Monday, April 30, 2018

Milita's Monday

Hi everyone, it's Lita today.  It's been  long time since I've been a long the blog.  Did you miss me?

Last week, I went to the vet for my sixth Convenia injection.  So I finished the course my Internal Medicine vet recommended for me.  While I was there, I got some blood work done because I have been urinating a lot and the Mom was concerned about my kidneys.  I was overdue for my annual blood work anyway, so the Mom thought it was important to get done in any case.  Our vet was nice enough to set up a payment plan with the Mom so I could get the bloods taken.

The Mom was a nervous wreck when they took me to the back because since I was traumatized a couple of years ago, I have been very terrified of "the back."  The vet tech assured her that she would come get the Mom if I got upset.  The Mom really trusts these people, so that made her feel a little better.  

Turns out, the Mom didn't need to be anxious.  All I did was growl!  The Mom was telling the vet tech about how good they are with me, and the vet tech told her that I m not that bad. :)  They said, "We find that if you respect the kitty, they are usually pretty cooperative."  The Mom loves that attitude. 

Dare we say we have found our vet finally?  We used to go to this same clinic as kittens, but then the Mom got sick and disabled and thought she couldn't afford to keep taking us.  But we ended up circling back around after a decade, and not only did they remember me and Carmine, but they seem to really care about us.  They have been great abut working with the Mom with the finances, too.  The Mom thinks it's worth it to keep going to this vet because I feel safe there.  She says that is of utmost importance to her!

Anyway....the Mom got the results of my blood work on Tuesday.  She talked to Dr. S who said my kidneys, thyroid, and blood sugar all look good!  He said that I had a pancreatic enzyme that was high, but he didn't seem to think it was too concerning.  I also had high albumin, which can be caused by the Prednisolone I am taking.  I also had high bilirubin, but they aren't sure why.  

Dr. S says the biggest concern with me is still my lungs.  He said we should try to stop the Convenia to see how I do because he doesn't want me to develop a resistance to it.  The Mom agrees that this is a good idea, but she is a little nervous because the last time they tried to stop the injections, I did not do so well.  She hopes this time is different, and so do I.  

Dr. S said if I start coughing again (I am not coughing at all right now), that they will have to take another chest x-ray.  I hate being flattened on that machine like a pancake, so please purr and pray that I don't need any more x-rays!  

Dr. S said that we will hope for the best for me, but he reminded the Mom that there is still a possibility that I have a tumor.  We all hope that is not the case and that I had bacterial pneumonia that cleared up with the Convenia instead.  

I will keep you posted.  For now, I am breathing pretty well and hope that it stays that way.  

Thank you, friends, for all of your love and support for me!  I really appreciate it. 


  1. Thanks so much for the update, Lita! I'm so glad to hear that your blood work was mostly good, and that you have a vet that you are happy with. A good vet is priceless!

  2. Hooray for mostly good news Lita and we all send you loving hugs!

  3. Great news. I am glad you and your Mom found the best vet for you.

  4. Great news Lita. Happy to hear that your blood work was good for the most part. Finding a vet that you trust is important for both you and your pet.
    World of Animals

  5. We'll keep sending hugs and prayers to you Lita!

  6. Glad that most of the vet things turned out well. We are pawyering that you will not cough, that you can continue to have easy breathing.
    Its so good you have a great vet you can trust.

  7. Those are great news, Lita ! We're glad you found such a good vet ! Purrs

  8. Purrayers that all the good news continues, Melita ! So glad your Mom has found your "old" vets again and that they remembered you and Carmine !

  9. Lita, we're glad you got a good blood work report...and that you found a vet you like.

  10. It's great to hear from you, Lita, and I am glad you have mostly good news. It really makes such a difference to have a vet you like and trust.

  11. I am glad you are doing well and not coughing. You are always in my prayers. XO

  12. Mee-you Milita yur so brave! An wee are so happy yur ree-port was purrty good! NYLABLUE had high values like you frum thee PRED...
    Now mee iss purrayin thee New-moan-ee-a iss GONE fur good an no more Convenia needed!!!
    ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxx an {{hugsss}} LadyMum :)