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A good vet is worth her weight in gold

Cuervo (points to icon) had his checkup today. I took him in fully expecting to say goodbye to him -- he is down to five pounds and is basically a walking, eating, pooping skeleton... but the vet wants to run some tests and see if there is anything we can do that won't break the bank, so she's keeping him tonight (fasting) and tomorrow he gets a full run of blood work and a poop scan, especially since she said he was still bright-eyed and not lethargic at all (despite the watery eyes and sneezing, which, considering Phoenix air, isn't that unusual), and he's eating and drinking well, SO... there may actually be hope. Plus, he was being his usual adorable self, rubbing his head and nose and self against the vet and the tech, so... he's spending the night there so he can fast for the blood work (and fasting here, with the other two bottomless food machines, would not be easy).

I did seem to regain a pound over the weekend, but overall prognosis is good. I was in the gym first thing this morning and had a good workout, but I was feeling snacky/deserty this evening so had some chocolate. Sometimes you just gotta have a little chocolate. Otherwise, not bad. Had some leftover chicken with rice & gravy and a salad, much the same as we had on Caturday with the gang -- I make a danged good roast chicken, I do.



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Oct. 27th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
*sending positive thoughts for Cuervo*

You do make a danged good roast chicken! And your wife makes delicious salad. And your friends make hungry hungry guests! ;)
Oct. 27th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
*crossed fingers* (If I didn't love the little fuzz so darned much!)

Thank you! And I love having guests who like eating it! :-)

Oct. 27th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed for Cuervo. I have to admit I was a bit afraid to check LJ this evening, because I was sure he'd have been put to sleep. I hope the vet finds something she can do to improve his condition. He's such a sweetheart.
Oct. 27th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Not yet! She seems to like him, too. We'll do whatever we can afford (knock wood)!
Oct. 27th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
poor Cuervo (who looks cute b ut mad in his hat). Here's hoping the vet can do a little something for him or at least let him pass easily
Oct. 28th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
He did NOT like wearing a hat. We have to hand it to mustangsally78, who seems to have a gift for capturing cats in clothes...

Oct. 28th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
indeed. Iktomi didn't m ind clothes. Roy hates it
Oct. 27th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
All fingers and paws are crossed for Cuervo here at Casa del Nutty.
Oct. 28th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
He's home now and, of course, hungry; we'll see on Thursday what the vet says!
Oct. 27th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Sending good thoughts!
Oct. 28th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Oct. 27th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
Hugs for Cuervo, Barb, and you.
Oct. 28th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Thanks! *hug!*
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