Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

About time I popped in here

I am just finding it so hard to get round to blogging. The times when I am actually free I seem to have to catch up on sleep! My latest med, pregabalin, seems to knock me out or make me soooo dizzy and whoozy all I can do is try to curl up somewhere.

Mum is doing really well, and so is fine nowadays if I have to say, look, can I see you later than planned cos I'm so dizzy?

My current worry (!!!) is Scooter, who has lost weight and is drinking more water than usual. He also has days when he won't eat.
We took him to the vet.... now, meanwhile, I had discovered that one of the antibiotics they gave Fluffy last year should never have been given to her as -and this is from the manufacturer's website- it should never be given to cats with kidney problems, especially if they are having trouble with passing urine. That is Fluffy exactly, but they gave it to her. I am left wondering if it is what sent her downhill so suddenly, because she changed literally within a few hours of that vet visit.

Anyway. I took Scooter to the same vets, but asked for the partner rather than a visiting vet. Scooter had a cold and was sneezing a lot. So the vet prescribed some anti-biotics..... and gave us the same ones. I queried them, saying I'd read they shouldn't be given to cats with poor kidney function (Scooter is 18 so he will have some, even if the symptoms aren't full blown yet). Well, this vet knew nothing about it and insisted there was no anti-biotic that couldn't be given because of kidney problems.

Hmm. I started to doubt myself and meekly came home with the tablets, thinking oh well, I must have got it wrong. Why do I do that??? I looked it up straight away and yep, I'm right, it is these same ones.

The vet was off on holiday next day. I gave the tablets to Scooter for a few days but not the whole course. He is a little better but drinking loads of water, which isn't a great sign.

I'm waiting to see someone this Thursday who recommended another vet to me in the past. I can't remember who she said, so I'm going to ask again and then take him there instead.

He is also FiV and on thyroid treatment- he should be having regular blood checks for these things and has only had one since last May with this vet, even when I ask about it.


So it is back to my usual adage; if only people would do their jobs properly, the world would be a far less stressful place!!!!!


mrsnesbitt said...

Sending lots of positive vibes for Scooter...take care hun xxxxxxxxx

Found art blog said...

AAARRRGGGHHHH for shitty vets! Print that info off the computer and take it back to the vets and show them!!!! Big vibes to you and Mr Scooter and lots of squeaky hugs too!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending purrs and head bumps to you and Scooter!

Feronia said...

Glad to hear your mum is doing better, Helena. I know exactly what you mean about not piping up even when you *know* you are right. I do exactly the same thing. Hope you get some better vet advice soon. Sending warm and healthy vibes to Mr Scooter! x

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Luvbug is my hero! Isn't he thoughtful?
Glad your mum is doing so well.
Sending love and hugs, Lynda xxx

Di said...

Hi Helena. Glad to hear your Mum is doing OK - but not too happy about the flipping vet!! Hope Scooter is doing alright. Bob is sooo quiet these days :( I miss him. Hop onto my blog for a little something to cheer you up! Hugs, Di xxx