Saturday, November 15, 2008

Urine Sample


Today we thought it would be best to give everyone an update on where we stand with Moki's UTI. The Clavamox is not working and Moki's UTI has gotten worse, much, much, worse. In fact we can honestly say that this is the worse UTI we have encountered yet. The above picture was taken this morning after I collected a urine sample from Moki. As you can see from the sample, things do not look good. Moki is peeing all blood. We desperately need to figure out a way to get this back under control. Do to the urgent nature of Moki's problem I was able to get an appointment with Moki's doctor this afternoon (11:45.) I will be bringing in the urine sample and talking to his doctor about a few of the various injectable medications many of you emailed me about. We will more than likely do yet another urinalysis, and possibly have to do x-rays or another ultrasound just to make certain everything is ok internally. Depending upon what needs to be done to get this back under control, the costs can really add up, so we will most likely be dipping into Moki's physical therapy fund to cover the costs. I'll give everyone an update just as soon as possible. In the meantime we ask that everyone please send their loudest purrs to our sweet little guy Moki. Thanks everyone!
_________________UPDATE___________________
We just got back from the vet and the news isn't good. Moki's body temperature is dropping. His normal temp is 101. His current body temp is 98.4. If Moki's body temp continues to drop, if it drops another .4 degrees, Moki will begin to go into shock. If this happens it could signal a downward spiral leading to the end of Moki. Moki's urine sample was sent out to the lab, and we gave him a shot of Convenia. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it works. I am currently doing everything in my power to bring his body temp back up, but we may end up in the ER tonight if it continues to drop. Please send Moki your strongest purrs and prayers. We have come this far and we are not about to give up!
________________2nd UPDATE_________________
It's now 6:20 at night and we just took Moki's temperature to see where he stands. We actually took Moki's temp twice, once with a digital thermometer and once with a ear thermometer. The digital reading came back at 101.8 and the ear thermometer came back at 101.8. The Convenia injection must be working because our purs and prayers have been heard and answered at least for the moment. Just to be safe I am going to stay up with Moki taking his temp every couple of hours, so as to be certain there are no further drops in his temp. I'll keep everyone updated as things progress. Thank you so very much for all your purs and prayers. They are definitely working!
______________3rd UPDATE__________________
It's now 10:45 and I just took Moki's temperature. The good news is that his temperature is still higher than it was this afternoon, the bad news is that his temperature has started to drop once again. His latest temperature reading came back at 100.6.
______________4th UPDATE__________________
It's 12:30 a.m. and Moki's temperature continues to drop. It is now at 100.

71 comments:

Niko and Cloud said...

Oh goodness. We got your email last night but seeing it just makes it scarier. Oh goodness Moki, please get through this!
Please keep us updated!
Sending lots and lots of purrs and purrayers,
Niko, Cloud, and Momma

The Island Cats said...

This is not good! We hope the doctor can figure out a way to get Moki's UTI under control! We're purraying for Moki!!!

Brownie said...

I'm worried about Moki, we don't want it to be bad, anyone wants! I'm praying for Moki, we know he'll be safe

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We just read about Moki on the CB and rushed right over. We are very worried about the little guy. We cats are purring very hard for Moki and the dogs are beating each other up wagging their tails for him.

Get well, Moki! We hope the vet has something to help.

Lux said...

Dear Moki, I'm purring really really hard for you and your beans - best wishes with today's appointment!

ML said...

Oh, Moki, we's all purring for you, please get well.
Love,
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
BJ

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We read on da CB about Moki & hiz more tubbullz. We iz terribully sad & hopes dat da V-E-T can gets sometin' to helps him reely quick. We knowz how worried you mustee be, & so we iz sendin' oevfur all da five catsez here to purr & purr & purr fur da sweet itty bitty Moki.
Love,
Dr Tweety

Little Big Man said...

Oh, Moki, we is purring our loudest for you. We Luff you very much. Please hang in there poor little boy. Mommys eyes are all leaky for you.
Purrs and Headbutts to you sweet baby boy

Alasandra said...

Moki, we were very sad to learn about your peeing blood. We are purring that you will be OK and that you will get to feeling better soon. Our paws are crossed for you.

While we don't visit you everyday, we do think about you and purr for you all the time.

Hugs and purrs, ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Kashim, Othello and Salome said...

Oh no! Moki we are purring real real hard for you. Please hang in there buddy and keep up the good kitty mojo!
We are sendingn healing vibes and reiki all the way!
purrs and luv
alla us

Parker said...

Mommy has leaky eyes. Please know that Moki is in our prayers today - Smooches and love,
Parker and family

TT said...

We've got Moki in our purrs and prayers to Bast today!

Mommy Bean Laure
Molly
Shadow
Troo
Jake

JB's Big World said...

Hang in there Moki! I am purraying for you.
--JB

Tesla & Hansel said...

Oh nooo! we iz purrin fur yooooo!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We is purring an purraying hard fur yoo Moki...don't give up!

Mickey said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!11 This is very serious!! WE will all be purraying very hard for Moki.
Come on little Moki!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia,Tillie & the Mom

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no, Moki. We are purring hard your body temp will go back up where it belongs. We don't want to lose another friend. You have fought so valiantly. We know the time will come for you to leave, but we so hope it isn't now.

You're getting lots of good help and attention, Moki. You just concentrate on getting well.

Parker said...

Oh Moki, sweetheart, if you can find it in yourself fight, fight fight! You are in our prayers and we are lighting a candle for you right now!
All of our healing thoughts to you sweetie!
xoxoxoxoxoxox

peggy and The Cats said...

Oh Moki, we are so sad to hear this news. Hang in there, little man.
luvs from us.

Pixel said...

We are all purring realy hard for Moki.

Pixel & Samba

Cory said...

Moki we are scared! We are purring so hard for you to get better soon. We are so sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Oh Moki!! We are purrring and purraying hard for you! Purrrrs, purrrrs, purrrrs, purrrs and more purrrs.
(((((Hugs)))) from our house to yours!!!
Your FL furiends,

The Cat Realm said...

We are with you buddy!!!! We are all PURRING - even the maid and the butler! - to get you better!!!
Please pull through this Moki - you can do it, we know!!!!
PUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
The Cat Realm

Forever Foster said...

Darling Moki we are purring as hard as we can. We are sending all the love and light and healthy feelings that we can manage your way, and gigantic hugs for your mum.

Keep fighting, little buddy.

Love Fui, Suey and the mum.

MoMo said...

On nossssss, i am purrring and ourring very hard for Moki to get better soon. {{{{{Hugs}}}}} to Moki's mom. Hang in there!!!!!

Sweet Praline said...

I am sending special purrs for Moki.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring and praying very hard for you Moki. Keep fighting.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry to read about you having a tough time with the UTI. We'll purr and purray for Moki to get through this okay,

{{hugs}} to all of Moki's family,

Gypsy & Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

THE ZOO said...

we're sending lots of purrs yur way.

Smeagol and Strider (Mystery and Gizmo too!) said...

We're purrin' and purrayin' our furry hardest.

Derby said...

Lots of purrs to Moki. Get well little dude.

Team Tabby said...

Purrs and prayers from all of us to Moki.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Stoney said...

We are purring for you sweet Moki!

Furkidsmom said...

We're sending lots of purrs and purrayers for Moki. Please get better soon, Moki.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Parker said...

Keep fighting Moki! Thank goodness his temp is up!!!

Mickey said...

It is good to hear his temp is up!!! I will purr that it stays that way and Moki can start feeling better.
((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oh no, poor Moki! You've just got to get better. Mega purrs and prayers coming your way from all of us.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh man, I am sending lots of purrs and furs that Moki will beat this. Keep fighting, buddy.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Fin said...

Purr Purr Purr, I'm so sorry, I hope you continue to improve.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Praying for dear Moki!

Chesney Cats said...

Moki, hang in there, buddy! We are so glad to see that your temp came back up. We are purring & purraying our hardest for you....

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

ML said...

Just read the 6:20 update, looks like it might be turning for the best.

You hang in there, Moki, all us Sherwood Cats are purring and humming our little purr-ers off for you.
We love you, little bud.
KC, Missy Blue Eyes, Faith Boomerang, Sol, Smokey & BJ

Lux said...

I just read your update (6:20) and want to tell you we're still purring here ...

Luxie

mog said...

We be purring and purraying for Moki here too. The 6:20 update is a relief. Hope Moki's temp stays up.

{{{{{hugs}}}}}

Mog, Meowza, Cece, Keefe and Klarissa

-d ma said...

purrs and prayers coming from me and the boyz...

Asta said...

I'm sending my pwayews and love and healing tewwwiew vibes fow Moki
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Hang in there Moki! Yer Beins want ya ta stay around...

MaoMao said...

Oh, no! Us Ballicai just founded out. We are so sorry to hear Moki's havin trubble and we are purrin fur him as hard as we can and sendin lots and lots of love and huggies!

Kittyhugs and purrs and lots of love and hope from MaoMao and the Ballicai and the Ballicus Mom!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Lots of {{{LOUD}}}}PURRS headed your way Moki! You can do it little guy, we just know you can..=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

CRIZ LAI said...

Stay strong Moki. You can do it. Show your Momma that you would be well in no time. All of us here would not stop praying for your speedy recovery.

Lots of purrs, prayers and hugs
from Criz & the J Family Kitties
http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Grahamn Kracker said...

My heart is with Moki, and you who love him.

I have been where you are, and I know how you feel.

ML said...

Just checking back for the latest update. Hang in there, lil Moki.
We have opened a Chatzy Room for those who want to come and purr for Moki. This was the wonderful idea of Beau and Mom Cathy and is at the Purrs & Purrayers bloggie. Come join us and send some purrs and purrayers for Moki, Mom Crystal and his best furriend, Orange Boy.
Love & Purrs,
ML & KC

Karen Jo said...

Hang in there, Moki! Get that temperature back up again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest little brave Moki! I am dedicating my day to you today in hopes that our combined prayers and purrrrs with strengthen you and raise your temperature and your hopes. Keep fighting little brave kitty boy....
Love Miss Peach

Everycat said...

Oh Moki sweetheart, I'm so sorry you are so poorly again. This UTI is so nasty. I know you will fight as hard as you can and your Mom will take the very best care of you. You are such a little fighter and have been through so much. We all send you and your Mom rumbly purrs and love.

Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Jane

Poppy Q said...

Sweet Moki, I am going to purr all night long for you my little brave friend. I hope you get better real soon and you beans get some rest.

Smooches
Poppy and Mum Q

Rosie(who else?) said...

......we are praying really hard for you Moki.....we don't want you to suffer....we want you to feel the love around you....you are a sweet little creature.......we love you so much.....

Alexi said...

We are purring and purraying for you with all our might. We want you to get better if you can, but we know your people will do what's best for you 'acause they love you.

Alexi

Furkidsmom said...

Just checking in again to see how Moki is doing. We're continuing to purr as hard as we can for him.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Niko and Cloud said...

Momma Crystal, try not to worry too much. Tempatures fluctuate a bit with his body rhythym, so just those 2 readings do not necessarily mean he is getting worse, although you are definitely right to be concerned.
Does the blood in his pee look any better yet?
We are purring hard for him.

Princess said...

Oh we are purrring and praying for all of you. Poor Mokikins. He must be very uncomfortable. I know that you are all loving him.
Please get better Moki, you are so loved
Prinnie

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Dearest Moki and Family,
We are prayin' as hard as we can and we won't stop until we hear that Moki is gittin' better. Please stay strong and keep fightin' that mean ol' infection. We love you all.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

The Island Cats said...

Come on, Moki! We are purraying so very hard for you!!!!

Milo said...

Mom and I are praying for Moki. Please get well Moki.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Come on, Moki. Keep fighting. We're all purrrrrring for you.

Have you tried a heating pad or electric blanket or something along those lines? Not sure how much it would help, but it probably couldn't hurt. If nothing else, heating towels in a microwave or oven might be something to try, if Moki would tolerate something like that.

MoMo said...

I am here to keep you warm with my floof.

MoMo said...

I am here to keep you warm with my floof.

Kiddo said...

Moki!! Please get better!! I'm totally here for you!

Kiddo

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

My sweet littel Moki i ahve ben so scard to come over her o see u U ar so love liiel man this blog is just not the same wenn u ar not feelin well GOD just got to make u better AND am seying this from all the cat blogers the ones dont know u and all the ones that do GET BETTER SWEET MABY AND GET BETTER For You BEAN her cant handel thi Pain LOVE YOU loa

catsynth said...

Sending our thoughts and purrs for Moki.

Cheri said...

Sending healing Reiki energy and lots of prayers for Moki!

the cats at Wildcat Woods