Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Cleo goes to the vet's

I took Cleo to the vet today to have her urine rechecked. She still has a urinary tract infection, which means she'll be on antibiotics for at least an additional two weeks. I did find out that the normal intake of food is between 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 cans of this special food each day, so the 3/4 of a can she's been keeping down lately is pretty good. I'’m hoping to have her up to a full can each day by the end of the week.

All in all, the day was pretty traumatic for Cleo. Although she was never too crazy about car rides and vets, she has had some pretty bad experiences there since she came down with fatty liver disease, so she was pretty nervous today. She still purred for me when I petted her, though. However, then the vet drew the urine sample, after which Cleo was brought back to me looking rather harassed. To make matters worse, when I got home I discovered she’d peed in the carrier, which meant that she got another bath. (The same thing had happened the last trip to the vet, when she got her ultrasound and her first urine check.)

Cleo has been vomiting almost every day, although sometimes it’s only small amounts; however, the vet said that was too much, and gave me medication that will keep her from getting nauseous. After giving her an hour or so to settle in after her bath, I gave her a dose of the medication. I'm supposed to feed her 45 minutes after giving her the meds, but when I checked back I discovered she'd thrown it up. I spread her meal out, instead of giving her all one big one as I’d been planning, and she kept it all down. However, I find it highly amusing that she threw up the pill that was supposed to suppress vomiting... We’ll see how it goes with the next dose, later this evening.



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