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He was home from Friday to today (Tuesday). He did really well eating and drinking and peeing over the first two days. The vet had given us K/d wet canned food as well as the dry food. Friday & Saturday he couldn't wait for it to get into his bowl. He'd eat it all, drink a couple cups of water and ask to go outside. We thought "WOW, he's doing so well. Maybe he will come out of it ok".
Until Sunday .... he decided not to drink much and refused to eat AGAIN! I could get him to eat a little if I hand fed him a couple bites, then he'd decide to eat.
By Monday, he wasn't eating anything .... not even hand fed. He was lethargic and put himself to bed by 8:00 pm. (He goes to our room and lays in the dark). Usually he's by us in the living room until we go to bed arouned 11:00.
Today, Tuesday, Doc asked us to come back for a blood draw. So we went. He was so dehydrated that the girl could hardly get any blood out. She poked him about 5 times on one leg and then went to the other. She finally got just enough blood to test.
The tests weren't good AT ALL! At his first blood draw, his creatinine was 4 or 5 - Not good. Friday when we brought him home, it was 3.9. Doc was hoping for at least a 3.0. Today, his bloodwork showed 6.7!!!! He had been very active at home - running and playing outside. Doc said heavy exercise like that increases the creatinine levels. So that might be why it's so bad today.
We decided to leave Gizmo at the clinic for a few hours today so they could pump more fluids in. We will pick him up later. We have to bring him back in on Friday for another blood test.
That will tell us what we need to do. We are not making any solid decisions at this point. We have to give him every chance we can. That being said, we will not allow him to suffer.
We are broken hearted that this should happen to our fur baby. He has been such a good "therapy" dog for us with Terry's illness. I'll let you all know what happens on Friday. Please pray that we will have the strength to do the right thing for Gizmo.