Alrighty, I just talked to the vet. Everything looked good with the ultrasound. Her calcium level has gone down (it's still high, but lower than before). Her creatinine has gone up from 2.5 to 2.6, but her BUN is still normal, and so were the results of her urinalysis. She said Bailey's CBC looked good (I'm getting printouts of all the lab results when I pick her up). She's been eating regularly- not only did she eat some canned food, but she even ate some kibble!
I still have to wait until next week for the parathyroid test results, but I guess they've basically covered everything that can be covered right now. Bailey's an enigma!
Hopefully that test comes back normal. If it does, I guess I'll basically just have to keep an eye on her and wait, because they won't start doing more invasive testing unless it's absolutely necessary. I'll probably opt to redo her blood work in the very near future since her creatinine has been creeping up. Her dental has been canceled since Monday will just be too soon to traumatize her again. I asked the vet about Feliway, and she said it certainly wouldn't hurt to give it a shot. Plus, I'm gonna see if Bailey can manage with 2 doses of lactulose per day instead of 3, because I think 3 is just too much for her to handle emotionally.
Wow, the last couple of days have been AWFUL. I had a feeling that I was going to pay a billion dollars (I don't even know how much it is yet, but I don't even care) and they weren't going to be able to find out what was wrong with her. I'm still VERY glad I brought her in though. Even if I spent more than was necessary, I'm glad that we're further along in the process of elimination. Even if there ends up literally being nothing wrong with her, I'd rather be safe than sorry. I'd certainly PREFER that there be nothing seriously wrong with her, but peace of mind is very valuable. Plus, the vets who worked with her were awesome and were happy to answer my questions. They explained a ton of stuff to me without me even having to ask, and everyone was super nice when I called numerous times a day.
The one who's been primarily working with her has been so nice and understanding and didn't make me feel like I was too high maintenance.
I wish she could be her regular vet! It's nice that I'll be able to take her home feeling like everything that could be done at this point has been done, rather than having to wonder if I should've done more.
I want to thank all of you SO MUCH for your support and kind thoughts.
I have to say, it made it easier to get through the past couple of days when I'd see the many replies that you gave. I'll post an update over the weekend (hopefully a positive one!). Please continue to keep Bailey in your thoughts, since I think she could still use some encouragement and positive vibes.
I can't thank all of you enough! I'm off to go pick her up now, YAY!!!!!