June 18th 2011 8:33 pm
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Furriends, I am happy to report that my creatinine and BUN numbers improved. My BUN dropped from 41 mg in March to 40 mg today. My creat number dropped from 3.2 mg in March to 2.7 mg today! While they were still high, those were the ONLY high values on my bloodwork - everything else was normal. There was only minimal protein in my urine too. And to top it off, I gained half a pound. I had lost some weight over the past year, but Dr. P and my pawrents were very happy that I gained a half pound!
The Prescription K/D diet is working for me!! Dr. P was very happy that the numbers had improved and that we are preserving the kidney function I do have. YAY!! Thank Cat! I don't have to go back until my annual vet visit in October. That visit won't be much fun because of the vaccinations in addition to stealing my blood and urine, but it's 4 months away.
I didn't want to get into my carrier, of course. It was a rough ride for everyone. I quit yowling when we got there, but I still was talking to everyperson in the waiting room and their pets. There was even a dog that was more upset that me and we were unhappy in unison. MOL! There was another smaller dog there, but he was really quiet.
When we got into the exam room, I decided I liked it better in my carrier. The nice vet technician helped me out - she was gentle and sweet. I was a good boy when they stole the blood and urine but I did wander the room and hide before Dr. P came back in to tell us the good news. I started out hiding in the sink and then crawled in the corner with my back to ev-fur-one. I figured if I don't see them, they don't see me. MOL!! Dr. P chuckled at this site. She is so nice and petted me. She wished my sisfur CRANKY--MOL!!! well. She knows my sisfur very well.... My sisfur has a reptuation, I tell you...
It was hard getting back in the carrier, but I was happier on the trip home cause I knew I could get out of the carrier and enjoy the rest of my day.
Thanks for reading, furriends, and most of all, thanks for all your words of support, encouragement, and for your furriendship. I have special angels Rocky Ann, Miss Mittens, and my sisfur Callie watching over me. Your purring for me means everything!!
Love, Tony xoxo
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Tony make sure that if you have ANYTHING medical going on such as a chronic illness, that you should not be getting vaccinations. They lower the immune system even more and can do a lot more harm than good. They have medical waivers for these things sweetie. Make sure to discuss that with them okay? So glad you're doing well!
Tony, I'm thrilled you had such a good report on your blood test results! You're eating your special food, your kidney values are lower, you're feeling better and you even gained weight . . . that's such fantastic news! And I know all the purrs and positive thoughts are helping too! My family and I will keep on purring hard for you! (I also agree with Lacey about the vaccinations).
Love & hugs,
That is pawsome news sweetie, I am so happy for you. I know you were glad to get home and your family is very excited to get such good news. Lacey and Miss mittens are furry good to warn you about the vaccinations, we did not know about that either.
I hope this link goes through: http://www.catinfo.org/?link=vaccines.
We are so happy to hear the good news from your Vet, Tony!! You are doing a super great job at preserving your kidney function. Keep it up!
Zack & Zoey
My Pal 4-ever Tony,
SO happy for you and your pawrents Tony. I bet they were so glad to hear the good report from the Vet. All your hard work is paying off. Keep eating your special food and keep up your weight. Your Vet Lady sounds very nice.
Angel Rocky Ann