Wednesday, October 8, 2014

And it begins ...

   Those of us with "senior" fur babies know that somewhere down the road, we'll get a vet's report that doesn't say, "all's well."

    Senior Gal, age 15,  had her checkup and blood work this week ... which showed she's in the early stages of kidney disease.  The vet stresses that it is very early, and that a change in diet and some supplements could help to hold off the progression of the disease.

    I'm hopeful, but also a bit distressed. It hasn't been all that long ago that we went through this with Elder, and the memories are still a bit too fresh.  

   Budget-wise, that's an ouch, since her new food is nearly triple the cost of the old food, and we have more blood tests in the future.  But we'll adjust. 

   

3 comments:

Jackie said...

I know we will reach this point with our cat soon. Shania is 13 people years now and I can see her slowing down.

God bless.

PattyP said...

It's so hard to see our fur babies age, isn't it?

DW said...

It is Patty. The tough part for me is that we've been down the kidney disease road twice before, so I know what will eventually happen. I'm just hoping we caught it early enough that things won't progress too quickly.