Hi everyone! I feel like the last couple of days have gotten away from me somehow, and although I have certainly been posting, it seems like I haven't asked everyone how they are doing. So....how is everyone doing? I hope things are humming along perfectly for everyone, and if not perfectly, then at least close to. It is "warming up" here. I say that in quotes because on Cassie's walk today, I thought, Wow, it's sort of nice out! and it was 29 degrees. Just like Ele said the other day, who would think that our standard for nice weather could plummet so much along with the temps? I didn't even wear my scarf out today! Cassie goes back to the vet tomorrow for her u/a to make sure her UTI is gone. I hope that the vet will have a few minutes to talk with me about Buzz; if not, I will make another appointment to do so. When I have done that in the past, she has not charged me for the visit, which is good. I am going to ask for the results of Buzz's UA (including the USG), and ask the vet what her thoughts are re: CRF and Buzz. Does she have it? Is it possible? Why was it not mentioned to me upon giving the results? I am also going to ask if it is usual for kidney values to change so dramatically in less than 6 months. When Buzz was dx, she had full BW done and everything (except glucose, of course) was perfect at that time. SubQ fluids were unsuccessful. Buzz would have none of it, even with the 21ga needles. Dave got totally freaked out and said he couldn't do it, and we would have to take her to the vet if Buzz needed the fluids. I called the vet to ask if it was necessary to give the fluids or not and if so, could we come in and have them help us and see if maybe we are doing something wrong? She said it was not necessary as long as Buzz is eating normally, and yes, we could come in if needed. I feel like I have failed Buzz but I think that if we can see it done once by the vet, it might not be so hard. Truth be told, I am also not in the right frame of mind right now to really work at it without getting frustrated. I could if I had to, but since it's not necessary right now, I feel like we have a little bit of time to learn and for me to get in a better emotional place. Buzz increases her dose tonight to 1u (she has been getting 0.5u for the past 3 days) so wish us luck and that we do not have to stay up all night with a kitty who is too low. I guess that's backwards, I should be hoping for great numbers, and I am, just not hypo #s. And that's the condensed version of what's up in my little corner of the world. Have a good Wednesday!