Well, I got my boy home last night around 8pm...I don't think he stopped purring until this morning. He was so tired from the long day at the doctor, and after eating went right to sleep.
Once he got home he ate (again...
now two nights in a row) almost an entire small can of the beef in gravy fancy feast.
His spirits are certainly up, and you wouldn't know he had even been to the doctor if it weren't for his newly shaven belly. (it is so cute and chubby
The vet was able to confirm that he does have hepatic lipidosis...and she said that is actually good news, because his levels are starting to imporve after the two day in a row vet trip and all of the eating he has done (and in comparison to his numbers from two weeks ago). I asked her when I could consider him "safe" again and she said not until he has been eating on his own for atleast 4 weeks. So, we have a long road ahead of us, as at breakfast this morning, I went through 5 cans of cat food before getting to a flavor that he was interested in. (and once he was interested, he gobbled it up!)
If Hepatic Lipidosis is good news...every one better sit down for the bad. She told me that when they did the ultrasound, it showed that his kidneys were smaller than they should be and said that we will know more about them today when the urinalysis results come back. But she said that he is in very early stages of I think Kidney disease. (I forget what she called this condition) But she said, once we get him past the liver problem and eating regularly again, then I will have to bring him for very regular checkups and he will have to go on a special diet.
She also put him on some sort of pills (taking him off of the amoxicillan and lixotinic--he hated them both anyway) which are in quarters and I have to give to him twice a day--thankfully they are so small when broken into quarters that it is pretty easy to give to Dylan. She said that he had some swelling in his stomach and that it is more than likely due to the kidney condition...and that the pills are basically kitty antacid and some other stuff mixed together. I will have to look when I go home to tell you what they are exactly.
The vet was some what optimistic that he will be ok..and said that even with this kidney problem, he will have atleast a "few" good years left in him once we get over the Hepatic Lipidosis.
I can tell you one thing...this is going to be one even MORE pampered kitty. This may all be challenging news, but it is certainly better than finding out that he has a tumor in his liver or something else untreatable.
A worse case scenario that we discussed was the possibility of a feeding tube, but she said that it didn't seem likely that it would be necessary.