Hello everyone, it’s me Gracie! I’ve been doing pretty darn good recently, so imagine my surprise when I got stuffed in the PTU and then went for a long car ride to visit my Internal Medicine Vet, Dr. Laura Cousins, at Upstate Veterinary Specialists. Feel free to check out their link, they are very special and very caring.
Anyways, we finally got there and I was getting a little nervous in the waiting room. When we finally got in an exam room (Dad says it wasn’t all that long) I was fine, and Dad opened the top of the PTU so he could pet me and I could look around. I had to go in for a check up after being off of my antibiotics for a month. The Vet wanted to make sure that the nasty pneumonia was really all the way gone.
Then Dr. Cousins came in to see me. She is a very nice lady and she likes me a lot. She picked me up to carry me to the back for x-rays of my lungs. When she picked me up she placed her hands over my eyes and whispered in my ear. She said “I’m going to cover your eyes because there are some doggies back there”. She remembered that I was attacked by dogs as a wee kitten and they make me nervous. She said I was very good and didn’t fuss at all about the x-rays.
The good news is that my she say my lungs look great and there isn’t any hint of the nasty pneumonia. Now for a little bit of bad news. Okay, it’s not really bad news, it’s more like no fun news. I’ve gained a pound. That’s not good for me, or so my Dad and Dr. Cousins say. I’ve been taking an antihistamine to help keep my respiratory things cleared up. I started taking this one when I was in the hospital for ten days. The yuck I had was very stubborn and they found this one by trial and error and it worked for me. Unfortunately it is also an appetite stimulant. Oops. I guess it has been stimulating a little too much. So, we’re going to try me on another antihistamine, one that won’t stimulate my appetite. I don’t have to go back for another follow up for six months, unless something happens that makes another visit necessary. The word DIET never actually came up, but I did hear my Dad mention something about portion control. I don’t know quite what to think about that. But overall I am healthy, and we are all happy about that.
My Dad and I are very sad for Dr. Cousins. She is a very kind Vet and a wonderful pet person. Her 14 year old kitty (inside only) somehow slipped out of the house and has been missing. She is very, very sad and has been hunting for her everywhere. We know she is hurting and we are purring and praying for her dear kitty.
I hope you all have a great weekend and I wish you warmth and snuggles. See you next time. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!