Thank you, wonderful peeps, for sending Ping your good thoughts.
The emergency vet did complete bloodwork for Ping. Unfortunately, I did not have a copy of Ping’s most recent bloodwork (pretty sure it was late summer), but I remembered that the doctors were positive about how things looked with his chronic renal issues. Today, his kidney values were high, but without the comparison, it is hard to know exactly how much things have changed. The emergency vet thinks that the nausea and lethargy are a result of rising kidney levels. Instead of having him hospitalized, which would be traumatic for all concerned, we are giving him extra subcutaneous fluids and some anti-nausea meds. That should get him through the weekend. On Monday morning, we’ll take him to our regular vet.
He has spent the day quietly. He hasn’t eaten anything, but he hasn’t been vomiting either. He was napping on the comfy living room chair with Tashi for a few hours, in their regular spot. Just a short time ago, he rolled on the floor with his belly showing and he was looking much perkier than before. The emergency vet said that he might be a little slower to feel better at first, but so long as things aren’t getting worse it’s a good sign.