June 5th 2011 8:33 pm
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Yes, from now on, instead of going to the vet, I am going to call Lola and Miko.
You see, in her paw-mail to me, not only did Lola suggest that Sheba have a urine culture, she also suggested that Sheba may have a kidney infection. Sure enough the urine culture came back and Sheba has a kidney infection on top of the uti.
And then Miko suggested that perhaps Sheba may wish to consider shots of antibiotics because Sheba's stomach became so irritated during her last 4-week course of antibiotics. What a fabulous idea!
So Momma Amy called the vet, and the vet agreed that Sheba could go on shots. It's an 8-week course of shots, with a shot every 3 days. Since the shots are given subcutaneous and my moms are like vet-tech professionals at this point, the vet agreed to allow my moms to give Sheba the shots at home.
And the extra good news? Sheba is back to 11.56 lbs!!!! She has not weighed that much since March! The weight gain is thanks to Stella and Chewy's freeze dried raw food. We all hated raw food in the past, but this is good stuff. And despite turning her nose up to everything else, Sheba will inhale Stella and Chewy's.
So the only concern is that the bacteria currently invading Sheba is the same one that was supposedly going to be knocked out last time with the 4-week course of antibiotic. Sheba's treating vet was not in when the culture came back, but my moms will need to inquire what is going on with Sheba's system and why it just cannot seem to knock out this bacteria.
My moms are looking at possible environmental factors for the continued uti/bladder problems as well. Does anyone happen to know if pine litter can cause utis? Sheba really likes pine litter, but my moms know it is not good for bunnies.
In any case, thanks Lola and Miko for you excellent medical assistance. And thank you everyone else for the purrs and rosettes. We were really, really worried about Sheba last week. We never thought we would see this type of turn around in a week!!!!
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Those are some smart kitties! hehehe! As if there was any doubt how smart we kitties are!
That's pawsome news that Sheba is doing better, Nikolai! Mine was just a good-girl guess. We'll keep purring for Sheba!
Glad to hear about Sheba, and it sure wouldn't help if your Mom switched the litter. It would be an easy thing to check out! Lola and Miko are smart kitties!!
Happy that the advice was purrfect! Purrs for Sheba.
Such smart friends here on Catster! The weight gain is pawesome!! We will continue to purr!!
Nice! There is going to be a rush of messages for them!