Tuesday, September 21, 2010

All Clear for Toro

Toro sitting pretty for his usual dose of pills...
His test results ...

I brought Toro to the vet today for his overdue review. He was supposed to go last week but we had an emergency at home and so it got delayed. I had made an appointment for this Saturday but decided to go today as I was nervous when he was not playing last night. He sat on the couch and did not even harass Bujang when it was time for bed. Then he just sat quietly in bed. This was very unusual for a self-declared boss of the amigo house.

I was more than relieved when his test came out positive and all his numbers are within the normal indicators, especially his creatinine and BUN. Hurrah for Totoro and us! However, his red blood cells are low as evidenced also by his pale gums and so he has to do the eprex route again and we will have to go back in 2 weeks. Also Dr L said that we can reduce his subq sessions to twice a week, from every alternate day. It was a matter of looking for the right combination. I'm sure Toro would be pleased.

But for now, I am thankful that he is ok.

5 comments:

mei said...

3 cheers for Toro!

Anonymous said...

Great news !!

KXBC said...

That's very good news!

Is Toro on the Waltham's Renal dry food? I bought a pack from ARC B when my regular vet ran out of supply. 7% more expensive than what I usually get. Maybe you can get some savings here and there buying from another source. But you will need a prescription though.

Anonymous said...

Waltham Renal is only available at vet clinics. Prescription k/d can be delivered to your house when you fax prescription to the supplier. H'ever my cats are not keen on dry k/d & the canned k/d is barely tolerated. Renal Care is available at other vet clinics if yr cat is a client. Would like to know where the cheapest Renal Care is available as i use 4-5 bags a mth.

KXBC said...

You will need your regular vet to write you a prescription before you can get it from another practice. However, the prescription may be 1x use only.