Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday-6pm: Vet results

Well, Miss Karma had impacted anal glands and a urinary tract infection.
She is on antibiotics for the next two weeks and then has to go back on Tuesday the 12th to check the UTI is gone for sure. 
Karma totally, totally shocked Dagan and I.  She barely had anything to say at all about the trip--from being carried out into the zero degree windy weather to riding in the car.  No howling.  No vomiting.  She was well behaved, but nervous.  When we got there they suggested taking her back without me being with her, which was a good call (had even crossed my mind yesterday).  I think she might have acted up a lot more if I was there, you know?  I'm the protector/bonded person in her life and this way I was in the rescuer position afterwards.  :)
Dagan and I were waiting for the hissing and yowling...and it was quiet back there for the longest time. He and I did a lot of shrugging and wide-eyeing and other miming back and forth in our amazement.  Finally we heard her vocal protestations for a short time (was when they were doing her anal glands), but they all said how good she was.  I am still baffled by her excellent behavior--LOL!
They were so nice there!  They even filled out the information online for me to get a Care Credit line where I have six months to pay the bill off without interest--and I qualified!  So, I won't be buying too much for the next six months, but Karma is worth every penny!  :):)
I told the tech that I brought her comb with because she loves to be combed and it might possibly calm her down--and I saw that there was a little fur in the comb afterwards.  Aww!
The vet even called me after I got home tonight because they had Karma's bloodwork done early (was expecting to hear tomorrow) and Karma checked out fine on everything.  No diabetes or any other issues.  Diabetes is always a concern for the overweight cats (yes, she weighed in at 20.56 pounds).  So, they expect her to recover nicely.  She could use her teeth being cleaned, but that is quite expensive.  Maybe down the line now that I have the Care Credit.  And I still have to add on the follow-up visit and the second urine analysis.  But Karma will be okay.  :):)
Almost to prove the point that she would have been worse with me there--after it was all over she hissed at Dagan--ROFL!!  What a silly girl!!
I am happy.
And Karma was happy after she checked all over the apartment to look for strangers. She was looking around like she hadn't seen the place in months--ROFL!!
Oh--and we got to ride in Dagan and Leah's new-to-them 2010 red Prius that they got last night!  Nice!!
Well, I have to go give her the first of her pills.  Twice a day for two weeks.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the good wishes and prayers!!!!!  I think I will sleep well tonight.  ;)


Shelly said...

Great news! And like the princess she is, Karma showed them she really is made of tough stuff. Love it, though, that she still had the spunk to hiss when it was all over!

GrandmaG said...

So relieved as I'm sure you are. Great news!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What wonderful news! I've been thinking Karma and you all day, and just checked my blog roll to see if there was an update. Sure enough, there was!

I'm sure she is starting to feel much better now and will be back to her normal antics and inquisitiveness soon.

That's good news that she didn't have diabetes, and that you don't have a long-term medical issue to deal with.

I'm so happy for you both! Have a good night, Rita!

Beth said...

I am so very happy to read this Rita!! I was so concerned for both of you!

Anonymous said...

I am SO happy to see that it's something that can be fixed!!

Janie Junebug said...

I'm so grateful. I know it took a lot of effort for you to write a post, and I appreciate you letting us know. I have dealt with some dogs who had UTIs and impacted anal glands. They always improved very quickly after the vet expressed the gunk from the anal glands and gave them antibiotics. Again, I'm so grateful.


Janie Junebug said...

And I hope she isn't too pissy about taking her pills. I've had some cats who wanted to kill me because I gave them pills, and they nearly succeeded.

Love again,

SandeeNC said...

I'm so glad that she is going to be are you giving her pills to her? I'm sure you will spoil her she deserves of course! sending hugs from the hills of North Carolina ♥

betty said...

thanking God for answered prayer! So glad it wasn't anything too serious and could be "fixed" with antibiotics. Does she take medicine well? Koda does if food is involved :)

Too cute how calm she seemed to be too!

rest easy tonight Rita!


TexWisGirl said...

really, really glad! she knew she needed help and that they were the ones to give it to her. :)

Dana said...

I'm happy, too. :) I'm so glad she's okay.

Zue said...

Hi Rita
Glad Karma will be ok.
She is overweight. Did the vet suggest a diet to help her lose some weight
My cat is much smaller and we give her less food now.
I think they feel better when they are lighter.
Mine had good teeth then got a viral infection and now has very sore gums. Prevention may be better than a cure.
The viral infection will be with him for sad!

Take care

Queenie Jeannie said...

Missed the boat on this one!! SOOOOO happy to hear that Karma is OK! Hugs to you both!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

oh rita!!
what a scare this all must have been for you!! at least karma is on her way to healing now!! and it's nothing more serious than antibiotics will cure!!

karma was so well behaved because she knew she was getting help!!

i am so damn far my reading...i'm starting with the latest post of all my favorite blogs! =)

Felicia said...

Awe Bennie and Sophie had their paws crossed hoping for the best and it sounds like it paid off! Glad things turned out so well! Have a super weekend!*hugs* =0)

DJan said...

I'm so glad to hear that Karma is on the mend! I do hope she doesn't treat you too badly as you work to get those pills down her! :-)

Serena Lewis said...

OH NO...I feel bad for Karma but I'm so relieved it's something that was treated quite easily. I can understand your concern and worry. Hopefully, she will be back to norm very soon. You said Karma hasn't been to the vet since she was a cats not need annual vaccinations for the various Cat viruses. They get one similar to the Parvo-virus in dogs which it Feline-enteritis, or something like that?? However, in saying that, I realise that Karma is an indoor, apartment dwelling cat so it would be highly unlikely that she would pick up a virus so therefore, wouldn't really need annual immunisation.

We are getting a drenching this weekend due to Cyclone Oswald which hit further north in our state. All the continuous rain is the fall-out....very, very wet here. Brisbane is even on a tornado alert as six tornadoes have already struck further north and caused a lot of damage. Scary!

Anywhoo, have a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs to you and Karma,
Serena xo

AliceKay said...

I'm so relieved to hear Karma will be okay. I got very worried when I saw the title of your earlier post. The both of you are in my prayers. *hugs*

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Rita and Karma too! Glad to hear it was just a Urinary Tract infection..I hope she is taking her pill well. UTI's can make cats really know you can do those anal glands yourself..ask the vet to show you..might as well get your moneys worth...LOl.
Maybe some ice cubes in her water will encourage her to drink more water...poor girl..
Sending good thoughts for a complete recovery:)

Darla said...

Great news! Isn't it hard when kitties get sick, they can't really tell us. So glad she is on the mend.


Furry Bottoms said...

So so so so glad she is okay!!! Impacted anal glands, yuck. We have our dogs anal glands popped every time they get groomed. I hadn't realized it was necessary with cats too! Karma was probably experiencing and expressing her "so happy to be home!" feelings :) Oh, and they don't usually charge for follow ups... you may want to check on that.

ChicagoLady said...

I'm so glad Karma will be ok! I think she was so good in the car simply because she was feeling so poorly. Be prepared for when you take her back for her follow up, she might not be so accommodating.

Hilary said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading and will never catch up but I'm sorry to read that Karma was not feeling well but happy to know it's treatable. It's miserable when our pets are not themselves.