Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ultra Sound and Xray for Bujang

Bujang had ultra sound as well as xrays yesterday. I was and am glad that his organs are all fine except of course for his kidneys. He has stage 2 CRF for about 3 years already. Both his kidney walls had thickened but the critical functions are healthy. I was concerned that the 250 ml of LR may have affected either his lungs or heart but these organs are both healthy. I told the vet that he would cough whenever he hisses (usually at Rez) and that was why I wanted both tests. The vet suggested that it could be allergens in the air as he would have to have a sharp intake of breath when hissing. As to his weight loss, the vet could only offer the explanation that as both of his kidneys are not 100% well, his body needed to use a lot more energy to compensate. I have yet to figure this one out or read more on it but possibly there would be more to this story. I have instructed the vet to only give him 150 ml of SubQ fluids per SubQ day. So that would give him 300 ml of LR per week, not 250 ml per session. I read that the fluids is to rehydrate, not to flush out toxins. I do not want his kidneys to work harder than they should. 

He is no longer vomitting daily so I am not giving him anymore of the TCM for that. Instead Dr Oh had given us TCM for his pancreas as he said that vomitting could also be a symptom of pancreatic issues. His AMYL is high for both his tests this year. I will have to see if he would even eat this in the first place. 

The vet also suggested that he should have quarterly ultra sound checks. That sounds like a workable idea although they would have to sedate him for each session. THAT is not ideal.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

It is always hard to eat with multiple issues. Eating high-protein food for his pancereatitis has raised Genji's kidney values, so it always ends up being a balancing act. We're glad that, overall, Bujang is doing oretty well.

The Chans

Mary said...

Agree with The Chans above, overall Bujang's A-ok. The quarterly sedation + ultrasound is a bit tricky and OTT though, for a kitty that has CRF. Bujang, you try to eat the new TCM meds ok. *patpat*

Poppy Q said...

Sounds like you have a great medical team looking after you, so we hope things continue to stay stable for a long time.

Julie and poppy Q

Eileen (missing Jessica very much) said...

Yes, balancing treatments with multiple health issues is a tricky balance. Bujang is so fortunate to have you, San, to take care of him. He is in good hands and seems to be well and happy.

Kari said...

Sounds like things are going pretty well for you, Bujang love. It does seem like quite a lot of ultrasounds. Are lab blood analysis not good enough? Are they critical for treatment determination? I would be quite frightened for that much anesthesia . We love you, precious boy.