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what's up with me

March 28th 2014 7:13 am
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Firstly thank you for the POTP and other gifties!

The internist is sending xray copies down to U of I in Champaign, to Michigan State, and blood to Pennsylvania for research. She wants to get others opinions on me! She ran a blood test that tests for calcium, and mineral deficiencies. Apparently this is rare, that she has only done this test 5 times in her career. The surgeon who did my knee will be evaluating whether the pins need to come out, or if I even should have any other surgeries. In a few weeks when we get results, then the doctor thinks she will be able to manage my issues. For now, I will be taking Onsior to help relieve my pain in my legs. It is like ibuprofen for kitties. It can possibly cause kidney disease in the future, but she said that to her she would rather have 2 or 3 years less of life with no pain than living more years with alot of pain. Momma agrees with this, as my quality of life is important to her. Plus this does not mean I will even have any kidney issues. There is just not enough funding for long term research on that always. She has a patient on it for 6 years and there is no sign of kidney issues. She also took me off the lactulose & want me to try miralax. and momma is looking at getting the gabapentin compounded into treats or liquid as that should help alot & I have a hard time taking those capsules. So we won't know more for a few weeks. Anyone have good ideas for taking the Miralax? I don't eat alot at one time, and the 1/2 tsp is almost too much to mix in my wet food, and I am noticing the texture/taste. Thanks for keeping me in your purrs. I am hoping that this Onsior will help me to feel better.


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Purred by: Pounce (Catster Member)

March 28th 2014 at 11:34 am

I hope the Onsior helps. It might help if you could give 1/4 tsp. of Miralax twice a day, that way you might not notice it. It also helps if you don't mind some extra water added to the meal making it a little soupy.

You've sure been through a lot lately. We wish you well!

Purred by: Felix (Catster Member)

March 28th 2014 at 3:09 pm

Mom is going to try & mix it with a bit of water for it to dissolve, then mix in the food. Nana has to take Miralax, and she waits for it to dissolve all the way before she drinks it. hmm I wonder if I will get a straw like Nana uses?
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

March 28th 2014 at 3:41 pm

We are all purring for you Felix, Mom is praying for you too!

Angel kitty hugs

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