Thei-Chan: well, it's been a while, right, since I used the old Thei-Chan ruse. But you see, I am realising that Saturday is often a low traffic day so I thought I would try this for once.
I have to tell you that #1 put me through a harrowing experience. On Tuesday night, I was grabbed unceremoniously and shoved into the guest bathroom. No food. Just a bed, litter box, toys and water. She came in to see me several times but I hid as well as I could. Wednesday morning, she came in and instead of giving me my food she grabbed me and stuck me into the carrier. She told me that my sister Tama was coming too but she, Miss Goodie-Two-Tamas, actually goes and sits in the carrier, waiting to leave. Can you believe that?
Anyway, both of us gave #1 and Tommy a rousing 45 minute chorus of the Aby Road Song all the way there. We were both due for our boosters, but I also had to have a blood test since it had been a year since the last one and #1 wanted to see how my kidneys were doing. You may remember that I was diagnosed in March 2016 with early stage renal deficiency and put on Semintra and Virbac renal food.
"Is it safe to come out?"
"I knew it was going to end badly!"
Anyway, we got the blood test results back. My BUN levels were up over one year ago, but still well below the levels when I was first diagnosed in March last year. The creatinine levels were also up a bit but remain at the high end of the normal range (they were pretty high in March 2016). And the good news is that my weight is stable (I never thought I would hear anyone say that!). Dr. C and #1 think it would be a good idea to start me on Ipakitine (Epakitin in North America) to lighten the load on my kidneys some more. Overall, I am doing well and enjoying life (except for vet trips). They have threatened to test me again in about three months, just to keep a close eye on me. I guess that means they care, right?
By the way, #1, my hammock still needs fixing...