Winton has lost about 2 lbs since january 2008...and mom feels that in the past month he's taken a turn for the worse. So she told Dr. Evans this. Dr Evans decided to take a blood sample just to test his BUN, Creatinine, potassium and red blood cells. Mom talked to Dr. Evans about his sub Q fluids-telling her that she's been giving him 50cc twice a week. Well that was the other reason she wanted to check his blood-so she could see where mom should be in the sub Q's. Because Dr Evans felt that he was a bit dehydrated. So off Winton went to the back with the vet tech...mom and I heard horrible noises from the back-he came back a very unhappy kitty! Mom asked the vet tech if he was mean and she said sorry but yes! Mom knew right then that Winton isn't feeling 100% because he's never been that cranky at the vet.
So mom and Dr. Evans talked and then mom started crying! She knows that Winton isn't feeling well and that in the past month he's deteriorated due to his renal failure but it makes her so sad! Mom has known all along that she couldn't fight his renal failure-she's been working so hard to give Winton a good quality of life...but all of a sudden it hit mom. And then she talked to Dr. Evans tonight with his bloodwork.
His levels in January 2008 Sept 2008
BUN 78 116
Creatinine 3.3 5.9
Dr. Evans said the creatinine is the kidney specific number which gave her a little bit more idea about how his kidneys are working. Dr Evans was very nice to mom on the phone! She said that as long as Winton allows, mom is to try 50cc of fluids 4 times a week. Winton starts to get really antsy around the 50cc's! SO mom is going to do that! Mom is going to make him comfortable and let him eat anything he wants!! And Dr. Evans told mom that if she has any questions to call her anytime! Mom cried again on the phone! At least velcro, our dog, came up to mom to give her a kiss!
So mom had a beer! And she has hugged all of us including the dog!!!