It was time for Brighton to have his yearly exam, Rabies vaccine, and get his blood and pee tests, and everything checked out pretty good! He needs his teeth cleaned soon, but his blood work was real good and improved since last year, when his urinary blockage had some effect on his kidney values. His BUN was 34, a little high for a 5 year old cat, but still slightly better than 6 months ago.
He didn't have enough urine to collect that day, so he had to go back the next day and I think he held it and held it til he couldn't wait for the tech to collect it, and he peed in the empty litterbox in his cage (which we put in there just in case that happened). Soooo...the urine was really concentrated with a few struvite crystals, both of which are a concern with his history of blockage.
Teri thinks for 24 hours he didn't drink normally or urinate as frequently as he would have at home, since he was at the vets, but she will retest him in about a month by trying to collect a 'free catch' at home.
Brighton was very vocal in the hospital cage, but enjoyed his time wandering round the hospital and finding some fresh nip (they grow it at the hospital!), and a nice cat bed with a Snuggle Safe inside!