Monday, September 12, 2011

Mancat Monday

Hi dudes. How was your weekend? I spent a lot of time snuggling and cuddling. Getting skritches from my dad (nice uggs, dad).


Getting skritches from my mum. Getting Suey and Lishy to tongue skritch my by sticking my head in their faces. I loved all the skritches I was getting.
My lovely specialist vet Nathalee called my mum this morning to give us the results from my biopsy. They confirmed that I am definately having small haemmorages in my stomach, and have white blood cells in my small intestines. They couldn't really be more conclusive than that, which makes Nat think that the infiltrative process (I think that's what she called it) was in the deeper layers. Nat and the vets she has consulted with believe I most likely have irritable bowel disease, but there is still the possibility that I have early stage lymphoma. The only way to diagnose for sure is a full thickness biopsy, which means a laparotomy and a lot of extra risks.


For now, my vet team has recommended that I begin on an antibiotic trial with a view to treating irritable bowel disease. They believe that if it is indeed the problem, it is not caused by my noms as my stomach was ulcerated and haemmoraging after 2 weeks on the hypoallergenic food trial. Apparently, it is more likely to be my body launching an immune response to my gut flora. But I have to continue on my hypoallergenic food anyway. They've said that if during the two or four week trial period I show more symptoms that make them believe a full thickness biopsy is necessary, the elapsed time between now and then wont have much impact on my prognosis.


While on my antibiotic trial I will continue taking my antacids as well to help my tummy heal. I am initially on it for two weeks. I will have a check up at the end of that two weeks, and if I haven't vomitted will continue for another two weeks. If I vomit again, it's back to the drawing board. Mum is feeling pretty overwhelmed by it all and is very scared that she is making the wrong choices in my treatment. It would be very helpful if us cats could speak human!!

25 comments:

MoMo said...

Oh dear, this is a little overwhelming. We purr and pray that the treatment works and you don't have to go through the rather invasive procedure of full thickness wall biopsy.

Random Felines said...

We are glad you got in some quality scritches!

We think this is the right track - there are just no easy answers. But, better to start slow and go from there than do something invasive to discover you should have done this in the first place. We will continue sending our purrs!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Mom Kim here: You know I turned myself inside out to do what was best regarding Annie's health last winter. I've second-guessed myself, the vet, regretted following the vet's advice...But in the end, I did the best for her that I could at that time, given what I knew and with the vet I had.

The same is true for you. You are doing *everything* possible for proper care, given that cats don't speak our language and can't tell us what the problem is. Please don't do to yourself what I've done to myself over Annie. All you can do is listen to the vet, do your own research, and make the best decisions you have, with the information you have at the time.

Sending hugs and universal Light.

Cory said...

Fui, we are purring for you since we believe that the power of the purr is the one treatment method that will make you feel surrounded by love.

It sounds like you are getting the best of care my furriend and your mom is making the best decisions considering the information they have.

Ginger is sending you warm smoochies and will teleport over if you need her (although she is a pest but I know you love her).

Soak up the smoochies and the scritches.

xoxo Cory and family

Marg said...

It sure sounds like to us, that you are doing all the right things. All you can do is try your best and you sure are doing that. We are sending tons and tons of purrs that Fui will get better on the present treatment. Keeping our paws crossed for you too. Take care.

Faye said...

It sound as if the vet is doing all that can be done. We share in your concern about Fui's health, plesae know that there are MASSIVE amounts of prayers and purrs coming from the New Orleans Kitties

Angel and Kirby said...

THat is very overwhelming! WE know Mom is so worried about you! We are too!

Sparkle said...

Purrs to you, Fui - it sounds like whatever is going on with you, it is very complicated and frustrating! I hope some of what is being done now does some good!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Fui, me and Hamlet are PURRING so loud I think you'll be able to hear us... we really want you to get better!

Katnip Lounge said...

Fui, we think your vet has devised a wise and methodical treatment for you, and we are purring that you just have crankypants innards and NOT anything worse. In the meanwhile, take your medicines, enjoy those scritchies, and tell your Mom not to worry too much.
Oh, and NO bomit bombing!

Daisy said...

Oh Fui, this must be so frustrating to not have a clear answer. I am adding my purrs for you, too!

I am with the Katnip Lounge kitties, and hope it is just crankypants innards.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

sending you many purrs and prayers and will leave the suggestions to those with much more experience in this than I have

((((hugs))))

Mr Puddy said...

Fui, Paws crossed for you not to vomit again and purrs hard for your med. works well.
Hugs to you and your mom
xoxo

Tillie and Georgia said...

Fui, we are sending you our strongest purrs that this treatment works.
WE believe that your Mom is doing the best for you,based on the information she has. We think you and your Mom should just enjoy each day and not worry :)
Let the power of the purrs help :)

Purrs Tillie and Georgia

Prancer Pie said...

Yes, it would definitely be helpful! I think your mom has it under control. Sounds like she is doing all the right things. We are still purring away fur you, Fui!

Fin said...

Your Mom is doing an awesome job! I am purring hard and Mom sends her hugs!!

The Island Cats said...

Fui, like the others have said, we think your mom is doing a great job with you...and it sounds like you have a good vet. We sure hope this course of treatment works for you. We're purring for you, buddy...and your mom too, because we know how worried she is.

amanda said...

Hola Fui! Nice to meet you. Sending you good wishes to get well soon. Hope you can visit my blog. Rio from Barcelona

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Is "Fortiflora" (http://www.purinaveterinarydiets.com/Product/FortiFloraCatNutritionalSupplements.aspx) available in Australia, Fui? We were wondering if it might help. If it isn't and you would like to try, we can send some back to Australia with our equine vaulters in early October!

Purrs,
The Chans

meowmeowmans said...

Fui, we sure are glad you're getting some quality scritches. :)

Mom: It's so difficult, isn't it? I remember when we were faced with so many decisions when our Maggie became ill. Try not to second guess yourselves. We know we made the best decisions based upon what we knew at the time, and we always kept Maggie's quality of life top of mind. Your love for Fui will surely guide you through the process.

Hugs and purrs to you all.

Carolyon said...

Paws crossed that the anitibotics kick in! Hope the hypoallergenic food tastes okay!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are PURRing and PURRing for you. We so hope this treatment helps and yoo get well.
Smoochies. xx

Findlay Furs said...

We are all purring like crazy fur you. We purr that you get better no matter what it is and purring that it is soon.
It is never easy fur our pawrents but they do their best, so we know yours is.
purrs Luke & furmily

Marlene said...

Hope all things go well.

rainbow said...

Dear Fui, sorry to be so late with this message but the computer has been playing up - we have been thinking of you and our paws continue to be crossed for you; lots of special purrs are flying to you ...