Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Back from Vet

Mom didn't take a picture of me today, so she is using one that she took a while ago. She often takes two pictures, one right after the other, then picks one to post. Hopefully this is the one she hadn't posted already. See my full fluffy chest fur? The vet stole some of it today. Yes, I'm back from the vet. It wasn't too bad after all, except for having something shoved up where it didn't belong. I really objected to that, but she got it done eventually. So what is wrong with me? There are three choices: temporary bowel inflammation caused by Mom perhaps upping the dosage of The Missing Link too quickly for my system; I have developed IBD; I have a virus. The vet decided to go with the first choice for the time being. I got a shot of an anti-inflammatory drug. I do have a slightly elevated temperature, so a virus is a possibility. I don't get any more of The Missing Link until the poop puddles go away, but then Mom is to put me back on it, but to stop at the half dose for at least a month, then we'll see about upping it again. Mom is also supposed to give me an equal amount of Bene-fiber with The Missing Link, which might help my system accept it better. Mom also got a bottle of Interferon Alfa-2A, already mixed up and ready to squirt in my mouth every morning. That is to help control the feline leukemia. I don't know how I feel about that yet, but the good news is that I am to get my sardine right afterward. Yay, I get my sardines back. Here's hoping that the poop puddles go away in a few days, or I will have to go back again. If I do go back, then I get treated for a virus with a really nasty-tasting antibiotic that Mom has to squirt in my mouth.

Karen Jo: I am so glad that the poop puddles might just be caused by a temporary thing and that my giving you The Missing Link was the right thing to do, but I may have rushed it. I have been so worried that I did something bad to you. I am really hoping for the temporary bowel inflammation or even a virus to be the cause. I don't want you to have inflammatory bowel disease along with all your other problems. If you do, though, we will handle it as best we can.

24 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Get well, Herman. We're hoping for something easy to get over quickly.

Angel and Kirby said...

You will get all sorted out, soon!

The Island Cats said...

Herman, we're glad your vet visit is over...now we hope you'll start feeling better soon!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Good luck to you Herman. We hope you feel better soon.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Aw Herman, we hope yoor skwirty poops go away soon. Speedy finally got rid of his after four years by eating Natural Balance Green Pea and Duck. It's so good we is all eating it!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

EXTRA MEGA Healing purrs my friend.

Simba said...

I am sending you some get better purrs, Herman. You look very handsome in the picture.

pansylovr said...

Feel better soon...Snuggles and purrs from all of us,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna in IL

Brian said...

One of my sisters has IBD, but once we got her diet purrfect all symptoms went away. We're purring for you Herman and we are so happy Mom took you to the vet!

Daisy said...

Oh Herman, I am glad you have a good vet who is helping you get to the bottom of this. Feel all better soon!

Everycat said...

Herman you vet looks like he's really on top of your issues and very up to date on modern therapies. Interferon is an amazing drug. There have been some great results in cats who take it who all kinds of viral issues.

We send you and your Mom rumbly purrs and hope you enjoy the return of the sardines :)

Whicky Wuudler

The Monkeys said...

We really hope it goes away soon and YAY for sardines!!!

The Devil Dog said...

We're sorry the vet stole your fur and put things where they don't belong. We are glad you will get better now and really happy you get your sardines back.

Roxy & Lucky

One Cats Nip said...

purring for it to be something simple for a quick easy fix

Puddin said...

I hope you feel much better Herman!! Dont worry the poop puddles will go away very soon. =D

XOXOXOXO Puddin

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Herman, we are sending you lots of purrs - we hope that you are just experiencing a little inflamation, so you don't have to go back! And we are so glad that you get your sardines back - that is great news!

TK said...

I'm glad you is finding out what is wrong Herman. And we spesully glad you gets your sardines back!
A kitty like you shouldn't be without hims treats.
TK

Elin said...

Oh Herman, get well fast OK? I'll be purrrrring for you.

Karen, you did a good job with this photo, I love it =)

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Wow! Your Mom only takes two pictures and they come out that good?! We take at least 5 or 6 pictures each time...and usually only one comes out good.
Herman, I'm sorry you've not been feeling well. You certainly look handsome. I hope you can work through these issues and get well soon. We'll send purrs and love your way from all cat of nine tales.
~Lisa Co9T

meowmeowmans said...

Glad to hear you have a plan of action, Herman and Karen Jo. Paws crossed that this all gets resolved quickly.

P.S. - Herman, we are also happy to hear that you're getting your sardine again! :)

Gandalf, Grayson, Whitey and Gracie said...

Vets are No Fun, but they DO help us feel better, so we are very glad you went, Herman! But we are even gladder that you are Home!

caspersmom said...

Crossed paws, purrs and prayers that you will soon be on an even keel Herman and feeling better. Your Mom loves you and is taking good care of you. Well.........so is the vet even if she is putting something where it's not suppose to be. I get that too when I have to see the vet. Yuck.

Casper

Grrreta said...

We hope you feel better very soon. You look very handsome in that picture. We love your whiskers and your ear floofs.

Cory said...

Big purrs to you sweet Herman. Hope you are all better real soon.