Friday, November 16, 2012

Jewel's Test Results

When I woke up today, I asked Jewel's dad if he had heard anything from the vet.  He said he hadn't, so I decided to call and see if her tests came back.  They had come back - and there is a lot of news.

The vet told me all of Jewel's kidney values are high.  But she also has an infection (from dental disease).  So she will start Jewel on an antibiotic to get rid of the infection on Tuesday.  After she's done with that, they will get more blood work on Jewel and test the kidney values again.  She said it is most likely not the infection that is causing the high values, though.  It is probably kidney disease.  It is good that they are making sure before they start her treatment, though.  If her second kidney values come back high, she will be started on k/d and given some kind of medicine that will pass certain chemicals in the body out through Jewel's poo as to not damage her kidneys more.  They did not have this when Emma or Kitty had kidney disease, so that gives some hope.

The vet also told me that her urine is not concentrating well at all, either, which also points to kidney disease.

Jewel also had her hyperthyroid test come back in the "gray area."  Apparently, the test they do detects T4, but it doesn't diagnose the hyperthyroidism.  So, they will run another test on her present blood work to see if she has hyperthyroidism, too.  If so, there is medication for that as I'm sure most of you already know.

I will go on Tuesday to get Jewel's antibiotic.  I don't know how long they will want to give it before they want her back for more blood work, but I will keep everyone posted.


  1. Sending more purrs for Jewell.

    We hope that the plans for treatment go well and Jewell copes well

    Gerry & Mungo

  2. We are all sending tons of purrs to sweet Jewel.

  3. We are purring for your sweet Jewel.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. We are purring and praying super hard and earnestly for Jewel!

  5. So sorry to hear about this, Jewel. We purr and pray for you...hoping everything will be okay.