Dad Terry here: Thank you all for your messages about Precious, Gracie and Sascha. I wanted to wait for the external blood work to come back before posting an health update, so here we go.
Dear Precious is still with us. She has hyperthyroid, which given her symptoms would seem to answer a lot. The last time she had her blood work done it didn’t show that at all, which really surprised our Vet, she would have bet anything she was hyperthyroid. Given her advanced age we’ve opted for treatment with medicine, Felimazole, and we’ll have her blood work rechecked in a month. She is also on a special diet, which surprisingly she totally loves, so that’s good.
Gracie is on antibiotics for a UTI. Her blood work showed an increase in liver enzymes, which can often be a secondary affect of the prednisolone she takes for her asthma. Hopefully the bloody pee situation will resolve with the antibiotics. She will also have her blood work redone to check her liver enzymes in a month. If there is an increase the poor girl may need to have an ultrasound.
This poor girl has something mouth related going on although our Vet could not see anything obvious. We will be taking her to our specialty Dental Vet as soon as we can arrange an appointment. Hopefully it is just something with her teeth. She has lost 1-1/2 pounds in the last month as she seems to have difficulty eating.
Thank you for your continued purrs, prayers and power of the paw for our sweeties.