Tashi’s blood work came back today and he is doing better. His kidney values are just a little higher than normal, not super high like they were a few weeks ago. They are at a level that we can maintain. And since he is eating and not vomiting, and has gained half a pound this month, the doctor is optimistic.
Unfortunately Merlin’s labwork isn’t very good. The doctor told us he has end-stage kidney disease, so it is significantly worse than Tashi’s. But his appetite is good and he isn’t vomiting, which are obviously positive signs. Just this evening, he pulled Sprocket’s tuna dish out from under his nose. He is still bright-eyed and spunky, even though he doesn’t go around with his glitterballs anymore (though he was up until a couple months ago). He was first diagnosed with renal disease two years ago. He is about fourteen and a half.
For most of their lives, we have fed them super high-quality crunchies and prescription diet kidney crunchies. I guess that’s just not enough sometimes.