Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  I Am Feeling Mostly Better Now Plus Blood Work Results

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Hello friends, thanks 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!

Pardon my bed head, I do want to thank you for all the care, concern and love during my recent Vet trip and the after party.  Well, I thought calling it a party might lighten things up a bit.  I probably should have called it an after potty.  For those who may have missed it, I will fill you in on what happened.

I went to see my Internal Medicine Vet on Monday, I dislike the car ride but all was pretty normal, I meowed and Dad drove.  We got there a wee bit early so we waited a few minutes and went to check in.  We didn’t wait too long and then we were escorted to one of the exam rooms.  The Vet Tech came in and greeted me and Dad too.  Dad told her we were extremely nervous because of what happened the last time my Sister Dolly, now Angel Dolly, was there for her exam.  She said she totally understood and that memory would be forever etched in her mind too.

Anyways, she took me in the back and my Doctor gave me an exxam, stole some of my blood and some of my pee.  She then took me back to my Dad.  After a short chat we were headed home again.  Pretty easy, right?  Well, after about two hours of being home the Pee Wars attacked and I went to the litter box to pee or try to pee nine times in an hour or so.  Not good.

I’m thankful my Dad is usually prepared, we had pain meds and pee meds in his magic medicine box and started me on them immediately.  Those are the meds I worked so hard to get away from, but I sure needed them now.  Dad sent a message to my Internal Medicine Vet that he was going to take me to the Emergency Center.  She called and said that it sounded like I was having an Idiopathic Cystitis flare up and that another long drive and long wait might make it worse.  She recommend that Dad continue the treatment he started and that I would likely improve soon, if not then we could go to the Emergency Center. She didn’t see any signs from my unianalysis to indicate a blockage of any kind. I’m also thankful she called twice to triage with my Dad.

Later Monday night I started feeling better and the need to go to the litter box lessened.  The next day I was feeling better although with those meds I’m once again stoned.  I’m now weaning off of those meds again and I’m most thankful that I’m feeling better again .

Now, about my blood work.  I’m thankful that the results were mostly good.  Because of my illness I had a very high white blood count but it dramatically decreased this time, just a smidge away from the normal range.  I’m still Stage 2 CKD, although the numbers did increase to mid-to-high Stage 2.  We’ll be trying really hard to keep my numbers stable. Everything else was really, really good and I’m thankful for that too. 

Okay, that’s it for now, 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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52 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  I Am Feeling Mostly Better Now Plus Blood Work Results

  1. Marjorie and Toulouse

    Brian, it is always a worry when you go to the vet but I know your dad looks after you so well. Toulouse and I send our best love and get well soon wishes, take it easy and relax Brian. * gentle hugs *

  2. messymimi

    Hmmm. Not being a medical person by training, i wonder if something the vet did to get your urine sample irritated your urethra. Even being careful, that area is very sensitive and any irritation might cause you to feel like you have to pee constantly.

    Anyway, i’m thankful you are feeling better and your health is holding mostly steady!

  3. meowmeowmans

    We’re so thankful for this mostly good news, Brian. Hooray for your awesome dad knowing just what to do, and for a vet who is really good, and knows you so well. XO

  4. Leah

    Oh my Brian, I am sorry to hear you went through that bad episode, but glad your Dad knew just what to do and helped you to feel better now. Continuing purrs from us.

  5. Teddy

    Dear Brian……Mom and I are happy that you are better in the pee department and hope that your blood results will stay “stable” . Your Dad is a good medic – he knows how to take care of you at home so well and keeps you from having the discomfort of the car ride and vet visit! We all hate that! Please feel better and better – the entire universe loves you!

    Hugs, Teddy

  6. Zoolatry

    We are thankful to know things are getting better for you Mr Brian, and very thankful that good Dr Dad is always at the ready …

  7. Loulou

    OH, we are so glad that the pee thing is shaping up and also glad about the blood work. Isn’t all of this just boring as hell? I’ve been doing the same thing except I pee outside my box (on occasion) but your meds should clear things up, no? We are pee…er…praying for your recovery and this is no laughing matter, sorry. Thinking of you, dear kitty and so glad you have your AMAZING dad.

  8. Precious

    Brian, you certainly had a bad day of it. Actually your photo makes you look so lovely cute, that it’s a shame to think you look that way because you’re drugged. Good thing your dad keeps medicine at home to help fix this problem as quick as it can be done. You stay a stronger Kitty and keep feeling better every day.

  9. mommakatandherbearcat

    We are so glad things are moving in the right direction for you, Brian. Feeling icky isn’t very fun – and neither is visiting the vet! I am so glad you have a vet who’s so involved in your wellbeing.

  10. Madison

    You are so lucky your dad is prepared. Hope you get off the meds and continue to do well for a long time. Pee issues are no fun!

  11. Patricia

    Sorry to hear about some pee issues, but good to hear your Dad knows what to do. Sounds like your vet cares about their patients and calls to check on them. Keeping y’all in our prayers and purryers.

  12. Ellen J Pilch

    I am sorry you had such a tough time. You are lucky to have such a well-prepared dad. And I am glad you are feeling better, and your blood work wasn’t too bad. I will keep you in my prayers. Thanks for hosting. XO

  13. Sue Brandes

    Your dad knows you pretty good. Hugs to you and I hope your feeling better today.

  14. Derry and the biped

    Brian, we’re sending lots of love and purrs to you. We’re glad the test results were mostly good, and we’re glad that your dad called in re: your cystitis, rather than taking you to emerg. Further stress definitely would make things worse! (Derry also has idiopathic cystitis brought on by stress, and gets sick after vet visits–though in his case, it’s usually that he gets nauseous and stops eating.)

    Anyway, we’re glad the meds have kicked in and you’re starting to feel better. Hugs and love! ♥

  15. Cathy Kennedy


    I’m sorry to read about your recent flare up. Medical issues are a concern for us all as we age. It’s hard to age gracefully when unexpected things pop up. Sending prayers and hugs to you, little furriend.

  16. MadSnapper

    My first thankful is that you returned home with dad, the 2nd is that he had the meds you needed, the 3rd is that it worked. the last thankful is the good lab report. Hugs to all of you. I hope you are able to work your way off those meds that STONE you. I am thinking the stress of the ride and the vet visit upset your applecart and that now you will level off again, I say that because stress upsets my apple care all the time. love you Brian

  17. Catscue

    Oh Brian, I am so sorry to hear of your pee issues and what a scary day for you and your Dad! We’re sending POTP your way brave and beautiful boy.

  18. Wendy

    Brian, I am sorry to hear what you went through, but very happy with the outcome. I hope you will continue to feel better and avoid that Emergency Vet forever.

    Sorry for overachieving with the Blog Hop entries again, I think my problem is that I don’t perceive any reaction after selecting the picture, so I think it hasn’t taken. Hopefully, I will remember this next time.

  19. Cecilia Cofield Upchurch

    Oh Brian I am so very thankful for an alert Dad! BLess your heart my friend.
    Even we humans have cases of the nerves at our Vets.
    Sending lots of hugs for a good remainder of your day and may tomorrow dawn new and w/o any unwanted loo problems
    Hugs Cecilia

  20. Sandee

    I wish there was a better way for you to have your tests done, but I’m glad everything turned out okay with the litter box issues. Sending you tons of prayers. You’re such a trooper and you couldn’t have better personal assistants.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

  21. A ShutterBug Explores

    Hope all continues to go well sweet kitty ~ your have wonderful caregivers and you are such a trooper ~ lots of hugs to you, dear one ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. Pam

    Well once again I will say that I am thankful for your mom and dad….they are amazing. So thankful that you are not going to the bathroom as much and feeling some better. I know that dad will take the best care of you like he always does. I have you on my list of little babes to pray about. I have come to love each and everyone sweet babes and only wish you the best of everything. Stay feeling better.

  23. The Oceanside Animals

    Charlee: “Having to go pee that often isn’t any fun! I had a urinary tract infection once and I was running to the litter box every few minutes.”
    Chaplin: “We’re glad you’re feeling better and that you got a good report on the blood they stole!”

  24. Tom Fish

    So, I take it you won’t be joining us up in the highlands for a war whoop and free for all…
    Heck, I’m not going, either. Brian, you’re one tough dude, that’s all I have to say, coming
    out of all that testin’ and pillin’ and violatin’ along with other stuff to hang in and give it your best.
    I’ve got your back, pal. You were always there for me when I was a newbie on this here
    blog stuff and I’ll always appreciate that.
    So, hope you’ll be feeling better and better and you and I can both join some hell raisin’
    down the road.

  25. Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

    Brian you are blessed to have one SMART and PREPARED Dad. I feel so bad for you and Dad too. Anyone would be traumatized about going to the Vet after what happened, and now another trip and the pee wars started. Ugh. Maybe you need a mobile Vet? (that was a partial joke even though it really isn’t a laughing matter). I am so glad you are feeling better and I hope poor Dad is too! xoxo

  26. Service Cats U.S.

    Oh Brian, so glad fur the good mews. Sorry fur the flare up, but thanky thankfully, uncle Terry had things at hand to get it under control. I’s gotta tell ya’, Zebby was wringing his little, big paws with worry. He looks up to you so much. We’re sending hugs and purrayers fur all.

    Luvs ya’

    RaenaBelle and Zebby

  27. Annabelle

    Oh Brian we are so sorry for the flare up, but are happy you are feeling better now.
    Just in case we’ll keep purring!
    Love ya!
    Annabelle & Boo

  28. The J-Cats

    Dear Brian, We are so sorry you went through all that and We are glad you are feeling better now. We are also glad your test results were mostly good and We will continue to purr for you and send you POTP.

  29. Mary McNeil

    Brian we are so thankful your Dad had some medicines at the ready and that you did begin to feel better – and that the other news was pretty good too. One of our cats has had that ideopathic UTI stuff too andour vet said that stress was probably a factor. Luckily our vet is only about three miles away, so he is spared a long car ride. Purrayers and POTP to you that you are better soon !

  30. Diane

    Glad Brian had a pretty good outcome but, sorry he had to go through all the stress involved.

  31. Ruth Epstein

    Layla woofs that she is thankful for your blog hop every Thursday, the park time she is spending with Mom but most of all we are thankful that you got a good outcome and are not stoned anymore, hugs from us

  32. Cathy Keisha

    Thankful the meds worked so fast. I’d think after taking them a day or two it wouldn’t be that hard to detox. We’re twins on the stable stage 2 CKD team. Sending more healing purrz in case you still need them.

  33. The OP Pack

    Brian, that was quite the adventure you had for that vet visit. We are so glad that your Dad knows how to take care of you, that you are feeling better, and that overall the test results were pretty good. We hope you all have a restful and happy weekend.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  34. Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

    Sorry we’re a little late to your pawty/potty dude, and oh no, poor mew that sounds terrible, but we’re supurr thankful that your dad is so epically epic and was able to sort it out. We’re sending mew oodles and oodles of chilled-out healing vibes, and thank mew for hosting every week!

  35. Natasha

    Glad to hear you are on the mend precious one.

    I am sending you loads of love, and light for a 100% recovery, going forward.

    Warm hugs and cuddles.

    Thank you for hosting. I’m glad I could hop in though tad late. 🙂

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