February 1st 2012 8:05 am
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I was making my way back from the litter box. I got up on my little step stool to jump up onto the couch and he came from around the coffee table and attacked me!
He grabbed at me from underneath! Mommy yelled and squirted him with the plant sprayer. She looked at me and said I seemed alright.
I was fussy but wouldn't eat much this morning. She said that I'm getting my turkey blue buffalo food this evening and an appitite stimulant.
I had very very soft stool....
Mommy is wondering if the injected antibiotic from nearly two weeks ago could be doing it. The Blue Buffalo food is pretty healthy and solid, so she thought.
Mommy is upset with Smokie, because his 'behavior issues' are starting up again. She wants to get his mouth looked at because she thinks that could be bothering him.
I just want him to leave me alone. He goes after me and the BUB. Last night he tried to climb on Ruffy and mate with him. he's just too weird! Ruffy smacked him off and gave him a dirty look.
January 29th 2012 7:08 am
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Firstly, please stop by and tell Kaci Sunshine and her angel sister Miss Mittens hello on their 'Gotcha' date!
Miss Sunshine, thank you! It's due to her mom telling my mom about a wonderful appititie booster that when I went to the vet yesterday, I had gained half a pound! Yay!
I have been feeling a bit better. It was too soon to give me another shot of antibiotic, but I'm sure that mommy will see that I get it next week.
I am eating better, and aside from being vexed by CK and sometimes stalked by Smokie (mommy says it's cause he doens't understand I'm not hurting CK and his duty as 'clowder leader' is to stop trouble-well, still doesn't matter !Stop it Smokie!
But i'm feeling so much better. I get my next shot of antibiotics next week.
For any fur struggling with a poor appitite, I do heartily recommend this appitite booster, which appears to have no ill side effects.
Thank you Kaci!
January 25th 2012 9:25 am
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The good news: I'm eating well. I have a good appitite and am eating much better.
The bad news: My infection is hanging in there. I have been growling and carrying on when Mom and Dad try to compress it.
Last night Mommy bought me a catnip banana! I loved it and slept with it!
This morning...a bad morning. CK kept going after me. Mommy got mad and squirted him with the plant sprayer and put him in the bathroom so I could get some peace.
Mommy is worried about me.
Mommy is having daddy call the vet today because I got the antibiotic shot on Friday night and that infection appears to be hanging in there.
Mommy isn't happy and neither am I.
That CK tried to take my banana....
January 20th 2012 1:59 pm
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I kept getting sick with the pills, so Big Vet is having me get a shot...I said, 'get a shot' not 'get shot' CK, stop snickering.
I have been cranky today, my teat is swollen and I am very irritable, and not at all happy. I am truly put out. I wouldn't tolerate the warm compress today at all. Mommy is glad I'm getting the shot, and said that she hopes that I start to get better. My appitite has been somewhat better.
I will keep everyone posted. I'm glad I'm getting the shot, to be honest, because I don't feel well.
Purrs to all,
January 15th 2012 9:26 am
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Bellas Mom Deb here,
I wanted to thank everyone who's been purring and praying for my girl. Bella is my 'heart' and it's good to see her appearing to feel better. This morning she ate, and though we know it's the appitite stimulant, it's good to see her going at her food with gusto. the medicine appears to relax her as well, and make her 'feel good'.
The vet who was on yesterday told me Bella had an infection, but I'm going to speak with her regular vet on Monday when she comes on to find out more. She gets her antibiotic two times a day. Shes on amoxi, as she got bad diaharhea from the clavimox.
Thank you everyone for being so supportive. Bella appears to be feeling a bit better, and thats a good thing.
January 15th 2012 8:45 am
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Thank you so much everyone!
Well, Friday I was so ill and Mommy was worried about me. I got taken off to see Dr. P, my own vet. She took blood, examined me, prescribed an antibiiotic. I have an infection-it may be from an injury to one of my....(whisers sotto voice) teats. It's a back one, and it was swollen. I am spayed many years now, so it's not something that can be explained by nursing kittens or such. I'm past my kitten years.
I felt ill, let me tell you. But not too ill to cry and poop in the carrier, hopng they would just take me back home. The good thing-i was not running a fever. The bad, the bloods came back yesterday, and the infection is not a good one.
So this is what mommy is doing:
1)I get my pepcid as usual in the morning, then breakfast, then after breakfast, I get my antibiotic. An hour later I get my azodyl, and then an hour and a half later I get my Ren Avast and other suppliment. In between that i get my compresses. I don't mind them, really, it feels quite good.
Oh, and Mommy got them to put me on an appitite stimulant, and oh my gosh-it must come from Trout town or something!!! Because let me tell you I made Mommy and Daddy laugh and because it kicked in and I WAS HUNGRY LIKE I HAVEN'T BEEN IN YEARS!!!!
I ate a almost a whole can of Merricks...in small installments of course, because I know better than to eat it all up and have it come back again. But I ate with gusto, in between naps! And then, when I woke up and had to use the box I jumped down off my throne and ran around the coffee table. But Ruffy was blocking my path. And instead of growling and being disagreeable I put my little tail up in the air in an 'excuse me please, sir, don't mind me!' and leapt right over him gracefully! and did the same coming back.
Daddy said he wants some of whatever is in that stuff! And this morning I ate a WHOLE CAN of food and then about 1/2 can after that.
I got my fluids-I now get 50 per bag a night of lactated ringers. Oh, I was so happy and relaxed I continued to eat as I got fluids!
I would like very much to thank Ms. Kaci Sunshine and her mom for putting mommy onto this wonderful appitite stimulant. Though I'm to so sure it didn't originate in the land of Trout!
I am not out of the woods, but I appear more comfortable, and am getting lots of rest and attention and I am due to see the Doctor in 2 weeks. Mommy is amazed.
I want to thank all of you, my dearest Furs, for your wonderful purrs, prayers and POTP! I know it's working!
thank you from the bottom of my little white and grey heart!
January 13th 2012 7:06 am
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She has a vet appointment this afternoon.
She's not eaten but a few bites. She's had fluids.
She's uncomfortable. She may be running a fever.
I'm afraid I may lose my baby. I haven't seen her like this before. She is in pain or uncomfortable.
She got her fluids last night, and that seemed to help a little.
She just had a little merricks this morning and some baby food. She got pepcid, she wasn't given anything else.
Oh my heart, I don't want it to end this way!
Please don't let this be the end for my Mommas Baby Girl.
January 10th 2012 10:18 am
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Well, firstly, I want to express my condolances to Momma Ivey's family. It is always hard, dear peoples and Ivey's mom, and we wish we could lick you better. We do know that you are so lucky...you are saintly and kind and so wonderful. Ivey knew who to pick-the best!:)
Many, many, many purrs.
We think of you...now and always. And we know Momma Ivey is watching over you from above.
Now, I just wanted to mention that I am down a half a pound, as per the vet last week. The little vet wants to do a 2 cavity sonogram on me. I don't want to have it done, naturally. I don't like laying on my back and it stresses me. Mommy wants to avoid stress at all costs.
Now, Momma may let the do it, but she is sort of like 'so what is it going to show that will make a difference. Momma is not a vet, but has worked 'in the animal field' for many years, some at a vet clinic. She says I don't have the signs of a cat with a growth in the 'testines, which seems to be what the little vet thinks.. However....she is concerned that my Kidney disease does seem to be kicked up a notch. She may ok the sonogram only because she wants to give me fluids daily, she thinks I need it, and the vet is afraid that it might be too much fluid as I have a heart murmur...thus, the sonogram for that.
Mommy went down to a very special pet store in Manhattan and bought back some new 'special stuff' for me to take that came from the recommendation of the store owner. He is a very smart person-has been doing this many years. Mommy got me some stuff that she hopes will help with my CRF. I have been taking it for 2 days now and Mommy says I do seem a tiny bit better.
For whatever reason, I now love raw chicken liver. Mom is amazed and it's sort of funny, as it's just me and the kitten, CK, who like it. The others don't. Mommy was advised to get some beef liver....she may try that. I like raw beef, too, and always have. So I may get some of that. I'm still getting whatever canned food I'll eat at the moment.
The man Momma spoke with told her that cats with CRF have a form of anorexia, and part of the problem is that it is harder for our kidneys to break down the food enough for us, and thats part of the problem. So some of what mommy got is supposed to help with that.
And just when I figured the worst thing would be for me to maybe get a sonogram and take suppliments, last night mommy was giving me my once a week look over. Well, she examines me and gives me a little exam to make sure all is well. And she gave this little cry and called daddy over to me.
It appears I have this weird looking blister like sack on my lower belly, near one of my nipples. It's not a hard bump, it's a fluid filled sac. It's weird looking, and sort of hanging low, like it's on a long strand. Mommy has never seen anything like it and either it wasn't there last week, or she missed it. She's concerned, but is just hoping it's some weird cyst. But she's hever seen it before and is concerned. I'm drinking and eating.....well, not eating great, but am eating.
Ah, well, that probably means being hauled to the vet again. What's a girl to do?
Purrs and Power of the Paw for me, please?
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.
January 4th 2012 7:33 am
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Well, I am doing fairly well. Mommy last night got mad at Daddy because we were out of fluids for me, and Mommy and Daddy had to run to the vet and get more.
Then, they stopped off at the supermarket, because mommy was concerned that I had not wanted to eat any of the food mommy had got me. I had Natural Balance-blah! I had 9 lives-blah! I had Halo, which I used to like...well, I don't anymore! Phooey!
So Mommy was like, what can I try?
And Mommy picked up some Fancy Feast classic seafood. It had no wheat gluten in it.
Well, guess what? I liked it! I ate the whole can! Well, all the food in the can, not the can itself!
And Mommy also got me some 9 lives. She is worried about all the stuff going on with Purina and decided to give 9 lives a try. Daddy talked her into getting the tuna. Now, Mommy won't usually get me tuna, because in the past I haven't tolerated it. But Daddy said 'oh, come on! She hasn't had it in awhile, and she loves it!'
And so Mommy did.
She got me something else as well, but I havne't had that yet.
I ate almost the whole can. Mommy did give a bit to Smokieboo and Ruffy and Bub and CK-just tastes. And they liked it too.
Mommy was happy to see me eat so well. In fact, we all did, and then we all sacked out for a bit.
I am hoping Mommy will repeat this very good thing she did and get me more of this food! She was so happy and surprised I liked it!
And it tasted so good!
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