Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Unhappy Camper

Star is not a happy girl today. She has spent/will spend four to five hours locked in the bathroom with food, water and a small litter box full of aquarium gravel. This is to catch a sample.. has anyone done this? Does it work? I fully expect that Star would not pee for longer than this just to avoid the weird box. That or pee on something else..

She's had some issues in the past week, but they have been intermittent. And now they seem gone altogether. But we're going to keep the appointment just to make sure.

She has howled almost the entire time she's been locked up. And Leo refused to come down stairs, he sits at the top of the stairs, half way to the bathroom door. We think in commiseration as he does not seem to be trying to intimidate her. But that meant I don't get any furry kitty to sleep with!

Every time someone walks by the stairs and looks up, Leo hangs his head over the top step and looks down at them. With disapproval? As crappy as she is to him, he's really concerned about her!

Greg told Star that she will get out of that bathroom soon, but she's not going to like it. Because it'll be in a cat carrier! We can't let her out, and hope she doesn't escape, because if she does, we'll never get her in time to go to the vet. She's tiny enough to hide almost anywhere!

Fingers and paws crossed that we get a sample and that she's fine!

Why me?

 
Thanks in advance for any purrs, prayers and pawsitive thoughts!

27 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lots of purrs from us! We've had urine samples taken by the vet via needle, never had to be locked up. (Derry can actually hold his pee for over 24 hours, the max time he's held it so far has been 27.) So paws crossed for good results.

If it's cystitis or a UTI, you might want to check out PetAlive.com's UTI-Free. It's been a godsend for Derry re: his idiopathic cystitis. He gets it twice a day in his canned, on an ongoing basis, has been on it for about 18 months or so.

http://www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/products/uti-free-cat-dog-urinary-tract-infection.html

The Florida Furkids said...

We did that once with Sniffie....she wouldn't go near it and finally managed to step on it and send the litter flying. Hope things turn out okay.

The Florida Furkids

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Star Star Star, My sweet darling girl!! How can this horrible POUTRAGE be happening to you?! I am sooooo sorries and I will be waiting to give your earsies a nice washie as soon as you get home from The Stabby Place XOXOXOXO

Bellen said...

My Tucker was very co-operative in providing a sample. I didn't use aquarium gravel - which is a good idea as long as it isn't used and is clean - but bought a small amount of plastic beads that veterinarians sell for the purpose. Also, the litter-box must be spic-and-span, or it may contaminate the sample - depending on what the sample is needed for.

Otherwise, I've had to have the urine taken from their bladder by needle. That is more costly, I'm sure, but is usually a more certain method. Good luck to Star.

Random Felines said...

good luck....with all of it. at least Star has some company, wanted or unwanted :)

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are sending lots of purrsss

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Purrs, purrs, purrs, and more purrs to wish everyone a "good outcome".

rainbow said...

Poor Star! Our paws are crossed for a good outcome and we are sending lots of strong healing purrs flying across the ocean.
Purrs ... Rainbow

LP said...

Do the deed Star...you'll be out of there sooner! We hope all goes well at the vet. Keep us posted!

the critters in the cottage xo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

star...we bee sorree ya hafta go two de ewe noe wear place but best safer....az all ways, de blessings oh St Francis two ewe ya due knot haza bad heebeez goin on....
♥♥

Rene said...

Aw, bummer. We can usually get samples from Tucker by following him to the box and putting a small container under his bottom. Benny won't let us do that. . we hope you get some pee soon!

Clooney said...

Oh sweet Star, we are sending big purrs, prayers and good thoughts your way and we hope that all is okay and will resolve with ease.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

My Jack is the one with urinary issues, and he will NOT, i mean absolutely will not, pee on command.. last time I locked him up to get pee (and this was in a regular litter box with regular litter) he went nearly 20 hours.. He has one very shy bladder..

Sparkle said...

Sending lots of purrs Star's way! We've never had to do that particular pee test thing - it really does not sound like fun.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We hope that Star gave a good sample and that everything checks out all right at the vet!

Brian said...

I sure do hope everything came out okay.

Photo Cache said...

we do hope that everything is just fine and nothing to worry so much about.

Emma and Buster

Eastside Cats said...

Wishing you luck with the sample! We haven't had to do that one yet; only the other kind and that's pretty easy, as long as you are sure it came from the correct cat. Star, wishing you good health, and Leo...don't worry! Star will be back to her normal self in no time.

Quill and Greyson said...

Poor Star! Purrs to you!

Eileen said...

Sending purrs to Star, we hopes her visit with the ebil v e t goes well!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

The Cat From Hell said...

Wes is sending purrays for both yous and Star! Mommy tried togets mes to does that, there was no way! But she putted a clean towel in the bathtub and wringed it out and they got enough to determine what the issue was.
Extra Special Kisses
Nellie

Katie Isabella said...

Star darling, how are you? Did you pee for mama? They put me in a box when I had the UTI and let me get sleepy in there and then, they took pee pee outta me while I slept. xxooxx

Caren Gittleman said...

sending good wishes to you both........can't be easy for either of you! (((hugs))))

Bev Green said...

Went through this with Dinnermintz..I used a completely clean and empty litter tray...she did a small bit and I treated it like gold!! she had many issues and was weeing pure blood which was terrible..she cannot even have the special urinary vet science dry food..zero dry food and no tinned catfood fresh meat and been fine since then...good luck Star hugs Fozziemum xxx

Basil Widdairs said...

♥ Sending healing purrs for Star ♥

Paws crossed that everything is fine

Purrs & hugs

Basil XOX

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Many purrs to Star - Maxie can relate, he's furry shy too!

mythreemoggies said...

Archie can hold his all day :-(