Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Good News and Bad News...

First the good news:

Smilin' Annie is back! He got his stitches out yesterday and the results of his bloodwork indicate his kidneys are functioning perfectly!

He was pretty thrilled to get rid of that darn collar! It's been quite awhile since he could scratch his ears! He has to take it easy for a few more weeks, no pulling, but he's off complete crate rest and can stretch his gangly legs a bit!

The news from the vet was not so good for my old kitty, Beau. He looks healthier now than when he first got here so I was quite suprised at the test results.

Beau is hyperthyroid and in elderly cats, that condition often masks kidney problems. Beau's latest blood tests show both his thyroid and his kidney numbers are way off, but we can't treat one without making the other worse. So he'll continue on the same dose of tapazole(for his thyroid) and I'll try to get him to eat more low protein food. I don't think that's going to go well, considering his favorite food is all seafood flavored! It is simply a matter of time before his little kidneys can't cope. The semi-good news is that time could vary from a couple weeks to a year.

So until that time comes and I'm sure Beau will let me know when it has, I'm going to spoil him rotten, indulge his nip addiction as he wishes and keep him happy.

1 comment:

Phred from Ohio said...

Beau ... "I'm going to spoil him rotten, indulge his nip addiction as he wishes and keep him happy."

Sounds like a plan that any well-loved, senior Kitty, could look forward to.

Hang in there, Beau.