Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brighter Days

Well, it seems that set back day on Friday seems to have been a one time shot. I've stopped holing my breath anyway!

We had a talk with the vet Monday and he added more of the capsule meds along with the last week of antibiotics. (why can't I ever remember what the capsule is called? I know it starts with a C.. anyway..) But that will push his recheck back another week! Argh! He wants him to be off meds for a while before the recheck. I guess I understand that, but it's hard to wait! Right now, his appointment is on the 16th and we decided to go with the direct tap of the bladder/kidney rather than wait for him to go on his own. It's supposed to be more accurate, if more expensive, but I need to know.

I had a question about how I was giving the meds, and I think I've finally got it worked out so it's no problem now. At first I was putting a little food in the dish, mixing in the meds and giving him that before giving him the rest of his snack. Well, meal now, not just a snack. That worked fine, he'd eat it, but as soon as he was done with the little bit, he would run to Star's dish because he wanted more. Of course he did! He just didn't want to wait for me to give him the rest.

So what I do now is still mix the meds in that little bit, then I put the rest of his food in the dish and top it with the medicated bit. It's on top, so he eats it first, and the rest is right there so he doesn't have to run after Star's portion! Whew! Finally figured him out!

We also mixed both fish free new dry foods (one with grains one with peas) with some of their old dry food and they are both eating it better. I thought they might pick out just the 'good stuff' but that doesn't seem to be the case. They are eating it all.

I'm still watching him carefully when he, (as I believe it was the Katnip Lounge that coined the phrase), goes into the Playing The Cello position to make sure he's not being excessive. But nope, just normal grooming.

Whew! Things are definitely looking brighter around here and we're all breathing easier. But we'll breathe best after the 16th and his test!



Yeah, it was HOT out, but he wanted a little window whiffy... how could I resist letting him have one? Star got a whiff too before we had to shut it because the air was really working!
I'm lookin' up and havin' sunnier days!


Thank you all for the purrs, prayers and kind words!

22 comments:

Random Felines said...

Keep up the good work Leo and stop making your mom so crazy!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh such good news about Leo. I know the Humans worry so hard over anything wrong with us.

We are verreh wily about our foodz, so the Human gives props to yours for outsmarting you (shhhh, I did NOT really type that).

Enjoy your chillaxin', Pal. You're looking good!

Marg said...

Glad to hear that things are a little better and sure hope the test turns our all right. We sure are sending tons of purrs and and many prayers too. Take care.

~*Connie*~ said...

The vet that wanted to put Jack on antibiotics for crystals put him on Clavamox.

glad you were able to work out a system to keep the peace and give meds :)

Cat said...

Glad things have improved!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Good for you, Leo! We are so happy you're feeling better.
Keep the string concertos to a minimum and let your Mom relax.

ABBY said...

Oh we are so relieved that Leo is so much better!!!

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

LP said...

We are glad you are now definitely on the mend Leo! You sure are one handsome fellow with all your floofy furs :)

the critters in The Cottage xo

Katie Isabella said...

I cant tell you how grateful I am to read this wonderful news. Thank goodness. Love and kisses to Leo and Star.

Sparkle said...

I'm so glad to hear good news about Leo's problem - I hope it clears up for good with all the stuff you are doing to take care of it!

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Well, of course Leo got his whiffies. I mean, its not like the monthly electrical bill is his concern! Anything for our darling babies...

The Island Cats said...

Yay! We're so glad Leo is doing better!

Clooney said...

We are so happy to hear that Leo is feeling better. Sending our biggest purrs, prayers and healing thoughts his way.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're so glad to hear that Leo is doing better.

Hilary said...

Alex & I are purring for Leo too!

Sierra said...

I'm glad Leo and Star are eating their new food better now. I thought mixing the old and new food might help :)

I'm really glad Leo isn't having any more problems right now and I really hope it stays that way! Please let us know the results of the test when you get them. I know it's so hard to wait to see what's going on with our furry friends we love so much. We are still purring and praying for you and Leo! <3

CCL Wendy said...

I hope today is brighter and all the ones that follow, too!

Happy 4th of July!

threecatyard said...

Give him his whiffy in the morning or later evenings when it isn't so hot, and the AC won't have to go crazy

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Great news! We're glad Leo's feeling better. :)

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that Leo is feeling better and that the kitties are eating their new food. Herman, Spyro and Oja are purring for Leo to get all well.

Repositório said...

Purrrrrrrrr!

Photo Cache said...

keep getting better leo. we don't stop purring.

Emma and Buster