Many thanks to our dear friend, Ann of Zoolatry, for this beautiful graphic.
I want to thank all of you for all the words of support, prayers, purrs, hugs and comfort for my Minchie. Took him to the vet yesterday and they did another blood panel and this time some very bad news. He is in serious kidney failure. Creatinine was 9.8 (normal .5 - 1.4) and bun was 128 (normal 16-36) This came out of the blue since his last panel three weeks ago. They gave him sub-q fluids and I'm to give him fluids daily. It's been ten years, so wish me luck.
They gave him an anti-nausea shot and pills for four days. Also got an antibiotic shot for urine test (little blood in it and can't remember what else). There were other things that showed up but I was so dumb founded and my head was spinning that I could not process it all. We are holding off on the chemo drug for now.
Won't eat on his own and syringe feeding not going well at all so this morning took my index finger and scooped some wet food and it went in his mouth very easily. I'm so happy he's getting some food in him finally! Had not been eating on his own for five days.
We have a follow up appointment Thursday at 3:30 and blood will be tested again. One day at a time!
He's pretty much camping out in his carrier and I follow him everywhere and he's not steady on his feet and is quite the jumper and has fallen off counters a few times.
Will continue to update and again, we can't thank all of you for your purrs and prayers. We all know the power of the paw.