Some of you may remember my earlier diaries, worried about my pootie Fudge:
Now we have the lab results back from Fudge’s followup visit on Thursday to recheck her kidney enzymes. Here’s the results:
The BUN went down, from 56 to 50. The Creatinine went down also, from 5.1 to 3.3. Both are still high and outside the normal range, although they have improved. Monday should bring the results of the Urine culture & analysis to see if there is any lingering infection. Unfortunately, her weight was also down about 3/4 of a pound in a month.
The vet recommended Pepcid (1/4 a pill once a day), and switching from a water bowl to a water fountain, and increasing from 1 litter box to 2 or 3, all open rather than domed. Once we get the results of the urine culture on Monday, we’ll find out if we need to put her back on antibiotics or not; and if not, when they want to see her for the next follow-up.
I do worry that her brother, DarkChocolate, is eating some of her food when we’re not around – he gobbles his down right away, whereas Fudge is more of a grazer; and while I’ve tried to give her varieties that he snubs (he doesn’t like gravy, for instance), once she’s eaten most of the gravy away, I have caught him once or twice eating out of her dish. I’m not sure how to prevent it though, since she is a grazer – if I take her dish away so he can’t eat from it, she can’t either. Not sure what to do other than to keep trying to find varieties he rejects completely, but it’s tough.