Joey Update

Joey is still at the vet. She’s had blood screens every day and some of the levels still haven’t gone down. Which means she’s 1) not yet better and 2) not allowed to come home. They have her on an IV to try to flush her kidneys. They did an ultrasound Tuesday and it showed 1) enlarged cortices on her kidneys and 2) some “sludge” in her gallbladder. The doc doesn’t want to treat the gallbladder until her kidneys are better — we don’t want the kidneys to have to try to metabolize (I don’t know if that’s the right word) any medications. Joey’s protein count is low and she wasn’t eating, so yesterday they were going to force-feed her. I stopped by on my way home but the doctor wasn’t in yesterday, so I really don’t know how that went. She was also supposed to have 2 more test ran yesterday — one to check for bacteria in her urine, which meant they had to get a sample directly from the bladder, ouch! and the second to check for an autoimmune deficiency. Which has been a problem in the past. She could have lupus, but I haven’t researched it yet, so I don’t know anything about it.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear Joey isn’t doing well. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for a quick recovery.