Rani our favourite drama queen

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Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby Ireneb » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:28 am

Carting Rani off to the vet for the third time in as many weeks. She has this pattern: won't eat for a day, nothing at all, but is playful and affectionate, but with quiet periods. Then eats more or less normally for two days. Pees ok. I think her poos are more bulky than usual and now and then one is very runny. No pattern to this, can't tie it to food intake. She is sick at times, simply heaves up dinner or breakfast, but no hairball.

She's always been a very cheerful, jaunty little cat, eats anything she is given, has now become much pickier about food. At least her weight loss has stopped, she lost half a kilo over the past year since her last vaccination and health check.

One vet in the practice thinks thyroid, the other vet not. One blood test showed her at the upper range of normal on thyroid, so going back to vet number 1 who said they could do a more sensitive serum test. The first test showed kidneys, liver etc all working normally.

At the rate we're going with these visits they'll think I'm suffering from Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome. That is when parents drag their children to the doctor all the time with imaginary diseases, only I'm doing it with the cat. My vet once said cynically that it is rare in veterinary medicine because people don't have to pay for the NHS but can't get free medical care for pets.

Will keep you posted.
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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby Ireneb » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:06 am

First vet thinks she may have IBS. No idea cats could suffer from that. Trying a long acting steroid, injected in her muscle, Rani not impressed. But scarfed some Dreamiesmwhen she came home and hopefully sleeping off her annoyance. Do hope this will work!
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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby shaza » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:33 am

Fingers crossed... had no idea cats could get IBS!

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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby MarciaCat » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:30 pm

Fingers and paws crossed; who knew cats could get IBS? Dreamies/Temptations have been know to have remarkable healing effects here too!
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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby Calypso » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:46 pm

Hopefully the meds work!

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Postby tonksrok » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:51 am

Hope the meds work and that Rani gets back to her imperial self soon.
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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby neko2 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:12 pm

All is crossed here for her!!! How will her kingdom get along without her?

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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby badplantmommy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:45 pm

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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby Ireneb » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:29 am

The steroids took about 48 hours to start working, and Rani seems to have found her mojo again. Eating like a horse, presumably the drugs and an attempt to make up for lost time. Hope it continues.
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Re: Rani our favourite drama queen

Postby shaza » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:47 pm

Glad the meds are working! :elyay:


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