Friday, November 07, 2014
It started with a trip to the doctor's office. I've lost 10 lbs since April. Yea! My doctor seems to think everything is fine, except maybe my cholesterol (which we're trying to control) and a touch of acid reflux. Considering my age, this is not out of the ordinary. In all, I seem healthy. The results of my blood work will be back early next week.
I celebrated by taking myself out to breakfast. Then I did some of my weekend errands on Friday, which felt very luxurious.
I came home to a message from the vet. News on my Joey! He, too, had blood work done, his on Thursday. The vet was cautious and frank with me. He was sure it wasn't liver failure, but he couldn't rule out diabetes or cancer, which are common in overweight cats of Joey's advanced years. Turns out the news is not that dire, after all. He has a kidney infection. Not kidney failure, just an infection. His life is not in danger.
My vet enlisted the services of a pharmacist that specializes in veterinary compounding. Thanks to his wizardry, the amoxicillin tastes like beef and was easier to get down Joey. He should be nearly good as new by the time I leave for Vegas in two weeks.
I'm so grateful for all that I've written above that this will serve as my Gratitude Challenge post.