Thursday, March 27, 2014

Home again, home again, jiggity jig



He is home.  I let him out, he walked around for a while, making sure everything is as he left it. He was a little surprised that "MirrorJack" also went to the vet and had a wrap on his paw as well.  He then left his mark on the scratcher and we are now laying in bed.. I wish he would have picked a better place because he reeks of urine. He came and sat on me for a while, and I now have that special "Eau de Jack" aroma surrounding me.. (I REALLY need to change my shirt now)   They gave him a bath before they sent him home (unlike the last place who sent him home urine soaked and bloody) but apparently they didn't get it all.

During the check out the doctor actually said to me.. "He was even eating kibble"

Yes, that mental image you have of me hitting her, I had that too..

I responded of course he would, he loves it..but it cause him inflammation and exacerbates this problem. I looked at the blood work they gave me (after I asked) and his urinary PH rose from 7.37 to 7.51 while he was there.. SURPRISE SURPRISE!! ugh!  (and oddly they have the PH range being normal at 7.24-7.40 which is alkaline, not acidic.. so I have a feeling that range is not for cats.. because a cat's normal range is acidic and should be 6.5 ish so I've already started him on supplements to bring that down.

and now he has just peed on the tub.. *rolls eyes* hey, I'm just thrilled it is coming out.. as Shrek says, better out than in..

So, we are 'out of the woods' but we are far from home.. *knock wood* hopefully we can get him settled again and now that I know how friggen sensitive he is, it will help me tailor a better treatment for him so this NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN!

This time we have pain meds and antispasmotics to help him feeling good, but oddly they didn't prescribe antibiotics.. *shrug*  we still have a culture that went to the lab to come back and he was apparently a little anemic on some of his blood work, and it looks like his potassium is a little low (but then again if this was set for dog, maybe he isn't.. I'll have to do a little research on this.. ) I'm going to be sending everything to my holistic vet and see what she has to say about things.

17 comments:

  1. I am sending Jack TONS of purrs! And you too - my human wanted to smack that vet too when she saw that "kibble" comment. Ugh! At least you'll get him on the right track, and right food.

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  2. Oh that first photo is heartbreaking at how messy he looks! I send you and him lots of happy thoughts and purrs.

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  3. We are purring and praying for Jack. We are sure glad he is with you, and know that you will do what is best to get him better.

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  4. Sending healing purrs to Jack!

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  5. I'm glad you have your boy home!

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  6. Glad he is home (if smelly)..... hopefully your vet can make something of it

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  7. THIS is exactly the reason I take my cats to a Cats-Only (plus all women vets and techs) veterinary hospital here in Sacramento. They only see and treat cats - so they understand the lab values and are well-versed in proper nutrition. Sacramento Cat Hospital (https://www.facebook.com/SacramentoCatHospital) is truly life-saving. Prayers for your baby. <3

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    1. oh you are so very lucky Angelique!! bring your vet some goodies next time you go..

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    2. Angelique--you are fortunate. When I had just Tucker, I took him to a cats-only place in our area. Sadly, they were not educated in cat nutrition and only pushed prescription foods. They charged premium prices for not-so-premium care. I switched clinics many years ago. . .

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  8. We're so glad to hear that Jack is home again where he belongs.

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  9. So glad to hear Jack is home again. Hope he is feeling back to normal quickly!

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  10. Sending big purrs and prayers in Jack's direction.

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  11. I know Jack is glad to be back home again and that will help him get better. Poor guy has been through a lot. Sending lots of purrs your way.

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  12. Poor Jack! Poor you! I hope he's feeling better soon ... we are purring for you both!

    Love
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  13. Sending hugs and purrs to Jack! Hope he starts feeling better soon!

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  14. Lots of love for Jack…and family. Hope he starts feeling better soon…he knows he is loved and as parents it stinks that we can't take the hurt away. Glad he is at home now too!

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  15. We're so glad Jack is home....and we purr you can get this problem of his under control.

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