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.