Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Moki's Doctor Appointment


For those of you who haven't read the medical update on the CB (I called ML the minute we got out of the doctors office, to give her an update, and asked that she update you all as well,) here is the latest...

As is evident from Moki's new hair cut, we had an ultrasound done to make sure everything was ok internally. Everything check out normally with the minor exception of what appeared to be a blood clot, but we weren't sure. Another doctor was called in to look at the ultrasound and they thought everything looked ok. A blood sample was taken, so that a blood test could be ran. Urine was also extracted directly from Moki's bladder, so that a urine culture could be done. His temperature was a 100 point something, I do not recall exactly. All of his vitals signs appeared normal. He does not appear to be headed towards shock at the moment. As it currently stands, Moki is in no immediate danger. The ER doctor did not prescribe any new medications because she wants to wait to get Moki's test results back first. The test results should help us find the best medication to use for Moki give his current condition. We still do not know what is causing the blood loss, but again the test results should tell us more. The urine culture can be done in-house, so Moki's doctor told me that she would call me back today with the results. The blood work has to be send out to a lab, which means we will not get the results back for 3-4 days. I'll update Moki's blog just as soon as Moki's doctor calls us with his medical result later on today.

(Click on the above and below photographs to enlarge them for better viewing.)


Thus far, Moki's latest medical bills (those associated with figuring out and treating the blood in the urine problem,) now total $731.15. This does not include any medications the ER doctor might prescribe after getting Moki's medical test results back. Hence we would like to let everyone know that in addition to the raffle we are currently holding (see our left hand side bar,) ML will be hosting a up and coming raffle on the Friends of the Cat Blogosphere blog as well. There will be many great items being raffled off, including some really cool stuff from Friends Furever, so be sure to check it out in the next couple of days.

Also we would like to thank Karen Jo for writing us the amazing limerick, featured on her blog. We where so touched. Thank you Karen! And thank you everyone for purring and praying for us!

Lastly we would like to wish Charley, ML's husband a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

((((hugs)))

Moki and Family

____________UPDATE___________

We are still awaiting word from the ER doctor, (doctor O'Day) and wanted to report that Moki's temp has dropped again. It's now 98.3, the lowest it has been yet. If his temp goes much lower we will have to head on over to the ER. We have Moki wrapped up, laying on a heating pad which is also wrapped up. Hopefully we can increase his temp. We will report back if things change.

____________2nd UPDATE____________

With the help of the heating pad, we have been able to bring Moki's temperature back up to 99.7. I am thinking the drop in Moki's temperature has to do directly with his blood loss. They took a blood sample today, meaning that Moki lost additional blood, besides that of which is being found in his urine. A couple of hours after the blood sample was taken his temperature dropped to the lowest it's been since this first started. I definately think there is a connection between the two and will be speaking to his doctor about it tonight, or tomorrow, when she calls.

_______________3rd Update______________

Mommie bean has been up on and off again with Moki most of the night. Needless to say she is about ready to fall flat on her face, but before she did, she wanted to give everyone a update to let you all know that he made it through the night ok. His current temperature as of this morning is 100.0. He is now resting peacefully with his Daddy, who is going into work late. Momma bean is going to try and get some rest as well, while she still has a chance.

45 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We'll keep checking back for updates. We hope Moki is resting after all that excitement of going to the vet and getting tests done.

We're still purring and quietly barking for him.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

I shall check back for updates and continue to purr for you Moki. You are such a strong little kitty cat!

I like your shaved tummy : )

Everycat said...

I am so glad Moki is out of danger and his temperature is stable. We'll keep purring for him and you.

Shaved tums are all the rage Moki.

Whicky Wuudler and all at Everycat

The Island Cats said...

We're so happy to hear that Moki is hanging in there! We hope they can figure out what is going on with him and make him all better...we're still purraying!

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

SO glad that the results of the ultrasound were normal! Waiting to hear good reports on all the labs! **HUGS**

Dana said...

We will be checking back for updates on the lab work. Glad to hear the ultrasound didn't find anything abnormal. Bless heart, Moki!! We are purring and purraying real hard for you, buddy!
~The Creek Cats~

ML said...

What a little doll. After going through all of that today.
You and your Mom Crystal need to get some rest now.
Thanks for the updates and Charley got his birthday present, sort of, with Mokie being okay.
Kitties, keep on purring for Moki...
he's a little fighter.
What an inspiration.

Furkidsmom said...

We're so happy to hear that Moki's results were good so far. We'll keep the purring going for him. We hope the auctions raise lots of green papers to help him.

(((Hugs))) to you Crystal. You're a super CatMom to Moki.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Honey P. Sunshine said...

moki, dat is such a cue picture of yoo

SophieKitty said...

I'm purrin' hard for your recovery, Moki. Good kitty vibes comin' your way.

Pablo said...

Glad things are stabilising, but we're stil purring for you!

Kashim & Othello and Salome said...

Good done little friend!
We are glad that you are improving and in no more immediate danger.
we will keep purraying and purring for yous for sure!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Yay! We're glad to hear that you're improving, Moki! We'll keep up the purrs on this end and you and mommy get some rest so you can keep getting better.

Charlemagne and Tamar

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How quickly things change. We want Moki to get well. Oh, we hope his temp goes back up!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Shoot, we were hoping dat his temp would stabilize. Well, gess we'll just hafta teleport back over and cuddle him some more.

curator said...

Sending love and Very Warm Thoughts to you Moki...hang in there...purrs from the Museum staff

mog said...

I was all hopeful til I read Moki's temp dropped. Sending purrayers. Meowza piles on and purrrrrrrrrrrs.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Kind of like a mystery, isn't it? Sure hope you and the vet are able to solve it soon and help Moki. The drop in temp scared us.

Hang in there, Moki. The "pet detcts" are on your case!

CazzyCazz said...

So goooooood to hear Moki's temperature has gotten stable!! Moki stay tough and get will soon!!! Sending over power purrsss & purryers!

Cazzy & Dav
Nisha Gal
Yaya Boy
Coco Gal
Ninja Boy
Cheeky Gal

Ikaika said...

I know you discussed the possibility of anemia with the vet. Do they do any in-house diagnostics? You could at least get an idea of his red cell count and packed cell volume, which would tell you if he's anemic. There is a Yahoo feline anemia group. If it turns out Moki is anemic, they can give you some support and good suggestions.

We will keep purring for your little guy and keep checking for updates.

'Kaika's mom

Karen Jo said...

I am very glad that the ultrasound didn't find any abnormalities. It's still a mystery, though. I think you have a good idea that Moki's temperature drops have to do with his blood losses. I am still praying lots and lots for our tough little fighter. I am very glad that you like Moki's limerick.

Kashim & Othello and Salome said...

oh no we was hoping you'd have a better day after the vet. Still not out of danger are ya?
So we are coming back fur piling and purraying. we will help you fight!

we loves you Moki!

Camie's Kitties said...

We have been continuing to purr for Moki. We hope you get some answers soon.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Forever Foster said...

Moki, we're still purring. And we will keep purring for as long as it takes.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Purring
Purring
Purring

Everycat said...

*jumps back on the warming cat pile*

*purrs*

Parker said...

Still sending healing thoughts for Moki! We're jumpin' back on the warming cat pile too!

Furkidsmom said...

This is my first stop in the morning to check on Moki. I sure hope they find out what is causing the bleeding. Stay warm little guy! Jumping on the warming pile....

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Tesla and Hansel said...

First- even though we don't comment or update our blog much this week- we wanted you to know, first thing when we wake up in the morning, we check moki's blog. As soon as mom comes home from work, a few times in the evening, and then of course right before bed. We want to make sure moki is doing ok.

Next i can't BELIEVE they charged you the hazardous waste? Is that the needle? Just because they can't find a good service to disp of their needles, they should NOT charge you for that.

We never ever ever had people pay for that- and we have to pay for our disp. ourselves.

And you got really lucky as far as the office visit to the ER. To walk in the door over around this town, its 95 dollars.

Nevermind the testing.


Mom has half day today, so at noon, we'll be back here checking up on moki again.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're still purring for you Moki - hang on in there little guy!

{{kitty hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Sweet Praline said...

I will keep checking back for updates. I'm still purring for you, Moki!

DEBRA said...

Moki
We keep checkin in on yoo buddee...we is gonna pile all of us on dat nap pile and purr and give yoo all of our warmth to help keep yoo warm...

our purrs are wif yoo big guy...

purrs
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx and Gracie
&Mom Debra

Two Sisters said...

Moki we are still purring our hardest for you to be well!

-d ma said...

hang in there moki. hang in there...

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Adding two more kitties to the warming pile.

Purr, purr, purr, purr,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Junior said...

We are purring and purring and purring and we are sending out big hugs to all of you!!!!! We hope you feel the love!

Juior, Orion and Meowm

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hang in there, Moki! You're getting the best loving care a kitty could want. So cuddle, snuggle and get well.

Forty Paws said...

Hang in there Moki! You keep those blood units warming you up and don't let them take any more of it from you. We're still sending you tons of purrs and lots of hugs. All of us are still gathering together to give you tons of warmth!

Luf, Us

Alasandra said...

Hang in there Moki. We are purring for you. Hope they find out what is wrong soon so they can treat it and you recover with all possible speed. ~S,S & C

PB 'n J said...

We're soooo glad that you're gonna make it! We're still sending tons of warm rumbley purrs to you!

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Hang in there, little fighter, hang in there!

Hugs and purrs,

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Jimmy Joe said...

Keep fighting, little dude! You are such a tough guy, Moki. I'm sending you purrs and furs, and Coco the Wiener Dog is sending you Hot Dog vibes to warm you up.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

The Meezers said...

we're back to pile on to keep Moki warm!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are all on the Warming Pile. We brought Bob and Patrick to lay around the outside of the pile for some extra warmth. They will be quiet and we all bring gentle (((Hugs)))

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

Southbay Girl said...

Moki and Mom we are sending you lots of purrs from california!!

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Angel Winton