I wish I hadn’t let myself get my hopes up. Pixie’s blood tests today showed no improvement on those from last Tuesday and one of the parameters, creatinine, was even slightly higher (though not as high as on Sunday, when I first took her in to the vet). Also, she has a slight inflammation of her front paw, where she had the needle in from the IV infusion she had at the vet. It seems her condition has stabilised at the present levels. So we have to face the fact that she has Stage 3 kidney disease and will require subQ infusions (which I can give her at home) once or twice a week from now on.
No-one can say how much time she has left but the important thing is, however long (or short) a time it is, she should have a good life. So far, at least the acute outbreak seems to be behind us – although, since our return from the vet, she has been very quiet and subdued. Tomorrow evening, we shall return to the vet to remove the bandage on her paw. Maybe then, we shall be somewhat the wiser.
I am trying very hard not to cry. Since I am not succeeding, I shall end this post now.