Good evening Felinity Assembled, Nikita here, and I thnak everyone who has sent in their Purrs, & Purrayers, regarding my continued good health, it means a lot to me.
As previously noted I've been off my feed at least since Daddy had his Boo Boo, in May.
I have no idea why, even though I was eating the new dry food when I wanted, I was losing weight, and feeling thirsty all the time.
I have no idea how i could go to town on the Wet food only diet, the last week, and still not gain any weight either.
I feel fine, frisky, and curious, and playful, as usual, otherwise.
The test result came back, and Daddy just got thru chatting with our nice Doctor Lady about them.
She almost as puzzled as we are, and just as concerned.
My Blood Results came back perfect, but that doesn't do anything to explain the weight loss.
She said that, as skinny as I was my intestines felt a little prominent, which is abnormal, but not a definitive diagnosis of anything.
So what's all the concern?
A possible problem in the Gastrointestinal System...
Inflamatory Bowel Disease?
None of these show up in the Blood work done.
The next logical step, testing-wise, would be an Abdominal Ultrasound that would cost Daddy $275.
They do not do payment plans.
The alternative is a Steroid Pill to control any infalmation, and cancer risk, with a side benefit that it would help relieve inflamation related to my arthritis.
Daddy is unable to spare another nearly $300, on top of yesterday, and so we are taking option #2, for the time being.
Daddy would buy an initial 2 months of pills, at $21, along with pill pockets to help me be more agreeable.:-D
Daddy would continue giving me the wet food, as much as 2, 5oz., cans a day.
The trick will be finding the cheapest Mature Adult, or Senior, brand, of quality, probably from Petco/Petsmart, or a Super Market, to save money.
I would go in for a free weight check every 2 weeks.
This is where things stand, as of this evening, and I would ask for all the purrs, and purrayers of the Cat Blogging Community, and the well wishs of our friends in the rest of the Critterverse.
It's not the end of the world and yes, it adds one one bit of stress for Daddy Kiril to be concerned about, on top of his own concerns, but we WILL make it to the otherside, have faith.
Thank you, very much, to Michelle, of the blog, Michelle's Menagerie, for being the 1700th Comment left on this blog (See comment, below), since it began on New Year's Day, 2010.