Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chaos and Spirit

I was worried enough about Chaos' visit to the neurologist, but things got more complicated when Spirit wouldn't leave me alone yesterday morning. This was different than her normal I-want-rubs attention seeking. It took me about to a minute or so to realize something was wrong and she needed to go to the vet. Fortunately the place where Chaos was going also has a 24 hour emergency animal care section so Spirit went with us.

Two four-footed-kids seeing different animals at the same time.

Chaos ended up having an MRI and a spinal tap. Each test was to rule out scary, icky things for her having seizures. The results were good. It's looking more and more like epilepsy but we have to wait for more results. She won't be showing at the Rose City Classic, but that's okay. We just want her to feel better. The medicine she's on is keeping the seizures at bay! We just have to figure out if her dosage is right over the next week or so.

Spirit is very sick. She has chronic renal failure and her blood test shows her numbers have gotten worse. She also has a bladder infection and high blood pressure. On top of that there's something weird going on with her spine. She gets to go to our vet today (and tomorrow and maybe a few days after that) for IV fluid treatment. Poor baby. I feel so bad for her. But I'm hopeful we'll get this all figured out so she feels better soon.
Not how I expected things to go yesterday, but oh, well...what are you going to do? It's part of what happens when you have furbabies. Especially ones who are getting older.

How was your day?


Maria Zannini said...

Renal failure is not good. How old is Spirit?

I hope they can pull her through. Take care, hon. I know how stressful this can be. And you've been through it too many times in the last few months.

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks! Spirit will be 16 in April. I've had her and her brother Rocket since they were 8 or 9 weeks old. They were my first kitties!

Quilt Lady said...

My heart goes out to Spirit, and I hope Chaos keeps on the right track.

Brandy said...

Epilepsy can be treated with medication, right? Sorry to hear Spirit is so sick. I hope she feels better soon.
Hugs for everything you're going through.

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