Tuesday, June 28, 2011

back to the v-e-t

Hi fellow cats -- Kit here.

Well, Mom started worrying about me again.  I've been going to our water fountain about once an hour.  She talked to an online v-e-t who advised taking me in to have my kidneys tested, since hyperthyroid can mask kidney disease.  As you may remember, one of my kidneys is smaller than normal and one is larger than normal.

So, I got loaded into the PTU.  Mom had to go UTC to get me!


I was brave at the v-e-t.  They stole some more of my blood.   At this rate I'm not going to have any left!  Mom and I waited for the results.  I explored the office.





The v-e-t came back to tell Mom that my kidneys are normal!  She is not sure why I have been drinking so much water.  It could be because I am eating more crunchies than I was.  I do NOT have diabetes.  She said not to worry about it, they will check everything again in two and a half weeks when I go back to have my thyroid levels rechecked.

We got some really good news -- I have gained almost half a pound!  Mom finally found a brand of grain free stinky goodness that both Athena and I like -- Wellness.  We also like the Blue Wilderness crunchies.


Here I am eating!


I am eating my medicine treat, too, twice a day.  Mom had to put it in my throat twice but other than that I am eating it.  Athena is jealous that I get an extra treat.

Mom is so happy that I have gained weight!  I weigh 7.3 pounds now.

29 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well that is very good that you are eating that! Perhaps all these vet visits and the summer heat have you drinking a bit more.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Kit! We are so behind but trying to get a bit caught up. We are sorry you have been having to go to the vet but we are glad that your tests were good. Our mom said her cats growing up both had thyroid problems and drank more water then you would think. She also said they had a lot of urinary infections though, so it is good your mom got you checked out (that may or may not be from the thyroid thing - she just remembers them having them a lot - she was younger and her mom did all the vet related stuff). It could be the weather making you drink more or the crunchies - as long as your tests are good that is the best thing!

Photo Cache said...

You are in our purrs Kit. WE hope you gain your healthy weight back and your thyroid problems get resolved, in the meantime buddy keep taking your meds okay?

Purrs,
Emma and Buster

Admiral Hestorb said...

i love you precious Kit!!! Please keep eating darling little one. Love to Athena too.

Brian said...

That is great news Kit, hooray, hooray, hooray! Hey, what brand of grain free stinky goodness did you find?

Hannah and Lucy said...

What great news Kit - we are delighted you are eating better and you've put on some weight.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Whiskeratti said...

Moms worry about us. And we're glad you got your kidneys checked, so you know that's not a problem.

Fuzzy Tales said...

This is wonderful news, Kit! We were a bit scared when we started reading your post, but it's ALL GOOD! Yay!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am SO glad you checked out okay, Kit! And that you gained weight! You look so skinny with your belly fur shaved... although I dread to think what I would look like without my belly floof - I weigh over a pound less than you!

William said...

We're glad you're OK, Kit! I don't know if we drink a lot or normal but we sure do like filling up the box with pee balls!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Vidock said...

Sorry that you had to go back to the vet, Kit, but we're realyl glad you latest tests came back normal! And hurray on gaining weight!

Purrs,
The Chans

Danielle said...

We're so glad that you are have gained some weight back, Kit!

Meowers from Missouri said...

hello, kit! we are glad to hear your good report from the vet!! please tell athena that there are lotsa "healthy" alternative foods out there--surely ONE of them will taste good to bofe of you! our beans are tryin' 'em out on igmu an' xingxing, since they both hurl a lot--iggy is smooth-coated an' xing is fluffy, so it don't seem to be a hairball prollem. seek an' ye shall find!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That is super-excellent news, Kit. And hey, it's summer! Maybe you were just hot! Water's good for you ;-) Hurray for the weight gain, Bro!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

YEAH, Kit, we're so happy to hear the good news.....now keep eating, please!!!!!!! You look sooooooooo thin!!!!!!!!

We will continue purraying for you, sweetie.

xxxxxxx

ABBY said...

Hi Kit
OH we are so happy to have a good positive results. Yay yay yay for getting an "A+" on your visit. Thank you for all of your warm comments over the past few days. Mom has been very upset that we lost our ability to be on line.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Willow said...

Kit I know about the Moms being worried about a change in behavior and taking us to the V-E-T. I managed to avoid the visit when I was all bright eye and happy tail. Even though you had to go to there Kit you were able to learn GOOD NEWS about your weight. Keep eating and gaining that weight.

The Cat From Hell said...

Yous so good to eats your medical treat! Hissy old Licorice would not! He always tried to spit out his tyroid medicine. So mommy used to crush it and mix it in cat milk and put it in a dropper and squirt it in his mouth. Mommy always gave me some too.
Yous keeps eating!
Kisses
Nellie

MoMo said...

Glad to hear that you are NOT having kidney problems and are gaining weight. Just keep well and eat up!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I am glad that the vet visit went well! I hope that you gain more weight. Keep eating those good for you foods!

A few Good Cats said...

We're glad to hear the good news about your health. Even if you did have to submit to going to the v*t, at least we know you're in the pink!

Cara n Crew said...

Kit, we're glad your check up was ok. You look like you were trying to find a way to escape the v-e-t office, mol!
Purrs,
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and HOllie

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

that is wonderful news about your tests!
Look at how brave you were at the vet!! I love how you are standing there looking at the cat poster lol.
Cody eats Royal Canin grain-free rabbit with pea...if you get tired of Wellness or the other one you could always try that!

:)

Cheri said...

We get Wellness too. Hope you keep on gaining weight!

Cats of wildcat woods

Mr Puddy said...

Hooray for all good news !
But you still have to mission to complete. Eat More buddy !!! Beat me, I'm 7.1 KG or 15.6 LB...Beat me, Common !
xoxo

Mark's Mews said...

We are very glad the vet news seems good. We have ta say that, for over 7 pounds, you seem so slender! Even I am jealous!

Ayla

Prancer Pie said...

I see those purrs are working. Yay! We'll keep purring for you, brave kitteh.

Frostin said...

It's good to hear that you are doing well. Keep eating and drinking water, and take plenty of naps, you'll be back to your old self in not time.

*smile*

Kwee Cats said...

Hi Kit! We sure are glad you checked out okay! You had us worried there for a minute. And good job gaining the weight. Our Mumsy says she may have to try us on that food your Mumsy found that you guys like. You will be in our purrs, Kit. Just stay healthy and happy :-)

We want to be sure and tell Athena thank you for wishing our Mumsy the Happy Birthday. It sure made her smile :-)