I decided to make an appointment at the speciality vet clinic since Buddy was doing so poorly and guess what? That did the trick! As soon as the appointment was made, he immediately perked up and stopped horking! He was back to usual self - lounging in the sun, playing with Nahum, wanting to eat and eat!
When Max was dealing with his CRF, there were many bad days followed by the occasional good day where I started feeling hopeful, and then there were many more bad days. Not wanting to risk that this was a momentary good day for Buddy, he went to see the internist vet this morning even though he was looking good. After a thorough exam, they wanted to take a look at his innards and so recommended an ultrasound.
Buddy, chilling in his carrier bag while at the vet's office
The results from the ultrasound were good, they didn't find any extra innards (things that aren't supposed to be there.) They did notice the stomach lining and intestines were "thickened", which she figured might be due to inflammation - not a surprise considering his symptoms. I'm quite pleased with these results! The treatment plan is to change his diet to easily digested food so his innards don't have to work as hard - the kitty version of chicken noodle soup!
I go to retrieve him from the vet soon - yea! This is another moment when I'm glad to have my cats insured. It allows me to do whatever diagnostic work needs to be done without regard to the cost. I'm also thankful to have a large speciality clinic so close by - it's one of the VCA Veterinary Speciality Centers, which is like a huge medical center for animals, where they have all the typical speciality departments you would find at a human hospital.
The other day, I was walking by the upstairs office window and I caught an unusual sight out of the corner of my eye. So, I went back for a better look and this is what I saw:
Crazy Oliver, out cold on the peak of the roof!
did someone call me crazy?
who's calling me crazy?
was it you horsey?
you looking for a fight crazy horse?
you step one hoof out of line and you're done for, got it?
scared him stiff, now back to the nap