Hi friends! This is the blog-Mom typing. What is going on with Raymond? Our Vet called last night. She ran several tests on his blood and consulted with another Vet. It seems that Ray maybe showing signs of kidney disease. He may also be hyperthyroid. We are going to start treating the hyperthyroid to see if that improves his kidney numbers. Ray is only seven years old, so the Vet is a bit alarmed that he is showing signs of kidney disease this young.
More than one Vet (our own and the Vet at the ER) say that Ray has very small kidneys. His kidneys don't seem to be functioning the way that they should. He will start on a hyperthyroid drug tomorrow and then on Feb 17 he will have some follow up blood work. He has lost a bit of weight, but we aren't sure if that is due to his diet change (Royal Canin canned SO) or what.
There has been talk of an ultrasound, but currently that is on hold until the next round of blood work.
Meanwhile, his energy level has been less than normal (he is usually VERY energetic) and he continues to pee inappropriately unless we are home to re-direct him. We have resigned ourselves to plastic covered furniture for the time being.
Thanks for all the purrs and words of support. He is our Raymond, and we will continue to try to find a way to make him feel better again.
xoxo, Raymond and Busby's Blog-Mom