Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mixed News from Vet

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!

31 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed fur improvements on all fronts (and behinds) soon!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

ML said...

We'll take that noos, sounds a wee bit better.
We's all gotted our paws crossed and our engines purring in overdrive fur Herman.
Love & Purrs,
KC

caspersmom said...

Oh Herman I pray that the new ID food and pro-biotic will help you. Although I'm glad you don't have to get stuck with the needle, that must not feel too good. Going to Pray for your Mom too cause she just wants you to be well. Take care Heman and eat your food O.K.

Casper

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Herman! I hope you get to feeling better and start liking your food and eating and eating and eating! Purrs.

Glogirly and Katie said...

Hi-ya Herman!
It's been way too long since I came by to say hi!
I'm sorry you're having trouble getting just the right food mix. I'm kind of picky like you too. You sure are lucky though to have a super mom that cares about you so much! I can tell she loves you to pieces. : )

I had the I/D food once after I had surgery. ...that was after the infamous "ribbon incident." I didn't care much for it... but then again I didn't care much for anything. Glogirly thinks I was hopped up on too many pain meds.

So I hope you are BOTH feeling better soon. Enjoy some nap time this weekend!

with love from your friend,
Katie
(Glogirly's Cat)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Sweet Herman, we continue to purr for you. Please eat lots of sardines!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z be purring fur yoo Herman and Sadie haf some advice...EAT EAT EAT! Well, if yelling at yoo to eat is advice...

pansylovr said...

Purrs and snuggles being sent...Hope the end result of the new foods are solid!
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna

Simba said...

Mixed news it is indeed. However it seems you liked the ID food, by eating it from the can so maybe a couple of days and you will eat more of it on its own. The buffet concept made me laugh, as well as you referring to your second breakfast, since that is my favorite meal of the day!

Purrin for you, Herm.

Daisy said...

Herman, I sure hope your new food will do the trick for you! I was wondering if your vet has suggested trying canned, plain pumpkin? It can help firm up poopies if your vet will let you try it.

Everycat said...

Herman, you get nomming up that I/D and your pro-biotic, and keep nomming and go have seconds from the buffet too! We are all purring that your tum settles down soon and you feel better. Runny poops are tiring!

Rumbly purrs & love

Whicky WUudler et al

Kea said...

Purrs and healing Light to you both. Somehow I didn't quite catch on that the messy poop was related to the feline leukemia, I was thinking it was food-related.

Fingers and paws crossed that the pro-biotic does the trick!

The Creek Cats said...

Keep eating your new good for you foods, Herman. We hope the new food and the pro-biotic will help you feel much better!!!

The Monkeys said...

Keep up the good work, Herman! We know you'll keep getting better!

ABBY said...

Herman
WE know you are doing the bestest that you can, but keep noming your new foods, so it can give you strength to get better and better...we will keep purrin and purraying...

purrs
Abby

{{{{Herman & Karen Jo}}}}

The Devil Dog said...

We are sending lots of pug snorts to you that you continue to eat your new, good food and that you continue to feel better.
Hope your mom feels better too.

Roxy

wildcatwoodscats said...

We hope that the new food and pro biotics helps. My old vet does do phone consults - if you want to try a completely holistic approach, let me know!

SuziQCat said...

Here's hoping the poop puddles clear up soon and that Herman feels better.

Melody said...

Hi Herman. I hope you get to feeling better soon. You have such a good mommy to take care of you. We can tell she Loves you a lot. Lots of prayers coming your way.

Paws & Whiskers
Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Good news is always welcome. We hope Herman will eat well and not lose any more weight. He's already training you well in buffet meals.

The Island Cats said...

Herman, we are purring that you are doing better soon...it must be kinda fun to have so many foods to choose from!!

Eric and Flynn said...

We will keep purring for you Herman to keep eating your new food and put a bit of weight back on. We are purring for no more poop puddles too.

TK said...

Herman we is purring for you to gets better real soon. You has to eat my friend, food gives you strengths.
We purrs fur your mommy too, we knows she is very worried.
TK

Sammy and Andy said...

We love you, Herman, and purr for you and your mommy every day. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Angel and Kirby said...

You got to eat, buddy! WE want you to get better!

Cat said...

Hi Herman!! We're thinking about you and sending you lots of big, strong purrs to help you...we hope this new food will do the trick. If you wanna play or just want to hang out, you are welcome over at our house!! Your friends, Lautrec and Tiny

Puddin said...

Poor Herman, your tummy really is an issue for you. I really do hope your poop puddles stop soon and that you gain back some of your weight. You will be just fine!!! Don't worry mommy!!
XOXOXO Puddin

Ayla and Iza, said...

Anny good news is GREAT news! We hope this does the trick. Purrs...

Brian said...

We're still purring for you too sweet Herman, you can do it!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well Herman we certainly hope it helps and that you didn't over do it just eating all that I/D!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We're pleased Herman is a bit better. Smoochies.