I’m not so smug today after my Tuesday appointment with Dr. Neel. That said, I’ll start with the good news. I gained 1/2 ounce. Must be all those treats!
I look pretty good, don’t you think? (Well, maybe a little fuzzy!) I am the picture of nonchalance when I am seeing Dr. Neel. I am shaking out of my furs, but I never make a peep or struggle. Totally unlike how I act at home.
Now that you have agreed I look meowvoolous, I’ll share the less than good news. My BUN went up to 114. It had been down to 91 on my last visit. My Creatine is at 5, more than double the high normal.
I did get some good news from Dr. Neel. No more nasty, disgusting, icky Maalox. Though my phosphorous is slightly high and has been creeping up a tenth of a point each time my blood is tested, Dr. Neel says that it is stressing me out too much to have to take it. Ya think? Most of that white goo ends up on the walls, in the humans hair and on their clothes as well as pretty much head-to-toe in my furs. If my phosphorus level goes higher, we will revisit the situation.
Mom has ordered a Sleepypod for me. She thinks it might be more comfy than my PTU when I get my subQ fluids. I doubt it, but I have no plan to turn down a comfy new nest that is going to be all mine!
So that’s my report. I’m sorry the news wasn’t better. As it wasn’t could you please find it in your hearts to send me a few more prayers, purrs and POTP?
Purrs, paw-pats and thanks, Fiona
p.s. It warmed up enough today to melt most of our snow and for us to spend sometime on the catio!
p.p.s. Mom said I needed to tell you that the photo of me hanging from the screen was taken when I was about one year old. I know I could still do that if I wanted.
Oh Fiona I’m so sorry it wasn’t better news and I’m always purring for you but I’ll purr extra hard now. I hope your sleepy pod is comfy, it really sounds like it will be! Special love for you sisfur from mum and I.
We’re sorry we haven’t been visiting this week and are late to comment. We hope that your numbers get better and that you don’t need that nasty medicine. Good job getting it everywhere though….that takes true skill.
The Florida Furkids with super duper smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
You bet we will send all our love to you fiona! Get well girl, you are needed and loved by everyone OK? Get better girl!!
I’m so, so sorry your numbers weren’t very good. Mudpie and I are sending bucket loads of purrs and prayers that they improve next time though!
Fiona, we are sorry your numbers weren’t better, but we have hope and faith that they can be! We will keep on purring and praying, and sending lots of love to you and your family.
Sendin you all thee POTP you need an then sum Fiona!!!!
***nose bumpss*** an Luv Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxx
Fiona, Sending you loads of gentle headbumps, purrs and prayers. Hoping your next results come back more normal next time.
Sending warm thoughts and heartfelt prayers, dear Fiona. I know your mom is doing everything possible to help you along. Hugs and pawkisses.
Oh sweet Fiona we are purring and praying for you!!!!! xoxoxoxo
We’re so sorry you didn’t get better news. We will continue to send warm thoughts and prayers.
We don’t discount how stress can affect things. Our cat Sam struggled with her thyroid and trying to jam pills down her throat did NOT help.
Oh me cats and kitten Fiona we’s so sorry. We had no idea you was takin’ Maalox. Purrlease have yous mommy email us and we will send you da linky fur da GOOD Phosphorous binder. It’s completely tasteless and easy to take. Mommy will call yous mommy and chat ’bout it ifin she wuld like, we just need a nummer. (not sure ifin we have yours sumwhere round here or not). It sounds like fur sure you need a binder, you just need one you can take and dat will work. We’s sorry ’bout da other results as well, but glad you gained sum weight. Sis Lexi is holdin’ strong to da weight she dropped down to origianlly. Altho she’s skinny and way to bony, at least she hasn’t lost any more. We’s sendin’ purrayers.
Dezi and Lexi
PeeEss: we just wanna help. Don’t mean to sound bossy as we wuld never wanna do dat. VETs are pawsum but they can’t know everythin’ ’bout everythin’.
I have heard about using something to “bind” the phosphorous so it isn’t in there stressing your kidneys. I don’t know details and this is a dumb explanation, but it might be something for your humans & the vet to research. Purrayers for you, sweet kitty !
Fiona we are sending lots and lots of purrs to you and your Mom.
Hang in there sweet Fiona. Hugs and purrs.
I am sorry your results weren’t better Fiona, and I will keep purring for you. A sleepy pod sounds great for your vet visits.
Lots more purrs and prayers coming your way sweetie. A sleepy Pod – how wonderful. You deserve it and hopefully it will make you happy. We hope whenever you have to go back to the stabby place, that your numbers will improve. Meanwhile, lots of purrs and prayers coming your way as I said above.
You hang in there, Fiona – we’re sending many purrs, prayers and POTP your way!!!!
Hang in there wee Fiona. We’re all cheering for you. Our Bert is a big bold Staffie, but he falls apart at the vets…
We are all sending you number normalizing purrs sweet Fiona, any many hugs too!
We send you tons of purrs and hope you get better soon. Purrs
We’re sorry you didn’t get a better report from the vet, Fiona. At least you don’t hafta take that yucky Maalox. We continue to purr for you.
We are hoping for the best for your numbers Fiona! Maybe once the weather is nice? Purrs!
we are sending lots and lots of purrs…..maybe that new nest will help make things better for you
I am glad you gained some weight. Hopefully you won’t have to take that awful Malox. I will keep praying for you. How cool that you are getting a sleepypod.
fiona….we can keep on sendin St Francis’ blessingz til like….well, for like for ever…N yea….we total lee noe ewe sew could hang on de door screen again….go a head & try it…may bee when itz like summer time coz rite now itz kinda brisk out side…but yea…go for it !! ♥♥♥
Of course we’ll keep the purrs and prayers coming your way, Fiona! I know it’s disheartening to hear that your renal values went up, but, as my angel Rosie’s vet used to say, sometimes you have to look at the animal and not the numbers. I’d say you’re looking pretty good in those pictures, Fiona, and it looks and sounds as if you’re still feeling much better than you were at the time of your diagnosis.
For what it’s worth, a few months after her renal diagnosis, I once took a happy and peppy Rosie in to the vet to find out that she had made it all the way up to 10 lbs (from 7.5 lbs just months earlier), that her hydration was vastly improved, and that her renal values were higher than ever. We were shocked to find out that last tidbit. She was doing great, so why were her numbers so disproportionately elevated? Honestly, we never did know why. The vet told us to keep Rosie on her regimen of sub-q fluids, pepcid, potassium supplementation, and RenAvast (which appears to have since been renamed AminAvast), and to bring her in for another recheck within a couple of weeks. So we did just that, and that next time her values were better than ever – they were actually almost down in the normal range!
That being said, we’re purring and praying that your bloodwork will be improved again next time, Fiona! It’s not impossible, so, as always, don’t lose hope! (Just out of curiosity, did you ever look into giving Fiona RenAvast/AminAvast? It’s that nutraceutical for renal health. My Rosie seemed to significantly improve after starting on it. You can buy it online, and we often just bought it from Amazon. It’s a capsule, and we always just opened it up and stirred the powder in some baby food for Rosie twice a day.)
Lots and lots of purrs and prayers to you and your family, Fiona!
We hate that the news about your health isn’t better, Fiona… but we do agree that it’s great news that you don’t have to take that icky medicine anymore! Of course we will continue to send purrs and prayers. You don’t even have to ask. We are sending lots of love too.
P.S. Hope you enjoy your new sleepypod! What color did you get? Mom and Dad took Sophie, Kylo Ren, and Lucy out on an adventure yesterday, and Kylo Ren and Sophie both rode in the Sleepypod on the way there. They are very comfy and roomy!
P.P.S. Sampy sends 203495823049587234875923485 kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!!
Oh Fiona……everyone at our house wishes you had better health news for us. We are sending POTP, purrs and prayers your way. Perhaps your very own Sleep Pod will help you be more co-operative with your mom and dads trying to help you feel better.
Also sending nose-kisses to my sweet Ms Lisbeth and well wishes to the rest of the Blue Family,
We are still praying for you, of course. Our hearts go out to your folks, too. Please do what they ask of you. They love you, and so do we. HUGS! XOXO.
Sending purrs and pats your way. Enjoy that sleepy pod
sending purrs and zen hugs for your recovery love the idea of bed will have to check it out for frankie
Any chance of using a phosphorous binder instead of maalox? We probably missed the explanation of why you went that route. Sending lots of purrs your way.
Oh sweet Fiona I was hoping for better news BUT it’s still early on in this journey of taking care of your health issues – we will continue to pray things get better and of course we will ALWAYS send POTP. The sleepypod is an amazingly comfy thing I think – I’ve seen them and they look like just the ticket when you have to be transported somewhere – MUCH more comfy than a regular PTU. YAY for your Mom getting you one!!!
Love always, Sammy
Of course I will continue to purr for you, Fiona! I’m glad you had a good vet visit, even though the results weren’t as positive as you’d hoped for.
We’re sending more purrs your way Fiona.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Thank you for the update, Fiona! It doesn’t sound too good, altogether, and we’re worried about you. You’re in our thoughts, and we hope you like this Sleepypod.
Hehehehe, and we totally had the same strategy when we were supposed to take very bad-tasting drugs – Mom was happy when at least 40% got inside us. And she eventually stopped giving us this medicine, because it made more harm than good.
Sending you prayers and paw pats fiona. Hope you feel a lot better soon x
Loads of POTP from the three here. Be patient sweet Fiona. It will make your mom and dad happy, and you better. Love, Vera and 2cats2.
We are purring as fervently as we can and adding lots of pawyers too, Fiona! POTP to you!
We’re revving up our motors for you, sweet girl. We think it’s a good sign that you’re giving your pawrents a devil of a time during medicine time. I’m sure the Maalox looked better on them than you! MOL!
Sending you tons of love and purring like crazy for you and your health, Fiona.