - No Anemia
His white blood cells were normal.

His urine was more concentrated this time, which shows increased kidney function...good news!

The only thing for us to keep watching closely is the thinning hair on his sides.  I believe some is from him being shaved so many times and not fully grown back.  But some is from over grooming.  I will just keep watching it.

Tanner is taking everything in stride as usual.  He is such a tolerant cat.

In terms of what we have been weaning...we have now stopped his fluids and his pepcid injections.  His kidney values just don't warrant the need for these right now.  We will repeat blood work quarterly and start the fluids back up if needed.

Tanner still takes 6 pills a day (4 heart and 2 potassium) and gets one injection (arthritis) on Sunday.

For now, Tanner is just enjoying life!

Tanner continues to beat the odds stacked against him and I couldn't be more proud of him!  Thank you all for your continued support and prayers for my boy!


  1. sweet boy....we are glad his numbers are staying normal!

  2. We are all so proud of you too Tanner and we're thrilled to see you doing so well!

  3. I love how you take such good care of your kitties !

  4. Paws up! I'm so happy that Tanner is doing so well!

  5. dood...how....kewl....iz ....thiz !! we iz verree happee for ewe ❤️❤️❤️

  6. That is great news that Tanner continues to do so well.

  7. We so glad Tanner continues to do so well.

  8. So happy for Tanner and the whole crew ! POTP !

  9. I pray for Tanner daily. I am happy to see good news.

  10. Tanner is first on my list when I pray every night :) So glad that he is still doing so well.


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