If you’ve followed our blog for a good while you know exactly what I’m talking about. However, for those of you who are new to our blog, that post title has to be a bit confusing. I was having a big time pee problem, meaning I was going to the litterbox every few minutes. This went on for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks, I would get better then back to the litter box I’d go. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time at my Vet’s place and at our Emergency Clinic. My blogging pals dubbed it the PeeWars.
Finally, on one of my later trips to the Emergency Clinic I saw the ever so nice Dr. Elliott. The good Doctor thought that I had FLUTD, specifically idiopathic cystitis. All that basically means is they have ruled most everything else out and what I have falls in the “who knows” category. Dr. Elliott was determined to help me and he jumped on an Emergency Vet Chat Room to discuss my situation with his peers. After chatting with other Emergency Vets, Dr. Elliott suggested a course of action.
With the help of Dr. Elliott and my regular Vet, the wonderful Dr. Anderson, I got some meds, boy did I get some meds! It is really kind of simple, I thought I had to pee due to a pretty constant inflammation in my urinary tract. I needed meds with anti-inflammatory properties. One specific med just wasn’t doing it for me. The magic formula in my case was a low dose of Prednisolone, a low dose of amitriptyline (both have anti-inflammatory properties for cats), a uretha relaxer (Prazosin) and pain meds (Buprenorphine). I get this combo in the mornings and in the evenings.
I know that seems like a lot of meds, but I’m very good at cooperating with the peeps. It has kept the PeeWars away for 2 years now and I’m ever so thankful to my wonderful Vets and to those of you who sent purrs and prayers to me on a regular basis while all this was going on. I’m one thankful kitty!
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Wow…we can’t believe that it’s two years! We’re so glad you won the war!
The Florida Furkids
Happy 2 year anniversary! It must be quite a “relief”…
Wow, has it really been 2 years? So glad that things have still been going great Brian 🙂
Marty and the Gang
I remember those vet trips and the struggle you had poor Brian. We are glad you won the PeeWars OPeeWanBrianKenobi * giggle *
Pal, we are so thankful too that that good vet man solved the problem for you. M wishes I were that good at taking meds, but I cvatch on and try to hide when I know it’s time. I also know that if I go UTB, the peeps can’t get me. M says your peeps either know some secret to get you to cooperate, or you are a super calm kitty. Keep up the good work pal.
We are thankful that the PeeWars are behind you!
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Wow! Two years already, Brian? Well, we have to say that’s reason to celebrate for sure!
We’re thankful for that, too. 🙂
what a pawsome anniversary, Brian! you have wonderful docs that were able to find a solution for you. we bet you and your folks are super happy 🙂 our ditto has a regime of medicines and our mom is thankful she can mix them with his food and he is none the wiser 🙂
pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, tl
Oh Brian, Dat’s pawsum news. We had wondered how dat was goin’ but didn’t wanna ask and jinx anythin’. But we couldn’t be more happier fur ya’. We know fur sure you’re a happier mancat today. We’re sendin’ big hugs and lots of purrayers fur all.
Dezi and Raena
Wow, no wonder it took so long to help you out, Brian! That’s quite a cocktail of meds… I’m glad your vet figured out the recipe to keep you well. Happy anniversary!
Now that’s something to celebrate! Yay! We are so glad you won that war!
That’s a wonderful anniversary to celebrate. I’m so happy for you that the drug cocktail is working so well and you’ve won the pee war!
happy two years of victory… it’s great to have super good vets who find a way to help out…. I’m happy with ya!
WOWZERZ – what a hassle an’so much medicine butt hey, if they keep the peewars away then so b it. So glad the vetz were persistent in findin’sumthin’that werked fer u.
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Oh, Brian, that’s such wonderful news. We hope it continues forever! Have I told you…lately…that… *hums* you look extremely handsome <3 Pawkisses for a wonderful Day 🙂 <3
Two years is a long time to be waging a war Brian but I am EVER SO HAPPY that you have at last WON!
Hugs, Angel Sam and Teddy too
Brian, we are thankful you found the right medication combination to help you WIN the pee wars.
So glad your medication is helping!!
Oh Brian, that is such great news. We are so glad that you are better and those good vets figured out how to help you. You all have a great day.
Peace has been declared and the wars are over. We are thankful, sweet Brian!
Maggie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red
You’ve been at peace for two years now, Brian? That is so great. Thanks for sharing the whole story and the medication combo that helped. That was interesting. This is indeed something for which to be very thankful. You’re so good to be so cooperative. Twice-a-day medicine is a lot for both you and your parents.
We are thankful too for this!
What a purrfect thing to be thankful for, Brian, that those nasty PeeWars are 2 years behind you. This human’s parents have a kitty who went through about 1 year of PeeWars, but with meds much like yours, she’s all better now, too! Hooray for an end to all PeeWars!
We are thankful you found relief, too. Yea!
Poor Brian, I remember when you went through the Pee Wars, but I cannot believe it has been TWO YEARS already! So glad you are fine now! xoxo
Time flies, it seems like yesterday you had the pee war . I am so glad you are feeling better.
Congratulations on the two years with no pee wars, and may they never return!
Hurrah for keeping the pee wars at bay! There is nothing like a really thoughtful and caring vet!
So happy you are winning the pee wars! Hurray! Hope those meds keep working for you!
Gosh, Brian…so glad that you are feeling better! Apparently, cats will internalize their emotions, and it often presents itself in the bladder, so says our holistic veterinarian. Read: stress. So, learning to make the household more calm is a real help. However, good medicine works too! Chuck is on Zoloft, for gosh sakes, to help even out the stress of his vet visits due to his wonky heart.
Wow, Brian, that is the best news ever…two years. We know you are loving not having to spend all your time trying to “go.” Cannot think of anything better for which to be thankful! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy.
We’re so happy your peeps figured out how to best take care of such a handsome cat! Sometimes you have to rely on medical miracles to enjoy life. Anytime we can share our love for our pets in making them happier and more in sync with their homes, we had to celebrate. Today is a good day to express gratitude for a nice success story. ?
Wow, time flies! We remember your pee wars, and we are so happy for you that it has now been two years since you had an issue!! That is definitely something to be thankful for.
Oh, I remember those Pee Wars well. So happy that nice doctor got you all sorted out. PURRS.
Great that the peewars have stayed far away. Can’t top awesome vets too.
What wonderful news and happy 2nd no more pee wars anniversary
hugs madi your bfff
Sweet furiend your diagnosis and treatment sound like a Godsend and we’re thankful for your anniversary as well. Yups with some of my medical issues we’re thankful for our very caring and gifted vets also. We’ll be keeping you in our prayers that your meds continue to keep your pee wars away.
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Wow, that was an adventure in identifying the cause. So glad you have such a good vet who did some chatting with other vets. Stay well.
2 years already! How time flies. That is great news!
Eu fico muito contente por você estar livre da guerra do xixi, Brian. Só quem já viu a tristeza que é um gatinho desesperado fazendo xixi a cada 5 minutos sabe o quanto é doloroso, a minha gatinha tinha cistite, era um pesadelo.
Happy 2 year pee war anniversary, Brian! Where does the time go? It seems impossible to think that it was 2 whole years ago.
That’s great, Brian. I’m glad you found the medicine that is helping you.
We’re sure glad youre doing better, Brian. Looks like you won the pee wars!
We’re glad that war finally ended! It’s wonderful that your fix-it guy went the extra mile to find a solution!
OMC! That’s a lot of meds in one sitting! I don’t envy you. I guess you’ll be on them forever? I’m thankful they are helping you keeping the pee wars away.
We’re very thankful you found a combination of medications that are working for you.
It seems that cats and their people are always at war with some illness or nasty condition. But you won yours and you continue to stand on guard. Long may your kingdom be at peace, Brian.