In other news, Scooter, my good old 19-year-old feline buddy, has been having a bit of a rough time of it lately. First some GI issues (that I won’t go into) and most recently elevated kidney levels and stomach nausea that’s been keeping him from eating like he should. In the week between his first and second vet visit, he’d lost 3/4 of a pound! Scary.
For the past three days he’s been getting a daily IV to replenish his fluids administered with a drug to calm his stomach and stimulate his appetite. So far, all indications are excellent as he’s eating like a pig, regained some weight and has the spark of life back. Time will tell if this is a temporary or permanent course of treatment but we’re encouraged.