As you can see from these pictures in the collage
I was so happy with how Abby was looking this morning.
My little bitty furry love.
Well, it's been a day.
We did make it to the Specialist in lieu of my car not starting.
We made it.
They did what I thought was a recheck of her BUN and
The xrays showed her lungs are clear.
That is a GOOD thing.
But her BUN is up.
This lead to some confusion.
Her BUN was up on Wednesday which was from the report that I brought from my regular vet
the DR was referring to, not one they ran today.
So she is off lasix for now.
For those familiar with HyperT, it masks kidney disease.
So, Abby may also have kidney problems, we don't quite
know that yet.
To back up one step, Boo had to go and have a recheck this morning too.
She had blood work drawn at our regular Vet's office.
Just suppose to see the Vet Tech.
Well it's a multi-Vet practice but Abby's Vet came out to talk
to my husband. He asked her about the "possible" blood clot
on the echocardiogram. She felt that there was NO clot.
So he came home and told me what she said and you
can imagine how that made me feel better.
OK now back to the Specialist.
I brought this up to her and said that there were two references to
a thrombus on Abby's aorta. She sorta looked a bit sheepish if
I read her right and shook her head, yes. I said what does
"possible" mean. She said that there is something and she
techinally referred to it as a "glob" (good word,huh?)
but the likelihood was it was a clot. Then we had a conversation
about if all of a sudden if her back legs didn't seem to work.
And I commented that one of her back legs is weak now.
The DR said no she wouldn't be able to use them at all.
So I countered with you mean saddle thrombosis?
Which is one of every cat person worst nightmares.
She said yes, and I guess she thought I had never heard of it.
Because I said that if that happened it was a game over scenario
and she said NO, that about 50% of cats survive but then
she gave me the great prognosis that 80% of those throw a
second clot in weeks to months.
So, there is no closure on that issue for me.
Fate, oh fate what do you have in store?
Is Abby going to get better and have some quality of life
or are you going to keep her just going
and take her down a little at a time?
OH dear Fate which is it?
So now, we have to go back in one week.
More xrays, more blood work.
Recheck the T4 tests.
That does need to be redone.
Need to know how the medication is working.
I think her methimazole mg is too high.
But, I do agree with our Regular Vet who said that the Specialist is
treating this perhaps aggressively and two weeks
at 5mg twice a day won't be something that can't be
dealt with at the two week mark which will be next Friday.
But the Methimazole is if I understand correctly puts more
stress on her kidneys and may unmask any hidden renal problems.
So, one step forward a couple steps back.
But today I did see marked improvement in her attitude.
She is bright eyed and more seemingly clear minded.
She seems stronger, but she is weak and that is partly
because of the medicine, old age, and the ordeal.
She wants to eat and drink.
She's out and not hiding.
So there is some good signs that she is feeling better.
Every time I think I see a ray of hope,
But, I can't control what is going to happen
All I can do, is do the best I can for her.
One more day
One more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again
I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you
One more day with you Abby.