|Purred: Tue Mar 8, '11 10:01pm PST |
|Well, they did a thorough physical exam on him, and then sedated him and did a rectal exam, but turns out he wasn't blocked in his GI tract at all. Since he has a history with bladder crystals and urinary tract issues, they ran a urinalysis on him and I got the results back today. They said that there was no sign of blood cells in the urine, no crystals, and no bacteria, but his glucose and specific gravity was elevated and his pH was acidic. Now they want to run some further blood tests to check for diabetes! I am in shock...diabetes?! He's not overweight at all (9.5lbs according to the clinic scale), nor does he have any other symptoms of diabetes.
The tech did say that due to him likely being stressed out, and probably holding his urine in all day, that could be why it was elevated. I had to leave him there at 10:30am, and they sedated him and did the rectal exam, and then I came back around 3:30pm to get him, and they didn't get the urine sample from him until close to 4pm so he was holding it in for quite a while.
They didn't give me the exact numbers to tell HOW high everything it is, but I'm going to call back tomorrow and find out so I can look around and do some research on it. I expect the acidity, since a raw diet should leave them with mildly acidic urine. I scheduled for him to have a second urinalysis done next week, one where he won't have to be cooped up all day and they can get a fresher sample after a week of being on his normal, balanced diet. Since he's been home, he's acting perfectly fine :/ So I just don't get what's going on. I'm at least thankful that he didn't get a hold of anything outside, and wasn't blocked up from his food. But still.
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