Saturday, July 14, 2012

in the clear

Saturday, July 14

Milo's lab tests came in and he is 100% better with his liver values.  Yay!   

His BUN is still off, but that is not surprising.   BUN is produced by the liver and excreted by the kidneys. Decreased levels are seen with low protein diets, liver insufficiency, and the use of anabolic steroid drug. Increased levels indicate any condition that reduces the kidney's ability to filter body fluids in the body or interferes with protein breakdown.   With more time, this should improve.

Next up is a dental to remove dead and damaged teeth.  We expect that this will give him a temporary setback in his health, but will be worth it to prevent serious issues in his future - like abscessed teeth, etc.  

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