Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Update: Yesterday's Vet Appointment

Ok so here is where we are at. Above is the most recent picture of Moki's urine sample. The picture as well as the urine where collected only moments ago.

Yesterdays vet appointment yielded some good news. The first is that Moki's temperature is remaining within the normal range and the second bit of good news is that Moki is continuing to gain back the weight he lost. As of yesterday Moki weighed in at approximately 5.5 pounds. Go Moki!

Now for the bad news, as you can see from the picture above, the blood has returned in Moki's urine and it is quickly approaching the stage which caused his temperature drop and him to loss weight in Nov and Dec. In hopes of treating Moki's urinary problem, we gave him another shot yesterday and have started him on a two week course of Penicillin. We did discuss the possibility of putting Moki back on the Clindamycin, but decided to go with the Penicillin instead because it is easier on his kidneys and liver.

In two to three weeks we will have to take Moki back to the vet for a recheck at which point we will either continue with the Penicillin if it is working or switch Moki's meds to some thing else. We will also be monitoring his weight and body temperature to make sure that there are no further changes in either of them.

In the meantime we ask that everyone please continue to purr and pray for Moki to get through this ordeal. He has been such a little trooper through it all. Thanks everyone!

45 comments:

Camie's Kitties said...

We will continue to purr for Moki. We are glad that his temperature continues to remain normal.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Everycat said...

Huge rumbly purrs heading your way Moki fella. We hope the Penicillin knocks this on the head fast, especially since you are getting stronger and gaining back some weight.

Whicky Wuudler

Forever Foster said...

Moki, we are sending love and light your way. Puuurrrrrrrrrrrrrs for you and your family.

Junior said...

Saint Moki....that is our new name for you because you deal with so much and do it with such grace. We will purr and purr till our purrers are burning up from use for you!

Sending you gentle headbutts and all your family some hugs!

-d ma said...

moki is my hero. the boyz and i will continue to send you positive thoughts from out our way.

Daisy said...

I am so glad that Moki has gained some weight back, and his temp is staying up. I sure wish the bloody urine would get all better soon. Moki is the very definition of the word "trooper"! I am purring for him!

Riley & Tiki said...

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Kellie The Orange Cat said...

I will continue to purr for my friend Moki!

Yay Moki for gaining some weight! Keep up the good work buddy!

meemsnyc said...

Moki, we are purring for you and sending BIG hugs. Purrrrrs.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

go moki,go moki,go moki,go moki.....

Furkidsmom said...

That loud rumble you hear is us purring here in Florida. We hope the meds work and you continue to gain weight and get over this fast!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Karen Jo said...

I am very glad that Moki's temperature is normal and that he is gaining weight. I hope and pray that the penicillin does the job on the blood in the urine problem.

Kiddo said...

I'm still purring for you, Moki! I know you're a fighter!

Kiddo

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Moki, we're so glad to hear that your temperature is staying in the good range and that you've put on a little weight.

We'll keep purring that the medicine works and the nasty UTI goes away.

Purr, purr, purr, purr, purr,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

GOD SAVE U BIG GUY

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We will purrr and purrr for you Moki! We are glad to see that you have gained weight! We hope the penicillin helps clear up the urinary infection! Purrs from our house to yours!
Your FL furiends,

Margaret Cloud said...

This is awful, it is bad enough humans have to take meds but it is hard on animals. I am sending purrs and headbutts full of prayers for Moki.

Tesla and Hansel said...

MOKI!

our eyes are filled with tears right now, at leaving your blog. Please tell your mommy to write us often, we want to continue to help you guys.

But right now it seems its best for EVERYONE if we leave the blogosphere. Its been made quite clear we are unwanted.

We love you very very much, and have always thought of everyone as our family. It hurts me more than you all could ever know.

this is so terrible, we just can't stop crying. don't forget us please. We love you guys.

stay well moki. please.

Ikaika said...

Many purrs and headbumps coming your way, Moki. Hang in there, little guy.

'Kaika

To Moki's mom:

I thought I recalled when this happened previously, that the vet didn't find a bacterial infection or stones ... is that right? Could the blood be coming from his kidneys and not his bladder? Is he on any kind of anti-inflamatory meds? Just a thought...

This must be so frustrating for you, seeing your sweet little guy go through so much. He's a very special boy and he chose a special person to care for him.

'Kaika's mom

Skitto, Peanut and Chyanne said...

We are happy to here some good news Moki, and we still says purrs fur you everyday.

castle diva said...

Lots of loving purrs on their way.

Ms. P and Cinza

KC said...

We's purring fur you's, lil trooper.
Love, KC

Boy n Beethoven said...

I'm puwwing and puwwing and puwwing for Moki! Purrsssss....

Boy

Skitto, Peanut and Chyanne said...

We are still sending purrs Moki.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Oh, Moki, keep fighting sweet kitty!!! (((HUGS AND PURRS)))

Furkidsmom said...

We're just checking in to see how you're doing. We're purring as loud as we can for you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

JB's Big World said...

WE are purring for you, Moki.
--JB, Misty and Bear too

Karen Jo said...

I just heard that Moki's temperature is dropping again. I am still thinking of him and praying for him every day.

Furkidsmom said...

We're back for the warming pile. We purring for you, Moki.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Susann said...

Lots of purrs and gentle headbutts for you Moki.

Susann, Peffe & Lussie

Alexi said...

Hi Moki,

We is sad to hear of your deecline. we hope you is getting bettur. We will be puuring and puuurrraying for you and momma bean.

(((HUGS)))
Alexi and the Castle Cats flopping on the warming pile to keep you warm.

Parker said...

Oh Moki, please feel better!
We are all purring for you!

Kiddo said...

Hey Moki. I came over to keep you warm. I have been purring for you.
Kiddo

The Creek Cats said...

We are purring for you Moki. We are also sending warms and healing vibes you way! Glad to hear you have gained some weight!

PB 'n J said...

Stay warm dear friend!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Laila and Minchie said...

We are there in spirit helping to keep you nice and snuggly warm.

Hugs and purrs.

Laila and Minchie

Junior said...

We understand Moki's temperature is down again. We are sending tons of warming purrs for him!

Junior and Orion

Forever Foster said...

Moki, we've come to join the warming pile. We're bringing our 7 little fosters- they might be wriggly, but they sure give off some heat.

Purrrrrrs and (((hugs))) to you and your family.

mog said...

Moki, we read where your temp is dropping, our purrayers are with you. Meowza, big kittycat, joins the warming pile.

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Mog and Meowza

The Island Cats said...

Oh poor Moki! We hope the medicine helps you and your temperature stays up! We're here to join the warming pile!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're here to join the warming pile too. And we rushed over before we lose our computer again.

We so hope Moki will get better quickly.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Moki, we just heard and rushed right over to join the warming pile. Hang in there and get better, our furry fighter friend!

Warm Purrs,
Rocky & staff

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh Moki, we're sorry you're feeling bad again!!! We are sending you many many healing purrs and prayers and I'm on my way to hit your nap pile.

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Derby said...

Purrs for Moki, this is not good news dude.

Furkidsmom said...

We're just checking in to see how Moki is doing. We're hoping back onto the warming pile.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids