I hadn’t heard back from the vet’s about Edgar’s blood and urine tests so I called them today. Turns out they wanted me to come in, which I was told would probably be the case, and to bring Edgar, which wasn’t to be the case. I managed to get an appointment for today after work.
A few of his values are slightly elevated, but nothing that causes worry. He isn’t diabetic, which is great. There is the possibility that he is in early stages of kidney problems. They took some more blood tonight to do more specific tests, and they will also do a more specific urine test. I should hear back either the end of this week or early next. She sent me home with some reading material and showed me where to access other client info on their website.
Edgar had his blood pressure taken! Eee wee blood pressure cuffs = cute! It’s too bad it took so many tries to get three good readings, but it was the machine’s fault, not Edgar’s. He was good through the whole thing. We were in the “quiet room” for the first time. I didn’t realize they used that room for anything other than as a more comfortable room for euthanizing animals (you can have a bunch of folks with you and your pet during the last moments, rather than having it done in a clinical room), but I guess it’s good for putting animals at ease for stuff like blood pressure readings, just like a human.
For the first time in his life, I have to switch Edgar to a different food. Since his proteins are starting to register a little high, he finally qualifies for senior food. She recommended one, but I’m going to look around at some, or try to find a cheaper place than the vet clinic to buy the brand she mentioned. I bought one can to see if he likes it, but they didn’t have small “trial” bags of dry to buy.
That’s it for now. My brain is still filled with potential health issues, both his and my own, and I’ve got a wicked headache. It was a crappy day from the minute I got to work today, for various reasons, and it’s rather tiring.