Sunday, June 20, 2010

Keiko's V-E-T visit


Well it's me, the Hooman at your service. We'll find out everything on Monday when Keiko's blood work comes in. They said it could be a bunch of things...all bad. Diabetes, thyroid problems or heart problems... She heard a heart murmur but also said that could be caused by stress which she was really scared after they shaved her neck to take blood and took her temp in a not so pleasant way then injected her w/fluids because she was dehydrated. It was weird because it moved under her skin like a water balloon. Poor kitty...also got a shot of penicillin for good measure. She seems like her normal meowy leg-rubbin self today but I still have not seen her eat more than 5 pieces of cat food or drink.
She was about 11 pounds at her vet visit in October, and yesterday she weighed in at 8 lbs.
I am worried because they said if it was a real heart murmur she's going to need an ultra-sound and all sorts of other tests and medicines. It's kind of scary and I"m really worried about my little baby cat :(

34 comments:

  1. Just real quick hooman, I have a kitty on my blog that also had an expensive vet bill and they somehow set up an account on here where they got donations (probably from there followers) that helped them pay. Do you want me to ask how they did it???? Lemme know...

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  2. That's a great idea, I have paypal for ebay ... I'll log in there and see what I can figure out in the meanwhile. Thanks!! =^_^=

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  3. well if it IS hypertrophic cardiomyapthy (which is common in bigger cats) it's treatable. diabetes is treatable. both are actually curable if caught early, and it seems like they are. I have experience with both, so if you need someone to bounce things off of, lemme know, especially if it's diabetes, which seems to be the likely candidate. hopefully, it's just a sick cat though and nothing more serious. sometimes they just get icky!

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  4. Lots of purrs for Keiko!

    If it's hyper-t, that's also treatable via meds (pills or transdermal gel) or via surgery (not common in North America, more common in the UK, I believe) or via the I-131 (radioactive iodine injection). The I-131 is the best shot at cure, is about 98% successful, but is very costly.

    My Annie is hyper-t, but the closest facility that does it is 2 hours away and I have no vehicle. It's also very costly, was $1200 plus tax when I checked into the cost last fall, plus all the pre-tests and follow-up, etc.

    In Annie's case, she gets transdermal meds twice a day and has been doing fine, at least for now.

    Good luck...and good luck with the vet bills. In the past 16 months I've had $4000 in vet bills, not counting all the taxi fares to and from my vet clinic, and oh, I'm freakin' deeply in debt again! Ah, but we can't let our fur kids suffer, so there's not much to be done about the costs.

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  5. We are purring for Keiko and hope that whatever her illness is, it can be controlled with the right medication.

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  6. Oh, I hope it is something not too serious and easily cured. We are purring our very best for Keiko!

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  7. We are purring and purraying very hard for sweet Keiko! We hope it's nothing serious!!

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  8. Hooman, GREAT let us know what you find out. It's NOT charity, they are your family and wouldn't anyone like to help another's family?!
    We ALL have hard times and sometimes the others can help out during their good times :) Give Keiko lotsa love from us and we will wait for news xoxoxoxoxo

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  9. All our love and purrs go out to Keiko. We do hope she gets well soon.

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  10. My sisters and I are purring for you sweet Keiko, purr, purr, purrs all headed your way sweet one!

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  11. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders are purring & praying for Keiko!

    PS My aunt had a beautiful orange tabby who lived for years with diabetes. She did have to learn to give him insulin shots twice a day and eventually he went blind but that wasn't a problem.

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  12. Lots of purrs and prayers on the way for Keiko!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  13. We are sending BIG purrs that the test results are good for Keiko!!!!!!!!!
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

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  14. We hope that it isn't anything serious...but as others have already said, most of the things that it might be...hyper T, diabetes, etc. are treatable. We're purring for Keiko!

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  15. We are purrling loudly and praying for beautiful Keiko; we hope her tests all come back ok...Best of luck sweet friend...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  16. Ah sweetie purrs you're just fine. I have thyroid troubles too but the medicine helps alot.

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  17. Lots of purrrrs for Keiko!! And we are praying for good news from the Vet!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  18. We came by to leave purrs and tail wags for Keiko!

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  19. I'm sending lots of purrs to Keiko to help her feel better, and I have to mention that I'm totally impressed that there are humans and kitties who have commented here who have lots more help to offer than just purrs! What a great extended blog family!

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  20. We are sending get well purrs to Keiko.

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  21. We're back again to leave some more healing purrs for sweet Keiko!

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  22. We are purring and purring for Keiko cat and are hoping it's just Thyroid problems. That's the least evil of the three you just mentioned. And the cheaper as well. Keep us posted.

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  23. We're purring and purraying lots to help Keiko get better,

    {{{hugs}}}

    Gypsy & Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

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  24. We are keepin you in our purrs!

    purr
    Abby

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  25. We are continuing to purr and purray for Keiko!!

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  26. Sending purrs to Keiko today...hoping for answers to be found soon about what is causing her such troubles.

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  27. Tons of purrs to Keiko - we hope it's nothing too serious and you feel better very soon!!!

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  28. We are purring and praying for sweet Keiko.

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  29. Sounds serious but they are all treatable! Hope things come back better than you think. Sending purrs and prayers!

    cats of wildcat woods

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  30. We are purring for good results and for Keiko to start gobbling up lots of yummy food!

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  31. it is scary when we gets the sickies, but we know you will help Keiko the best you can and get her all betters. keep us in the loop!

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  32. We are sending healing purrs for Keiko.

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  33. We're all purrrring and purrraying for good results for Keiko.

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