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!