First let me say thanks to all y’all (yep, that’s Southern) for all the purrs, prayers, woofs, woos and well wishes. I appreciate each and every one of you each and every single day! At the moment I’m doing good once again.
Dad and Mom are biting back at the evil lurking and plotting invasions from planet Peetoria. Dad is even channeling his inner wookiee, yes, that’s a scary thought. Just to recap, I’m fine for about two weeks then I fight the PeeWars for a week then fine again, then not again, etc., etc., etc. I’ve had all kind of tests but nothing has been identified with certainty.
Last Tuesday my Dad took me to the Emergency Clinic for two reasons. First, to see if they could do anything to give me a little relief and second, because it never hurts to get a second opinion. As luck would have it, Dad’s pal Dr. Elliott was on duty. After reviewing my medical history Dr. Elliot believes I have FLUTD, specifically idiopathic cystitis. This diagnosis is usually made, as I understand it, by exclusion, which sure sounds like me. Dr. Elliott prescribe a few new things for me, but since this PeeWars battle subsided about the same time as my meds might have kicked in , it means it’s really too early to tell if the new meds helped or not. If in fact they do, I’ll tell you about my new meds later. Thanks also to our wonderful Vet Dr. Anderson, from The Cat Clinic of Greenville for making sure I immediately had the meds I need. Dr. Anderson is our rock star!
So, usually once my issues resolve the meds quit. Not this time, the meds will continue so we can see if they can actually prevent another outbreak of war, or will even help stop the battle of Fort Litterfoot before it begins.
Oh, on a fun note, in order to celebrate my recent victory our Dad gave us window whiffies, yes, real window whiffies. They’ve been previously banned due to asthma and Sister Gracie, but since we had some rain the pollen count was way low. Boy did I enjoy those!
I hope you all have a great week!!! Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!
Paws crossed this new meds approach works and the pee wars will come to an end!
Oh wow, Mr. Brian, you sure gots quite a war raging there! The minute we got wind you were again in battle, we loaded up and started lobbing all the purrs, good thoughts, and prayers we could against your evil attackers. We sure are good to hear this fine report from the front line. We sure hope these new meds will be the cavalry you’ve been looking for. Hugs, love and kitty kisses to everyone. Hey, those window whiffies are great. We finally got some around here after its warmed up some and the rains ran off some of those… Read more »
Hopefully this new diagnosis will help you find some relief. Big purrs to you and your stressed-out family.
Hopefully this new medicine will do the trick
Gosh Brian – first of all I’m happy to hear you’re feeling better….secondly, it sounds like MAYBE you might be able to prevent another attack of the evil peedragons by preventive means with the new meds…wouldn’t THAT be grand…..so we’re happy and hopeful – just like you and your parents must be!!!!
Brian we sure hope that the meds work and you have found the solution! You did crack us up with “Planet Peetoria” MOL! xoxo
We are so glad that you are feeling better now, Brian!! Our Mom was *so* worried about yous. We hope our experience can help you out somehow. We know all too well how unfun those Pee Wars are.
We continue to send you purrs and prayers and love!
Brian, it sounds like maybe you and all your wonderful helpers are getting a handle on the darn Pee Wars. We sure you can get better and stay that way. We of course send many more purrs.
We hope you pee wars are going to get beaten into the dim and distant past Brian. We will keep our paws crossed for you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Paws crossed the meds work, Brian. Did they give you a human antidepressant? We can’t think of the name, but our previous vet had wanted to put Derry on an older brand of human antidepressants, commonly prescribed for stress issues in cats and other non-humans. Our human chose not to go that route, but IF that’s what you’re trying, we sure hope it works. Continued purrs and purrayers.
I cross all my paws that the meds help you and that you win that pee-war with 87:0. I hope you have a good monday without pains….
and many thanks to your dad, that he is always there for your and your sisters … and for Lexie&Dezi too… that was just wonderful…
Hope the new meds finally do the trick. Window whiffles are always great
it is so frustrating when you do everything and can’t figure it out….we hope you are all on the right track….
I sure do hope you can get this problem solved once and for all!
Our Gracie and Millie definitely enjoy window and patio door whiffies.
I started encountering plenty of Southerners when I joined the Navy in 1967, but I don’t recall hearing the phrase “all y’all” until the 1990s.
Brian, I hope the emergency vet has given your Dad and Mom a plan that will work for you. best of luck!
BRIAN IT SURELY TAKES TIME TO GET A DELICATE BALANCE FOR FELINES. I HAD AN ISSUE IN MID-FEB THROUGH MARCH. WE FINALLY GOT IT STRAIGHT WITH VET TRIPS AND THEN MOM DID A LITTLE TWEAKING OF SOME THINGS HERE TOO.
WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE DEVOTED PEEPS
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
Those your issues are not exactly like Chloe Jo’s, we really feel for you. We know this is very hard on you and your family. Prayers & hugs!
Praying this helps you. Have a good week.
dood…due knot bee a fraid ta ask darth vader for sum help….he can kick thoze
yur a narry izzues ta de curb all rite !! ♥♥♥
We’re purring loud and hard that the pee wars end for GOOD!!! You had us laffin’ at Planet Peetoria too
The Florida Furkids
You know the Rebels win the battle so we know you will too!!
Sure hope you win the war my friend,xx Speedy
Sorry that you haven’t been feeling well, dear Brian. We have been thinking of you and sending lots of purrs and prayers! Glad your vet gave you some new medicine – hope it does the trick! Oh, and enjoy those window whiffies — those are the best!
Your dad is so right about it never hurts to get a second opinion. It would be so great if this is the treatment plan that will keep out of the pee wars! When Annie first came to us and was having all her troubles (frequent urinating small amounts, blood, etc.), the vet originally thought she also had idiopathic cystitis. Of course that diagnosis went away after the stones were discovered. I think your dad had said you don’t have bacteria so it makes much more sense. Anyway, it would be so wonderful to hear that you’re in remission (if… Read more »
So nice to hear that window whiffies are again allowed in your castle. And Brian, we hope these meds that you’re taking would slay the pee monster. Purrs.
We so hope that this does the trick Brian!
Dip and Elliot x
Oh Brian! The Pee Wars is awful! Mes is lucky me has not had any battles this year…knock on wood…
Mes purraying hard that this is the solution and no more pee wars for yous.
Kisses sweet furrend
I’m glad you are feeling better. I hope sticking on the meds helps prevent any future issues!
We had the same issue with one of our cats. “Idiopathic” simply means they don’t know what causes it. Best thing is to find ways to keep the cats hydrated. I add warm water to their canned food (swishing it around in the empty cans to give it flavor), and they drink that when they eat their food. Seems to help. Good luck! Hope you feel better soon.
–Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats
We will keep praying and purring for you sweet Brian.
Sometimes a fresh look and opinion is just what the cat ordered! Paws crossed for you.
Oh Brian dat’s so pawsum, weez so happy to hear this. Weez gunna purray these medicines do their job and keep da pee wars away furevew and evew. Glad you got window whiffles. It’s too bloomin’ cold here fur openin’ windows, but we got a little whiff when mommy opened da door to get da mail. Have da most pawsumest day.
Dezi and Lexi
Brian, Good for Mum and Dad looking after you so well, with you unwell, Nissy unwell We KNOW we need to be keeping an eye on you ALL! * hugs to you and your super Dad *
Oh dear Brian, we sure hope this is the right answer – can’t be much fun for you or for Dad. We hope those window whiffies can happen more often too.
Woos – Ciara and Lightning
I’m keeping everything crossed for you, Brian!! It’s looking hopeful 🙂 xx
Window whiffies always help you feel better!
Still keeping you in our purrz dear Brian! Healing Purrz that this med prevents more pee wars!
Katie Kat and the Katz Gang
Maybe you’re stressed cos you don’t get window whiffies! TW always checks the pollen count if she wants to open the window. They’re the worst before 10 a.m. and after dusk.
We’re keeping all our paws crossed, Brian!
Window wiffies are the best. Hope the peewars battle are behind you. HAHAHAHA.
We’re purring that these meds do the trick, Brian!
Well, this certainly does sound promising, Brian! We hope, purr and pray this puts an end to the Pee Wars. Yay for Window Whiffies. We got some of those, too. 🙂
I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. If the new meds can help prevent your cystitis from flaring up, that would be wonderful. Paws crossed for you.
Wee (pun lightly intended) hope the new meds werk fer a long time, Brian!
We have all of our paws crossed that these new meds work for you, Brian!
I think mommy commented on FB yesterday instead of here but she SYILL wants this to be OVER! Over! Done! Finished! QUIT! XXooXX
Mee-you Brian thiss iss xactle what Aunty Nylablue had…it made LadyMum very sad as you know.
Wee hopess yur Vetss’ can find a way to keep you more stabull…
Say have you efurr had Acc-you-opuncture treetmint?? It werked fur Aunty!!! Just a thott…wee wurry ’bout you so much!
***nose bumpss*** Purrince Siddhartha an LadyMum xxxx
Pee S: Wind whiffless are furabuluss aren’t they?
The very first cat our humans had, Skooter, had the problem you suffer from Brian. After the first couple of episodes, he took a pill everyday and he never had the problem again. Mom doesn’t remember what the drug was as it is so long ago. Hope this new med works for you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo