Mancat Monday: It was a Pancreatitis Flare

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Hello gang, I hope you’re all having a fabulous Mancat Monday.  I’m having a good one, and we’ll take it, right?  Right!  I’ve been doing pretty good and even though I’ve had eating challenges, I’ve been eating darn good, yesterday was probably too good.  I hogged down way too much food and barfed it up.  This one was a clear example of overeating.  Oh, I’m also enjoying the Cat Tree Cubby.  Maybe I’ll take a selfie while I’m up here.

Anyways, I know you’ve all been wondering about my blood work results. well, they’re back and it was likely a Pancreatitis Flare.  My Internal Medicine Vet said, in part:

“Brian’s fPLI was mildly increased in an equivocal range.  I suspect that his recent worsening was a bout of pancreatitis and his values are improving now (i.e. lower now than they were) correlating with his clinical improvement.  Cats with underlying intestinal disease/IBD can have flares of pancreatitis.  He had been doing very well with treatment and then acutely started to feel worse, which would fit with a bout of pancreatitis.  With pancreatitis flares, typically we give supportive care including antinausea medication (Cerenia, ondansetron) as well as pain medication (buprenorphine).  Sometimes we use SQ fludis.  Generally with this management improvement is seen within a few days to a week.  If Brian has a similar flare in the future, we should consider that it may be pancreatitis.”

So, there you have it.  She was quick to respond with the “make me feel better” meds and quick to responds once my results came back.  She actually emailed the results around 5AM.  I do appreciate her good care.  Oh, in case you were wondering, we still don’t have the blood work results back for Seal.  The Dad will be contacting AAHA and filing a Failure to Meet Standards of Care complaint.

Have a super Monday and a fabulous week everyone. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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52 thoughts on “Mancat Monday: It was a Pancreatitis Flare

  1. easyweimaraner

    you have a super vet… and we hope the feel better meds will help you super fast… and we hope the results of your seal will come in now too and they bring good news to you

  2. Diane

    I hope the meds help Brian’s tummy feel better. Ridiculous that no word of Seal yet. I hope she is doing better.

  3. Derry and the biped

    Brian, we’re glad you’re feeling better now and that your humans and vet will know what to do should this happen again (though we hope not!).

    As for Seal’s missing blood work results…wow. Horrible client “service,” we’re glad your dad is going to file a complaint!

  4. MadSnapper

    I am so glad you know what this was and that you are so much better. I thought only dogs ate to much until they threw up. you are adding daily to my knowledge of felines. i can’t believe they did not contact you.. file that report

  5. Katie Isabella

    GOOD on you to file that report! That is inexcusable. If they lost the blood sample they should have said so. So even that is no excuse. Brian, so glad everyone knows what the matter was, and I am happy that you feel better now. XXX

  6. Cecilia Upchurch

    Brian I’m so happy to hear you are feeling better. My furry feline nephew Kat the tabby and possibly your kissin’ cuzzin
    has pancreatitis too.
    I just kissed your sweet paw
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Eastside Cats Blog

    My tummy feels icky just reading this report, Brian!
    We know that your humans are doing everything they can for you, so keep eating and don’t worry about a bit of upchuck here and there.

  8. The J-Cats

    We are glad you are feeling better now, Brian, and hope the improvement continues. And We hope Seal’s results turn up and that she feels better too, soon.
    Purrs to you both and to all the furrmily.
    Trixie, Caspurr and Shimshi.

  9. Zoolatry

    Every furry (and even humans) sometimes fall prey to overindulging (seeing things too good to pass up) … then oops,
    shouldn’t a done that! But happy to know the tummy is now doing better and behaving … tho not so happy for Seal,
    and hope things will improve soon. Good medicine sure helps!

  10. Furry Angel Mama Sue

    Brian, I’m so glad you’re feeling much better and that your vet has a plan of action in case the pancreatitis strikes again!!

    I hope Seal is feeling better despite the client care failure on her vet’s part. Your Dad is absolutely right to file that report with AAHA. There’s no excuse for keeping you all wondering what’s going on. I hope you get answers soon.

  11. stevebethere

    Good to hear your feeling better and you have a fab vet who got to the bottom of it and explained well

    I liked your photo I see it didn’t stop you having a very confident pose heheh!

    Have a posetastic Mancat Monday (=⚈ᆽ⚈=) 👍

  12. Ellen Pilch

    I am glad your results weren’t too bad. Emmy had the same about a flare of her pancreas. I was offered pain meds for her, but refused because she is eating fine and I don’t want to cause more heart issues. And no fluids because of her heart.
    That is awful about Seal’s results not being available yet.

  13. Sandee

    It’s good to have a caring doctor. They know we worry about our babies. Now if you can just get some answers on Seal. Shame on them.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

  14. Annabelle

    Brian I am so glad to hear you are feeling so much better and we will purr that is the way it stays!

  15. Cathy Keisha

    So happy you’re feeling better but sorry Pancreatitis reared it’s ugly head. That second anti-nausea med is the one that TW takes when she needs it. Glad Dad is filing a complaint. No reason blood work should take that long. xoxo

  16. databbiesotrouttowne

    dood….sorree yur pan creaz waz actin like a fool…..N we hope ewe gived it a stern talk two sew
    it doez knot act up again; seal, we iz sorree yur waitin; while noe nooze iz good nooze.. they shuld
    at leest tell yur dad they made a miss take, ore they still bee waitin on ree sultz…ore sum thin ~~~~~

    ♥♥♥

  17. Mickeys Musings

    Oh Brian, I am happy you are feeling better and that your Dad and the Vet are working to keep that Pancreatitis under control so you keep feeling well 🙂
    Purrs you get Seal’s bloodwork results soon and that they are good!!!

    Purrs, Julie

  18. Summer

    I’m glad you are doing better, Brian, and that the vet has a course of action in case you get another flare up. Boo on Seal’s test results not coming in!

  19. Patricia

    Good to hear you are feeling better. I had a cat, Dolly, who had chronic pancreatitis that would occasionally flare-up. She lived a good life for 19 years! Hope your Dad hears from the vet about Seal’s blood work…like yesterday!!!!

  20. Ivan and Izzy from WMD

    Brian, we’re glad to learn this was a just a nasty flareup and that you’re feeling better.

    P.S. I yakked up dinner the other day too, only mine had a great big old furball in it. Doesn’t matter how much I get brushed, I can always find more to put in my stomach!

    ~Ivan.

  21. Lucy and Xena

    So glad you’re better, Brian, and now you know what happened. Mom is familiar with AAHA, but had no idea you could file that kind of a complaint. Good for your Dad! XOX Xena and Lucy

  22. meowmeowmans

    Brian, we are glad you’re feeling a bit better, and hope those meds keep that pancreatitis at bay. That is messed up about Seal’s results still not being back. Unacceptable!

  23. The Oceanside Animals

    Chaplin: “It’s good that you have answers, Brian! When I decided I didn’t want to eat for a little while they thought it might be pancreatitis but the lab work said no so we still aren’t sure what that was all about. I’m on special food now, though.”
    Charlee: “Special food that the rest of us all want to eat!”
    Chaplin: “It’s mine, all mine!”
    Lulu: “We hope they can find Seal’s lab results for you soon ― they’ve had plenty of time to get them by now, that’s for sure!”

  24. Cathy Kennedy

    Brian,

    I’m glad you found out your troubles and now doing better. Let’s hope you stay that way! Tummy issues are tricky, though. I can fully relate to you, my furriend I hope Seal gets his labs soon. That’s a shame no word has come yet. Sorry for not visiting earlier this week. It’s been a wild one for me. Have a good day!

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