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!
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!
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!
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.
It's 12:30 a.m. and Moki's temperature continues to drop. It is now at 100.