Friday, July 1, 2016

Sweetpea Update



UPDATE Fri July 1 - We got a second opinion on Sweetpea and I am so glad we did.

Dr Ann is a bit of a drive but well worth it.  We took a half hour just to go over all the tests and paperwork form the other vet - trying to make sense of it all.  Dr Ann had me leave Sweetpea with her for the rest of the day so she could run a few more tests of her own.

Turns out Sweetpea is NOT diabetic but she does have elevated liver values and a mild UTI.. Sweetpea is on Clavamox for the UTI.  The thyroid meds or the not eating could cause the high liver numbers so for the next week we will make sure Sweetpea eats (she ate on her own tonight) and NOT give the thyroid meds.  We have appetite stimulants to give Sweetpea and Dr Ann did some acupuncture to stimulate her appetite too and to tone the liver.

We will take Sweetpea back to Dr Ann next week to get more blood work and see if the numbers are different.  At this point with all the crazy stuff going on from the old vet, I am sure she must wonder if she is hyperthyroid after all.

The old vet was one I had been seeing for years for many of the other cats and did not have any problems except some issues with Georgie.  At this point, I am not going back there for sure.  Dr Ann is worth the drive and I will be going to her from now on!  I like her blend of holistic and conventional vet care. Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and support.  I have been a wreck this week!

16 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

That is good news.
We agree that you need a Vet you feel comfy with.
Purrs that Sweetpea continues to improve!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Caren Gittleman said...

I am so happy that you found a Vet that you believe in and trust!! Still have paws crossed and prayers for Sweet Pea, it is so hard to not have definitive answers (((hugs))) catchatwithcarenandcody

Kitties Blue said...

We will keep Sweetpea in our purrs and prayers. So happy you found a vet you can trust and is willing to use alternative treatment methods. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Summer said...

I hope the treatments you are getting from the new vet help Sweetpea get better soon! I'm continuing to send purrs her way.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Well, this is more hopeful! We agree, the drive definitely is/was worth it, we're glad you were able to get a second opinion. Purrs to Sweetpea and to you!

Brian said...

Purrs and hugs to Sweetpea from all of us down here. Those 2nd opinions sure pay off sometimes!

Mr Puddy said...

Shame on first opinion !
I'm so happy for results of second opinion =^x^=
and I send many purrs for SweetPea
Keep it up my dear !
xox

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Healing purrs for Sweetpea.

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are pretty good news. We're glad you chose to have a second advice. Purrs

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Prayers for Seeetpea and for you, too. Keep us posted. Hugs.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you went to another vet too. I am praying for Sweet Pea, good to know she is doing better.

Eileen said...

We are so happy to hear the new vet was able to help Sweet Pea. We are sending our purrs she will be feeling better furry soon.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

meowmeowmans said...

So glad you got a second opinion. We'll keep on purring and praying fr Sweetpea!

Rene said...

I wanted to add that Clavamox often puts cats off their food, so please keep tabs on her appetite.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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de stooooooooooopid dia beet eez.....we will cross all 984 pawz for
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Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

so glad to hear things are working out and you have a better handle on what is going on

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