Day 33, Kuma’s FIP Journey
I had terrible vertigo at midnight last night, it subsided almost immediately, but the fear of it kept me awake until 0300 , I was reaaaaaallllly crabby LOL
0700 I got up, none too happy, but seeing Kuma running around made me smile.
Anticipating lab results today.
Skin Surveillance: no s/sx of sores yet
Good poop and good pees
Off to work
Isao nearly had a heart attack!!!
Kuma found a tiny place to hide and it took a bit to find him and give him his meds. I was laughing LOL, but I’m pretty sure I would have torn the apartment to bits to find him.
Kuma’s labs are in!!!!!
All red flag values are now normal!!!! His globulins are now in the low-normal range , his anemia is correcting, and his kidney labs are perfect.
We are happy fur-parents
I came home to playful Kuma.
2100 Capella administration
W: 4.38lbs, his weight is stable, but not increasing, we’re trying to figure out how to get him to eat more.
Position 6, R rear flank.
Pre-injection skin prep: same
Tent: excellent with our improved rear flank methodology, deep pocket formed.
Needle insertion: excellent, top/down, bevel down, fluid flows downhill
Needle withdrawal: excellent, no leakage. A touch of blood at the insertion site, Isao cleaned the site
Post-injection site prep: soapy towel, freshwater towel, dry with a cosmetic pad.
Kuma off to play
I called Dr. Lair about the phosphorus labs as they are above the normal range.
After doing some research and thinking about some of the therapies we have been using on Kuma (cold laser, bone program), it appears that hyperphosphatemia is normal in growing animals attempting to lay down new bone formation.
The bone program is probably stimulating all the bone cells to help fix that site on the R. trochanter head, so that is probably the reason for the increase in P.
The only other lab I question is the TCO2 levels. They are just out of normal range and could indicate either a respiratory or kidney issue.
I will speak with Dr. Lair about it tomorrow.
We will send Kuma’s new labs off to Dr. Geiger and the fine folks at the Specialty Vet Clinic in Sorrento Valley
A good day, just have to get Kuma to eat more