UPDATE Fri July 1 - We got a second opinion on Sweetpea and I am so glad we did. Dr Ann is a bit of a drive but well worth it. We took a half hour just to go over all the tests and paperwork form the other vet - trying to make sense of it all. Dr Ann had me leave Sweetpea with her for the rest of the day so she could run a few more tests of her own. Turns out Sweetpea is NOT diabetic but she does have elevated liver values and a mild UTI.. Sweetpea is on Clavamox for the UTI. The thyroid meds or the not eating could cause the high liver numbers so for the next week we will make sure Sweetpea eats (she ate on her own tonight) and NOT give the thyroid meds. We will take Sweetpea back to Dr Ann next week to get more blood work and see if the numbers are different. At this point with all the crazy stuff going on from the old vet, I am sure she must wonder if she is hyperthyroid after all. The old vet was one I had been seeing for years for many of the other cats and did not have any problems except some issues with Georgie. At this point, I am not going back there for sure. Dr Ann is worth the drive and I will be going to her from now on! Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and support. I have been a wreck this week!
Sweetpea was taken to the vet yesterday to find out why her appetite was off. They found out that she has diabetes. Her thyroid levels were perfect so that was one good thing.
She will be at the vet all day today and perhaps tongiht so they can do a blood glucose curve and determine what amount of insulin to give her.
Sweetpea is stable. She had a fever but that has come down. She is not eating on her own so they are syringe feeding her. We are all hopeful that this will go better than Georgie's diabetes diagnosis. Groegie went right into ketoacidosis and that complicated things a great deal.
We are sad this is happening to Sweetpea as she is not one to take meds or shots well. If it becomes too stressful for for her at 17, we will have to think of all our options. Purrs are greatly appreciated for her. Mom is going to visit her this morning and will have an update later.
|Thank you Ann of Zoolatry for this graphic.|