He went in to have his remaining teeth extracted, because the rescue vet said they were rough shape. But the vet at the surgery place only pulled the really loose one and cleaned up the remainder. So, now he's back in factory specs and ready to roll! Go Marvin!!
Meanwhile, Buddy went to the our regular vet.
|Pre-vet visit tummy rubs!|
During the physical exam the vet felt something odd in his innards, somewhere near the intestines and wanted to check it out, so a few x-rays later she saw something that looked a little odd. The blood work showed that his kidneys are a little better than last time and thyroid is right where it should be. I was very happy to hear about those kidney values! Thyroid is responding well to the methimazole.
The next diagnostic option was ultrasound, so I went ahead and opted for that (I love my cat insurance!) The ultrasound revealed no tumor, so that's good, but it showed what she believes might be irritable bowel syndrome, something she thinks may have been there awhile. The other possible option is some form of lymphoma. So, for now we treat with basic steroid and hope for the best.
Of course right when he got back home, he made us a big liar, he started eating up again just fine! Buddy! Even with a shaved tummy, he's still very much Buddy and wants his tummy rubbed on demand. It's good to have him home and eating again.