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      Thursday, May 22, 2014

07:54 AM - 05/22/2014

The topic: The vet’s office gave me a nice sized sample


Of food for Captain. He likes the dry, is meh about the wet.

I also got a copy of his medical records in case we have to take him to emergency this weekend to have fluid drawn out of his chest.

The records are interesting. His bloodwork is excellent. The testing of the fluids found nothing malignant in the fluid. 

But since the underlying cause of the fluid isn't heart related, it's being attibuted to lymphoma. If we can just get his chest clear, he should be okay for a while longer.

The fluid consists of fats from the small intestine (at least, that's the take I get on it). There are lots of articles on this, here's one: https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/chylothorax

Captain should be on a low fat diet and the Rutin is supposed to be a big help. The vet told me yesterday we should know by the end of the first course of  treatment (three weeks) if it's being successful.

I hope it gets here soon. The vet said they'd have it sent to their office because it will get there more quickly. The pharmacy called me yesterday, took the payment information and then told me it would be shipped to my vet's office within three business days. Crap. We have a three day weekend! So, it won't get here until next Tuesday? When time is of the essence?

Not happy. I want to get on top of this right now! Not next week.


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