Good news, right?
Yesterday was my recheck with Dr. Neel. The first was my weigh-in by Tamika, my favorite vet tech.
I weighed seven pounds seven and one-half ounces. I gained an ounce and a half. Mom was doing a happy dance with that news. I was down to six pounds in January. Dr. Neel would like me to weigh at least eight pounds. I am going to try really hard to get there. I don’t want to disappoint her. I say, “Bring on the treats!”
My BUN is the best it has been since my diagnosis. It is down to 84. Granted that is still off the charts but compared to the 157 where I started, it’s meowvolous!
My phosphorus had jumped up some because I was spitting out more Maalox than I was ingesting. Dr. Neel said to stop giving it to me ’cause it was stressing me out too much. But last month when my phosphorus level had gone up even more, she said I had to go back on the yucky stuff. Mom and Dad decided to try tablets instead of liquid. The tablets are huge! They cut them in quarters and wrap them in bacon pill paste. I can’t say I love this delivery method, but my phosphorus level came down an entire point since last month. My creatinine came down a smidge. Unfortunately I am now an itty bit anemic.
But overall I had a very good report and do not have to see Dr. Neel for two months unless Mom and Dad detect a change of any sort. All my treatment will remain the same. I am tolerating it much better. Here’s a photo of me from a couple of weeks ago getting my subQ fluids. I was so calm Mom was able to step back and snap this photo.
When I do get upset and start to shake or cry, Mom tries to sing “Soft Kitty” to me. It may make her feel better, but it just grates on my nerves and eardrums. She thinks it’s soothing. I think it’s torture.
So that’s my report. Though, I continue to improve, I still can use any purrs and/or prayers you can spare. Thanks.
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Purrs and paw-pats, Fiona
Dear Fiona, sorry to be so late but so happy to read your good news. I’m praying that all continues and you keep improving.
We are so pleased you are doing OK. Your mum and dad are working so hard to keep you on the road to recovery!
Congratulations, Fiona! Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery! The whole cat crew is sending you the Power of the Paw!
Wow, this was great mews to hear! Keep up the good work,Fiona!
Your peeps are great at helping you to get there:)
Oh, I am so glad to see this. I know you’ve all been working so hard to get those pesky BUN numbers down, and it looks like you’re doing an excellent job! Here’s hoping you get even better numbers next time.
Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie
Fiona dis is Buddy. I am getting checked too but for maybe the C. Dad has me on steroids and I am eating well. Fiona I am sending you some of my good purrs as I am feeling better and have a few extra this week. The family is purring for you too!
Fiona overall that is a pawesome report!! You, your Mom and Dad, should be soooo proud! Sending continued POTP
That’s an excellent report, Fiona! We are so, so happy that you’re doing so well, sweet girl. We’re going to keep on purring and praying that this great health trend continues, okay?
Great report. Keep up the good work and call me in the morning. Oh wait … well if you call me, you’ll find out that your lucky nuber came up.
FANTASTIC news, Fiona! We are so glad that you are improving! We know your mom and dad must be very happy too. We will of course continue sending purrs and prayers. Sending lots of love too! And Sampy of course sends 2343459879872938419237 kisses to Astrid. He is getting more and more excited every day for their wedding!
We’re so happy you got a good report at the vet – we hope you continue to do well.
Sounds like you had a great check-up and got lots of good news. Purrs and paws crossed that all continues to go well.
Weight up and numbers down sound good, Fiona! I’m glad overall you got a good report. I will be keeping you in my prayers. By the way, you sure are a beautiful kitty! 🙂
That’s darn good sweetie and we’re all sending more purrs and prayers your way.
That’s wonderful news Fiona! We’re so happy! Big hugs to your mom and dad for helping you get so much better too! *happy dance*
Fiona, that’s good news about your numbers coming down. Wally says he’d be happy to send you a pound or two to help you out in the weight department. He can spare a couple…seriously. 😉
That’s such fantastic news, Fiona! You are such a brave girl.
That’s the most wonderful news, Fiona!!! You are such a sweet, brave girl.
Purrs and prayers continue, but how good to have things going the right way !
Yay ! Those are good news ! Purrs
That’s fantastic news! Keep up the good work!
The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
YAY Fiona!!! That is good news and we hope you continue to feel better….
I am so happy to read that you are doing well. How sweet that your Mom sings soft kitty 🙂 If your anemia gets worse ( I hope it doesn’t), please have your Mom contact me. I had started Spooky on an expensive injection to build red blood cells. He only had one dose, I had them save it for another cat that may need it and it is still there so I can ship it to you.
fiona…..we iz buzzed happee ya had such grate nooz….N we hope ta all codz in de seaz ….in two monthz time de nooz iz even better….oh, N if ya wood like ta gain sum weight…..donutz……donutz will due de trix !!! 🙂 we iz off line til monday… sew heerz two a collared carpetshark… kinda week oh end ♥♥♥
I will join your mom in her happy dance!
Good news Fiona ! keep the good fight going …
Wonderful news, keep it up!!!
Oh, Fiona, this is one of the best updates I’ve ever read! I am so happy that your weight is up and that your blood levels are down for the most part. We’re so, so happy for you! I just love that picture of you getting your fluids like a champ. That’s how my Rosie was ultimately – she started out running off and hiding after fluids, only to end up making it a practically no hands necessary job for me. Kudos to you, Fiona, and to your wonderful, dedicated parents too! Purrs!
Ms. Fiona……you are doing really great. Yes, your numbers are still not where they could be but you have gained weight, are allowing your mom to “torture” you with her singing, and are more co-operative. Hugs, purrs and prayers going out to you.
I hope everyone else is doing well and I am sure Astrid and Mau are keeping everyone hopping with their wedding plans. Sending oodles of love and nose kisses to my sweet Ms Lisbeth…….I miss you!
Fiona, I’d say this is good news……even though your numbers are still moving around a bit, you’re putting on weight and tolerating your subQ better and that’s progress! I’m happy about that and will continue sending POTP your way.
Love and Hugs, Sammy
We are so pleased that your report was showing that you were improving Fiona.
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful news all around!!!! We’re doing the happy dance over here!!! BTW — Jack is reviewing Baker & Taylor later today over at https://libraryofcats.wordpress.com/ !!! We loved the book!
I’m glad your report was mostly good, Fiona… in fact, I think some of it was great! Just tell your humans to keep on doing what they’re doing because it looks like it is working.
Oh my dear Fiona, that is such a great report and good news from the Vet, I am so happy! I am continuing to send you lots of healing purrs and good thoughts and I think of you and G often and send cuddles and kisses to the both of you…