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Half a pound down, parent panic, and they want to do a 2- cavity ultrasound! ugh!

January 7th 2012 5:26 am
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Well, I got carted to the vet last night.
They said i was half a pound lighter.
The vet wants to do a 2 cavity ultrasound.
Mommy was annoyed. Since it was just for my B12 shot she could not speak with the vet.
She said she wants to during the week. Our good friends Kaci Sunshine's Mom, and Colette's mom, (please stop by Colettes page, she has had her first chemo treatment and certainly could do with the purrs and support) both had some of the same questions mommy has...befcuase what will the ultrasound show? One thing it will is they want to look at my heart. I have a heart murmur. It will help show that-and they want to see it before they will let me have fluids daily because they said too much fluids for a cat with 'heart trouble' might not be good.
Little Vet said she feels a thickening of my intestines and is concerned it could be 'something'. Mommy doesn't think it is. Mommy thinks I have 'Old Cat Syndrome'. Mommy wants me to be happy and as healthy as I can be. But mommy doesn't think I have anything wrong with my tummy-I do probably have pancreatitis and digestive issues, but my poop is always a nice cigar shaped size and I poop regularly and only have diahrhea if I have to take antibiotics. Otherwise, I do pretty well. But I have become a wirey, skinny little lady. This worries Mommy!
Mommy said that she wants me to live a very long and comfortable Senior life. But she feels that $700.00 is alot of money that they don't really have. Mommy says that I sometimes eat fussily but when I'm given fish, which is rare, but when I am, I dig right in. I get fluids every other week, azodyl daily, and a b12 shot once a week. I also get Pepcid 2x a day. Mommy says that I just now look alot more content than I have in the past and don't seem in pain. I seem rather ok, aside from being plagued by CK!!!!

Mommy would love to know from other cats with CRF how their people manage it and if any of you lovely Furs have had a battle with keeping weight on and on occasion, keeping food down and what you do?

Thanks and love,
Bella and her Mommy, who is frustrated and worried.


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Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

January 7th 2012 at 7:10 am

We're all purring up a storm here for you, Bella!!!
Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

January 7th 2012 at 8:33 am

Purring for you, Bella. I also have lost some weight even though I'm still eating pretty well. I also have some CKD coming on. It sounds like your mommy & daddy are doing everything they can for you. Purring for your mommy, too.
Purred by: Laura W

January 7th 2012 at 11:19 am

bella....tell yur mom ta go with her instinct; N if her doez knot wanna have de ultrasound done.....then....her does not have to have it done.....if ewe R interested in fish, how bout like friskies or fancy feast fish flavors; they gotta zillion, we can name em all N eat em all de time; just enuff water in each can two; sure it may knot be fresh trout...N yes there iza trout flavor :) but if it makes ewe wanna eat, thatz all thatz blessings oh st francis two ewe N we hope antonia iz better two......


Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

January 7th 2012 at 1:53 pm

Natasha had an ultrasound and a biopsy after a blood test indicated elevated liver values. Has a blood test been done? I had the ultrasound because I needed to know why she stopped eating. It gave me peace of mind. The biopsy let me know that the nasty cancer from her eye was back. Bella may not need so many tests as my Natasha needed. I knew in my heart what was going on but I wanted to know for sure. The ultrasound from Natasha showed so much cancer that she was at the gate of the Bridge. You do what you know in your heart would be the best. Bellia is your sweeite and you know her better than anyone...I knew that Natasha's cancer was back and I was glad to have her as long as I did....Bella may just have an issue that has put her off her food.....Power of the paw may help here.....
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

January 8th 2012 at 1:55 am

I got underweight for a while. But once I had some problem teeth pulled, I put on some more weight. I've also put on more weight since my momma's been grooming me more - I don't like to do it anymore, but I do like when she does it.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

January 9th 2012 at 3:00 pm

I don't have any advice for you, I'm sorry, but I do have purrs. Lots and lots of purrs, and you can have as many of those as you need. Remember, whatever decisions are made are between you and your family and are all out of true love and devotion!

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