Was brought to the vet that week and was told by vet he's having stomach upset. Medications were given to stop vomiting and to enhance his appetite. When I went back to see ah sky few days later after his 1st consultation, he seems to have lose a couple of pounds. Gone were his puffy round figure and replaced with sunken drooping tummy and lethargy ah sky.
It was even more heartwrenching to carry him to realise what i see before me is true. He weighted so much lighter even though my sister reassured me that he did not lose much weight.
Fast forward to 1 week later and he's still not better, still vomiting and hardly eating. Had to coax him to eat by placing on our palm only then he reluctantly ate a bit. This time, I decided to accompany my sister to bring him to the vet for 2nd time.
Sky had lose some weight and his cheek seems to have sunken in unlike the puffy round face in the past...
Doc decided to do a bld test and abd xray. As usual it was a torture for ah sky as well as my sister and I. Results weren't good.
The vet said his kidneys were smaller than the average size (circled in red) and his Crea was slightly elevated - 2.8. which means he could be having either kidney inflammation/infection or worse scenario kidney failure.. in order to find out the exact cause, he will have to go for ultrasound at the hospital as the clinic does not have such facilities. Then he would require an follow up to repeat blood test to check on his Crea level again
Two days ago, we brought sky to the hospital. We were told by the tech that the fur over his tummy region will be shaved for the ultrasound. She said it wasn't necessary for us to go in unless they have problem holding on to him. When he was brought out in the carrier.. nothing prepared us for what we saw. Sky was sitting dazed and stone in the carrier. I guess he must be really traumatized by the process. The tech told us we have to go back to see the doc in the clinic on the same day as the result is not good.
We were very reluctant to have to bring him out again in the evening as we knew it will be extremely stressful for him. However we have no choice as he was due to repeat his blood test as well..
That evening, we brought him back to the clinic vet who told us about the result. Ultrasound shows he has mild pancrestitis and decreased blood supply to his kidney hence the shrunken kidneys.. the decrease blood supply could be caused by an previous inflammation of the blood vessels which could had gone un-noticed or happened recently hence causing the the blood vessels to get constricted.
Ah sky will eventually get kidney failure and he will require lifelong medication.
Repeat blood test shows his Crea had decrease to 2.7 as compared to the 1st one 2.8. Urine test has some white blood cell (indicate urine tract infection) but still concentrated which shows that his kidney is still functioning.
For the time being, he had been given a string of medications to reduce the workload on his kidney, increase blood supply to kidney and low dose of antibiotics to combat the urine tract infection as well as changes to his diet.
Meanwhile he will need to go back and have an repeat ultrasound to check on his pancreas as well as blood result in 2 weeks time.