Saturday, April 09, 2011

Saturday - KC's Vet Visit

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KC finally made it in to see Dr. Smith this morning.
Photo of the gorgeous Dr. Smith smooching her coy patient, KC.
The verdict was mixed, good and bad.
The bad news is that KC has a chronic URI and will be on daily antibiotics the rest of her life.
The good news is the surgery the other doctor wanted is unneeded.
KC got an antibiotic shot and an allergy shot, plus medication (drops) to take at home.
Dr. Smith also gave KC antibiotic nose drops, which deliver the antibiotic right to the congestion! In fact, this afternoon is the first time in months I've not heard her breathing loudly. 
I also tried a variety of more healthy canned foods, included Evo duck, which won the hearts (and tummies) of all six cats.
KC alone ate over half of a six ounce can. Nothing wrong with her appetite.
Thank you to each and everyone for your purrs, grrrs and purrayers.
KC will continue to need those on a daily basis.
But the good news is her health problems can be managed with medications and care.

28 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Excellent news, tho taking meddysins is no fun. Ducks are nommylishus - prolly cuz they're fev-vers. My vitamin supplement treat thingys are duck flavor. Mmmmm. We're all furry happy you're doing better and we're sending happy purrrrrrrrrs.
Cocoa

Baby Patches said...

What pawsome news!! We has been wondering how KC was doing and we so happy to hears da wonderfur update. My nose gives me problems too, it sometimes gets so stuffy momma and daddy can hears me breathing too. I continues to sends many purrrrrrrs to you KC! *nosetaps*

Marilynn said...

I am SOOOO glad you finally have some answers ... AND that surgery is not needed. How marvelous to see Dr. Smith and have such good news. And I agree with Grr that taking meds is no fun at all ... but definitely preferable to surgery.

We'll all continue to purr and pray that KC will be back to normal soon, sooner, soonest!

Love, Grace & Company

Bubbles, Madness and Trouble said...

That's good news. We hope she feels better soon. We are also getting all kids of yummie food, because Mom buys everything that looks good to try and find something Bubbles likes. And the rest of us get all the leftover!

momsbusy said...

that is great news! anytime you can take care of a furbaby at home is good news. we will keep you in our prayers.

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Good to hear some positive news. We will continue to send up prayers for you sweet KC. Hugs and nose kisses

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am SO SO SO glad that her little nose is breathing better. And so glad that there is medication for her little insides and the UTI. KC, I love you dearly. I really do.Thank heaven no surgery is needed. Please give sweet Repurrtur extra kisses from all us mommy's who love her.

xoxoxox

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well we are glad that you found some good food that they like!

Sparkle said...

It's a relief that KC's URI can be managed. I am happy to hear that. It has been so upsetting lately, with so many Cat Blogosphere kitties so sick right now.

On another note, I need to send my human out to get some of that EVO stuff! It sounds tasty!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad you know what is going on and can manage it. SHe is a sweet girl!

Daniela said...

yea, sending purrs your way. I have sinus damage due to my eye problems, so mom has me on Lysine. It helps alot. I'm so glad you will be feeling better soon
xoxo
HOmer

Rose and the Royals said...

Such a Blessing. Our KC is breathing easier!

The Chair Speaks said...

A thousand million thanks for sending healing purrs. Cinders is better.

Sending a thousand million healing purrs from all of us.

Tillie and Georgia said...

WE are very happy to hear that KC
can be kept well with medicine. We know it is not fun to take(yuck), but if it keeps you well, then yay.
You are such a cute kitty KC!!!!!We will keep purring for you forever!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad KC's medical problems can be managed with medication. Purrs and tail wags for her to keep breathing easier on the meds.

Who's holding her in the photo, Dr. Smith or Mom ML?

Kat's Kats said...

WHEW!!

Catsparella said...

I'm glad to hear that KC's issues can be managed, and that her nosey is doing better!! Sending lots of healing purrs her way!!

Happy Cat Family said...

Woohoo!!! Wonderful noos! We have been waiting for these news for a long time, haven't we?
Hope the meds really keep the URI at bay, and you never, ever again feel this way KC! We will be purring hard for you!

Mr Puddy said...

Great news for me, KC !
I never have Duck before, Must be nice to make you eat : ) , Keeping purring for you to keep stable condition.
xoxo

Cat said...

Wonderful news!!!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh we are so glad about the Vet visit!! And so happy you can breathe better!!! Purrrrrs, purrrrs and lots of hugs!!
From your Austin Furiends,

Kathie said...

Wonderful news to read tonight about KC, we are so happy she will be able to be well even if it means medication for life. Two of us have chronic herpes of the eye and we take meds almost daily with a short break sometimes. Lots of purrs KC, such great news for such a great kitty.

Everycat said...

We're all very glad that KC won't be having surgery and her little nosey can be managed with medicines. Dr Smith looks like a very nice vet too, having a smooch with KC.

Whicky Wuudler

Kea said...

We're glad everything is manageable! There are other things she can take, too, to support urinary tract health--Annie's vet had talked about the vet brand of glucosamine + chondroitin for bladder health, because the bladder walls have similar properties to joint tissue. You can always ask!

Continued purrs and universal Light!

-Fuzzy Tales

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are thrilled that KC is ok ~ it's a shame abowt having to take medication for life. BUT as long as KC has quality of life and is loved and happy ~ nuffin else matters.
Our floofy cousin Gorjuss Ginger Gizmo hasta take medication every day too ~ and he is stil a very happy boy.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What good news that KC isn't going to need surgery - having to give her medication is a small price to pay for her being painfree and feeling well - one of mum's before cats had to have medication daily for cystitis and she just got used to it quickly and then made no fuss about having it. We hope her stuffy nose will improve quickly.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Daisy said...

KC, I am glad you all found some yummy and healthy foods you enjoy! It must be a relief to be able to breathe better through your little nose.

Brian said...

I am so happy KC is doing some better, managable is a good thing!