Monday, November 17, 2008

Moki Update

(The above picture is courtesy of ML and the CB. Thanks you guys!)

Ok, here is the latest. I spoke with Moki's vet this morning. As most of you know the results from the urinalysis came back yesterday, but our regular vet's office was closed, so I called them this morning. Now the good news is that there is nothing showing on the urine test to indicate that Moki has an infection. The bad news is, we dont know what is causing the bleeding. There where no crystals present in Moki's urine, and the debris was cellar debris. The exact cause of the debris remains a mystery. At this point our vet admitted to being stumped as to the cause of the UTI. He did mention that I might want to call UC Davis and find out if the ultra sound they preformed gave any indication of a tumor. I informed him that at the time the ultrasound was done, UC Davis gave no indication of a tumor being present, in fact, that was partly what they where looking for being as it might help explain the neurological condition. So now we are back to square one. Our regular vet recommended another medication we might want to consider giving a try. It is an anti-inflammatory/ antibiotic. We also spoke about doing a blood test to see if Moki's blood loss is causing anemia.

Our regular vet is great. He never tries to lead us on. If he doesn't know the answer, then he isn't afraid to tell us that he doesn't know, and never hesitates to tell us to seek outside help when need be. In this particular instance, we need additional help, so we are calling in the reinforcements so to speak.

Now I really have to choices. One would be to take Moki back to UC Davis and pray that they can help. The other is to take Moki back to the ER doctor who originally pulled Moki through this illness from the onset. After giving it some thought, I decided that the best choice at this time, would be to take Moki back to the ER doctor and here is why. The original ER doctor, is the one who pulled Moki through this when no one else could. She is quick thinking, and familiar with Moki's prior medical history. She is also a UC Davis graduate. In my personal opinion, if anyone can pull Moki through this it would be her. Our ER vet also runs a regular practice, and she is one of four owners. Our ER vet is also state of the art and has most of the same equipment available as UC Davis. To top everything off our ER vet is only 30-45 mins away versus the 2 and 1/2 hours it takes to get to UC Davis. With all that said, I called and made an appointment for Moki tomorrow at 12:00. (She is not in the office today, and I do not want to take Moki to anyone else in the practice.)

As for Moki's temp it is current 99.0. His urine appears to be about the same as you can see from the above picture. We'll keep you updated as things progress. That's all for now. Oh and thank you so much for all you purring, praying and support. It means a great deal to us. Please keep them coming!

(The above picture is courtesy of Whimpurr's Whim. Thank you Whimpurr's Whim!)

_______________UPDATE______________

It's 3:12 and Moki's current temperature is 99.2.

______________UPDATE_______________

It's 7:48 and Moki's temperature has gone up. It is now 100.2.

______________UPDATE_______________

The purrs and prayers are working! We finally have some good news. The blood in Moki's urine is getting lighter! Here is a picture of a urine sample we took only a few minutes ago...

When compared to the picture we took last night of Moki's urine sample (see the picture below,) you can see there is quite a bit of change between the two! We hope and pray that tomorrow's sample will look even better!!!

Thanks everyone for your continued support!

81 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We sure hope dat ER Vet can figger something out. Our vet is the same way, if one doesn't know they'll say so and go ask another and if they don't know they will tell us to check with another vet or even call Madison to get some information. Dr G volunteers at the shelters so he has seen lots of weerd stuff but as he sez no one can know everything. We is still purring fur Moki, stay warm dude.

Daisy said...

Oh gosh, it must be so frustrating to not know why Moki has so much blood in his urine. I hope the ER doctor can help Moki. Stay strong, Moki!

Kashim, Othello and Salome said...

thanks for the update!
we won't stop purring and purraying for alla you! we'll come again and take our turn to warm you up little fighter!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Thank you so much for the update! Purrs and Prayers continue.
We think it is a good idea to go to the ER vet, too.

We are all in the giant Warming Pile to help you keep your temp up..

~ Napoleon, Bandit, Miss Emily, Sara, Maggie Mae, Noah, Gracie, Timothy, Anna Sue and KittyBoy

ML said...

Thanks so much for the update, I have been so worried. It's all I can think about. Poor baby, keep fighting.
Crystal, sounds like good thinking on your part as to the appointment tomorrow.
ML

mog said...

Adds our snuggle to warm the little guy. Thanks for the update, must be frustrating. Purrs and purrayers from us.

Mog, Meowza and the gang

Brenda & Boots said...

We are purring for you Moki! We hope they can find out what's wrong and make you better.

Brenda & Boots

The Meowers from Missouri said...

thank you for the update. we hopes we isn't squirmin' too much inna purr pile. love & hugs--

ed, nitro, xing, cocoa, & the beans

The Meezers said...

oh dear, how frustrating! We hopes that the ER v-e-t can help more tomorrow. in the meantime, we is coming back to for the nap pile.

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for the update...we've been thinking about Moki all day...we are still purraying for him...and we're still piling on to keep him warm. We hope you can get some answers tomorrow...

Hang in there, Moki!!!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

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We'll be praying, purring and crossing our paws that your ER vet can give you some answers tomorrow. She sounds like she is very qualified and will do a great job.

Dana said...

We are purring the ER doc and get him through this and find out why there is blood in his urine. We will continue to purr and purray and send healing vibes your way, Moki. Stay strong, buddy!!!
~The Creek Cats~

Riley & Tiki said...

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Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We really hope that the ER doctor can help figure this out.

Continuing to purr for you, Moki and we're snuggled into the pile to keep you warm!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Sara, Bebe and Iago said...

Lots and lots of purrs coming from the Cafe for Moki!

PB 'n J said...

IT sounds like a good decision Mom Crystal - hopefully the super ER vet can make Moki better again. We'll be sending tons of warming purrs to him.

China Cat said...

Moki, I just found out that you need lots of purrs and I came right over to join in the warm nap pile!

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat

Willow said...

I came over with China Cat to help warm you in the nap pile. I have very strong healing purrs going over to you.

Purrrrrrs, Willow

Nola said...

We'll be prayin for your fast relief and recovery!!!
Hugs and purrrs,
Nola

Furkidsmom said...

We think the ER vet sounds like the best bet. You're getting the experience of UC Davis with a vet who knows Moki's history. We're going to keep purring and purraying.

ps - Mom is going to send some pics of the auction items

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Honey P. Sunshine said...

moki, mommie wood kiss yoo on the nose if she was there

Mr. Echo said...

I will resist the urge to bite your ears and just snuggle up with yoo Moki. I haff lotsa meezer warmth to share. Purrs galore for yoo!!!

MaoMao said...

Us Ballicai are purrin furry hard fur preshus Moki! He is so lucky to have such a wunnerful caring fambly.

Love and purrs and kittyhugs from MaoMao and alla the Ballicai!

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Hey! I just got caught up with your blog posts and, now that I've learned about Moki's new turn, my heart goes out to you! I'll also add our prayers into the mix for sweet Moki.

-Tracy

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

How sad and frustrating to not know what's going on. We're all purring for you to pull through, Moki, and we're all still here to keep you warm. Purrrrrr!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhhhh Moki, Momma got back from the country today and let us visit the CB right away, and we were so upset to hear what you are going through. We will be purring and purraying overtime that your ER Doctor will be able to figure it out and that you will pull through this terrible ordeal really, really soon.
Many hugs, purrs and headbutts to you,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

caspersmom said...

Hang in ther Moki, hopefully someone will be able to solve your mystery. We are Purring and Praying that the ER vet will be able to help you. Take care O.K.

Casper and Crew

Forever Foster said...

The ER vet sounds like a very good idea.
We are rumbling away for you, Moki. Keep fighting!

Anonymous said...

Little Big Man:

Thanks so much for the updates, we are all so scared when there's nn new postings. Hang in there little buddy.
Purrrrsssss and Headbutts (gently) to you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sounds like a wise choice to us. We want the same thing you do, for Moki to get well! We hope the ER vet can give you some help and some answers. This is certainly a mystery.

Moki, stay warm and get your temp back up.

Parker said...

I think you are making a very good decision.
Fight Moki, Fight - sending love and purrs,
Parker and family

Victor Tabbycat said...

Nina tried to ask our vet bout Moki dis mornin, but she thot Nina was just complainin loudly bout goin to the vet fur our eyes again. So now we need to hide frum Mom an joinin the nap pile on Moki seems like a grate hidin spot. Teleportin will leaf our virus behind, so no one else will get our eye-trouble.

Big, big purrs for Moki!

Angus Mhor said...

Poor guy, I sure hope the ER doc can figure this out quickly so Moki can get on with healing up. I'm purrin' for ya, buddy!

Junior said...

We just heard about what has been happening with you Mokster! WE will add our purrs and purr extra, extra hard for you! Hang in there buddy!

ML said...

Looks like tha warming pile is working, him's temperature is staying fixed. We's purring and purring, too.
Hang in theres, Moki.
Fight Fight Fight...
Love and Purrs,
KC

jenianddean said...

We'll be purring and praying for Moki. I certainly hope you get some answers tomorrow. Ruling things out is good, but sometimes frustrating because it doesn't exactly give you answers, just information. Be patient, stay strong and don't lose hope.
--Jasper

Lux said...

Moki's definitely still got our purrs and best wishes - I hope something can be figured out tomorrow.

Last night I was going to mention that I bled blood once - when I had my bladder stone. But from this post it sounds like it couldn't be anything like that.

Many purrs,
Luxie

MoMo said...

I am still here keeping you warm. I am also purring and purring that the ER vet can help you to pull through. Keep on fighting, hang in there!! We are all with you.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Purrrrs, purrrrs, purrrrs and lots of warm hugs!!!! We will join the kitty pile to help your get warm Moki!!!
Your FL furiends,

Derby said...

Continuing purrs for Moki. I hope that he didn't rupture something inside that is bleeding now into his bladder.

Lets all snuggle up to keep him warm. Purr, purr, purr, purr, purrr.

Mickey said...

We will keep purring for Moki and that the ER Vet can help him.
Purrs Mickey & Family

Lacy said...

w00f's Moki, me comed to c u from Jans Funny Farm, she saided u needed sum xtra prayers...sweet kitty, u gots to keep ur temp up..and me hopes the vets can furgure out what iz wrong wiff u..me has me paws crossed and mama has u in her thoughts and prayers, fur a speedy reco0very...

b safe and git well,
~rocky and company~

The Furry Kids said...

We're purring and purraying and headed over to add to the warming pile. Titus counts for at least a couple of kitties, right?

Hang in there, Moki!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hello little Moki.
We have never met you but we have heard so much in the blogosphere about you and your struggle and about all the prayers going out to you. We came by to offer our support and to let you know we will keep you in our prayers & purrs.

The Cat Realm said...

We think you made really good choices!
As for us, we are still piling on Moki to keep him warm!
We love you Moki, we purr for you, we think of you!
The Cat Realm

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We've been prayin and barkin' (quietly) for Moki all day!!!!!! We think you made the right decision by going back to your ER doctor. We brought our electric blanket too for extra warmth!

Love you lots little Moki...there is power in the paw...dog paws and kitty paws all raised together!!!!

Quiet comforting barks and little kisses...

Scruffy, Lacie and Stan

Sweet Praline said...

Poor Moki. We are still sending special purrayers for you! We hope the ER vet can help.

Pablo said...

I'm sending my purrs to Moki all the way from Australia. It sounds like he's in the best of care.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

100.2. Keep warming up, Moki. Hang in there! Rest well tonight, all of you.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

100.2! Dat's great Moki, keep it up. We'll keep purring and come spend da night keeping yoo warm.

Forty Paws said...

We're still sending tons of purrs and purrayers your way! And we're still there to keep you warm too! Good luck at the ER vet tomorrow!

Luf, Us

Fin said...

Purr Purr Purr

michico*Adan said...

THIS BLood are scaring me too much.
Hangon Moki....

Max said...

Moki, doood...I never thought I'd be so interested in someone else's pee. Hang in there, dood...you're gonna get better, you have to!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Moki,
We are purring and purring for you to get better. We love you so much!
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo and baby Honey

CRIZ LAI said...

The color of the urine is getting lighter. That's a good sign but then you will still need to find out about the cause of that fast. Moki needs to stay healthy again.

Lots of purrs, prayers and hugs,
Criz & the J Family Kitties

Camie's Kitties said...

We read the good news. Yea! We will continue to purr and purr for him. We are also keeping you in our purrs too.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Poppy Q said...

Moki we hope the ED vet can help you out when you visit her. I think it is a good decision to visit them, rather than travelling so far from home.

Big purrs to you my sweet tabby friend.

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring & purraying as hard as we can for Moki to get well. We want to join the warming pile, Mama says we are good at keeping her warm, so we should be able to help little Moki!

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Karen Jo said...

I think you have made the best decision in taking Moki to the ER vet who knows him best. I have been praying for Moki every spare minute while I was at work. I also wrote a limerick for him and his fight to get well. I am so happy that his urine is so much lighter. Hang in there, Moki, and fight, fight, fight!

ML said...

Just got up, checking back in. The urine does look lighter.
The Warming Cat Pile is working. Everyone has done such a wonderful job. I know Moki is warm and feels so loved.
We are all purring and purraying and praying for Moki, you and the vet later today, it's 2 a.m. here.

Everycat said...

That urine DEFINATELY looks lighter. We are still purring for you Moki fella. Purring hard too. We hope the ER vet has some ideas and can help. Maybe a contrast x ray of your bladder would be useful? We will stay on your nap pile, to help make sure that your temperature stays up. We love you Moki.

Whicky and all at Everycat

Ohello, Kashim and Sally said...

We have come back for our turn of piling and purraying an purring right next tha Moki.
We love you Moki and we is glad it seems you are a teeny tiny biut better!
If only love and your will to fight could pull you through this you'll deinitely be as good as new in no time!
Keep fighting buddy!

Eric and Flynn said...

That urine is definitely looking lighter. We are purring as hard as ever that Moki will pull through this. We are glad that the nap pile has helped raise his temperature too.

DEBRA said...

:::clappin paws:::
YAY our nap pile is helpin and all dis purrin all of us in doin is helpin...we will continue to hold Moki close to our hearts and purr and purray dat his ER vet will be able to help explain this mysterious situation....we're all here for you Moki...

purrs
Abby

Kaz's Cats said...

We're just gonna go and put Mum to bed (it's midnight in Oz), and then we're back on the nap pile to purr and purray - keep hanging in there Moki!

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Mickey said...

Good Morning!! We are purring that you have good news from the ER Vet today!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we are so glad to read this last update about his urine getting lighter. We are still purring and barking (quietly) and snuggling in the nap pile for Moki to get well!

Artsy Catsy said...

Yay, Moki, good news! And my mom says this is the first time in her life that seeing cat urine made her happy!! But even though it's getting better, we'll be purring today that the vet can figure out what's been causing your problems.

Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

We are SO happy to see that Moki's urine sample is getting clearer. We have been checking your blog several times a day but sorry we haven't commented until now. We have been purring and praying really hard for you, Moki!

Tiger Lily said...

We just learned the news about Moki and wanted to add our purrayers for you all. We know you are very "tough" Moki!

{{{{HUGS}}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Tiff said...

I don't even have words for how many good vibes I am sending Mokis way. The little guy has been through so much. You are both in my thoughts and I will be praying that he is feeling much much much better SOON!

The Cat Realm said...

That was good news!!! We ares till in a pile on top of you Moki and purring and purring!!! The VET will have to dug you out fromr all the cats around you, hahahahahaha! Hang in there buddy - you'll be fine! We keep on cuddling!!!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh boy, we won't get too excited cuz der is still blood in der but we will take any improvement. We is gonna light another healing candle and purr and purray and dad haf even been chanting "no more red pee fur Moki, no more red pee fur Moki". We hope dat da vet can fix it all up.

Daisy said...

Oh gosh, the new urine does look markedly improved! Hooray, Moki!

Kellykat said...

Come on Moki. You can do it, just get better. We are purring our hardest for you and won't stop til you tell us to.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Furkidsmom said...

We're still purring and warming here. We'll keep sending warmth to you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Mycah, Packet and Kismet said...

Moki, we're pulling for you, purring for you, and praying for you. Get better soon!

Kashim, Othello and Salome said...

Hi guys, just in case any of you are looking fur updates:
Crystal talked to Mommie ML on the phone a few minute ago and saided that he is immediate danger right now anymores. He is in tha car right now wif hers napping.

tha main fing is he is stable and not in immediate danger, tha vet haf time to figgure out what meds to put him on
his gums are healthy in spite of the blood loss
his appetite is good, he is peeing and pooping normally
the ultrasound shows nothing but maybe a blood clot
all his vital signs are great

We are sure there will be an update soon when Crystal and Moki come home!

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

FUR ug from a fur loving lady and her 6 babys u can do it big guy wif all this lov for u u will make it FUR AND PURS be wif u lov u all of us

Everycat said...

Am so pleased that Moki is out of danger. Still sending purrs and love to Moki and Crystal.

Whicky et al