Since he got sick with a high fever and high white cell count almost two weeks ago, Biz has had three shots of a high-dose, long-acting antibiotic, fever-reducing meds, 20 liters of IV fluids, three urinalyses, and three rounds of blood work. But my old boy is improving!
His white cell count is back into the normal range! But the neutrophil count is still high; I’ve learned that neutrophils are a type of white cell particularly responsible for fighting off infection. His infection was so bad that his bone marrow was sending out immature neutrophils – kind of like sending new recruits out into battle before they have even been to basic training. Poor guy!
His kidney and liver markers are back in normal range, his temp is normal and he’s been eating like a horse. I mean, like a horse that isn’t sick. It is all such good news!
I wasn’t successful in pee catching yesterday, so that’s still on the agenda… What can I say, he’s a shy pee-er, and when I rush in with my stick… Well you get the idea… My mom had it easy the other day because we were running IV fluids through him, so he had to pee!
He will start on a second antibiotic tonight and then, I’m sure another repeat of blood work in the next few days!