Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

update

August 8th 2013 7:22 pm
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Got some good news - my annual echo on my heart is good news. My cardiologist says that it is unchanged from last year, and that means that it is a bit better now than when I was first diagnosed in 2009! Now, still the puzzlement & momma is kinda ticked. The panel for tick borne diseases came back negative - excellent. So now Dr says that the neurologic exam she gave me today is showing improvement, and my eyes are a teeny bit better. So that is leading her towards an inner ear infection - which to know for sure I would need a skull xray but would need to be anesthetized. What has momma ticked is that when she agreed to have me asleep for a FULL BODY XRAY that it would include my skull right? especially cause the inner ear infection was brought up before. Well momma says no way with the xray - why should she pay for me to be asleep again? and if it is getting better and I am to be on Baytril for another 2 weeks - we will wait & see. The cardiologist mentioned that the other thing it could be is high blood pressure. Dr would not take it today because I was too upset & had too much done & it would be a false high. It does not matter if I go in next week, I will still be upset. Plus they seem to kinda act like there is nothing else but to run there every other day. Momma does have to work & has other appts. So her theory is that if the baytril is supposedly working we will wait & see. On another note, I went downstairs to go potty & 1 box still has the old litter (ran out) and I came up sneezing & watery eyes again. So maybe the infection gets irritated by the litter. Who knows - Momma is exhausted trying to figure this out & I sure am too. After the 2 weeks, then there will be a re-evaluation, maybe try another opinion. We are sure glad that at least I know that aside from this I am a pretty healthy dude, and that my heart disease is well under control. So momma says let's focus on all the positives, and not worry. I am just glad I don't have to go back to the doctor for a little while!

 
 

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Purred by: Tiny (Catster Member)

August 9th 2013 at 3:25 am

You might be allrrgic ti the litter. I know I have bad allergies, which lead to the ear infection I got that gave me symptoms like yours. I hope the antibiotic keeps helping you.

Purrs,
Tiny
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

August 9th 2013 at 5:57 am

Yeah, I was gonna suggest you might have an allergy to the litter.
Purred by: Jasper, Angel Dreamboat #49a (Catster Member)

August 9th 2013 at 3:04 pm

Good idea to give the vet visits a break, Tig. Stress can aggravate illness, too. Glad you're showing improvement!
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

August 9th 2013 at 3:30 pm

Very glad to her you are better. Heard there can be stuff in cat litter we can be allergic to.

Good for you mom sticking up for you and herself too. We need the medical peeps but sometimes you just can't live in their office.
Purred by: Zeke (Catster Member)

August 9th 2013 at 9:10 pm

We are in agreement with our friends! sometimes it is best to just wait to see if the medication works, if not go in a different direction...it could be the litter...Mom says most of the litters smells are too much for her so she can't imagine how it smells to us...she uses none that have foo foo smells...more natural the better....after all if we all lived outside we would be using dirt...not smelly litters!

It is good you especially & your Mom are getting a break from the vet...purring and praying my friend...

bear hugs
Zeke
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

August 9th 2013 at 9:34 pm

you should switch litters to Dr. Elsey's Respiratory Relief or Cat's Pride. those are the ones that we find do not affect our allergies at all. Any Dr. Elsey's will do as long as it doesn't have any scents to it but respiratory relief works even better. I'd switch right away if you can. hope the infection clears up soon!


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