First of all I have to say this vet is great! She sat with me and explained all about FLUTD to me. Now the first thing she said is that by the specialists report there is definitely something going on in his bladder, and if he has a few more flareups she will recommend the surgery to do an exploratory. But she also said since he is doing fine right now, (Isn't that how it always goes?) she wants to wait and see if he keeps doing good before she sets up a surgery date.
She said if I could find him a good grain free wet he could eat it would be great to get more moisture into him, although she isn't sure what his issue is is being caused by food alone since there is evidence that it could be physical.
She also told me that they have anti inflammatory drugs we can use when he flares to see if that will help him. She also does not recommend the subq's three times a week because she said it is just way too invasive and she usually only reserves those for cats that have severe renial failure or are elderly.
From what she saw today she told me that he is a very healthy young cat (13lbs, ouch!) and if it comes to the surgery it will either tell us what is going on or count things out.
All in all, even though she is taking a wait and see attitude, I really think that she is going to be more aggressive and seems to know more about bladder issues than my current vet, so although no cure yet, but I think this vet is a positive direction.
Oh also she is more than willing to write me out a script for the vet food so I can order it online not like my other ones who refused to even do that for me.