Hi, folks! It's been a bit of time since I let you all know how Ms. Mags is doing. Still taking it one day at a time ... another complication has come up. As Maggie has been showing signs of kidney failure, both symptomatically and test-wise, it was back to the hospital today for a consult with her internal medical specialist. Good news is that, of all the reasons for kidney failure, Maggie has the most treatable in that she has high blood pressure. She starts meds tonight and we repeat tests in 10 days. Even better news is that she handled everything today like a pro -- visited with everyone in the waiting room, checked everything out and, according to the IMS, she didn't even mind the needle in her bladder to get a sterile urine sample! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif She came bouncing back to me and, when we were waiting for the bill, she starting howling. Have a feeling she was warning me ... She even ate dinner tonight and is resting comfortably.