Friday, 2 November 2007

Unexpected Vet Visit

Oh dear, what a morning! Meowmie was just about to leave for work and she noticed me hopping back and forth between my litter-tray and my bed under the radiator. I was trying to do a wee-wee but nothing was coming out, I was also trying to do a poo and that eventually came out after which I immediately tummy-sick-upped my recently devoured breakfast!

It was just my usual constipation/lack of motility problem on the poo/breakfast expulsion - however, i continued to visit and revisit my tray trying to urinate but nothing was coming out. So meowmie called the vet and he said to bring me in...Ben Vet wasn't in today so I saw a new vat called Charlie Vet, he was nice but I missed Ben Vet cos he knows me well. I did headbutt Charlie Vet though, to welcome him to the practise cos he is new.

Anyways, everything was normal, ise gained a bit of weight, temperature OK, no suspicious lumps or anything, so they think I may have...Cystitis!!! How I got that I don't know! It can be stress-related but nothing is stressing me out apart from getting lactulose syringed down my throat twice a day! The vet said that because I am on a steroid my immune system is suppressed so I am more prone to getting things like this now. Anyhow, I had a shot of anti-biotics and some pain-relief and now I'm on anti-bitoics for the next 5 days. I really hope they work cos if they don't then it means there is something else wrong with me, possibly in my urinary tract and then I will have to go in for a day, or long enough to allow Ben vet to get a sterile sample of my urine...i fink this may involve a tube inserted into me :(

Ise swear Ise not doing this on purpose- or putting it on - cos I heard her say 'cat-sitter' the other day too!


Anonymous said...

I hope that you do well today after the antibiotics Storm. Having a cystitis is not a good thing. Purrs

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Oah My Goodness,
This is just not so good ... :(
I hope you are getting better now~!!! Please drink more water, I am not professional but I know drinking more water is better.

And I am certainly praying for you!!!

Daisy said...

Poor Storm, potty-problems are No Fun! I had a similar problem back in January and after several rounds of antibiotics it turned out I had ROCKS in my bladder (my Mommie says they were oxalate crystals) that they had to cut out of me. But I am all better now. Except I have a poochie belly.

I am glad that you have gained a little weight. That is very good of you.

MaoMao said...

Awwww, Stormie!! My great furriend. I'm so sorry to hear you hadded to go to the vet and that you might have cystitis... I hope you don't, but I know yur wunnerful Meowmie will get you the care and help you need, and please know that me and alla us Ballicai will be purrin fur you to feel bettur soon! We love you furry much!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you had to go to the VET. I sure hope the medicine works for you because the alternative does not sound fun.

(Your package should be there in a few days :) )

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, that sounds like no fun at all. We hope you get better quickly.
If you want to join us on our road trip, teleport right over into the bus. And then tell everyone all about it.


Lux said...

Oh, I so hope the anti-biotic works 'cause I don't want them to insert a tube into you - no way!

Hugs & get well,

The Cat Realm said...

I hope very much you will be well with the anti-biotics!!! I am sure there is nothing seriously wrong with you - it's the stress induced by the word cat-sitter. Perfectly normal, we would all have the same reaction, I think.
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I Dare You!
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Karen Jo said...

Oh, Storm, I hope the antibiotics work well for you so you don't have to have a tube inserted. Potty problems are no fun at all. I'm really sorry you sicked up your nice breakfast.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Oh Storm, I'm so sorry to hear you had to go back to the vet and that you have cystitis. I hope the antibiotic clears it up and you feel better soon. Sending healing purrs your way.

Mickey's Musings said...

Gee, I hope you get better and don't have to have anything to do with tubes. Ouch :(
Purrs to you so you get better!

The Furry Kids said...

Oh, Storm! We hope the medicine works - a hurty bladder sounds, well, hurty. Feel better soon. We're sending lots of hugs and purrs your way.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Oh those vet visits!!
We sure don't like them, either.
Hope the anti-biotics work and you won't have to go back!

Tiger Lily said...

Oh Storm! I hope those antibiotics help you and you don't have another problem! Purrs, tail wags and hugs!!!!!

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus
Mom and my Daddy

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Oah, Storm, How are you feeling today~!?
I am concerning of you~!!!!!

Thank you for saying michico is similar to Toshie aunite. She puts some interesting compare photo today for you :)

I hope you are doing well today, still purring and praying for you, my great great friend~!

Boy said...

Oh gosh! I hope the antibiotics work! Otherwise it's weawwy not vewy fun! Purrs...

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Does your cat food have lots of fish in it? Bean find a relationship between Cystitis and fish in foods when one of her old cats have this. As long as she eat beef or poultry, she was fine, but if she eat anything with fish she get stopped up again. Maybe you should consider this if you have fishy foods all the time.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh Storm my heart goes out to you...cystitis HURTS!!! I do hope you are OK and that this is just a one off and nothing more.

Healing purrs your way


The Lee County Clowder said...

Ouch. Urinary tract problems are no fun. We all hope you're feeling better by now.


Rosemary B❤️ said...

I hope your urinary tract will get all better with the shot you received!

Mommie puts my lactulose in my foods, because when she was squirting it in it was making my furs all sticky and then I got very sad about that. Maybe you could try it in your squishy foods. Mommie makes me eat up on the counter so Prinnie does not eat my foods (she can't climb anymore, she is too ricketty)

We love you Stormie.
Purrrrs, Caesar

Starbuck and Torrey said...

So sorry you had a bad day! I hope you'll be feeling better soon!

Sebastian had a sick up last week for the first time in his whole life and I almost died of fright! So, I know a teeny bit what it's like. Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

"Oh My" that's terrible I hope you feel better soon.

None said...

Vet visits are no fun, I hope you get well soon. And believe me, you would better have a cat-sitter than having to travel with the servants. This weekend I will be suffereing 4 hours in the car because the servants won't let me stay home alone for two nights!


muffinmidi said...

I hadn't heard from you and was getting worried. Cystitis is awful, but I'm glad that's all it is. Take care.

The Crew said...

Storm, how are you dear? Your 5 days of medicine should be over by now. Are you feeling better?

Mickey's Musings said...

So, how are you doing Storm?
I hope you are well.I'm still purring for ya.

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

How are you guys today?
I also hope you are fine, if your man got sometime, please inform us your condition~!!

Kiss, and purrr, and pray~!!!