Would you give your boyfriend a hug for me - I just love a guy who'll spend the extra money to make extra-sure things go as well as possible!
I can relate - I took my five year old male, Dante, in last week as the vet had recommended I think about having his teeth cleaned after his check-up last month (he had some tartar building up).
When the vet tech starting going through the various options, she actually started laughing as I was insisting on just the best for my boy! I had the CBC done in addition to the normal panel, and kept saying I wanted the more expensive panel (the prices were on the check list) - she kindly pointed out Dante wasn't quite ready for the senior panel.
Basically, the tests were to make sure he was in good health before the procedure started (no liver problems, diabetes, high white cell counts, etc.), and also serve as a baseline for Dante for the future.
My entire bill was about $188 for the anesthetic, teeth cleaning, lab work, and, well, anal gland expression while we were at it. Sure, I haven't gotten those new shoes I wanted, but my baby has clean teeth!
I hope your babies are making a rapid recovery - I know you'll be nervous til they're back to their old selves!