Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful for Silliness on Thursday

Skylar writes:

Silly, silly day! First, I didn't get my medicine on time. Mommy and Daddy said that Dr. Bob didn't want me to have it! I kept begging for it, but I didn't get it. Then, finally, I got it when I was supposed to get my next dose. They completely skipped one of my doses!

Then, while I was begging for part of Daddy's hamburger, he was teasing me! See that picture above? What doesn't belong? I'll give you the answer at the bottom of this blog entry. Daddy said it helped relieve some of the stress of my blood work results from Tuesday's vet appointment.

I have anemia (17% red blood cell count) and my creatinine levels are elevated considerably. Dr. Bob told my purrents that this may be caused by too much methimazole in my system (my medicine for hyperthyroidism), but that it doesn't usually present in that way. It also may be a sign that the hyper-T was masking kidney disease.

Mommy and Daddy are both very sad about that, even though they knew that there might be something majorly wrong (which is why they took me in to the vet in the first place). The first course of action is to decrease my meds to twice a day, which is why they wouldn't let me have one of my doses today. They're hoping that it will do the trick and help everything within a week. If not, then it's more serious than just a response to my meds.

I go back in for retesting of my blood in two weeks, regardless of if I'm feeling better by then. If it is kidney disease, I won't be doing better by then and my creatinine levels will still be elevated, Dr. Bob says. Mommy and Daddy are praying that it's not kidney disease, because if it is then they say that it will be time for me to join my sister at the Bridge, because they wouldn't want me to suffer more (and for it to show up it would need to have been diseased for some time already).

So that's why we're having a silly time right now. It's so stressful around here, we need the laughter and smiles!

Did you figure out the silliness in the picture yet?


Lisa Kolosey said...

You have something on your head? You don't look very happy about it, though.
We will be praying for the best possible results for you...
~Lisa Co9T

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

It looks like something is in your eye?

I (Napoleon) have had CRF for two years. I get fluids every other day, and am doing very well. I hope your Mom and Dad can do this for you!

Our sisfur, Sara, is hyper-T and has to take the same medicine as you.

We will keep you in our prayers for a good doctor report.
~ Napoleon and Malachi

PDX pride said...

Thanks, guys! It's a straw wrapper on my head. ;) Daddy put it there to be silly, and I let it stay there!

Napoleon, my purrents already give me fluids every day or every other day, and it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference. They've been doing that for a year and a half now. :(

Everycat said...

Skylar we send you rumbly purrs for the results to come in and be much better. Both those pictures made us laugh - great balancing!

Whicky Wuudler

Anonymous said...

Hang in there little guy!