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A (not entirely) wasted vet trip

July 11th 2013 7:48 am
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So Mom dragged me back to the vet yesterday, over my protests, to have some more blood taken. And AFTER the tech drew the blood, the vet said that I had to be fasting for this test. Seems like he could have mentioned that earlier!!

Now I have to go back tomorrow and do it all over again.

But Mom did have my blood pressure checked, and it was just borderline high. The vet said he would do it again tomorrow and decide if I need to take medicine for it or not.

Meanwhile, Mom has resorted to syringe feeding. It's not that I don't try to eat on my own, but I just don't get enough food in.


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Purred by: Gleek (Catster Member)

July 11th 2013 at 10:43 am

Sorry you had to go through that today and tomorrow, Jasper. You need to make sure when they take your blood pressure that they take it AFTER you have had a chance to chillax in the vet's office. AND, insist that they take it twice because stress levels will increase your bp! Good luck!
Purred by: Lisa P

July 11th 2013 at 12:53 pm

that's not fair! I would protest! I'd demand treats!
Purred by: Jasper, Angel Dreamboat #49a (Catster Member)

July 11th 2013 at 1:28 pm

The vet tech actually took my blood pressure seven times. They do it at least five times and then average them, but mine was coming down, so she did it a couple more times to see if it was leveling off. It was not so bad. The tech and Mom chatted for a couple of minutes between each test, petting me. I was purring, so I think I wasn't too stressed.
Purred by: Zeke Mama's Loving Angel (Catster Member)

July 11th 2013 at 3:09 pm

That is horrible that you have to go again, then more blood taken...know that we are purring lots and lots for you sweetie.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

July 11th 2013 at 8:38 pm

Sending purrs. We had to do the syringe feeding with Charlie - he was not a fan of it.
Purred by: Beepers - Our Handsome Angel (Catster Member)

July 12th 2013 at 6:22 am

Oh no! That's too bad you have to give blood again, Jasper. As far as eating but not eating enough, have they checked your mouth to make sure nothing's wrong?

We're purring for you!

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