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      Friday, October 29, 2010

10:21 AM - 10/29/2010

The topic: Back from picking up vet supplies


Mickey’s test results came back and they aren’t good.

Stage three renal failure, heading into stage four. With proper care, we can hope to keep him going for another six to twelve months.

So, for the next two weeks, I’ll be throwing everything I can at this disease.  After that two weeks, he’ll get another blood test and hopefully, the results will be better.

Yesterday’s results (I looked online and boy, howdy, these puppies look bad)

BUN—88 (normal is around 25)

Creat—5.7 (normal is less than 2)

Phosphorus—7.1 (normal is less than 7.5…vet said Mickey’s is high normal)

He’ll be on fluids three times a week. The vet is having me add potassium to the fluids.  Mickey will be on Calcitriol, Lotensin and the Azodyl.

He also sent home some samples of kidney diet.  Mickey won’t like that too much, but if he doesn’t eat it, I’m not going to get too worried about that at this point. It will be nice if he likes it, but unless they’ve come up with a great new way of flavoring, I’m not holding my breath.

Well, off to figure out how to schedule his meds now.

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