Thx for all the replies
- Baby boy is still not drinking from the water dish. I moved it to a different location because I read somewhere that cats don't like there water near there food. We have continued watering down the canned food in meantime. It's only way he will drink. I'm going to see about getting one of those drinking fountains that was mentioned. Other than than the drinking issue he seems to be fine -- running around playing - being mr loverman purring to get his tummy rubbed hehe
He's in great spirits and full of spunk
Also since he was urinating outside the box when all this started- we bought new litter boxes and a different kind of litter - the vet said he could be assocating the pain of the crystals with old litter box so try creating a whole new experience for him. He's been doing fine with new box. No accidents outside the box that I can note.
What has me scared is not even a yr ago we had to put down one of our kitties because she had CRF. She all of a sudden became lethargic - took her into vet they said it was a bladder infection. Had her on antibotics but she wasn't eatting or drinking. We were feeding her with syringe -- she would not take it or she would end up vomitting it up. We would have to take her to litter box because she couldn't do it on her own.. They had to give her sub q's to keep her hydrated - even with that she was still out of it and I had to bring her into a hospital where the could care for her around the clock. Upon further testing they noted she had a stone blocking her uthera (spelling) I was told that it could be corrected with surgery. Two surgeons examed her. They both had different outcomes -- one was saying she would be fine -- other said she prolly would not make it as there was damage to both kidneys and she would require ICU care for a long time. Also they ultra sound they did showed both kidneys apearred to be smaller in size than what they should of been for her age (4 yrs) have been. I was torn between having the surgery or putting her down -- she was losing weight at alarming rate and with her not eatting that causes for issues with her liver - she also had developed sores in her mouth. Could I give her the care she needed afterwards... The descision that we had to make wasn't easy - we had her put down. I feel bad everyday for it but I know we tried everything we possible could. Now with Baby boy having having issues with his kidney -- the crystals are making me scared. I don't want to go through what we did before. On his discharge papers it says he has cystitis with struvite crystals and that he is risk for uretharal obstruction due to crystals in his urine
I am glad we did catch this in the beginning. I just really hope the new diet helps clear these crystals up.