Sick kitty

Oh boy. You know, cats can be expensive. Oh yes indeed they can.

For a little background, Tux has been urinating outside his litter box. I figured it was just behavioral, so for awhile, we just worked on cleaning up his messes. Finally I went to the vet where they found out that he definitely had some problems. Man I felt bad about not taking him in sooner. So he went on antibiotics. Luckily, there's a new shot that is a substitute for a two-week bout of antibiotics. No twice daily pilling for us. Yay!

Took him in again two weeks later. Tests came back better, but not completely cured. So another shot and another two weeks to see if all is cleared up.

Now I took him in two days ago and he's WORSE. Poor guy. So the vet thinks he has interstitial cystitis, which doesn't respond to antibiotics, I guess. And he suggested an ultrasound to rule out stones. Bleck. See, expensive kitty. And prescription kitty food.

I'm thinking my RT trip might not happen. Cuz really, the cat is way more important. And I can't even get that upset with him for peeing on my carpet when he's obviously in pain and ill. *sigh*

In other news, Karen really does know best and Dorothy Koomson's My Best Friend's Girl is excellent so far.


Marg said...

Sorry to hear that your cat is sick!

I really loved My Best Friend's Girl when I read it last year. So glad to hear that you are enjoying it too!

Jill Sorenson said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty! I used to work for a vet and knew a lot of kitties on special food. Science Diet S/D? I think it's worth it.

Thanks for the mention on Smart Bitches today! It's my first. : )

Nicole said...

Jill, I really liked Dangerous to Touch. Was really good and definitely not what I expected from that line. I wish I could remember where I'd seen a recommendation, but it was you mentioning somewhere about the story.

He's now on Science Diet C/D. We already give them both Science Diet, so it's not too big a change. But he hated the canned stuff, so today I brought that back and gave him the dry version.

Anyways, I can't wait to read more of your books when they come out.

Marg, thanks. Yes, I really enjoyed My Best Friend's Girl. Also, isn't it sad how the cover has all the wrong colors on it online?