Friday, April 20, 2007

Journey to the vet

Office to home: Hardly any conversation as both of us were lost in our own thoughts. I just wanted to get home quick to scoop the both of them to the vet asap. I had butterflies in my stomach, similar to times when I had to send them in for surgery. I think Mrs kxbc had similar feelings.

Home to vet: Reached home, got them into the carriers and off we go. And silence on the way there again. CC and XX were a little anxious, especially XX as she was just at the vet on Sunday for her annual vaccination and checkup.
At the vet: The Dr was not aware of any food contamination issue as there was no word from AVA. I explained the whole thing all over to him again. Blood drawn from the both of them to test for acute renal kidney failure. A negative test result will be good but that does not mean they do not have chronic kidney failure. Only a test on their urine sample can confirm if they do have chronic kidney failure.

Waited around 20 min for the test results at the waiting room. No conversation as well. Both of us were just too anxious for the results, especially that of CC. He is the most likely to contract kidney failure, if at all, as he has been wholly on NB since Dec 06.

A cute "jia you jian gou", aka the bull terrier (I think), was at the vet too. Nosy little thing which was sniffing out all corners of the clinic.

The vet came out bearing CC's results.


Both of us heaved a sigh of relief. We were noticeably feeling better now as we smiled to each other again. We started talking. We were quite sure that if CC is negative, XX should be too.

Another 10 min and the vet was out with XX's result.


We felt much better now. We will monitor them for chronic kidney failure symptons eg drinking excessively, loss of weight and appetite etc. I will need to read up on this topic this weekend.

The bill came. $241!! Wah piang eh! But it was money well spent. It lifted a heavy load off our minds. I asked Mrs kxbc what would we have done if we know that we could not afford the bill. "We'll have to wait and save cash and at the same time monitor their health. But if we know we can't afford it, we probably would not have the 5 of them. Too many for finances already." I'm glad we still do not have problem supporting the 5 of them today.

Back home: The other 3 welcomed them back home. After their dinner, it was as if nothing had ever happened in the last 2 hours. It's good to have them safe and sound at home.

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Blogger =^..^= said...

That is great news! :) Phew-Phew-Phew-PHEW! I heave a huge sigh of relief for all of you.

~5-Cat Style

11:16 AM, April 20, 2007  
Anonymous auntie p said...

Phew...relief at the good news, and the vet bill!

I'm sticking to RC and SG after my stock of Avo finishes. Not sure about RC, but SG does not contain any imported ingredients from China at all - which is good to know.

12:23 PM, April 20, 2007  
Blogger KXBC said...

What is SG? How can you confirm that their ingredients are not sourced from China?

China food products have earned themselves a bad name, not just from this incident but also others like the milk powder, rice, salted eggs etc.

1:23 PM, April 20, 2007  
Anonymous auntie p said...

SG is Solid Gold (Katz & Flocken). See Solid Gold news & announcements

I've been feeding SG on and off, except that some cats on free-choice feeding likes to eat a lot of it and put on weight. I was introduced to it by a gf who have been feeding it to her 10 over cats for years.

2:10 PM, April 20, 2007  

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