I wrote a long reply this morning to poopydoop and it doesn't look like it posted--ugh!
Thanks, poopydoop, quincy, and Flowers!
My calpro came back around 65, which is higher than that last few times. Does anyone think I should be worried? This test has not always been accurate for me, but usually it shows as low when I'm quite ill, so this is the opposite. But 65 still isn't very high, right? My GI hasn't said anything yet.
For anyone who doesn't care about
my cat, you can skip this part, lol. Pumpkin was terrified, but she did alright. She was very agressive, like usual, so the vet sedated her with gas. First time we've done that and I was really nervous. The vet said she did well with the sedation and went right to sleep (or whatever, not sure if it's more like twilight sedation we get or probably even lighter than that). They were actually able to do a physical exam on her, which was nice! She has a partially torn cruciate knee ligament (similar to an ACL in humans), which was what I feared after doing online research.
The vet said if she doesn't have surgery on it, it will eventually get worse to the point she won't be able to use that leg! She told me it wasn't urgent and to do some reading on the surgery. The thing that will majorly suck is after surgery, I would have to keep her very inactive for 6-8 weeks! No jumping or running or it would just tear again and we'd be at square one. My cat is very active and wild, so I feel like this would be extremely stressful for both of us, but if the alternative is she will no longer be able to use one of her legs, I don't see any other option. I may get a second opinion. I liked this vet a lot, but this is a huge decision, and I want to make sure this is really necessary. She's almost 11, but she's still really active.
She also said she has arthritis in both ankles. I requested bloodwork since she was already sedated, which they said all came back normal, and the vet said her heart and lungs sounded good! They were able to get all her vaccines done while sedated too, which was a huge relief because she was overdue for those. And I'm thankful she hopefully doesn't remember most of it since she was sedated.