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Pookey Vet Visit

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Posted by: cyclopsgrl at Fri Nov 14 09:50:57 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cyclopsgrl ]  
   

Pookey had his 6-month vet visit today. All went well except his BUN is elevated (39). CREAT is still in normal range, and he's still well hydrated on his own. He's starting early stages of Kidney Disease/Renal Failure.

I expected it to show up before too long as it is so common in older cats and he is 17 now. He held out longer than most cats before it showed up as he has been on a special kidney diet since I started Stanley on it 3 years ago (kept Pookey on it this past year after Stanley passed away).

Pookey should have a couple years, hopefully, before serious signs show up, as Stanley did after he was first diagnosed. He's still keeping himself well hydrated, so he is a while from needing SUB-Q fluids periodically. She wants to see him in 6 months unless I see him getting dehydrated.

I knew it was going to happen, I've dreaded his vet visits for the past couple years anticipating this showing up... I am not overly upset as I know he has a couple years (hopefully), but it sits very heavy knowing it is beginning...
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Tammy and Pookey
(Stanley 8/91 - 8/07)


   

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