Gigi goes to the vet’s

Gigi has not been feeling well for a while. Although she was eating regularly and seemed OK, we noticed that she was having trouble urinating so we scheduled a vet appointment to run some tests. We prepared a special room just for her, and she was isolated so we could monitor her a little better.

She goes to the litterbox every 10 minutes but she pees just a few drops. She is not drinking much water either. Gigi was rescued almost 4 years ago, there were complications during her spay surgery in 2014 and she almost didn’t make it! However, she fully recovered and then she never got sick again until now.

She’s almost 7 years old, a very critical age for cats, so we are a little concerned.

Vet appointment is today at 2 pm so … Fingers crossed!


Our Sanctuary is on a very tight budget and we barely have enough funds to pay for basic expenses, when a rescue gets sick we have no choice but to reach out for help! We’ve already spent a bit over $200 on Gigi’s X-rays, blood tests, lab test & meds, we are now in need of about $50 to afford her special diet and antibiotic treatment.  Can you help? Every little bit helps. Thank YOU!

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 Find follow up & updates below…


Gigi’s UPDATE. May 27th, 2017

During the physical examination, the vet noticed that Gigi showed some signs of pain when touched around her abdominal area. X-rays revealed she has bladder stones, however, the cause of a possible UTI is yet to be determined. For a complete and more accurate diagnosis, a urine sample is needed but she had no urine in her bladder so it could not be taken at that point. She was injected a painkiller and anti-inflammatory, and she’ll be taking an oral solution once a day to alleviate the pain for the next few days. She will have to be hospitalized next week. Upon sedation, the vet will get some urine and send it to the lab. Urine culture is used to diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI) and to identify the bacteria or yeast causing the infection. Most UTIs are easily treated, however, if they are not addressed in time, the infection may spread up through the ureters and into the kidneys which could lead to permanent kidney damage.

Hopefully, that won’t be the case!

Our Sanctuary is already on a very tight budget; vet care, treatment and special diet for Gigi are quite expensive, if you wish to help us with expenses, please consider making a kind donation to our vet care fund at > http://projectchangeonelife.org/catshelter/campaigns/special-vet-care-fund/

Gigi’s UPDATE. June 8th, 2017

Yesterday, we got Gigi’s Lab test results. She’s starting to develop a UTI which will be treated for ten days with antibiotics (VERAFLOX) however it was determined that what causes her pain is actually a quite large stone found in her bladder. An abdominal ultrasound has shown Gigi’s bladder stone is about 8mm long and this is causing the pain and irritation of bladder which makes Gigi want to pee so often. Before considering the chirurgical removal of the stone, the vet wants to try a special vet formulated diet (Royal Canin Urinary S/O dry and wet food ) that hopefully should help with the full dissolution of the crystals found in the bladder stone within the next 2 months. She will also have to continue taking the anti-inflammatory suspension (METACAM) for 10 more days.

Our Sanctuary is already on a very tight budget; vet care, treatment and special diet for Gigi are quite expensive, if you wish to help us with expenses, please consider making a kind donation to our vet care fund at > http://projectchangeonelife.org/catshelter/campaigns/special-vet-care-fund/

 

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