Thursday, July 12, 2012

Early Vet Appointment

Ok, I will admit it. I panicked. I'm a worrier. Did I overreact? Maybe. But at least now I don't have to wait til Monday to know if Leo is better or not! If you want a hint on the results, notice what's missing on my side bar.

So last night as I was heading upstairs and as I passed through the hallway, I noticed Leo in the litter box up there. I continued to the bathroom for my nightly ablutions (love that word) and soon he was in the doorway. He sat down and began that licking of his whojigger. Uh oh, I thought, I hope this isn't the start of problems..

He moved toward the tub and dug at the bath mat and fought with the tag on it before sitting back down and having another lick. Oh no.. not again... He gave the corner of the counter top a bear hug, from standing on the floor.. (long cat is looonnnggg) then sat down and licked again.

We checked the litter box, nothing new in it. That means he didn't go before all the licking. What if he's plugged up, I asked, panicking of course. A more reasonable part of my brain, which I barely listened to, said what if he was interrupted by me going by him and now was too excited by attention and wanting to stay upstairs that he was just licking because he still had to go? (It was Star's turn to stay upstairs last night, she was already behind the closed bedroom door, waiting for him to go back down so we could block the stairs to give her the whole upstairs.)

I hardly slept, waiting for the vet to open at 8:30. I wound up calling at 8:15 and was relieved when they answered! I explained what was going on, and that he was scheduled for Monday morning for a retest. I told them what went on the night before and asked if I should bring him now or wait for Monday, hoping they'd say bring him now. Which, thankfully for my sanity, they did!

Greg dropped him off so they could wait for his bladder to fill up, or give him fluids so it would, or, if he was stopped up, they could right away do the bladder tap with a needle. That's what they were going to do Monday, rather than wait for him to go on his own, because they get a more accurate test of crystals if there are any.

I waited for their call, knowing they closed at noon today. Finally, around 11 they called. His bladder had not been over full like he was blocked, good news. They tapped it and got their fresh sample, good news.  There was blood, but only red cells meaning no infection and apparently they will get that from the needle poke, more good news! No crystals! Great news!

The licking, they said, was likely behavioral, (Pottyous Interuptus or a young boy cat thing..), and not because he was hurting or sick! Whew! So now I don't have to wait for Monday and his retest. He has no more medicine! All is well in our world!

We are going to try to stay away from fishy foods still, since that can be a cause of crystals and if he's had problems before, well, we don't want to have any flare ups if we can avoid it, if it's an issue. Besides, they're getting used to the non fishy food now that we've mixed it with their usual stuff. Three kinds mixed fairly equally.

So we're dancing happy over here! Ok, cat mommy is. Star's all Hissyface because not only is Leo back, but he smells like THAT PLACE. And Leo's all, "Do you know what they did to me? Hugs!!!" But we're happy!

That brings me to what's missing from my sidebar. I took down the Purrs for Leo badge. And I thank those of you who purred and prayed for him and displayed the badge. Big thanks to KC for making the badge! I don't know if I would have gotten through this without all of you, I was one stressed mess here! So thank you and thank you again! And if you have his badge up, please feel free to take it down because at this moment, my boy is all better!

Hello, my name is Leo, and I may have a licky problem..



But I's not sick no more!! Paws in the air, whoo!!!



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26 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're relieve all is well with Leo.

You know Derry's had two bouts of cystitis and our human is paranoid about further bouts or about blockages. So she gets it, and knows exactly how stressed you've been.

Paws crossed all's fine from here on in. It never hurts to err on the side of caution, makes you a wonderful cat "mom."

Sparkle said...

Paws up, Leo! I am so glad you are better! I hope this is all behind you and you continue to pee free!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're so happy for everyone! After Mommy's experience with Cosmo's total blockage (TWICE!), she knows exactly what you must feel. Even today, she still checks Cosmo's output and watches the pee flow as well. :)
At least you can breathe easily this weekend!

Brian said...

Oh Leo, I am so glad you passed all of your tests!!!!!

~*Connie*~ said...

yea!! I know how nerve wracking it can be going into a weekend and not knowing. So glad he got the all clear, lets keep it that way Leo!

Katie Isabella said...

Leo...I love you and Star so this makes my heart happier. KISSES to you Leo. xoxoxoxo

ABBY said...

Leo we are all so happy you are completely well!

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

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

Whew, good news! And you know, I think that we all over react when our babies are sick!

Cat said...

Yay Leo, we're glad you got a good report from the vet!!!

The Island Cats said...

We're so happy Leo is doing so well!

Meg & Quill said...

Glad he is doing better!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Honestly, those Humans are SUCH pervs. They're always watching us in our boxes or when we try to lick our little you-know-whats in private. Sheesh. They should just go rent some porn and leave us alone.

Katie and Glogirly said...

So happy he's doing better. It's always hard not knowing. The humans get all nervous.
; ) Katie

Oui Oui said...

Leo, we think that's great! Need no more purrs - pawsome! Now we are happy dancing for you!

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Whew! This is great news. We've dealt with the crystals thing too, not fun! We are sooooo glad Leo is ok. Now, no more of that, we do purr :-)

Now, evfurryone, have a happy!

Eric and Flynn said...

That is great news that Leo is well again.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are "relieved" at the good news about Leo. In fact, we think we will all go down to the litterboxes and celebrate appropriately!

LP said...

Hooray Leo! We are happy you are 100% better now and that you just like licking your junk...must be a boy thing!! Teehee.
Have a great weekend everyone!

the critters in The Cottage xo

Katie Isabella said...

Oh that comment from LP...HELPPPPP Mom is falling down laffing. Me, I have no idea why.

Photo Cache said...

All paws in the air for Leo!

Thank Cod you are all fine. We are so happy.

Hugs,
Emma and Buster

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hee hee. We're glad you're better, Leo, and we're glad we gave your Mommy a laff XOXOXO

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are delighted that you are better Leo and thankful that your Mom is not so stressed!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sierra said...

I'm sooo happy to hear Leo doesn't have crystals!! I'm glad they are getting used to the new noms, too. I think it's a good idea to stay away from the fishy foods, just in case.

The Cat From Hell said...

Me is relieved (pun intended)that Leo is A-OK! Boys and their (ahem) toys.
Kisses
Nellie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Yes, all three there when this pic (on the blog today) was taken and again today--Aggie and Wally have learned they can just swat her to put her in her place, and she's learned that they ARE the boss of her, MOL!

Oui Oui said...

Thanks for making it to our Gotcha Day celebration! We were so happy you could come.