Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Good News at the Vet

 Bambino:  Man, what a morning I had!  First the blurp came over and I didn't feel like dealing with her.  Luckily, whenever she comes over Mom puts our ham-micks on her bed and won't let the blurp come into her room, so I just sacked out in a ham-mick until the blurp's grownup came over.  Then Mom picked me up and put me into a PTU.  Off we went to the vet with me complaining all the way.  After we were put in a little room, Mom opened the PTU and I got out to explore for a little, but I didn't get much looking around done when a lady came in, picked me up, put me on a table on a comfy mat and started poking and prodding me and holding a round thing to my chest.  Then she stuck something where it didn't belong.  Thankfully she left after that and I went to hide behind Mom.  Then another lady came in and felt me all over and held a round thing to my chest and talked to Mom.  Then she took me into another room and stabbed me several times and pilled me and put something on my hind leg.  Finally she put me back in my PTU and we went home.  When I got there, my fur on my back was all wet and I couldn't shake that thing off my leg.  After a bit, Mom took the thing off my leg and gave me some really yummy food and I ate most of it.  I would have eaten all of it, but Julius kept sticking his nose in.  It turns out he's not all that afraid of Mom when food is involved.  A little while later I felt hungry again and ate a few bites of dry food.  There was an intruder kitty in our yard and I jumped up on the table to watch out the window with the rest of the mancats.  It's the first time I have been really interested in something in days.  Right now I am in the playpen catching some rays.

Karen Jo:  The good news from the vet is that there is no indication that Bambino's FeLV has become active.  The bad news is that we don't know what's wrong with him.  His temperature is slightly elevated, but that's not unusual for him.  Just going to the vet can do that to him.  He might have an upper respiratory infection, but there aren't enough indications of that to put him on an antibiotic yet.  He might just be feeling under the weather for some reason.  He got a shot with B-complex and B-12, subQ fluids (in case he got dehydrated) and some blood taken for a new FeLV test. He also got an appetite stimulant and I got some more to give to him later.  He could be back to normal in 24 hours or so, or he might not be.  I'm supposed to watch him for signs of an URI, like sneezing or discharge from his nose.  The test results will be back Thursday and will tell us for sure if he really is FeLV+.  If he's not back to normal by then, I am to take him back in.  Keep your paws crossed.  Thank you so much for all the purrs pouring in.  I am sure that they are helping him and I know they are helping me.
Spyro:  I just love making Mom get down on the floor to take my photo.  The blurp was handing out treats like crazy and I was the only cat brave enough to get close enough to her to eat them.
Oja:  I feel discriminated against.  Mom manages to get clear pictures of all the cats, except me.  She took two shots of me and this one was the less blurry so she used it.  I haven't been sleeping with Mom lately and she wants to know why.  I'm not telling, but it might have something to do with a certain orange kitten.
Rocio:  I grabbed Horus' favorite spot today.  Just look at the great sun puddle up here!  There was an intruder kitty in our back yard a few minutes ago and I'm still watching for her.  I know it's a her because Mom knows the cat.  She lives up the street from us.
Horus:  Rocio and I traded spots today.  It's comfy up here and I got some sun on me, too.  I have been grabbing Mom's lap a lot lately.  She pets me and tells me how hard it is to type with me in her lap.  Too bad.
Julius:  The Lady caught me by surprise.  She was facing the other way, then she suddenly turned around and took my photo before I could run.  See my cool stripes?  Mom says I look a bit like a Rex cat she saw at a cat show once.  Mom kept trying to shoo me away from Bambino's really good food, but I kept sneaking back.  Bambino let me have some and he let me have his leftovers when he was done.  He didn't leave me much.

17 comments:

Pattyskypants said...

Yay! You were very, very brave at the vets! We hope they find something easy to fix (like you need more 'nip in your toys and more tuna in your food, somthin' like that)! xxoo Bhu

ANGEL ABBY said...

We will keep purring until you get all the results and we are keeping our paws crossed everything comes back fine.

Brian said...

Keep getting better Bambino, we are all still sending you our best purrs!

Flynn said...

I hope you get good results back from the vet Bambino. I will keep purring for you.

Georgia and Julie said...

We are happy Bambino is doing better
and we purr for good test results!
You kitties all look so good and Julius, we like your stripes :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we are glad you got some good news, Bambino. We will keep purring and praying, and hoping for good results!

The Island Cats said...

We're purring for you, Bambino, and hope you're feeling better soon. We hope the test results are good.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Your vet visit doesn't sound like it was too awful, Bambino! Paws crossed that you are better soon - I am continuing to send purrs!

Prancer Pie said...

We're sending big healing purrs, Bambino!

XOXO

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Hi guys, we are a little late in coming but mega purrs are flying to you. Hope little B feels better soonest.

Angel and Kirby said...

We are still purring for you, Bambino!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Bambino, we're glad the vet visit is over and done with and we sure hope you don't have to go back.

Continued purrs and purrayers!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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The Swiss Cats said...

Paws are still crossed here, and we continue purrs ! Purrs

playfulkitty said...

I'm glad to hear that Bambino's FeLV has not become active. Even little bits of good news are in fact, good news. Poor Oja, it is really hard to get good clear photos of all black cats. She is a beauty though :)

William said...

We hope things continue to improve with Bambino!

Very sweet photos!

Oui Oui said...

We stopped by to see how Bambino was doing. We still have our paws crossed and are purring for him. He is such a brave guy to go through all that today!