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.