Jeff did not eat his dinner last night and seemed to feel a bit under the weather. After he refused turkey lunch meat today, Staff took him to the vet.
Kind and skilled as the vet is, Jeff does not like him.
Jeff had no fever and no obvious issues per the physical exam. Though the most likely cause is an infection of some kind, on the vet’s advice Jeff got x-rays and blood work.
Nothing out of order was visible in the x-rays, but they were quite interesting. The vet explained what was what: heart, liver, kidneys…. and in the horizontal view, “and that’s, well, fat.”
Jeff received some fluids to prevent dehydration and a dose of Pepcid to help his tummy. After returning from the ominous Back Room, Jeff was happy to return directly into the carrier in hopes that it would soon transport him back home.
The blood work results will be ready tomorrow. In the meantime Jeff was assigned a shocking pink liquid antibiotic, which he did not enjoy, and a diet of baby food. Jeff took only a few licks of the chicken baby food; Staff cannot fault his lack of enthusiasm, as chicken baby food is quite unappetizing.
Jeff did seem to feel somewhat better this evening and is “resting comfortably.”