by Janet Blue on April 13, 2016

vet waiting room-001April

Hanging out in the cat-only waiting room.

Yesterday was a good day at the vet. Vet Tech Tamika was there to take me to our usual exam room. She’d put her favorite leopard-print blanket on the exam table just for me. My usual shaking and quaking were at a minimum.

The first thing up was my weigh-in. Four paws up, it was a good one. I weigh seven pounds and six ounces. That’s my best weight since my CKD was diagnosed in December and up two ounces from last month. Happy dance!

All my numbers have improved as well. My BUN is at 91. It has been going up and down. It also was 91 back in January, and that number is my best. Normal range is (10 to 30 mg) so my number is still super high but going in the right direction again…down.

You may recall that Dr. Neel said I could stop the Maalox since I hated it so much and usually spit out more than I ingest. Unfortunately, that caused my phosphorus levels to jump up. So after my March check-up I went back on the Maalox.


Fiona after spewing Maalox - April 2016


As you can see, I still don’t like Maalox. Mom tries to clean me up after each dose, but Dad noticed yesterday that I have it in my tock’s furs from sitting in it after I spew all over the kitchen counter. Good mews; though, my phosphorus number is down. Okay, still high, but better. My Creatine level also came down.

My treatment will remain the same with subQ fluids, current medications and the yucky Maalox. I will have a recheck in a month.

I was totally chill while we waited for my blood work results. I hung out on the exam room bench next to Mom and purred away while she gave me lots of love and scritches. I did a bit of singing on the way home. I just couldn’t help myself and joined in with George Harrison on “My Sweet Lord.” I was quiet when Al Stewart was singing “Year of the Cat.” I didn’t want to miss any of the intricate lyrics. (You can listen to these great songs by clicking on their titles.)

So that’s my April report. I obviously still need your purrs, prayers and POTP. I know all those that you’ve already sent my way definitely have been what has allowed me to do as well as I am. I love and thank everyone as does Mom.

Though I spewed out lots of words today, we are purrticipating in our usual Wordless Wednesday blog hops.

Purrs and paw-pats, Fiona


 Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy


Hemingway and shakespeare April 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Fiona you are PAWSOME!!!!

Melissa and Mudpie April 17, 2016 at 12:19 am

Your peeps are taking such good care of you and we are all praying for you really hard sweet girl!!!
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles April 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm

I’m just seeing this and so happy at how well you’re doing. Your peeps are taking such wonderful care of you and so many of us are sending you purrs and prayers, sweet girl!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 15, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Nice to hear how much better you are doing, Fiona. We contiue our purrs, big loud meezer ones!

Are the Maalox ingredients available in a tablet/capsule? Wouldn’t that be easier to give as the liquid. Minko takes all his medicine in pills or opened capsules. Meowmy mixes the capsules in the first few bites of his noms, then the pills are broken up and snuck down with other bites of his pate noms. Apparently the ones he gets are tasteless, cause he froths and gags with some of the others he had in the past.

Marty the Manx April 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Lovely Fiona we are so glad that you did so well at the vet yesterday. We will keep purring and praying for you every night that you will continue to keep getting better.
Marty, Mom and the Gang

LP April 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

That is good news Fiona! We think your numbers going down is excellent and the fact that your weight is stable is also really good news! We continue to have you in our thoughts and are sending you lots of love, cuddles and encouragement. Lots of love and encouragement to your Mama too 🙂 XO

the critters in the cottage xo

The Florida Furkids April 14, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Great news!!! We’re sorry you still have to take the icky Maalox but at least it’s doing it’s job.

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Jean Dion April 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Boy, you really do hate that Maalox! And it must be hard on the humans to give you something you hate so very much. But I am glad your numbers are moving in the right direction. Keep fighting! We’re all rooting for you.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

The Menagerie Mom April 14, 2016 at 8:07 am

I am so sorry that I missed this post yesterday, Fiona. But, I am so glad to hear of all of this great news! I can’t put into words how happy I was for you as I read this post, Fiona! We will of course keep up our purrs and prayers, and you and your mom and dad just keep up the good work you’re doing!
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Sometimes Cats Herd You April 14, 2016 at 6:09 am

Way to go, Fiona. Keep gaining weight. We admire your sticking with your humans while they learn all this stuff. They’re clumsy, but they’re trying so hard to help you feel better!
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jansfunnyfarm April 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Yep, that was a wordy wordless post but lots of good words!
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Brian Frum April 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm

We are all delighted to see a good report sweetie, keep it up and we’re sending loads of purrs and prayers to you.
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The Island Cats April 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Fiona, well, this is sort of a good report. And we hope your numbers keep coming down. Sorry ’bout that maalox stuff. But it suppose to help you…and isn’t that a good thing? We continue to purr for you.
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Deziz World April 13, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Aaaaaaw Bless your heart Fiona. So sorry you have to have dat Maalox. Me’s not sure even sis Lexi wulda gone fur dat one. Fankfully mommy used da tasteless powder and she did well with it. We’s sendin’ lots of purrayers.

Luv ya’

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Canadian Cats April 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Fiona, my friend, you are doing terrific. Weight is perfect….mine is going down towards 7 pounds….very good weight. Your other numbers show improvement so my girl….I am immensely proud of you.

Kitty kisses,

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Annabelle April 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Fiona we like that kinda news!!! The POTP is working!!!! We’ll keep up our end and you keep up yours! GOOD job!
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meowmeowmans April 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Fiona, that is a really awesome report! Thank you for sharing the good news with us. Sorry to hear you still have to take the Maalox, though. We’ll keep right on purring and praying for you, okay?

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The Swiss Cats April 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm

That’s a good report ! But we keep purring for you, Fiona. Purrs
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BeadedTail April 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm

We’re so glad to hear the good news! Too bad they don’t have mousie or nip flavored Maalox! We’ll continue to see purrs and prayers Fiona!
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caren gittleman April 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Fiona, all in all that was a darned good report! Extra kisses to you for being so brave and for being such a good girl!!! I wouldn’t want to take Malox either (and this is the Mom talking!!) xoox
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Lavinia Ross April 13, 2016 at 11:49 am

Good to hear Fiona is doing better! Wishing her the Power of the Paw and all the purrs and prayers we can muster – The Cats of Salmon Brook Farms – Abby, Lucio, Marcus, Hope, Nano, Willow, Wynken, Blynken and Nod.

Emma and Buster April 13, 2016 at 11:15 am

Well you certainly were well behaved at the vet yesterday. Our purrs will keep on coming, pal.
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Little Binky and Granny April 13, 2016 at 10:54 am

That is such good news, Fiona! We are so happy for you and we continue Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers and hope everything will get even better <3 <3 <3
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Kitty Cat Chronicles April 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

YAY! This is great news, Fiona. We are all so happy to hear that your numbers are going down. That’s what everyone wants to hear! We will of course continue our purrs and prayers – always! Sampy sends Astrid a kiss for every ounce of everything in the world, and we all send lots of love!!!
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Ellen Pilch April 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

I am happy to see your numbers are going in the right direction. I will keep praying for you and my kitties will do lots of purring. XO
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da tabbies o trout towne April 13, 2016 at 9:34 am

veree happee for ewe fiona with continmewed blessings two ewe frum R pal frank;
& due knot think oh it iz may locx, think oh it az mackerull 🙂 ♥♥♥

Three Chatty Cats April 13, 2016 at 8:02 am

Glad you had a good vet visit, Fiona! I’d love to hear your singing.
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Linda Arthur Tejera April 13, 2016 at 7:22 am

So glad to hear that your visit went well. Many prayers and purrs for you.
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Flynn April 13, 2016 at 6:38 am

Glad that you had a good vet visit and your numbers have improved. I am keeping my purrs going for you.
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Chuck Huss April 13, 2016 at 6:08 am

Glad you are doing better Fiona. I sure hope you keep improving so you can stop taking that yucky stuff.
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Toby April 13, 2016 at 4:11 am

Yea for the weight gain! Keep going strong, Fiona!!!
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Hannah and Lucy April 13, 2016 at 4:04 am

Our Mum wants to know what keeps you so calm at the vets.
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vera April 13, 2016 at 3:52 am

Love and good wishes to you and your family, Fiona !

Sammy April 13, 2016 at 3:23 am

YAY Fiona! Sounds like you are doing better and while all the treatments and icky Maalox might not be FUN, they are working. You are lucky to be so loved and well taken care of at home AND at the vet. I sent you POTP every single day – here’s to continued improvement!!

Love, Sammy
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Summer April 13, 2016 at 1:59 am

I’m so happy you got a good report at the vet, Fiona! I’ll continue to send lots of purrs your way to help keep your numbers going in the right direction.
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Beverly April 13, 2016 at 12:37 am

Fiona, I’m sure your mommy appreciates you being so chill at the Vets office. 🙂
Glad to hear the good report. Sophie sends purrs…

Lone Star Cats April 13, 2016 at 12:35 am

Sounds like a pretty good report. Sending purrs and POTP!
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McGuffy's Reader April 13, 2016 at 12:29 am

Good news, mostly. We are still struggling with Chloe Jo’s numbers. Her last report was a little off and had some infection, too. Maggie is not doing real well. She tires too easily and has trouble breathing. We are praying for your beautiful girl. Please remember ours.
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lorraine williamson April 13, 2016 at 12:06 am

good job on being so good at the vets office have a great day
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