"I'm beautiful, if I say so myself !!!"
Age: 12 Years Sex: Female Weight: 10 lbs.
"I'm Not Camera Shy!!!"
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"I see you too!!!"
"Posing for the camera!"
"My favorite nap spot!"
"My curly tail shot!"
"Rub my belly!!!"
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September 27th 2002
Sitting in your lap
Not being able to sit in a lap
anything shiny and crinkly
Favorite Nap Spot:
She is Bella's mother. She belonged to the neighbor who didn't believe in having his animals spayed or neutered. He didn't want to spend the money. Princess had 3 litters of kittens in less than a year. After several conversations with him, he finally agreed to let me have her spayed and handed her over to me. After I had possession of her, I told him that I was going to keep her. After the life that she's had, she deserved a better one. He asked "what do you mean KEEP". I said that he wasn't going to get her back. He didn't say anything. He didn't resist, argue, nothing. He just turned around, walked away and never came back. Princess did her job and now it's time for her to lay back, relax and enjoy life.
She curls up her tail when she's content. It's pretty cute. She loves sitting in my lap. Whenever I sit down in the livingroom, she thinks that's her cue. She will cry and cry until I let her on my lap. If that doesn't work, she tries to Ever So Gently, step as softly and slowly as possible to get in my lap (as if I wouldn't notice). You just got to love her persistance! Birthday = Sep 27.
Hey! Move over-that's MY lap!
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Mar 4, 2007; Jun 19, 2007
Sep 27, 2002
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March 8th 2008 9:45 am
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Show no growth in my urine sample that was sent to the labs. So that means I don't have in infection. There's something else going on. The the vet seems to think that it could be FUS (Feline Urinary Syndrome) also called Sterile Sistitus (sp?) or a mass. So mom has to go back Monday after work and talk to the vet to see what the next step is. Keep me in your purrayers.
March 4th 2008 3:25 pm
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I have been having problems going to the bathroom since before Christmas. I was on Clavamox drops for a week and that didn't work. Then I was on Metacam drops for another week and that didn't work. Then mom thought that maybe a week wasn't long enough, so she started on the Metacam again but kept me on it for 2 weeks. Each time, I'd do good for a few days after the meds kicked in and then I'd have the problems again. So I was put on Clavamox pills for 3 weeks. Again, I'd do good for a few days and then would have problems, do good for a few days and then would have problems again.
So mom had to wait a week after the last Clavamox pill before I could go back to the vet. We had my appt for this last Saturday. It was decided that I'd stay there the weekend so that they could collect a urine sample and test it out.
Well, they gave me some sub-q fluids yesterday. Well, then they had an emergency c-section that had to be done on an English Bulldog. So, I had to hold it and hold it. Mom finally showed up and I was so uncomfortable because they took the litterbox out of my cage. But, I was a good girl and held it.
Finally the vet tech told mom to get me out of the cage and bring me to the table. Then the vet tech started squishing me to see if she could feel my bladder. That was a mistake! I peed all over the place and of course she didn't have anything to catch it. So guess what? I had to stay overnight again.
So today I had to go thru the torture again of the sub-q fluids and no litterbox. Mission accomplished this time. Mom came to get me after work and she was told that my white blood cell count was off the charts. So, they're sending a sample off to the lab. It'll be about a week for the results to come in.
In the meantime, I'm home. Mom has to shove an Orbax pill down my throat every day for a week. By then we should have the test results back and we'll go from there. So, keep your paws crossed that it's just an infection. If not, they'll do an ultrasound on me and check for stones or masses. Mom really doesn't like that second possibility. So, please keep your paws crossed for me. We'd really appreciate it!!!
February 2nd 2008 5:10 am
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Back in December before Christmas, mom noticed I was having problems urinating. When I tried, there was some blood in whatever small sample I provided. So, mom took me to the vet and left me there for the day. They x-rayed me and said that I didn't have anything abnormal on the x-ray. They couldn't take any urine because my bladder was supposedly empty. So, they sent me home with 7.5 days of Clavamox (liquid antibiotic).
Well I finished the antibiotics and about 4 days later, I had the same problem and symptoms as before. Mom noticed that on a Saturday night but had to wait until Monday to call the vet. They told her to give me 3 drops of Metacam that day, followed with a single drop of Metacam for 7 more days. That seemed to work but that was short lived.
About 4-5 days later, the same problem. That was another Saturday evening that mom noticed my situation. So, she decided to do the Metacam drops again. Mom thought that maybe both the previous attempts weren't long enough and decided to keep giving me the drops for maybe 2 weeks this time.
Well, about 10 days after she started this attempt, my problems happened again. She noticed it this last Wednesday night. The vet lady is off on Thursdays so mom had to wait until yesterday to call. Mom was told by the vet tech that she was going to be referred to the Louisianna Referral Service. The vet would copy my folder and mom would have to come pick it up. The vet would call the Referral Service and let them know what was going on. Mom would have to call the Referral Service to make an appointment. The vet called it Sterile Sistitus (not sure of the spelling). They said that there's no one here that could help. Mom was confused. Nothing has been done with me, but they were automatically going to refer me to LA. Mom explained that she can't take the time off of work, can't afford the gas it would take to get me there, and wouldn't be able to afford the costs of that vet too. Of course you know this wouldn't be a one time trip. They never are.
The vet tech said that they've done all they could. So, mom restated the events...
- x-ray only
- 7 days worth of antibiotics when anyone that knows anything about antibiotics knows that they don't even begin to work until at least day 3. If there's blood in my sample, it could be an infection, and 7 days total of antibiotics probably isn't long enough
- 7 days worth of Metacam which probably wasn't long enough either
- no urinalyis
- no other testing
- never saw the actual vet. Only saw the vet tech the only time I was brought in
So mom sarcastically said to the vet tech again "so you've done all that you can do?". Mom is seriously losing all respect for this vet office. So, mom was put on hold for several minutes. When the vet tech came back on the line, mom was told that she'll be given 3 weeks of Clavamox pills (one pill twice a day) and to keep going with the single drop of Metacam daily. After the completion of the antibiotics, they'll do a urinalysis and go from there.
I'm not saying that I still won't have to be referred to a specialist, but you should only do that when you've actually tried everything that you can. So does anyone have any suggestions for us? Anything that can help us would be greatly appreciated!!!
Keep your paws crossed for me please. Maybe the third time's the charm! Hope luck is on my side!
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