Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Not Good Tuesday

IZA:  I cant belief it.   Dad is going ta bring me to the NEW vet (Dr Jeffrey retired 3 moons ago) and not fer an annual visit either.  Well, not today, but soon.

So what if my poops are like "pudding"  So What if I return my first meal to the floor sometimes?  So what iffen  I hack up white foam every morning?  Who doesn't?

TBT:  Iza, most cats DON'T.  Ayla and Marley don't.  Neither do your friends (mostly).

IZA:  They don't?

TBT:  No.  You have a problem, Iza, and maybe now that Dr Jeffery has retired, we should take a new look at it.  Just because Dr Jeffrey couldn't find the problem doesn't mean a new vet can't.  Wouldn't you like to eat and keep your food down in the morning?

IZA:  Well, yeah, I guess...

DAD MODE (I'm still trying to get used to this):  So understand, Iza, it is going be an annoying visit.    The new vet is going to stab you a couple times, invade your nether parts and "maybe" do some other annoying stuff I don't even know about.  But she really cares about kitties and wants to figure out how to make you happier!

IZA:  "Happier"?

DAD:  Well, do you LIKE horking up foam every morning?

IZA:  Well no.

DAD:  So let's give the new vet a chance to make you feel better, OK?

IZA:  You gotta be kidding me, right?  New vet, new place, stabbies,  thermometer up the wazoo, and maybe more and you think I'll be "happy".

DAD:  Its worse.  It's a "maybe".  But you remember when Ayla had her 3rd spay operation and that was a "maybe" and it worked?  This is a "maybe".

IZA:  Dang...

Im NOT happy about this Dad...
DAD: Hope and trust Iza,  Have I ever done you wrong?

IZA:    You stepped on my paw in the kitchen last week...

DAD:   You snuck up behind me. But I AM sorry.  And I let you stay on my lap for an hour after.  And I stroked you until you fell asleep.

IZA:  OK, OK, newlady vet huh?
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TBT:   I've written an outline of Iza's "intake and output" problems to bring to the new vet later today.  I want her to read it first and consider the entirety of the problems before I just drop Iza on her and explain them verbally. 

Doctors sometimes don't listen very well (or sometimes all they know is what the receptionist writes down), and these are problems a vet can't discover just by an exam.  And having a written list of problems might help in a diagnosis. 

For example, are Iza's stools soft because she drinks so much water and why is she drinking so much water anyway (she always has, it's not new).  I tried an anti-diarheal and if anything, her stools are worse. 

And what's with the white foam most mornings at dawn?  That almost sounds like me when I had acid reflux problems the last 10 working years (stopped completely a few months after I retired).  But I can't think of any stress Iza has.

So she regurgitates good high-quality food of various meats, drinks a LOT of water, poops pudding,  and horks foam in the morning.  She has always seemed to have a swollen stomach, but past x-rays have shown no blockage or twisted intestine.  Dr Miller could never find a cause. 

Its time to have someone new look at the problems...

28 comments:

  1. 'Twill be interesting to hear what the new vet says. Please keep us posted.

    Megan
    Sydney, Australia

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  2. I will be purring for a good answer and solution.

    Iza, I was vomiting up foamy junk too, as also was Minko way back when he was still here and undiagnosed...Minko took famitodine and also prilosec in kitty doses which helped a lot.
    I take prilosec too, and at once a day its nt that bad...1/4 of an adult tablet.

    But give a new vet a good hiss or two to let her know who is hte boss, OK?? MOL!

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  3. Please keep us posted - these are all definitely issues that need to be looked at. I really hope the vet can figure out what's going on, and suggest a treatment. In the meantime, I'm sending lots of purrs to Iza.

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  4. I agree, it doesn't matter how good your previous vet was, sometimes it takes a new pair of eyes and a different outlook to find the problem.
    I hope she can find what is causing it and the solution.

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  5. Hope the new vet can figure it all out.

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  6. Soft purrs for sweet Iza and hoping the Dr Purrson can figure out what is going on ...
    updates please.
    Huggies.

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  7. Purring the new vet can find out what the problem is. Good luck sweetie!

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  8. We hope whatever is going on can be treated easily.

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  9. Purrs and prayers from all of us dear Iza, we hope the new Vet figures it all out for you.

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  10. FWIW, when our Benny's thyroid levels are off (he's hyper), he will often puke clear foam. Just something to ask the vet about.

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  11. We are purring and praying the new vet has some answers for your Dad and that she can help you, Iza. Keep us updated.
    Grady Lewis and Mom Joan

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  12. I will be praying for sweet Iza. I am glad you are looking further into it, maybe a new vet will have some other ideas. XO

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  13. Come to bring Healing Pawkisses to feel better soon๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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  14. We are sending purrayersd and POTP for Iza and the new vet. One of us has had problems for years and nothing has helped, and he is a bear to medicate and a fussy eater so we know it is hard on TBT and the rest of the household !

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  15. Mega purrs for you, Iza. Your dad is doing what's best for you.

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  16. Oh Iza we are sorry you have this problem.
    Our Georgia tends toward the opposite.She gets bunged up and needs the enema route :/ She also drinks water well.
    We really purr the new Vet will have a new outlook and some good ideas to help you feel better.
    Sending lots of POTP!!!!!
    Purrs,Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  17. Iza, that pudding poop may just need a probiotic. I am going to my new vet at noon tomorrow. We can let one anther know how we are. Mom and I will be thinking of you.

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  18. Purrs purrs purrs. All paws are crossed and we wait eagerly to hear what the new vet person says. We all want less foamy yak.

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  19. Purrs and prayers beautiful Iza has a good Vet visit and starts feeling better asap=we hope there is an easy solution...XO...J, Halle, Sukki

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  20. Good luck with the new v-e-t, Iza. We hope she gets to the root of the problem and that it can be fixed and isn't anything serious. Purrs and POTP to you.

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  21. I really hope this new vet finds a solution for this. Poor Iza! And you are so right, vets are usually very rushed and aren't so great at taking the time to really dig into mysteries. I haven't found mine to be all that helpful past the routine issues.

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  22. Sending LOTS of purrs and hopes that a new vet will have the answer! Sweet Iza, we'll think good things about you all day!

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  23. We'll be purring and praying for a good answer for Iza.

    The Florida Furkids

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  24. Iza-Lambie: OH NOES! Not, not . . . non the Stabby Place??? My poor little darlingest girl! *I* frows up sometimes, too, especially when it is hot. But I guess it would be nice NOT to frow up, especially if it is every morning.

    So I hope TSP* is not toooooooo bad and you get lots and lots of good treats and snuggles when you get home again. I will come over tonight to lay my head upon your silken tum and soothe you! XOXOXOX Spittikins

    *TheStabbyPlace

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  25. Iza (and TBT!), we are sending you lots and lots of purrs and prayers! Going to the dreaded V-E-T might not be fun, but it really is for your own good. You're in our thoughts.

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  26. We sure send lots of purrs and good thoughts to Iza. We so hope the new vet can help you out. We also all have our paws crossed for you.

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  27. sending purrs and prayers for Iza xoxo

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  28. Drinking a good amount of water is always a good thing with a cat. Some of us here do that white froth upchuck but only now and again and usually a different cat each time which is why I really have no idea how often. Just that it happens. We wish Iza an answer to her problems and if no clear answer at least a treatment for symptoms that works.

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