We’re back from the Emergency Clinic. Last night and still today, Brian is going to the litter box constantly, often just sitting there for 5 or 10 minutes at a time. He does get something out. While we were in the exam room waiting for the emergency Vet he did a nice big pee on a puppy pad so there is not any blockage. The Vet checked him out and his bladder is empty. She feels it is sterile cystitis especially since his vitals are excellent and his previous urinalysis showed no bacteria and xrays revealed no stones. We are continuing his pain meds and a med to help with the inflammation of the urethra which instead of twice daily she increased to every 8 hours.
So, that’s where we are, and Brian is still in the litter box. Thanks for all the purrs and well wishes.
We hope Brian will soon manage to keep out the litter box and be his normal chipper self again.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
I’m sad to hear that he’s not completely cured yet. Hugs.
Poor Brian. He must be so uncomfortable for him :(((. Wishing for a speedy recovery.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis
Awful thing to have, hopefully the meds kick in
I have dealt with this with two of my cats. If you are interested in learning how I keep my boys crystal free, I’m happy to talk to you about it. I don’t want to be a pain if you aren’t interested in alternative treatments, so I’ll just leave the offer open.. if you ever want to chat, you know where I am 🙂
Purrs that Brian feels better soon!!
Oh, poor Brian! If he is in the litter box that often, he isn’t feeling very comfortable. We are purring he will be better soon, and those meds kick in quickly. He has our sympathy and our prayers.
Brian, you takin’ that pregn…predni… predne… That hormone for the inflammation? Several of us have been on that for various reasons and once it kicks in, it always works wonders.
Still purrin’ for you.
No, not a hormone. May a steroid? Not positive. Been a while since we needed it. purrs
Dearest Brian, I am so so grateful that your body chemistry stats are good and that gives me great hope that this will be over for you before too much more.
Feel better quickly dearest Brian. Lots of huggles and smoochies to you. xxxooxoxoxox
Oh Dears! Brian we is purraying furry hard for yous!
SO not fun! Brian, we hope the medication helps you, and quickly…big PURRS from the gang here. xoxoxoxoxo
Huge hugs and nose taps to you handsome, brave Brian
Madi your bfff
Dear Brian, we believe you’ll come through just fine! Stay strong & we send send hugs & paw hugs to you….get well little pal!
Ugh! Continued purrs from us, Brian. Most bouts will clear up after a handful of days…paws crossed. We’re glad there’s no blockage, though.
Oh Brian we are so sorry to hear you are still having troubles with the peeing situation!!! We are all purring that you will be better soon.
Poor Brian. It must be so exhausting having to keep going in and out of the box. We hope the higher frequency of the meds will help kick the UTI out. We’re sending you lots of purrs and keeping you in our purrayers, Brian!
Aw, Brian, *please* get better soon!
poor boy – hope they can get this fixed for you
Dear Brian I will send you a big hug and a lot of healing power. Please get well soon.
No blockage or bacteria, that’s a good news. But poor baby, we hope he gets better soon.
Oh, poor Brian. I’m sure he’s uncomfortable and you’re worried. I hope it gets cleared up soon!
We’re so sorry to hear Brian is still not feeling well. 🙁 It’s good news that everything looks good, though. We will be praying, and purrrrrring that he is back to normal very soon! Sending you all hugs!
purrs and more purrs for Brian. Sure hope things clear up for him soon.
Oh Buddy we’re so sorry to hear you’re feeling poorly! We are sending our biggest purrs to help you feel better soon!!
Poor Brian. 🙁 I can only imagine how uncomfortable he must be. I really hope this clears up soon. I am sending him lots and lots of purrs.
Hate it that you’re poorly, Brian. Sending megapurrs that you will be better soonest! xx
Love you brian… sending healing purrs your way
We’re glad there’s no blockage but we sure wish you were better! We’ll keep purring for you!
The Florida Furkids
Oh buddy, it breaks our hearts that you are having all these problems. Sure hope the meds help you. I’m purring like crazy and M has you in her prayers. You just HAVE to get better pal – YOU JUST HAVE TO!
Brian, I’m still purring hard for you buddy!! That can’t be fun, and I sure hope you get well soon!
Oh poor Brian! Our purrs. This does not seem like any fun! And just when we thought you were starting to feel a bit better you have this. Purrs and more purrs from all of us. We had a cat who had that problem. Sigh.
Poor baby we are keeping our paws and fingers crossed. Thinking and praying all will be well.
Best wishes Molly
feel better mate,xx Speedy
Glad he is making some progress and not blocked, but hope he gets “completely” better soon.
Oh noes! Brian! What’s going on? Awwwwww you poor sweetie – please please please be ok! Take care
Oh Brian we’re so sorry to hear you’re still having pee problems…..I’m happy that your vitals are good though – you’re a strong guy. I sure hope your pain meds help – and you will have a permanent spot on our prayer list (until you say you’re 100% FINE!!).
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Brian we are still sending healing purrs to you.
We know you are not comfortable, and your Mom and Dad have done everything they can for you. We hope you have a better night.
Oh dear buddy Brian, we love you! Sending you our biggest purrs and prayers for everything to resolve and for you to be feeling your best again.
Purrs to you Brian that your pee problem gets all better soonest.
Brian, Buddy, I’m so sorry you are still having the pee problems. I hope the new pain meds and other stuff kicks in soon and you are able to have at least *some* easy in your Sunday. I’m sending you purrs, and purrs and more purrs for more comfortable peeing VERY soon, my furiend. The Human adds her purrayers too, for you AND your Dad, ’cause she knows how hard it is for our Humans when we are not feeling well. XOXOXOXO
We are sendin Brian our best Purrs Fer Pees!!!
Big hugs and purrs Brian. I am so sorry this is happening. I hope you get better real soon.
Charlie, Cashew, Garfield, Tubby
Oh Brian, we are so sad that you’re still having issues and pain. We sure hope the vets can figure things out, and get you all better. We love you, pal, and are purring real hard. Hugs!
oh, Brian! we are thinking of you and purring our hardest.
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie
It’s good that you know it’s not a blockage, because that can mean surgery. What he has ought to be treatable with medication. We send healing vibes and purrayers Brian’s way!
Poor guy 🙁 it is awful to see how distressed it clearly makes them..i hope the meds kick in soon and that Brian is off that tray and doing much more pleasant things..like being a happy kitty 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xxx
Poor guy. Maybe put some entertainment in there for him at least. Hope the meds help him out!
Continuing purrs to Brian for a fast and complete recovery. Hai to all the ladies at your place from Charlotte.
we are continuing to send purrs and prayers for Brian. no blockage is good. praying the meds work quickly and efficiently.
We are glad to hear Brian has no blockage but sad to hear he’s still spending so much time in the litter box. We’re sending purrs and hugs.
Brian – I am sending you big time healing wishes!!
Your pal, Angel Pip
Oh Brian, you poor thing 🙁
We are really going to purr extra hard for you to be free of this nasty problem and feel better soon!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie
Poor Brian! We hope the medicines help him feel better. Zoey had a few bouts of cystitis and now the mom gives her only canned foods and mixes in lots of water. She hasn’t had any issues since. *knocking wood*
Oh gosh ~ poor kitty! We are hoping that the medicine kicks in soon. No fun to sit in the little box all day! Get better Brian!
Oh poor sweet Brian, I’m sending lots of love & purrs from the furry family to you. Feel better soon sweetie.
Me and my sisfur Jan are purring our biggest purrs for you Brian! We hope you can feel better very soon!
Oh dear Brian, we are sad to hear you are having troubles and we send the best purrs we have to help you heal.
Stupid question: has Brian been checked for a blocked Urethra?? this is hard to diagnose & usually happens to male cats….
Cystitis is no picnic..that is what nylablue first had…
Poor darling Brian…I have no suggestions as your Vet covered it all…I am so sorry he is going thru this…
Time to increase the praying!!!
Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xo
*SOB SOB SOB SOB* Sniffle. I’m crying cos Brian is so sick. Could it be nerves? Has something changed in the household? Is there any blood in his urine? TW has that cystitis thing and it’s no fun. It must be terrible to know Brian is going through this and you can’t do anything to help him except wait for the meds to work.
I am so sorry.
We are so sorry to learn this news about you,
Michico is too busy to help us visiting blogs!!!
Sending our best purrs and prayers,
we are keeping your condition in our thoughts!!!!!
Hope you feel better and turn better~!
While I think Litter Boxes are cool (Well, OK, maybe cool isn’t the right word. How about just “useful”? Hee, hee!), I hope whatever is bothering you clears up so you don’t have to spend so much time in yours!
Oh Brian! Please get better soon!!! xo
Dear Brian, please take care and get better soon. We are sad to hear that you are still having problems. Hugs and kisses and headbutts.
We feel so powerless – if we can help just yell OK? Much love to you all,
Oh, Mr. Brian, we hope you get better right away! Smoochy-faces to you!
I sure hope that Brian feels better soon!
oh that’s awful. Miss Stella can completely relate to Brian’s misery. That opening gets so inflamed that even when the infection is gone or the crystals have moved or whatever, she does the same squat for minutes on end.
We send our love & purrs for Mr. B. Sounds like he’s on the mend from the infection at least.
Ms. Stella O’houligan
I just feel helpless. All we. An do is send every positive energy we possess to Brian and his furramily.
We are so sorry that he is trapped in the litterbox. We hope the problem is sorted out soon, it can’t be nice feeling like you need to pee all the time.
Take care Brian.
Dip Bridge and Elliotx
Sending lots of healing purrs your way, Brian xx
We have a sterile cystitis cat at our house. That’s where the Cosequin for Cats came into our lives. Now I soften all their kibble by putting some in a plastic tub with water and keeping it in the fridge, it gets all soft and wet. I give that, mixed with wet food and water so it’s like oatmeal, and once a day a capsule of Cosequin sprinkled in. It’s helped us. No more dry kibble. That stuff blows up to four times its size when you soak it!
Come on pal get well and be back to your lovely self. Sending hugs, GJ x
Mom and I hurried over as fast as we could since we were gone most of yesterday.
I think it is great there is no blockage though, hoping they are able to clear this up once and for all! It’s NO FUN sitting in a litter box!
Love, Cody and “Mom”
Oh dear. I had hoped this was over. Have they given Brian an antibiotic? Yoko had these symptoms and she did not show any bacteria or stones or crystals – she had a kidney infection. It took 4 weeks on antibiotics but she is fine now. I will find the link that explains how this can happen.
This iz the first time we have been here. We iz so sorry to hear that Brian is sick. We send prayers and good thoughts. Andy sends special hugs. He had the same problem a few years ago. He said this is very painful for boy catz. Love Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
Oh dear. We are continuing to purr for Brian & are thinking of you all. Get well soon sweetheart!
Selina & MomKatt Laura
I sure hope Brian starts feeling better, soon. Thunder had a couple cystitis incidents a few years ago, so I know how distressing it is to both the patient and those that love him. Poor little guy. Is he getting the proper amount of naps?
Brian buddy, You need to get yourself well. Hope whatever your getting for the inflammation will do a better job now that you are getting it more frequently. We’re all purring and praying for you. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Hopefully as we make our way through our list, we will see a good update on Brian. All paws crossed here for much improvement.
Sorry to be in absentia, but Mom says there is little time with all the commotion at the house.
Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
Well we are glad to hear there is no blockage. Sounds very unusual though. Dad knows a bit about cats (More about peeps) and feels there was a big crystal that passed through and scratched up the walls. But that should be better by now so…
We will keep the purrs coming