December 18, 2007

Stella Update

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I took Stella and Kiesha to the vet this morning; shots and some blood work for Stella. More as a precautionary measure than anything else. She is old enough that a minor panel would help us keep an eye on what is going on with her. Over the past few months she has definitely started to show her age — arthritic hips and just not always looking like her usual self.

Stella is now a kitty with special needs. At the ripe age of 18, she has developed kidney disease. Her BUN (? not sure if those are the correct initials) was 53; 10-30 is the normal range. Here’s the fun part: cats with kidney disease are supposed to be a on a low protein diet. Diabetic cats are supposed to be on a high protein diet. So between Stella and Ambush it’s going to be an interesting ride…

Sigh.

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