Hello gang, I hope you’re all having a fabulous Mancat Monday. I’m having a good one, and we’ll take it, right? Right! I’ve been doing pretty good and even though I’ve had eating challenges, I’ve been eating darn good, yesterday was probably too good. I hogged down way too much food and barfed it up. This one was a clear example of overeating. Oh, I’m also enjoying the Cat Tree Cubby. Maybe I’ll take a selfie while I’m up here.
Anyways, I know you’ve all been wondering about my blood work results. well, they’re back and it was likely a Pancreatitis Flare. My Internal Medicine Vet said, in part:
“Brian’s fPLI was mildly increased in an equivocal range. I suspect that his recent worsening was a bout of pancreatitis and his values are improving now (i.e. lower now than they were) correlating with his clinical improvement. Cats with underlying intestinal disease/IBD can have flares of pancreatitis. He had been doing very well with treatment and then acutely started to feel worse, which would fit with a bout of pancreatitis. With pancreatitis flares, typically we give supportive care including antinausea medication (Cerenia, ondansetron) as well as pain medication (buprenorphine). Sometimes we use SQ fludis. Generally with this management improvement is seen within a few days to a week. If Brian has a similar flare in the future, we should consider that it may be pancreatitis.”
So, there you have it. She was quick to respond with the “make me feel better” meds and quick to responds once my results came back. She actually emailed the results around 5AM. I do appreciate her good care. Oh, in case you were wondering, we still don’t have the blood work results back for Seal. The Dad will be contacting AAHA and filing a Failure to Meet Standards of Care complaint.
Have a super Monday and a fabulous week everyone. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!