Saturday, September 25, 2010

Yoko's Trip to the V-E-T!

We weren't planning on posting until our big Gotcha Day/300th Post Bash on Monday this week but we had some excitement here.


On Thursday night Mom noticed our senior cat Yoko rushing from one litter box to another but not much was coming out.  She gave her a homeopathic remedy and watched her.  Yoko seemed to settle down and rest the rest of the night so Mom went to bed.

Yoko ate well for breakfast and had her usual bowl of water with a little milk in it  - she does not drink enough and gets a bit dehydrated.  After that Yoko started to try to pee again and nothing was coming out this time.  She was trying to pee on the bed, floor anyplace but the litter box so Mom called the V-E-T.  Mom uses a holistic vet if she can but in emergency situations she calls another vet that has all the equipment, lab etc. They were booked but said she could drop Yoko off.  So off they went and Mom had to go to work too.

Yoko still hadn't peed for them by the end of the day so Mom said to keep her overnight.  Poor Yoko - she is 17 and does not like to be at the V-E-T.  Mom called later and Yoko was resting OK  She called again in the morning and Yoko still hadn't peed.  They wanted to stick her with a needle toget the urine but Mom said not to.

By noon, Mom called and said why couldn't they just give her an antibiotic and let her go home.  We are used to rural vets who would just have called in our antibiotic to a pharmacy and we would not have had to take Yoko in!  City vets do it all by the rules.This place is open 8am-11pm so who you get as a vet changes each shift.  Mom liked the one on Saturday when she picked up Yoko - they had wanted to run tests, do x-rays etc the day before with another vet.  What did they find asked Mom.  I guess nothing really!  The vet said she thought Yoko seemed fine except for the UTI so we got to take her home and they didn't even charge us for the overnight.

Yoko is in a big dog kennel until she is peeing better - we have an open floor plan and have no rooms to shut her in except the bedroom and bath.  She seems content and we can see if she pees and how much.  Poor girl is worn out and just wants to nap on the bed.  Her pills are crushable so we can put it in her food - good thing cuz Yoko does not like to take pills! Pop had her on his lap all night while he as watching the game on TV.  She is Pop's girl for sure.


We are just very glad nothing worse was found except a bad UTI! Don't forget to come back by on Monday for party!

18 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope Yoko pees and gets better soon.

Old Kitty said...

Oh gorgeous Yoko!! Me and Charlie are sending you tons and tons of purrs! We hope you are pee-ing better now and are feeling ok too. Please be better and rest! Purrs to you and your fab mum and dad!

Take care
x

The Chair Speaks said...

Poor Yoko. Hope she recovers fast after taking those prescriptions. Purrs from all of us.

Kea said...

Lots of healing purrs and Light to Yoko! We hope the antibiotics do the trick and she feels better very soon.

Brian said...

I sure do hope that UTI clears up and leaves that sweet Yoko alone!

Mishkat said...

We're purring for Yoko! We are glad she is home - we think she will feel much more comfortable there. Our mom has had UTI's and they are awful so she's also sending many healing thoughts to Yoko.

P.S. This exact same thing happened to Dobby a while back. He spent all day at the vet and wouldn't pee either, so they finally did use the needle and the vet only found some teeny crystals (too small to analyze). She said to treat it by giving sub-Q fluids at home for a week. Mom was scared about doing this but Dobby was *really* cooperative, and it helped a lot.

The Island Cats said...

Poor, Yoko! We hope she is peeing freely soon!!

Cara n Crew said...

Oh, Yoko! You look so cute in the pictures. We hope you are feeling better soon. Purrs-

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Thank you so much for the Gotcha day wishes!!!!!!
Can you believe Mom forgot????????? Sheesh!!!
Not to worry, I am being spoiled like crazy ,heh,heh
Purrs Mickey
PeeEss: We are glad Yoko is feeling better and that she pees better soon so she can get out of jail ;) heehee

Furkidsmom said...

We'll send big purrs and prayers out to Yoko. We hope she's feeling better soon.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Yoko! Mommy said if she had to go a day without p-ing she'd BURST!
Here's hoping that the medicines do their thing ASAP and Yoko feels better soonest.

Purrs from alla us!

CCL Wendy said...

Poor Yoko! All that hoopla for a simple problem. We're glad to hear that's all it is, and she she should be right as rain, soon.
There's just be too much loss lately in the CB. Yoko needs to hang in there for several more years at the very least.

I guess as long as she's at home, Yoko doesn't mind her cage.

Luna T. Katt said...

we're sending purrs fur Yoko, is no fun to have UTI >_<

Catherine said...

Poor sweet Yoko ~ I hope she gets feeling better soon! Not fun!

Happy Gotcha Day and 300th post! I will be studying this week so can not visit but do wish you all the best on your special celebrations!

Have fun!
xo Catherine

Au and Target said...

Poor Yoko. We hope she pees soon - and not all over daddy's lap!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Oh, we are purring for Yoko!! Sweet lady! We will see you tomorrow!

Everycat said...

Come on Yoko go for that great big PEE! We hope the antibiotics work quickly and you soon feel much better.

Our Mum won't let the vets do the cystocentesis needle stabby thing with me either, unless I am fully sedated. She thinks it's cruel.

Rumbly purrs to you Yoko!

Whicky Wuudler

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

Get well really soon Yoko. We hope you are feeling great soon.

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