Sawyer’s Vet Visit Part II

I am going to show you some art my mom made, featuring me, but first, I want to let you know the results of yesterday’s blood work and why we have the best vet ever.

My phenobarbital level is 38. The therapeutic level can be as high as 45. Unfortunately a level over 30 can cause toxicity. I had my liver and kidney function checked as well. Both are normal. So for now, I am okay at my current level of medication. I don’t have to see Dr. Neel again for three months as long as I don’t have more than one seizure per month. Should I need more medication in the future, I will be switched to another drug or have another drug added to the phenobarbital.

In the past I have had a seizure after seeing Dr. Neel at the office (Vinton Veterinary Hospital) as well as when she was here for our annual round-up. Dr. Neel thinks those seizures are caused by stress. Super good news is that I did not have a seizure last night. So what was different?

If you read yesterday’s post then you know I remained very calm yesterday. When Dr. Neel took me to the back of the hospital for my blood work, we left the exam room with me totally wrapped in a fleecy blanket and my head covered. When we got to the back, Dr. Neel laid down on the table with me and cradled me in her arms keeping my head covered. She had one of the techs draw my blood and do my pawticure as she held me and changed our positions as needed. I did growl but did not try to claw or bite anyone.

If that doesn’t make Dr. Neel the world’s best vet, I don’t know what would. Now you know why I remained calm all the way home and didn’t seize. Dr. Neel said she thinks I am learning that they are not out to kill me when I visit.

I will continue to ask for purrs, prayers and POTP that I remain calm and seizure free. I am so appreciative of the support everyone has given me. Thank you.

Caturday Art


Sawyer's Caturday Art


Mom created the art from a photo she took of me three days ago on the catio. First she added the HDR effect in Picasa. Then she used the Brushism effect from Painnt and tweaked the colors. She added the pink flowers around the corners with piZap and the green border with Picasa. I really like how my eyes look. What do you think?

Here’s the original photo. I am entering the arty one Mom created in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you’d like to join in or just view some other cool creations, click on Athena’s badge.


Sunday Selfie Reminder

Here’s your early warning to start planning your selfie for tomorrow. Discussion continues among Kitties Blue as to which of us will be here as your host. It will be our 200th Sunday Selfie post. You won’t want to miss that one.

Thanks for coming by to see our art and hear about my vet visit.

Purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer

p.s. If you are not a follower of “It’s a Wonderpurr Life,” why not? You must see the posts by Adorapurr (Dori) from yesterday. Dori performed in concert and introduced a new song. The link is to our favorite song, “Purple Underpants.” From there, you can find links to her other four songs.