Suddenly EJ's eyes opened at 4am and what came to the mind was Tortie.
Something's not quite right with Tortie. EJ got up to check on him and saw him drinking water. He then walked to the meow-walk to sleep.
EJ started to clean the meow toilet. It took a long while because the cats got that weird habit, 'hey, let's clear whatever we have in our belly to give work to our human servant now'. EJ had to wait for them to finish one by one before cleaning and then went back to bed.
Waking up a little later than normal, EJ realised the usual morning call did not happen. For years every morning, Tortie would scream on top of his voice, clamber on the grill and shake it, making such a racket that EJ had no choice but to get up.
Noticing that Tortie is losing weight, EJ decided that he had to see his vet.
Three doctors worked on him during his physical examination including urine test. Extracting his blood was tough and took some time as Tortie protested.
Diagnosis was chronic kidney disease. Now we have to wait for the results of the blood test to confirm it.
Once confirmed, Tortie had to go for dialysis, either daily or on an alternate day basis. EJ has to learn how to do it.
PS: Sorry, not dialysis but fluid therapy which is something like dialysis for humans.