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    Miss Kitty is showing her age

    Lately, I noticed that Miss Kitty wouldn't see my hand right away whenever I offered her some treats. Her eyes also looked different to me. And she started coughing again.
    I took her to work today. After a thorough exam, we found that her vision is greatly reduced. The vet recommended to take her blood pressure.
    It is sky high! Hypertension can cause the retinas to detach and therefore cause blindness. Luckily, that hasn't happened yet.
    We also took x-rays to check on the mass in one of her lungfields. It has not grown, and is most likely not the cause of the cough.
    The plan is to start her on amlodipine to decrease her blood pressure, and then recheck in one week.
    She also received an antibiotic injection for the cough.
    I feel horrible that I haven't noticed her vision changes sooner, but the vet assured me that changes like that can happen quite fast in old cats.
    And boy, is Miss Kitty old! She turned 18 in May. I love her so much, and I am not ready for her to leave me.

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    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Dear Miss Kitty, you are beautiful! Your Meowmie loves you very, very much. We're sending our best wishes that the amlodipine helps decrease your blood pressure (I take that myself for blood pressure!) and the shot fixes the cough and you get promising results from your exam next week.

    {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and ~~~~PURRRS~~~~ and from Pat and Sparkler and Galaxy
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    Sending prayers and positives thoughts!
    Nancy



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    Thank you, Pat and Nancy!
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Sweet Miss Kitty, I hope the amlodipine will help decrease your blood pressure and the antibiotic will stop you coughing. I'm sorry your vision is so bad.

    I
    send you lots of good wishes for next weeks results, and hope you will be with your mom for quite a while, yet!

    Love and comfort to you both.



    "I don't know which weapons will be used in the third World war, but in the fourth, it will be sticks and stones" --- Albert Einstein.


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    Thank you, Randi!
    One good thing is that all of this has not affected her appetite. As a matter of fact, at feeding time, she still slaps the other kitties around, so she will get her food first, and, of course, she does. The squeaky wheel...
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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