This happened this morning and made all the difference in the world. When she first came to live with us, Popps used to chase Tanaka all over the house and told Fern that 'he smells' and she didn't like how inquisitive he was about her. But now they are comfortable with each other and he sometimes sits near her when Rez is about. He knows she would chase Rez off and so protect him.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
She has been napping for some time. I have taken out her collar as she has been to the vet twice in succession - once for blood test and another for the ultra sound. The imagist found thickened intestine walls and the vet said it might be inflammation or worse cancer. He recommended that she goes for an endoscopy to be sure as she is only 12 and on good health. The heart murmur is not an immediate danger as well. He recommend that she goes today but I wanted her to get some rest from all that poking and peering. So she is going on Monday instead. That will allow her some days of peace before she needs to fast again for yet another procedure. I hope this is the last one.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
It's time for everyone's half yearly medical check ups since everyone in the house has some medical issues. Akira has been very well apart from the overgrooming issues and last year she had elevated amylase indicators. The vet said it was not something to be worried about in a cat if in isolation.
Yesterday though the news was not good for Ms Akira. Her amylase had continued to rise coupled now with a increased indicator for Lipase. The vet suggested pancreatitis. Dr Oh suggested that in the next round of tcm, we should do a full blown pancreatitis tcm with some overgrooming , instead of the other way round.
An even harder blow is that Ms Akira has a heart murmur and it seems there is nothing to be done for it but take medicataion. Her vet Dr T suggested Fortekor to begin with to take care of her heart. But there is nothing to take care of her valves. Dr Oh suggested lotus root as it is believed to help with the heart and we already have the powder for that.
She is going for an eco cardiagram and an abdominal cardiagram today as the imagist (from another practice) will be away next week and the practice had squeezed her in as she is a referral.
After this, Dr Tay will further advise us as to her care. I was very shocked yesterday as I did not expect the heart murmur. I was expecting some bad news about her liver or pancreas. The happy news is that her kidneys are well and her liver values have returned to normal.
Ms Akira is not a happy cat as this will be the second time (in a row) that she has to fast but she is a quick learner and had opted to sleep instead of making continuous requests for food like yesterday.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Yesterday Rez spent the whole day outside just hanging with family. He behaved very well and didn't disturb anyone. He was just enjoying the Breeze and minding his own business. There was a short spat with Popps but still it was a very successful day out for all of the kitties together.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
From Fern last night:
She was relaxed and contented. Body san was good and she was adorable to have tried to sniff me out while we were talking.
Her face was much better. There are still marks but no more redness or puffiness. Her daily routine for meds is kind of gruelling though. She is taking tcm for 'stomach heat' from Dr Oh, vits B and C, lysine and herbal supplements (liquid) from NHV stimmune (to improve her immune system), Algae-Ex (for environmental allergens) and Tripsy (for her kidneys). She also has tcm for her kidneys.