Molly saw the Internal Medicine veterinarian last week and had an ultrasound & another round of lab work. The good news is that they didn’t see any physical problems with her kidneys. The bad news is she still has a significant urinary tract infection, has lost quite a bit of weight, and her kidney values have worsened.
The vet is hoping the infection has been lingering in her kidneys and if we can knock it out, Molly’s kidney health might stabilize. Our hope is to stop any further kidney damage, but Molly might just have bad kidneys and that’s what’s allowing the infections to take hold. We started her on 3+ weeks of strong antibiotics and a prescription kidney diet. We’ll check her lab work next week, and again in another month to see if we’re making any progress.
I know that all sounds very depressing, and it is. But we’re trying to stay hopeful that the antibiotics work and Molly’s health improves.
Molly doesn’t have quite as much energy as before, but she still gets lots of time in the back yard hunting for bugs, investigating, and relaxing. Basically, we arrange our schedule around her needs so that every day is the best it can be for her.
Here she is in a new perch we got her as a “reward” for having to go to the vet.
Molly helped us plant some new spring flowers.
And she had a nice lounge in her bird bath.
Wolfie and Pearl are doing well. Here’s a photo of the three of them resting in the perches.