To the VET and Back


When I got home from work last night, Little Isis was hiding in the bathroom and did not want to come out.  She did not seem to want to walk at all, and refused to eat her Blue Bag Only treats.  When I went to bed, I put a towel around her, and when I woke up the towel was still on her - she hadn't moved all night.
I took her to the litter box and she urinated, but had problems with her right rear back leg, and could not get out of the litter box on her own.
So, we went to the vet this morning.  After x-rays and blood tests, there is good news: there are no broken bones, and most of the blood tests came back fine.
The x-rays were sent to a feline bone specialist to look at her femur hip joint.  Right now it shows up as different than her left hip socket, but she has always favored that leg, ever since she was a kitten, and the vet is having the specialist try to see if it is an injury or simply a birth defect.  I'm guessing the latter, and somehow she injured this hip socket, either by falling or jumping too high and hard.
She got an injection of pain meds and an anti-inflammatory, as well as a B-12 shot and some subQ fluids.
The one anomaly of the blood tests was an elevated glucose level, but not dangerous.  There is a new test, said the vet, to somehow check for the history of the blood sugar level over the last two weeks, and I agreed to have that further test run.  Since she has always been slim and petite, I think her blood sugar today was affected more from not eating properly the past few days, being dehydrated, and the stress of the vet visit.  There were several barking dogs at the vet clinic, and that was causing her visible stress, so it wouldn't surprise me if it also affected her body chemistry.  Let's hope the detailed bloodwork comes back normal.
She is now home, and even though I opened the carrier near her hidey hole in the bathroom, she walked right out to the living room and laid down.  And the best news - she then went into the kitchen and ATE SOME dinner!  I'll keep an eye on her, of course, but the big worry (and what might have sent us back to the vet before our follow-up appointment next week) would be that she wasn't eating.  So her voluntarily going and eating some regular food was quite a relief.
Thanks for the comments today on her facebook page.  They are much appreciated!
With Love,
NTM

Mo and The Purries

22 comments :

  1. We will continue purring for more good updates on Little Isis! Thank you for posting this, NTM.

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  2. Purrrrrrr! We're glad you're okay and eating! Now maybe do something minion-ish so your daddy will know you're back to normal.

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  3. Poor Isis! Yes, stress will raise the glucose levels, so we'll cross our paws that all it is.

    We're glad she's home and *eating*. That's great news. Purrs and kitty kisses from us.

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  4. So glad she is home with the purries and NTM... hopefully everything will be fine and she just whacked her hip out of joint and is back in the routine at the NTM Home...Love all the Purries and NTM Lots!!!

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  5. Oh Little Isis! Feel better my petite one! It sounds like you really really hurt. Purrs.

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  6. yay, little goddess! please continue to accept the food offerings that your loving, loyal servant provides. we continues to purr an' purray fur you an' your dear fambly!

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  7. Oh noes!!!!!!!!
    We are sad to hear you have a hurty leg Isis.
    We purr that whatever the Vet finds will be easy to fix!!
    Good thing you are eating as that will be good for you!!
    Maybe you need to play with your feather-butt mousie ;)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

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  8. Oh...we LOVE that picture!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. We are all sending lots of healing purrs to sweet Isis.

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  10. Good to read that Isis is eating. I hope she will be all better soon.

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  11. Poor Little Isis! We are sending lots of purrs and prayers that your hurty leg feels better and heals real soon.

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  12. I am sending lots of purrs Isis' way! Eating is a good sign.

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  13. Oh my goodness, Mo...I am so sorry Little Isis hasn't been feeling well. I certainly understand how hard it is! Please give her a big kiss from all of the Whiskers & Purrs Gang and try to get some rest yourself! Hang in there!
    Jenny

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  14. So glad Isis is doing better. We hope she continues to eat and do well, with no major problems with the hip.

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  15. Yay, Little Isis is eating! We are sending lots of purrs for her to feel better, and her hurty leg to be nothing serious and easily fixed. Comforting purrs to you and all the Purries.

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  16. We're so glad to hear that Isis is doing a little better. We hope she passes all of her tests!

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  17. We are sending healing purrs to Isis. We thinks she probably didn't eat cause she was in pain. We wonder if she might have arthritis in her hip. Arty Mouse (who is only 2) has mild arthritis in her front paw that she hurt. We are just keeping an eye on it as it doesn't slow her down any. She still jumps from high places and runs like the wind. Anyway we are thinking a nice warm heating pad to lay on might help her feel better. Or you can fill an old sock up with rice and put it in the microwave (we think the time is 1 minute on high, it has been a lot time since Mommy has done this) to heat it and let her lay next to it iffn she wants.

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  18. fructosamine is the name of the test to check her blood sugars.. There is a good chance her blood sugars were high due to stress and will return to normal once she is feeling better. (I've seen it happen in several different cats)

    I'm so sorry she's not feeling well, and I hope she's feeling better soon!

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  19. Oh no! We're glad to hear that Isis is feeling better and we hope the test results come back okay. We don't know how we missed this on FB.

    The Florida Furkids

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  20. So glad to hear tat Isis is doing well!! Lots of purrrs and prayers for Her!
    Your TX furiends,

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  21. Oh my goodness! We are glad that you got the pain shots and B12 and sub-q fluids and everything else that you are doing for poor Isis! Many hugs, purrs, and purrayers are coming to you and Isis from all of us and Maw!

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  22. We're so glad to hear that Isis is doing a little better. I hope you accomplish all those tests.

    Dog Fence | Pet Solutions

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