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    Update: Mystic is dying :(

    Mystic finished up his 21 days worth of antibiotics on Thursday. I got a pee sample on Friday and it was too old to use by the time the vet opened. They said to try and catch a fresh sample in the morning any day this week. I've been trying to do just that ever since, because the vet and I were afraid to bring him in for a urinalysis since that completely stresses him out.

    He's been happy, energetic, and using the box perfectly since. Until tonight. He's very unhappy with a swollen pee-pee. I gave him a pain pill and Pred for inflamation. The vet will be called as soon as they open in the morning.

    I know he's not blocked (his bladder is empty -- with 3 crystal prone cats, I learned to feel a full vs. empty bladder) I know he doesn't have crystals because he's on the CD food and the vet hasn't found any crystals on him in months. This is the same infection we've been fighting for a couple months now. The x-ray from 3 weeks ago showed no stones or crystals in his kidneys.

    The only thing I know is that his blood panel was not pretty. She said there were so many blood cells that she couldn't even count them. She has no idea what is causing the infection(s).

    Any idea what can hit him so hard, so fast? I'm telling you, the pee sample the other day was perfect -- nice color, from a nice stream, no smell, no pink blood tint like he'd been having. I was home the last two days and he was nothing less than happy and healthy.... I know because I obsess over his peeing status. I worked today and he hid under the bed the moment I came home (warning sign #1) I fed the cats and he stayed under the bed (warning sign #2)

    Sigh, the Pred and pain meds have kicked in and he's as content as he could possibly be in my chair and soft blankets. I promise, if I thought for half a second he was in danger tonight, he'd be at the emergency vet. I trust my instincts and have experience here.
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    I sure hope that he is OK and that it isn't anything too serious! I don't have any experience with that kind of thing, but will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers! Poor guy!
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    I know the drill about checking for a full bladder. If his bladder is empty and he has pain pills and Pred to take, you're good until tomorrow. I hope they find out why he has these recurring infections.
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    I'm sorry to hear that he's still having peeing issues. Hopefully the vet can figure out whats causing them. My first thought is it's from stress. I hope he feels better soon.
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    He's not a happy little boy this morning. He doesn't want me to touch him, and forget picking him up We have an 11:00 vet appt and then I have to go to work.

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    We are wishing you all the best at the Vets
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    What struck me was how he was fine while you were home for two days, then the day you go back to work he has a flare up again. I'm also wondering if it isn't stress related.

    Good luck at the vet and I hope they can figure out what is going on with poor Mystic.
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    You might want to talk with the vet about having the urine cultured so you know exactly what you are dealing with. He may have developed a resistent strain of bacteria, which would require very different antibiotics to treat. (One of my little girls has that problem with URI's so we just go straight to the Zithromax and skip the Clavamox).

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    I'm sorry your Mystic is having health problems. Not only is it bad for her but stressful for you both. I do hope vet can figure out what is going on and get her better. According to your post, you're at work now. I'll check back later today. 12:53pm

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    What a long, long day. I have been crying for most of it. He had emergency surgery.... still not sure what happened, but the part I understood was that he has a blood clot causing the problem. He was also beats away from heart failure when we got him to the vet at 11:00.

    I have no idea how much the surgery cost. Nor do I really care. The vet said I had 3 choices:
    euthanize him (NO!)
    let him die on his own (NO NO NO NO!)
    or surgery

    Lets just say I told her to do the surgery. And I cried. A lot.

    She had to stabilize him in order to get him strong enough to do the surgery. He was in bad shape. I do not understand how he went from happy, playful boy yesterday morning to dying boy within 24 hours.

    Oh, and absolutely, positively ZERO crystals. None. But his urine was pure red. He has a serious infection that caused a blood clot... or maybe the clot caused the infection? I really, honestly, do not understand much of it. Manily because I was too busy crying to listen and comprehend what was being said.

    He's having a hard time waking up from the surgery. The vet isn't sure why -- if its the stress of the day...the major pain meds/steroids/antibiotics/anisthesia combos... or that he was just that close to dying.

    I am just go glad we got him there in time. Prayers please for my boy. I won;t have him home til Saturday night at the earliest.

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    Prayers from RI, hope you have some news from the vet.
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    oh KIM. Major huge prayers going out for you and Mystic. His recovery may be slow, but as long as it is upwards, that is all that matters!

    Praying that he wakes up and that all is good.

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    Prayers here, too! Thank goodness you got him to the vet when you did!



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