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my kitty (emily) needs good thoughts :(

post #1 of 16
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i don't post here much; lately i haven't posted at all, since i really shouldn't be typing because of injuries to my hands. but my kitty needs your good thoughts.

on 1/28/05, she got a clean bill of health from a new vet. within 24 hours, she was at the emergency vet with "wine-colored" urine.

i got her a cats-only vet, run by a board-certified dvm who has devoted his entire practice to felines. since then, i've found out she has 5 stones in her bladder, as well as possible kidney disease (i should know by today if she does have it, and how bad- the vet seems to think she does). she's lost a pound over the past 3 weeks.

she'll be 4 years old next month. too young to be so sick.

here are some pictures- as you can see, she clearly prefers drinking from my water filter rather than the $85 or so worth of cat fountains behind her in the photo. (i purchased one water fountain, then a second to see if she'd like it better after i saw she was licking my filter).

please think good thoughts for both of us. i'm worried sick.





post #2 of 16
Poor Emily! Sending lots of healthy vibes to her!

I'll move this to Health & Nutrition for you.
post #3 of 16
We're all wishing you well soon little Emily!!
post #4 of 16
Sending good vibes to your beautiful girl.
post #5 of 16
hope emily gets well soon
post #6 of 16
Poor little Emily. What a beautiful girl she is! Hugs and good wishes to you both, I hope she's doing better soon
post #7 of 16
Awww your kitty is in my thoughts!
post #8 of 16
Good vibes coming your way. I hope it all works out - it sounds like you are in the right hands at least.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
thank you all so much!!!

emily's bloodwork is "perfect"; the vet thinks she lost weight and came up with an abnormal kidney reading because of stress, vaccines, hospital stays, vet visits, and dietary changes over the past few weeks.

from here on out it's rest and relaxation for emily! i'm even giving up my favorite chair for her.
post #10 of 16
That's great news! Hope the rest cure has her feeling much better soon!
post #11 of 16
I'm glad she's doing better.
post #12 of 16
Good news I hope she'll be feeling great again soon.
post #13 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Puddertatten
thank you all so much!!!

emily's bloodwork is "perfect"; the vet thinks she lost weight and came up with an abnormal kidney reading because of stress, vaccines, hospital stays, vet visits, and dietary changes over the past few weeks.

from here on out it's rest and relaxation for emily! i'm even giving up my favorite chair for her.
Just read this thread, glad to see this note about her bloodwork!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Puddertatten
thanks everyone! emily and i send our heartfelt thanks.

pat & alix, i'm in the pac nw too (tacoma). <snip>
my hands hurt from typing too much again today; just wanted to add here that emily is a very, very nervous cat (been that way since she was a baby; i think it's just the way she is); so it makes sense that she would lose weight after enduring so much. poor kitty.

thanks again! emily is resting comfortably.
Ah, I live not far from Tacoma and take my cats to a vet practice in Lakewood that I love, it's worth the drive
post #15 of 16
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do you mind sharing the name, in case we have problems with the current vet? i don't anticipate any since they are really, really cool and seem to know their stuff; but we've been through 3 vets with emily- she's difficult to treat because she gets so nervous; and i always like to have a backup on hand.

you can pm me if you don't want to post it here.
post #16 of 16
That's good to hear!
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