Monday, November 16, 2015

Mancat Monday

Carmine hangs out in his pink kitty cube.
Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Last week, the Mom took mes to see Dr. Stabby AGAIN.  Hers better be thankful mes is such a cooperative and mellow mancat.  

The Mom put mes on the scale.  Hers didn't think mes had gained any weight like theys wanted mes to.  Hers was right.  But the good news is, mes didn't lose any weight, either.  So mes is still at 9 pounds 12 ounces.  

Dr. Stabby came in and talked with us.  There was a lot of talk about this and that - needles and something called an "ultrasound."  Things that sound scary and mes wants no part of, thank you very much.

Since my visit last week, mes has had to have my appetite stimulant twice.  It makes mes one hungry mancat!  Mes will let the Mom tell yous about what Dr. Stabby said.  It's time for this mancat to have a nap.

The Mom here: The vet and I discussed Carmine's condition and decided it's best to go ahead and do blood work on him.  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who donated to make this possible for Carmine!!  We cannot begin to thank you enough for caring about Carmine.

He will be having his blood work done on Thursday this week.  We tried to move his appointment up, but they didn't have anything sooner.  Unfortunately our vet is going on vacation (again) on Friday and won't be back the following week, either....  There should be some results during the time she's on vacation, so I will try to get hold of those from the vet techs or the fill-in vet (who has never seen Carmine).

We are testing him for Pancreatitis, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, kidney disease, and thyroid disease.  I hope these tests will be able to give us some answers.

We also discussed the test they use for IBD, but the vet says it is invasive, and we agreed that we don't want to put Carmine under that much stress.

Carmine has been taking his Budesonide for 2 weeks now.  It doesn't seem to be having an effect either way, but the vet said it can take 2-4 weeks to start working, so we will see.

I will keep you all posted.  Thank you again to everyone who has donated to Carmine's tests and who are purring, praying, sending good thoughts, etc.  We appreciate you so very much!


  1. Purrs, hugs and love to you dear Carmine. We know the Vet is no fun but it is important to find out how to help you pal.

  2. Carmine, we're glad you didn't lose any more weight. We hope the tests help figure out what's going on with you can start feeling better. :)

  3. Carmine we are keeping everything crossed and I'm sending my best purrs that the tests show that all is ok!! xxx

  4. Paws crossed that the tests will reveal ways to help Carmine with whatever is going on with him.

  5. Weez so happy yous got da money fur da tests. And yes, you need to get da results as soon as they be in so you can start tweatin' ASAP ifin sumfin' duz show up. Weez purrayin' really hard dat fings turn round. Depwession can be a pawful fing dat can lead to physical symptoms and purroblems. We purray dat is not da case, or dat Carmine can adjust and get well.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. We sure hope the tests tell you something about Carmine's condition. We sure send lots of purrs to him.

  7. Purring hard for Carmine! Hope those tests show them something they can do something about easily.

  8. dood....we wish ewe nothin but de best...we noe how scaree thiz iz for mom....N francis' blessingz az all wayz ~~~~ ♥♥♥

  9. Not losing more weight is good Carmine. I hope the tests show what is wrong so you can get the best medication to make you well again.

  10. Holding your weight steady is a good start, Carmine. We hope you get results in that bloodwork that helps shed some light on what's going on.

  11. I am praying for you Carmine and my kitties are purring and that is a lot of purring kitties for you :) XO

  12. We want you to keep that weight on buddy.
    We are all purring and praying up a storm for you and Milita too!
    Timmy Dad and Family

  13. Our purrs are in full gear!
    And we hope those tests can find out things so you can get the help to feel better:)
    Purrs & Hugs!