No picture today. The camera had enough power to take the picture, but not enough to upload it. Mom was too tired from work to help me blog about my trip to the vet yesterday. I didn't have to get stabbed with a needle at all, but I hissed at the vet lady anyway. She took me into a back room and weighed me. Mom doesn't know what else, if anything, happened back there to make me so mad. I didn't yowl, so nobody stuck something up where it doesn't belong. Anyway, I don't have to get stabbed with a needle anymore because that medicine wasn't helping me enough to continue to give it to me. I still get my Interferon and my Pred. The vet lady said that she was going to try a more holistic approach. I got a new food, Prescription Hills I/D, both wet and dry. She told Mom to mix it up with my regular good, because it might taste too bland to me and that it is always a good idea to mix up new food with old food, because new food might cause tummy troubles. I also got a pro-biotic powder to mix with my wet food once a day. A funny thing happened when we got home. It was time for second breakfast, so Mom opened up a can of the I/D food and started mixing a little bit of it with my Stinky Goodness. It smelled so good that I jumped up on the counter and started eating the I/D right out of the can. Mom just laughed and let me eat all I wanted. I didn't eat any of the mixed up stuff, but Mom figured that I got enough to eat straight out of the can. Mom mixed up some of my Friskies and dry I/D and I had some of that later.
Karen Jo: I let you eat all you wanted of your new food mainly because the vet lady said that you are starting to lose weight and that is a bad sign. Luckily, you have some fat reserves from the weight that you had gained. You scared me a bit today. You didn't eat your mixed up Stinky Goodness and I/D, you didn't eat your sardine, you didn't even eat straight Stinky Goodness. Thankfully, I decided to mix your pro-biotic with just the I/D and you did eat some of that. You did eat some dry food, too, but not much. I think I am going to get you another bowl and put just dry I/D in it, to see if you like that better now. What a buffet you are going to have! Wet food, dry I/D, Friskies, Purina Complete and Kitten Chow, all sitting there just begging for you to eat them.
I haven't been feeling too good today. I don't know why. I think maybe there's some stuff going on in my insides.
Karen Jo: I just hope that giving you the I/D food and the pro-biotic stops the poop puddles. We are running out of options. All that's left is a stronger pro-biotic that comes in a capsule. I am not looking forward to having to pill you daily. I don't think you would like that at all. Because your IBD is being caused by your feline leukemia and not by any food allergies, looking for the perfect food for you is unlikely to help. I will keep trying anything that might help, though, and if all I am left with is looking for another food, I will do it. At least you don't have to go back to the vet for at least two weeks.
That's the best news I have heard in a long time. Yay!