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Fat Kidney?

July 17th 2013 9:25 am
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Yesterday was my yearly vet visit. As you might remember, I was at the vet two months ago because I had been losing weight and was hungry all the time.

I went to the vet in one of our hard case carriers. I thought it was very nice, and I liked that it had more room inside. Of course, I was a perfect princess in the car.

In May, my blood work came back with no problems, however, an x-ray revealed something going on in my tummy. The vet felt what she thought was a mass, but the only way anything could be determined was through an ultrasound (which we decided not to do).

So, two months later, I'm back at the vet for her to feel my tummy again. And guess what? Whatever she felt has not gotten any larger. She said she wasn't sure if what she was feeling was my kidney, or possibly spleen. She looked at the x-rays again, but she can only see one kidney in the x-ray. The other one was in hiding.

I had gained a few ounces from two months ago, so that was good news too. We aren't really sure what is going on, but the vet thinks that if whatever she felt in May was a cancerous mass, it would have felt bigger to her yesterday. And it didn't.

Because they weren't able to get any urine to test in May, they took some of my pee yesterday. I'll get the results of it today. My kidney blood values were all in the good range, but she said checking for protein in the urine will help us see if I am in the very early stages of kidney problems. Something is probably going on, but we're not quite sure!

I'm still very hungry, and Mawmee is feeding me more during the day, so hopefully I can gain more weight. Thank you for all the purrs - keep 'em coming!

Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 9:55 am

of Lurvs Pretty gurl
King Henry
Purred by: Cody ~ DB #173b (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 10:46 am

We are purring super hard for you, beautiful Samoa, to get all better very soon. Love, Cody, Harley & Raj
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 11:25 am

Purrs galore to our beautifur Samoa!
Purred by: Bibi (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 11:27 am

We're tooting our rootie toots on the so far good news. Purring loud everything is okay.
Purred by: Rose - beautiful angel (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 11:29 am

Keeping up the purrs for you, sweet girl.
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 11:50 am

Purring for you, Samoa! It sounds li milk evyou had some encouraging bews. I hope you get more!
Purred by: Poo Sweet Angel ADB #57A (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 12:44 pm

Rumbling thunderous purrs from the Krew x8! Good job, Samoa!
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 1:08 pm

Furbulous news!
Purred by: Gentleman Jack, An Angel Now (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 1:10 pm

We're all purring for you precious, hope all is well.
Love, Gentleman Jack
Purred by: Hazel Mazel (Mazie) (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 1:22 pm

Keep eating! Your kidneys are working and that's good too. You have to stay in shape to keep the Newmie in line. YOU are the princess of the Home!
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 1:45 pm

I agree with all of your friends, this is great news, we are happy to hear you gained some weight, just as I did...we will continue to purr that the results are good and they will know what is going on...Mom feds me all the time too whenever I want to eat I get food...boy does it make Kody and Tu mad cause they don't get any extra food...they would blow up it they did...

Purred by: Jasper, Angel Dreamboat #49a (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 1:54 pm

I hope you gain some weight, too, Samoa! Purring for good results on the tests.
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 2:14 pm

Purring for you to continue to do well! Extra food is always good (I bet your brothers are very jealous).

Purred by: Pansy (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 2:59 pm

Oh my. We're all PURRING for you here, Samoa.

It's a well known fact that floozies often carry the chubby kidney gene so I'm sure that's what you have. Oh my yes.

If you need help gaining more weight, well just ask me. I'm an expert! *giggles*

Purred by: Misha Angel (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 3:25 pm

Very good news! We keep purring for you too and are glad you are feeling well and gaining a bit of weight :)
Happy purrs,
Misha and family
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 5:24 pm

EAT! EAT! EAT! Samoa needs to eat.
Chicken, steak and veal.
Prawns and shrimps (you might need to peel)

Don't be shy, chow down, fill'er up, ask for seconds (and thirds)
Tuna, Whitefish and Salmon are good. Don't eat any birds!

EAT! EAT! EAT! Samoa needs to eat.
Have some milk and heavy cream.
That Catfish you might want to steam.

Catch some mice, snakes and a bunny.
Throw in taters and nip. Eat this hearty stew.
Never mind if Newman thinks your stew looks funny.

Many purrrs and big hugs XOXOXO
Purred by: Lisa P

July 17th 2013 at 5:48 pm

GREAT news Samoa! Glad to hear you gained weight instead of losing it!
Purred by: Daisy Angel (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 7:10 pm

Keep eating Samoa! We'll still be purring fur ya!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

July 17th 2013 at 11:02 pm

Sending purrs.
Purred by: North Carolina Familia (Catster Member)

July 18th 2013 at 3:57 am

You keep eating and we'll keep purring for you - sounds like a good plan to us.

Purrs & luvs,
Maggie, Angel Aggie, Clawdius Meowximus, Purrcilla Softpaws & Stryder
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

July 18th 2013 at 6:26 am

We keep you in our purrs and prayers Samoa. Eat everything you can. We get that boxed cheeken broth in a plate and lean raw hamburger meats and raw eggs. I will purrty much eat anything on a plate! MOL! then... I lick tha plate!

We love you Samoa!

Platelicker and PurrFamily
Purred by: Rufus (Catster Member)

July 18th 2013 at 7:29 am

Samoa, my mom says it is not often that a doctor actually tells you to GAIN weight. She says go for it!


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