Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My Vet Visit Results

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Hello everyone, thanks once again for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!ay Blog Hop. I’ll update you on my Vet visit as soon as we can, so please check back here.

As you know, Wednesday was my day with our Internal Medicine Vet. Well, the results are mostly in and I am thankful to each of you for the many purrs, prayer and well wishes. I am also thankful that nothing that was discovered is immediately catastrophic. The ultrasound didn’t show anything really major and that’s always good news. I do have thickening of the intestinal tract and a prominent muscularis layer. These, we’re told, is usually associated with IBD or Lymphoma. We have to wait to see the results of my GI Panel and Urinalysis, then we’ll decide whether or not I’m going to have a biopsy or if we’ll skip it and use steriod meds in lieu of the biopsy at my age. I also have an early, early indication of super early Stage 2 CKD.

The Internal Medicine Vet isn’t too crazy about all the medications I’m on so I may be weaning off of most of those. Plus, we’re not overly sure why I’m not eating so Dad will be feeding me in the mean time. We’ll know more, hopefully, after some more tests come back. We are all so thankful for all of you, y’all mean the world to me and to our Mom and Dad too.

So what are you thankful for today??? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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67 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My Vet Visit Results

  1. meowmeowmans

    Brian, thanks for letting us know what’s going on. We are purring and praying lots, and are glad you are getting better to figuring out what’s going on, and what will be the best course forward. Love you, buddy!

  2. messymimi

    Lots of prayers for you that there’s nothing really much wrong and you can get on fewer meds and will eat more.

  3. Cathy Keisha

    Brian, I wish I could wave my paws and cure you but I’ll send healing purrz instead. TW doesn’t believe in a lot of meds for me or herself. I get the pred when my asthma attacks me and not every day. Please start eating.

  4. angiesrecipes

    It’s GOOD that the ultrasound didn’t show anything bad. If you IBD, then that’s probably why you don’t have appetite since you don’t digest well. I am sure that the vet could help you out soon.

  5. Anne M Robinson

    We will keep praying for you Brian and hope you get the best course for your health. It is hard taking lots of meds. It sounds like you have a knowledgable vet dr. so we willpray that find the right answers for you too. HUGS across the miles to all of you.

  6. Toby Tomcat

    Brian your results aren’t perfect but not too bad for an older fellow. Timmy was on steroids but the situation was really very different and they helped him a lot. Dad thinks I have early ckd and am heading to our vet next week. Wish me luck 14 is not a kitten but I am still leaping into my cabinet like one. Purrs and prayers from us all my friend.
    Toby, Dad and Family

  7. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I am glad the vet hasn’t found anything serious and hope that continues. I agree about too many pills, vets and human doctors are all the same. They medicate for one problem and the pills cause other problems, then they give more pills and so it continues. I am surprised I have room for food with the amount of pills they say I need! I am sending continuing good thought for you.

  8. Summer

    Paws crossed the additional tests give you some insight, Brian. FYI, Binga had early to medium CKD for YEARS and it didn’t really impact her life much, other than my human having to scoop more often! The only issue is it might complicate treatment for other things.

  9. Zoolatry

    Being just a kitten still, we do not know a whole lot about the doctoring-stuff. But “if we did”, we would put on our scrubs and wave a magical-doctory-wand and make you all better right away! Oh, yes we would! Love you, Mr Brian … and until you are all better we will have all paws together, OK? OK!

  10. Teddy

    Brian my friend I will continue sending lots of POTP – sounds like your family and your vet are taking the very best care of you – and that’s the important thing. Sometimes we need help from them to feel well and that’s my wish for you…………..

    Hugs, Teddy

  11. Madison

    Well,nothing wonderful, but nothing devastating. Hopefully the rest of the tests will be back soon and it will all be something you can manage. GBGV hugs to you in the meantime.

  12. Purrseidon

    I despise pills and ‘liquid meds, which the housekeeper tries to force me to swallow… Spit those cherry crud back in her face to see how she likes it! There has to be a better way to treat ailments!
    Get well bro!

  13. Katie Isabella

    Brian, it is very important to me, and all of us that you get and stay well. I will bewailing for what I hope is easy news for your treatment. Sending you headbonks and lovins.

    1. Katie Isabella

      “I will be waiting”. Spell check and all its iterations do things to my sentences.

  14. Lucy and Xena

    Dear Brian, you remind me so much of my only tabby, Cleo. Cleo was actually a boy like you, but I didn’t know that when he showed up at the house and moved in. He was so laid back and accepted (with a sigh) all the other dogs and cats who moved in or passed through. Getting off all those meds is probably the best thing, and I’m hoping real hard that these medical problems end up being the most easily remedied of all the possible things they could be. Lucy and Xena’s Mom, Amy

  15. Sandee

    Paws crossed that you’ll find out what’s going on and take the appropriate steps to make life better for you. At least you’ll be eating as you should. I’m so glad you got in as soon as you did. Continued prayers.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, healing hugs to you and my best to your peeps. ♥

  16. Derry and the biped

    Brian, thanks for the update. We’re continuing to send purrs and purrayers that you get a definitive diagnosis and that whatever is amiss is easily treated. We’re glad that at least there wasn’t anything obvious in the ultrasound! ♥

  17. stevebethere

    Thanks for the update Brian, I hope everything turns out ok and at least you will be weaning off those pesky pills ….just stay purring and relaxed

    Have a thankfultastic day 👍

  18. Ellen Pilch

    I am sorry the results were unclear as to why you won’t eat. I will keep praying for you sweet Brian. Thank you for hosting. XO

  19. Diane

    That will be good if less pills are involved only if we can get appetite to increase. How do you feed Brian? Curious if he will eat out of your hand of something liquid by syringe? Hope fully since the results are not alarming for an older cat we will see Brian perk up in a bit – purrs continued.

  20. Catscue

    I’m so happy the initial results didn’t show anything bad. I bet you are thrilled to get off some of those meds Brian. In the meanwhile, we’ll keep sending POTP your way sweet boy.

  21. lapaylor

    Is that good news? I sure hope so and send all our best wishes, come over and Milo will try to lick you well…

  22. CATachresis

    So glad you are doing ok, Brian! Still purraying that all your test results are good! Hi5s from Austin and scritches from the human! ❤️❤️❤️

  23. Jan K

    We are glad you are at least starting to get some answers, Brian. Maybe coming off some of the meds might help your appetite too? We hope so, but know in the meantime Dad will make sure you are eating. ♥

  24. Cecilia Upchurch

    Sweet Brian thank you for the update. I know exactly what you are talking about with the thickening. Madi’s intestines were said to feel like a rope with the same possible diagnosis. We did a change in diet which helped with the nausea etc associated with IBD. That helped tremendously. I hope and purr with a change in meds the kidney values will become more stable.

    Hugs to you all

  25. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood….oh kay nooze and good nooze and kinda wait N see nooze… but we contimew ta ask st francis ta send blessingz yur way….

    for sure de vet iz rite bout medisin….

    pleez ta tell dad, bak in da dayz oh yor when we waz at catster; talk round de fish bowl waz that sardines can help jump start an appa tite…they gotta bee packed in water 🙂

    heerz a link to sum info….an old link, but dad and mom mite wanna chex it out :)

  26. A Green Ridge

    My dear handsome Brian, yu were so brave to go through all those test and take that sometimes nasty medication that leaves us feeling “BLAH” but once you are on the mend, your world will be right back to normal.

  27. Leah

    Brian we thank your peeps for updating us on your vet report. We hope the further tests and medication adjustments will make you feel better and eat better, too. That is a beautiful picture of you!

  28. Indulgedfurries

    Brian, I’m thankful you got encouraging news. As you said, not the best, but not terrible either. We all have health issues as we get older, and hopefully yours can be managed for many more years. It would be great if you had to take fewer medications, as that’s never any fun unless they come with a lot of treats.

  29. Patricia

    Sounds like you are doing ok. Maybe cutting back on the meds will help get your appetite back. You have a great dad taking care of you!

  30. Mary McNeil

    We continue to send you purrayers and POTP Brian, and are thankful you are still eating when Dad feeds you.

  31. Ananka

    Hopefully they’ll have a better picture once all the results are back. And you’ll get your treatment! More meds for you!

  32. Feline Opines

    We are thankful for the news you received from the vet and are purraying that the final info will be good news!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto, Oliver, Lily and The Human

  33. Ernie the Island Cat

    Brian, your condition sounds just like mine. Though I did have a biopsy (by endoscopy) and they said i have small cell lymphoma. So I take prednisolone and a chemo medicine. It’s not so bad. If your need any more information my mom is happy to help.

  34. The OP Pack

    Well, we guess nothing “immediately catastrophic” isn’t too bad, but it sounds like you are still left with a lot of unanswered questions. We hope you will do a good job eating for Dad. Getting good nourishment is very important. We will continue to cross our paws for you.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  35. Marv and Mom

    Brian, we are thankful that mostly everything is OK. And purrhaps one of those pills that you are getting weaned off of is why you don’t feel like eating…could be a good this! We continue to send you nightly purrayers!

  36. Create With Joy

    Sorry we’re late to the party today – wasn’t feeling our level best – but we couldn’t miss an opportunity to check in on you! We are happy to hear that you did not hear catastrophic news during your visit (one of the few cat words that isn’t a good one) and we continue to pray for your healing as the diagnostics continue. Hopefully weaning off some of your meds will give your body a chance to clear out toxins and help you feel better. Sending love to your humans as always. Know what a tough spot this is for them to be in and how much they love you! :xoxo

  37. ATCAD

    Oh Brian, I am such a bad girlfriend, I didn’t know you weren’t eating. We are all purring you feel better soon. We are thankful the test results were mostly OK, and hope the Dr can decide on an optimal treatment plan for you.

  38. The Oceanside Animals

    Charlee: “We’re glad the results are relatively unremarkable, but of course, that means it’s still a bit of a mystery what’s going on, doesn’t it?”
    Chaplin: “We ran into that with me here when I didn’t want to eat and we ended up more or less treating it like IBD, which means I get special food now that Charlee doesn’t get. See, Charlee? I’m special.”
    Charlee: “Yeah, you’re special all right …”

  39. Cleo

    Well, we hope the latest test results come back okay. That sure does seem like a lot of medicine to be on. Paws crossed for you up here!

  40. Meezer'sMews&Terrieristical Woofs

    Oh, we are late to this post, but it seems you are not too awfully in troubles. Your Dad and your vet(s) will bw able to work out a good plan. Hang in there Brian. we are pawyering for you and sending more of that good remedy known as POTP.

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