Princess Xena's Diary

Vet Visit & Update

February 3rd 2012 8:47 pm
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I had to go to the Vet again today not by my choice I can tell you, I did protest I did, I meowed for a short time and then I stopped Mom put soothing music on and I settled down.

My Dr. Kathy came I am trying to get back into my carrier, my safe place, but it didn't work Mom wouldn't let me back in until Dr. Kathy checked me...

I went in because Mom wanted me to be checked to make sure I have no lumps and to get an x ray to make sure there are no signs of cancer inside me...she felt me up one side and down the other, pushed on me!!!what gives that hurts!!!!!

She listened to my heart a couple of times and then told Mom I have a heart Murmur...it wasn't there the last time she checked me in October.

She told Mom about murmurs explaining that out of 6 I am a 2 which means the murmur is soft, but easily heard with her stethoscope. A what and I am 2, no I am #1 the alpha in my house, I am not a 2!!! how dare her say I am a 2...oh sorry that is a different number for something else...

She said it just may be age related but not sure! age related no not another age related breakdown, isn't CRF enough...ok body you need to not do this to me and certainly not to Mom she has enough gray hairs already she doesn't need or want anymore gray hair because of me...

My Vet told Mom that it is good she brought me in to be checked and to have x rays of my body now they will have a picture of my heart too then the radiologist can determine what is going on with my heart and if I will need to see a Vet cardiologist a what? but I may not have to we have to wait til next Friday when the Vet will call Mom with the prognoses..

So the news is good I am actually doing well, no more lumps anywhere thank goodness, but then we are not sure about my heart...I have had no signs of having issues with my heart and Dr. Kathy said this is not unusual...that is why she wants the radiologist to look at my x rays..my kidneys are a little mis- shaped but that is to be expected with me having CRF. Everything else inside me looks good...well da of course it does...

OK I have had enough of this, Mom it is time to get out of here and get me home where I am safe and love being in my warm bed...Now lets get going...oh wait Mom has to pay the bill oh no here goes some more gray hair....she says she is working to pay for kitty bills...I don't have any bills...if I did I would have go to work...not me I do work but at home taking care of the house while Mom is gone.

I also got some medicine to help me and my body feel better it is RX Vitamins Amino B+ K


OK can we go home now I want to get out of here and get something to eat since Mom didn't feed me this morning and let me tell you I was not happy with Mom, but I for gave her when we got home and she gave me my breakfast hours late...yummy and then I got more and even tonight I got lot more food...

So overall I am doing good, now we just have to wait to find out about my heart and if I will have to be on medication...

Oh yeah my guardian angels were there with me my QT and Buddie, they held my paw and told me I was going to be fine, that I wasn't going to have any more lumps but there was no way for me to tell Mom, she needed to see & hear for herself to believe.
Xena

 
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

February 3rd 2012 at 10:02 pm

Don't you get hissing spitting mad when you're put in one of those portable prisons and carted off to the stinky place where they poke at and prod you? *shudders* So sorry you had to go through that ordeal today! However, I'm very happy that you're doing so well and no lumps were found! Hooray!

I have a heart murmur too which developed after I got CRF. My vet took x-rays and did a blood pressure check and I had an echocardiogram. It didn't hurt! The cardiologist says I have something called mitral valve regurgitation (huh?!) but don't have HCM or need to take medication now but we need to keep watch -- it could develop. It's good to have those tests done so you know exactly what's going on and your mom will know what symptoms to look out for. Hope whatever's causing your murmur isn't anything serious!

Love,
Kaci
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

February 4th 2012 at 12:02 am

Hope the murmur doesn't cause any problems for you.
Purred by: BooBoo Kitty Angel DG #28 (Catster Member)

February 4th 2012 at 12:19 am

Oh my goodness glad that is over for you! Just because they are bigger than us, it seems they think they can just lock us up and haul us to the v-e-t as they see fit. grrrr
Purred by: Max (Catster Member)

February 4th 2012 at 12:53 am

What a terrible day you had. I'm glad you are okay and home safely. Get lots of rest and take care of yourself.

Love Max
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

February 4th 2012 at 6:33 am

I'm so glad you are home and eating Sweetie. And no lumps!! Wonderfur! we will keep you in our prayers that your heart will be just fine. vet bills? mom says that is why she works too, cat food, litter, bird food, catster and vet bills LOL. i wonder how many catster moms do the same. big hugs and lots of love
Purred by: Tully (Catster Member)

February 4th 2012 at 9:16 am

Purring for you my sweet girl, I'm glad there were no new lumps. Take care of yourself and enjoy the weekend.

Love you, Tully
Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

February 4th 2012 at 10:13 am

Glad to hear there are no lumps!
Hooray fur that!
We will be purring that the heart murmur stays stable and doesn't decide to roar or worse...
Have a nice weekend!
Purrs!
Pipo & Minko
Purred by: Rose (Catster Member)

February 4th 2012 at 8:02 pm

Glad to hear you didn't have any lumps! Purring that your heart murmur doesn't get any worse.
Purred by: Timmy Tomcat DB #122a (Catster Member)

February 5th 2012 at 10:06 am

You are very brave. I really do not like the vet one bit.
No Lumps is just wonderfur and even though the murmur is not great having a baseline xray for the future is a good thing.
Purrs of support
Timmy T and Da Boyz
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

February 5th 2012 at 5:57 pm

My sweet friends and my sweetheart Tully thank you so much for purring for me and stopping by...My Vet told me I am doing really good so that is great for me...and a sigh of relief for my Mom...she is always worrying about me..

yes Anna it does seam like a lot of Moms work for pay for our bills, food etc...but the good thing is we love them so much for all that they do for us...

We will let you know after we hear from my Vet!!!!
Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

February 5th 2012 at 8:49 pm

Xena, I'm glad there were no lumps and bumps! I also have a mild murmur and I had to see the vet cardiologist. I had an echocardiogram and it wasn't too bad (they didn't even shave me, yay). The cardiologist didn't find anything too significant other than my murmur. It was another expense, but Mom was glad I had the echo done. I am purring that your heart is healthy and the murmur doesn't get worse.
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

February 5th 2012 at 8:50 pm

Glad to hear you are doing well and there are no lumps! Pawsome! We'll keep purring all stays that way! Hope the heart murmur is nothing serious and stays put! Have a Happy Valentine's Day too!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)

 

Xena Princess Warrior DG#23


 

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