Took the cats in to meet their new vet, she was very nice and I think she'll be great. She was 15 minutes late coming in to meet us she told us because she was reading up on Doyle's health condition as in her career she'd never seen or treated a cat with hyperaldosteronism. She was, of course, fascinated by Doyle's health issue, she said: Congratulations on being the pet parents of a cat with a rare medical condition!
This we knew, from our dealings with our Portland vet and clinic. They had been so sure it wasn't what it was because, well, it was rare, but our vet had been convinced - and vindicated by the University of Michigan lab results. It had been the great discussion of the doctors at their clinic. I spoke to them today, actually, as they've asked me to keep them in the loop on her treatment ongoing for professional/educational reasons.
Thursday we see an internist at a specialist animal hospital - the one I scoped out my first week here - so we will learn more then.