The one I almost cancelled. I’m glad we went, me and Ollie.
He was a very good boy. He hasn’t been in since summer of 08, so, it’s good that we went. He got a nice checkup (he’s nineteen, that always surprises me). His teeth have a little bit of tartar on them, but other than that, they look good.
Back in 08, he had bloodwork done and he had bloodwork done today. His creatinine values dropped over a point! They were 3.5, today they were 2.3! Yay!
He’s also gained weight, the vet said he has no problem with a CRF cat gaining weight. He’s gained close to two pounds in a year’s time.
The x-rays weren’t so wonderful. The disk where his tail bone connects to his backbone is compressed. Almost no room between the two bones. Not good. The vet said it’s been like this for a while and something must have happened to aggravate it so that Ollie is in pain (I heard him screaming when they took the x-ray). Ollie also has some arthritis in his front knees, but it’s not bad.
So, Ollie is on prednisilone, which isn’t bad for the kidneys like prednisone for two weeks. If that doesn’t work, there’s another med that Ollie can get.
Basically, a good news day.
When I paid the bill I said I might as well just sign the bank account over to the vet clinic, with as much as I’ve spent there the past month. *laughing*
But I’ll take good news.