Saturday, September 25, 2010

Truman











This has been the worst week of poor Truman's life. Kev took him to the vet Tuesday, cuz he hasn't eaten anything since we moved here August 13th (Friday, remember?). So, he was found to be dehydrated, and got the iv started around noon Tuesday, and he's had it in since then...and, no, he didn't get to come home until today. They've been doing every test under the sun, all kinds of blood tests, x-rays and everything. I went in Wednesday to visit him, he just looked so sad & pitiful, laying in the vet's office with an iv hanging out of his arm. oh, he is a cat, I guess its his front paw. But he did stand up and lick my hand, give me a 'head-butt'. I think he got his xrays Wednesday, and the blood test results back that day. There was nothing wrong in any of them; kidney, thyroid, liver all were good, except that he has a "fatty liver" :-/ The dr said that his skin is yellowish under his fur, but the blood doesn't show anything wrong with his liver, but, he's on antibiotics for a few weeks. So he's home now, but if he doesn't start eating, I have to get him back to the vet for a liver biopsy. Also, his abdomen was mri'd yesterday...nothin'! Actually, it's good news on the face of it, but the vet can't figure out what the hell it is! When Tif saw him here last week before he went to the vet, and she said he was so skinny, he looked like an alley cat! And if he doesn't eat on his own, I'm going to have to syringe-feed him! Kev bought some chicken breast & boiled it & left some here in bite-size pieces, but Tru's not having anything to do with it, he just glanced at it as he walked by the dish. aaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!
i went to see my ms dr today, good appointment, she's gonna let me do 3 days of iv steroids followed by 10 days of prednisone again...woohoo!
Okay, I'm tired, and Truman already went to bed, so I'll go see if he left me any room:-/
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

15 comments:

Autumnforest said...

Well, sounds like kitty is just having some fussiness. Fingers crossed the rest comes back fine, but doesn't sound like anything obvious is happening. I guess kitties can have moods too. I'm glad to hear you don't have to do steroids long. They do suck. My sister hated the side effects. Still loving my apartment. You loving yours?

Libby said...

autumn, of course i still love it!! and, i think i'm the only person in the world who BEGS for steroids! i love them!!

Have Myelin? said...

have you tried catnip first? real fish? tuna fish? cream? honey?

you BEG for steroids? i run from them....

Mayden' s Voyage said...

There's no better honey than the stuff you have to offer my dear freind...
any my heart breaks if this is the end of a love to last a lifetime.
I've been there.
It hurts like hell.
But for now, love him like tomorrow will never come.

Hugs and love to you both...
somewhere in the sunrises of the future- there is brillance and love for you- in all the places you are...
In our hearts, and in our memories ♥

Libby said...

cora!! ouch, sweetie! your words are a beautiful poem that you avoid reading cuz you know it has a sad ending...but i keep wanting more, you know that!

SJ said...

Hope Tru gets back to normal fast!

Libby said...

sj, i'll hug him from you!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Dear Libby,
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment.

Hope your kitty's tests come back fine.

Doris

TLP said...

Crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes for Truman. Wish I could help.

Libby said...

doris, thanks for coming here! i love your blog!

tlp, thanks! kev's coming over every day to give him a pill & a dropperfull of antibiotics, cuz with my hands not working at all well, no way can i hold a cat with 1 hand & give meds with the other! having ms sucks!!

Meg said...

Oh poor Truman! I will send healing thoughts to you. Poor guy!

Herrad said...

Hi Libby,
Hope Truman feels better soon and eats.
Please visit my blog and pick up your You Inspire Me Award.
Love,
Herrad

X. Dell said...

Reading this, the first thought that entered my head was that I hope that you have insurance to cover the costs. I'm hoping the vet finds what's wrong, and soon. My best to you and Truman.

Libby said...

meg, yup, crossing my fingers!

herrad, i'll be over soon! thanks!

x-dell...so far, i'm in it for $1000...& he got a liver biopsy this morning and will stay at the office til they get that result, cuz this is the absolute ONLY test he hasnt had!!

Ricardo said...

I suspect Truman is a heavy drinker then.