Monday, September 7, 2015
Not Feeling so Good.
Ann made this lovely graphic for me, and I told my mum that we need to make an update on my health.
I had been doing so well lately and put on quite a bit of weight. The last couple of weeks I have had loose poops but we know I get them now and again because of my hyperthyroidism.
I haven't been eating very much the last few days and Friday my loose poops turned into the squirts. I am very lethargic as well.
Mum rang the vet and he said to start me on some antibiotics she had left. They are oxytetracycline and one of the few medications I can tolerate. He said if I was no better in the morning to take me to see him, so Saturday morning I got stuffed into my PTU and whisked off to see him.
He checked my BP which was fine and also listened to my heart which also sounded okay. I get checked regularly anyway because I am not on conventional treatment for my hyperthyroidism. I take a low dose of Prednisalone which stops my T4 from going to high.
Mum and dad took me for a very short walk before we went because they know I like to pee outdoors and caught a sample to take with them.
Most readings were okay but the blood reading was off the scale and also the white blood cell reading was very high. There has been a slight trace of blood in my urine ever since I first became ill but the test paper went darker than the highest reading. My temperature is normal
My vet said it seems like a UTI so I have to keep on the Oxycare for at least 5 days. I had a B12 injection as well.
I only ate 3/4 of a tin of food yesterday and only 1/4 so far today. He said if I wasn't improved this morning to withhold my prednisalone for 3 days and on the second day I will have an injection of a NSAID and if there is a marked improvement that will suggest that pain is making me not want to eat. My mouth and teeth have been looked at and there is a small amount of tartar but nothing to cause problems.
My mum asked about suddenly stopping the pred and he said the dose I am on is so low (1 mg twice a day) that it wouldn't hurt me.
I came back from the brink twice before and mum and dad say they will do everything they can to help me again.
If you can give me some purrs I know that will help me to.