12.11.2011

The Purr List Officially

So there I was innocently hanging out in the shower stall (I like to hang there when I am not feeling well) when suddenly I was whisked into the PTU (Prisoner Transport Unit) and carted off to the VET. Not my usual vet either, cause they are not open on Sundays, so a new lady vet. My and Dad just thought she was great, I was not so thrilled.

I was actually starting to like her a little bit, till she started to manhandle me. She suggested that I don't like to be told what to do... yeah, she does really seem to get me. My usual vet file is marked with "Aggressive" and I live up to that title. Blood work, x-rays, and meds - oh my. The reviews are mixed, and she's not really sure what's up.

I'm really dehydrated so she sent my parents home with a bag and instructions on administering sub-q fluids. Good luck with that, I thought, I hope you have long sweaters and gloves. It went so-so, and we're waiting to see how I feel.

My kidney level is a little high, but the vet thinks it's because of the dehydration. The rest of my blood work was just fine, yeah for me. My x-ray was clear, but I do have arthritis in the hips, pretty normal for an old girl.

They are sending off my x-ray to a radiologist, as the vet is a little concerned there could be a more generalized, bigger issue. Hopefully it's just a gastro bug and getting fluids and antibiotics that taste cod awful will do the trick and have me feeling better in no time.

If you could be so kind as to add me to your purrs, we hope it's going to help get me and my parents through all this.

43 comments:

Simba said...

Oh, Finny, I am sorry it came to a VET visit. Purring that the lady vet has good knowledge and ideas, and you will be feeling better really soon.

Brian said...

We're on it my dear Fin. My sisters and I are purring non-stop and we've even got Dad purring. He isn't too good at it, but he is trying. Feel better sweet lady.

The Island Cats said...

Fin, we've got our purr motors on high for you...and we hope you are feeling better soon. Y'know...you should let your humans give you those fluids, they will help you feel better.

Cory said...

We were hoping you could avoid the horrible vet place...but glad they are getting you the fluids you need sweetie pie! Yeah. I know how it is being hauled off in a PTU when all you want to do is enjoy your Sunday...but that's how it works sometimes.

Sending continued purrs...

Robyn :) said...

Definitely purring for you, Fin!!

Love, Scout

Cara n Crew said...

We're puring hard for you, Fin! We hope you feel better soon.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

Fin said...

Thanks for your many purrs and well wishes friends. I pray my girl will rally and be fine again. In the meantime I may not be around the blogosphere, except for some posts on her condition.

Sparkle said...

A big bunch of purrs are coming your way from me, Fin! I'm also crossing my paws that there is nothing major that shows up on anything the vets are looking at.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Fin, not the v-e-t. We hope you let your mom give you the fluid so you can feel better. Purrs and woofs.

Katnip Lounge said...

PURRS & PURRS!
Fin, that is no way to spend a Sunday...
Our Mommy has done sub-Q fluids before--if your Mom has any questions tell her to call! We hope you feel better soon; the fluids hopefully will do the trick.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Oh, us kitties sure like to worry our humans, don't we?! We hope you will rebound fast, Fin and not require any more PTU trips or more poking and prodding from the VET.

Teri is also worried about Coco--so many things to think about, wait and watch and have things worsen, or go in and fix things so the recovery can begin.


Purrs all around from Disco, Coco, Brighton and Sammy

Admiral Hestorb said...

Purrs coming your way sweet Fin. I hope that bag of water helped. It alwys does for me when I wind up dehydrated. xoxoxox

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Oh no! Purrrsss and purrrayers from the seven of us. We love you, Fin. Get well soon.

xoxo
Angelina, Brad, Tom, Nicole, Mike, Nikki & Sebastian

MargB said...

Oh sweet Fin! We will send lots of healing purrs and purrayers for you to be your spunky sassy self soon! Extra hugs to your mom since we know she must be worried to have put you in the PET and taken you to the VET!

Hugs and purrs...Dip 'n' Dot

Victor Tabbycat said...

Fin, you has our purrs acourse! I fink you gotta eat an not yak fur a few days to avoid goin back to the vet. Dat seems like how it werks. Get lotsa rest, drink lotsa fluids, an keep tryin to jump onto the counters. Purrs,
Victor

Prancer Pie said...

Oh no! We are revvin our motors fur you, pretty girl! xoxo

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

oh we sending you many purrs for feeling better soon!

Oh my CAT - your humans are doing the sub-q thing to YOU??? (Make sure they realize you are a Saint for letting them do this- extra treats are in order too, we think!)

Carolyn said...

Austin has one of the biggest purrs on the planet, so am reving him up for you, old girl. Keep furry chin up. We are all hoping and purring that it's just a little bug and not a big issue xox

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Sending love and HUGE rumbly get well purrs. xx

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending lots of purrs for you to quickly feel better Gin.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oops sorry!!! We meant Fin, but maybe a gin would help.

Marg said...

Oh Fin, that is so bad that the vet manhandled you. How rude. Hope the beans were able to get those fluids down you because they will do you a lot of good. We sure are sending tons and tons of purrs that the tummy gets all better. We are crossing our paws too. We have also instructed the donkeys to get their hooves crossed for Fin. Take care.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Fin, we have our purr motors revving on super-high for you! Good news that your blood work is fine, paws crossed the fluids and meds do the trick and you're right as rain again very soon.

*Kitty kisses* to you and hugs to your mom and dad.

Forever Foster said...

Gorgeous girl, we are sending great big juicy purrs straight for you.

Random Felines said...

We are sending lots of purrss.....and Mo is sending special kisses!!! We hope it is just an off couple of days - we all have those.

MrsB said...

Oh, Miss Fin - how awful to go to vet on Sunday. Thinking good thoughts for you and hope you are feeling tip top soon!

jgr said...

YIKES! Was it the emergency vet? I have been there a few times. Well, dear Fin I hope you'll be back to your usual self very soon. Myself: I will be lounging in my new super soft leopard fur blanket sending you many many healing purrs.
--Mocha

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Fin,
We is sending yous healing purrayers and your human soft kitty kisses.
We has our claws crossed you yous!
Nellie and Kozmo

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Oh Fin!! We are so sorry!! We didn't know you aren't feeling well! I am not feeling well so my Mommy hasn't seen everyone's bloggies!!!

We are sending you many healing purrs and we hope that the vet can get to the bottom of this for you!!!

Much love, Cody and Mom

The Whiskeratti said...

We will continue our purrayers. Hopefully you will have good news to report tomorrow.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

aw poor kitty! Hope you feel better soon!
The shower when you dont feel good?? I would think you'd want somewhere warmer.. Showers are notoriously chilly, arent they?? To each their own I guess.

Coupon Queen said...

Fin I hope you are up and well in no time to play with some orniments and Christmas wrap! We are all purring for you!! I am sorry you keep getting a nasty spammer on here, I sure hate when people do that!! Get some R&R and cozy time with your mom and dad. :) xoxox

"The Boys" and Karen said...

Oh Fin and your mom and dad, "The Boys" and I are so sorry to hear you're under the weather. (We haven't kept up with reading here--or even your newsletter, which we really, really love!)

So we'll put you on our purr list officially. And keep our paws and fingers crossed as well

That waiting thing is not easy.

ABBY said...

Fin
We are so sorry you have not felt up to par and we are adding you to our list of purrs and purrayers. WE hope you feel better real soon.
xoxox
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Kitcaboodles said...

Oh poor Fin, I do hope you start to feel better soon. We're continuing to send you our best v8 engine purrs!! =^..^=

Cat Reader said...

Dearest Fin,
I am purring my best for you. I was recently very sick myself. After four days in the cat emergency prison (would you believe there were dogs in nearby cells ?!) and some procedures too awful to mention where younger cats might hear, my parents brought me home to stay. I am once again eating, regaining lost weight, and feeling my spunk returning. Currently I am still taking SIX cod-awful medications. My parents think that they are hiding the medications in my food. I am so glad to feel better that I pretend that I don't know about the meds. Somewhere in my parents blah-blah, I think I heard something about going to my regular vet next week for a followup visit and blood letting, to be followed by cutting out some meds and reducing the last one or two. I didn't pay much attention, because I was thinking about important things and wolfing down my dinner.

I am a granny cat, too. My official name is Shadow, but my family calls me many other names, too. My mom typed this up for me.

Huffle Mawson said...

I am revving up my biggest purrs for one of my dearest friends.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are sending a truck load of healing purrs for you and if you need more just give us a MEOW. Healing purrs and hugs

PS: Don't scratch or bite the Mom & Dad too badly.

Whisppy said...

We are sending tons and tons and tons of purrs that you feel better real soon, Fin.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending our best purrs to you Fin - we'll see if we can think up some dreadful punishment for the vet who seem to be trying her best to stab you and take pictures of your pretty tummy!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

meowmeowmans said...

We are purring and praying real hard for you, Fin!

Lassie's Mom said...

Dearest Fin, Once you're a little better, please tell mom to try just the gravy from Fancy Feast's grilled chicken. Several times a day. If this doesn't do the trick, oven roasted chicken from the deli is good. Ask Mom to mush it up with her fingers. If none of that piques your taste buds, you might like Fancy Feast's new appetizers. Steamed wild alaskan salmon is totally stinky good, so is their white meat chicken appetizer. Not to plug FF. Lassie's big sis lived to be a 19 y/o Persian who survived on these mixes for long time. The newest two gave her something her aging body seemed to crave. Your taste buds may be changing, hope you feel better soon. Lots of love!

Everycat said...

Giant sized rumbly purrs heading your way Fin. We hope poorlyness clears up real soon, afterall, Christmas means many good fuuds in the house and a cat must be in tip top form to do them justice.

Luff from
Oliver, Gerry and The Apes xx