Yemala is now 18.5. She's been in remission since 2007, with a brief relapse in 2011 when she was given steroids for an ear infection. Her latest bg was an 86, taken late morning after having eaten appx. 1/2 cup cooked chicken. I realized the number is a little low, which is why I feed her a lot during the course of the AM and early afternoon. In the past 2 weeks, we've been finding mysterious puddles in the pantry next to our kitchen. The puddles are clear and look like water, but we find no source. Yesterday, my son saw Mala, waiting on breakfast, lift her tail and spray urine across the room. The urine was clear and lacked easily discernible odor. Later that morning, I found her in the pantry caroling with a similar puddle behind her. She had blood work done in June, with VERY slight indications that she is beginning to step into renal failure. Her BUN levels were very minorly elevated, with similar readings in other factors, but her A1C was 131. Mala went to the vet yesterday, and he said it's either a bladder infection/UTI or her kidneys are failing. When palpated, her kidneys are roughly half the size they should be. She was given an injection of antibiotics, but I have not authorized another round of blood work - yet. Her weight has remained consistent for the past several years, her appetite is strong, she has good energy, she is quite mobile with some signs of early arthritis which keep her from jumping much. Otherwise, her coast is shiny, her eyes are bright, she has all her teeth, and she is not filling up the cat box with lakes of urine. We intend to start her on lactated ringers tonight, and I think we will do this about every two days. If this is a UTI, extra liquid could flush her kidneys and get her healthy again. My analysis of the urination in the pantry is that she is having trouble holding her bladder, which I've not seen with my other elderly cats as they face renal failure. Given all this - and yes, I know it's a lot of information - is there anything I'm missing? Should I get the blood work done sooner rather than later? to be honest, I'm fearful of doing it - this kitty has my heart. Thoughts?