April 10th 2012 12:28 pm
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(Two diary entries in one day?! So sorry but they're both very long ('cause I'm such a chatty cat!) and the subjects are unrelated and mommy says it best for me to write 2 of 'em!)
It was just a feeling I had. The dirty word *V-E-T* suddenly popped into my head. Somehow I knew today wasn’t going to be a good one. I did what any self-respecting kitty would do: HIDE! I hid under mommy’s bed which I know is the one place where she can’t get ahold of me. Then I heard her on the phone and knew who she was calling. She was using her *vet* voice and I knew I’d won! After a few minutes, I came out of hiding. I’m under the influence of the appetite stimulant and mommy fed me. Then she picked me up and put me in my cat carrier and off we went! *Woe is me,* I cried to myself and to mommy during the whole trip.
My vet’s reception and waiting area has been changed and now has a walled off section where cats can wait and not have to see or be bothered by nosy doggies sniffing and barking at them. (kewl!)** They took me to the back room right away and stole my blood for T4 and kidney tests. When the vet tech brought me back out, she told mommy I had behaved better today than I have at any other time when getting my blood drawn. A record! She said I’ve lost more weight and am down to 6.44 lbs.
Mommy is very upset about my weight loss. Hey, there are times when I don’t eat a lot but I do eat! And I take an appetite stimulant as needed and have been on the appetite stimulant since Friday. Both kidney disease and hyperthyroidism can cause weight loss and the vet tech thinks it’s probably my thyroid disease causing my weight loss. Cats with Hyperthyroidism can eat like gluttons and still lose weight. The vet tech told my worried mommy that she’s doing everything she possibly can for me and doing all the right things.
My thyroid number has to come down but we’ve been increasing my methimazole dose gradually so my kidneys won’t crash. That’s why I had to go today for thyroid and kidney re-checks. High thyroid levels have an adverse effect on the heart and I already have a heart murmur and mitral valve regurgitation, so that’s another reason to lower my T4 value. When my thyroid level does go down, my creatinine value will go up. As my vet says, it’s a delicate balancing act between my diseases. Mommy thinks (hopes!) I will still do well living with higher kidney values. My test results will be in tomorrow or Thursday at the latest and we’ll take it from there and see if my medication needs even more adjusting.
If you remember, please add me to your purr list and PLEASE PURR a little for me?
In between meals, I've been hiding under mommy's bed since we came home. Back into hiding I go!
Have a wonderful day!
Love & hugs,
(** The vet clinic where I go renovated their existing space and added a new wing. Mommy hasn’t seen what they’ve done to the existing space but our friend Bonnie the vet tech gave mommy a tour of the new wing. There are new offices for the vets, a new lab and pharmacy, a big grooming room for doggies and 4 new exam rooms. Mommy told me that one of the new exam rooms is FOR CATS ONLY! No dogs are allowed inside that room! How kewl is that? She said they have Feliway dispensers in there and spray the blankets and towels with Feliway before exams and even have a fish tank with a real live fish swimming around in it! There’s also a special room mommy says is called the Rainbow Room. It looks very nice!)
Oh noes sweet Kaci! I am sorry you had to go the vet.
Mom's can't help but worry about weight loss. It's how they are made,right?
Purring for the best possible test results.
I am purring too, sweet Kaci!
Purr a LITTLE? Heck, no, we're purring up a storm for you! A tornado of purrs, a hurricane of purrs, a tidal wave of purrs, a blizzard of purrs, all coming at you all at once!
Oh sweet Kaci, the angels and I have already set up a prayer circle for you, I had a heart murmur and hyperthyroidism, I was on methimazole too, one pill a day, so take your medicine and we will keep the prayers going for you sweetheart, momcat's worry ALL the time trust me, that's because they love us so much, we love you, the angels and I will be by tonight to sprinkle some of my 'star dust' all over your house!!
Hugs From Heaven
Angel Sonny Bono ♥
Gentle Hugs Kaci, we are praying for you little one. our love Anna and mom
hugs and gentle purrs to you kaci and as the boys say; the blessings of st francis is coming your way...I understand cousin dude put in a special favor to him today as well...I am sorry you are having such a time of it; once you get over this hurdle we ARE on the first flight to Milan, and we shall stay until Christmas if WE feel like it, and don't worry about expenses because I have a charge card with a dollar limit that reads "sky"
hugs to you girl from dai$y and the boys
I will purr purr purr for you my orange friend!!
Sending lots of hugs & purrs,
Oh sweet Kaci....I know how you feel about the vet....ugh!!!....but your mom wants the very best for you. You need to gain some weight so eat even more....Hopefully, the numbers will help you and your vet get a handle of these problems. Try not to hide because it scares your mom.
She wants you to relax and know that help is on the way....so here is some purrrrrrring and hugs being sent your way.....
We're purring & praying for you sweet KC...
KiKi & Family
Super big purrs from the 3 of us Miss Kaci. Vets sure are no fun.
Kaci we hates the vets so you haz our sympathies. We are purring very hard for you.
We'll purr for you Miss Kaci. My mommy doesn't even mess around with "as needed" for cousin Midnight. Every single morning she gets a 1/4 piece of cyproheptadine whether she needs it or not. This helps her eat consistently cause otherwise it would be a waiting game and lots of stress trying to watch her. She really doesn't eat much otherwise.
Oh my gentle Kaci! Purring up a storm for you, absolutely!
Your sister under the fur,
Purring for you Miss Sunshine-now and always. Can I share my chicken with you? I would be happy to do so! My little sugarplum candied orangie girl has to get her weight up....come on Sweetie, you just gain some weight there.
Thank you all for your purrs! Mommy is worried sick about me and praying that we get my thyroid under control soon or she fears something really bad will happen.
Sonny, thank you for calling the prayer circle! I love you too!
Alex, my vet said I can take cyproheptadine every day if needed and mom is going to heed your advice. Right now, 1/4 of the cypro pill seems to last for 2 days, so I'll be getting 1/4 a pill every other day from now on.
Ruffy, I'd love a small piece of your chicken! Thank you for sharing! MOL!
Love you all!
That's a furry good idea Kaci. As little of the pill that will work for as long as it works, than just do it. Mom says she just can't stand the back and forth with Middy anymore and after what I went through, she figures it's just better to have her consistent. Purring it works sweetie! Btw, I wrote a diary and gave everyone The Divine Miss M.'s instructions on giving prezzies all at once. MOL
My sweet friend, I am purring lots for you, please keep on eating and don't lose any more weight...and tell your Mom we are praying for you both....we know this is hard for your Mom...
hugs and love, sending you butterflies from heaven and healing angel dust too
Oh Miss Kaci, you gots to eat, we are purraying for you too, we wants yous to get better we lubs you, you are such a beautiful girl, we will keep you and your momcat in our purrayers. Our momcat knows exactly how she feels, we will all purray really hard tonight bewfore we go to bed, now you go eat and rest, you are loved so much,
We Love you
Presley & Paris ((((Hugs))))
We will purr for you, lots. It sounds like you have a great V
E T with a really cool place. Plus you have an awesome Mom looking out for you. Purrs, Skylar and family
We have started up the jet-purr-engines, loud meezxer purrs going your way, right now already.
Lets pawray that that fine balance can be figured out.
OH my Saweet Kaci~! We all got our Purrin' motors goin' super strong 'n fast fur U~!! Eatin' iz furry important, U NOT needs to lose anymore weight, ok? Ur always in my thoughts 'n I send many kisses 'n love to U 'n Ur Saweet mommy too~!! Smokey Joe, Alex, QT 'n all da beloved Angel furs will be sprinklin' healin' angel dusties down on Ur home 'n sweet furmilies~!!
Thanks Alex fur showin' us da way to send multiple gifties, we all kin'a wondered how dat worked too~!
Sweet hugs 'n nudges,