Thursday, February 7, 2013
Mum Jackie: Eric's blood results came back and his kidneys and thyroid function are both good. The liver function results are not as good. The vet said it could be the gall bladder is not working properly and a liver biopsy would be the way to find out. Neither he, nor Ivor and myself really want to do that as it is an invasive procedure with general anaesthetic. Eric has reacted very badly to GA in the past. Although it is on his records to avoid the type used, it is better if he doesn't have to undergo a general if at all avoidable.
The vet has asked for us to bring Eric back at the end of the month to do another blood test to see if anything has changed. We also will be trying him on another wet food which has a higher protein content and is 100% natural. He is very fussy with his food. He likes Gourmet Perle and when he is well would eat us out of house and home! If we try to give him something different, no matter how good it is, he will turn his nose up at it, so let's just hope that he will decide he likes the new food.
Depending on the blood test at the end of the month, if the results haven't improved, he will have a liver scan which will only involve a light anaesthetic.
Thank you for all the purrs and kind words for Eric. Please keep our boy in your thoughts.