Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!
Mes thought mes was done visiting the vet for a whiles since the Mom needed to find us a new Dr. Stabby to see, but no, mes luck wasn't that good. The Mom went into action and found mes a new vet last week and off mes went to see hers.
Wes has always gone to cat-only clinics, but this new one takes dogs, too. Thankfully theys has separate waiting spots for the woofies and kitties. The Mom's friend had to fill out some papers about mes, and then wes went back to the exam room.
The vet assistant was nice to mes. Hers even asked the Mom if mes would let hers take my temperature before hers did. The Mom was very happy about how respectful theys were of mes. The assistant and Dr. M even did most of my exam while mes was under my towel.
Unfortunately Dr. M agreed that mes needed to get my ALT (liver enzyme) level checked again since it was high a month ago before my ultrasound and diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
Dr. M was kind. The Mom seems to like her. Hers answered all the Mom's questions and was not in a hurry or anything. The Mom asked hers about how theys might work with Lita, and Dr. M said we should try to give her the Neurontin the fill-in vet at our old clinic prescribed before coming in. Dr. M immediately said that it is definitely a balancing act with anesthesia. Hers seems to understand and empathize with the Mom's concerns about that. So the Mom will take Lita to see Dr. M next month (but don't tell Lita, okay?). The Mom will take hers in for a wellness exam so theys can prescribe Lita hers Prednisolone since hers has no refills left at the pharmacy.
The Mom and Dr. M talked about my Pred dose. Theys agree that 10mg is a lot for a kitty and want to get mes back down to 5mg again. Theys told the Mom to lower my dose to 7.5mg for nows.
Dr. M called the Mom on Friday with my blood test results. My ALT was 71 (last time it was 201) - back in normal range! It seems that my pancreatitis was affecting my liver. The Mom is very happy my liver is doing well again. Hopefully theys won't be poking mes with any more needles for a whiles nows!
The Mom continues to be concerned about my weight. Mes lost another ounce. Mes is 9 pounds and 2 ounces nows. Dr. M says mes is not *too* skinny, but the Mom doesn't want mes to *get* too skinny. Hers is trying to keep mes over 9 pounds and would like to see mes gain at least a little weight. For years and years, mes was 9 pounds and 6 ounces, and while the Mom thought that was a bit skinny, hers was happy with that. Hers would like to see mes get there again at least.
Lita didn't have any asthma attacks last week! Mes ams happy about that and so is the Mom.
Mes hopes yous all has a great week!