May 1, 2014

My V-E-T Visit

Kitties, I needed my nails to be  trimmed.  They were getting like swords so off I went.  And while there after 7 months of nothing, Mom asked if I could have some help with my allergies.  Remember, I changed v-e-t-s.  So the nice lady gave me a shot of something I had not had before and kitties, my reaction to it scared mom.

I went straight into my PTU when I got home and had a bite to eat and I stayed in there from 2 in that afternoon, even overnight.  My mom was so worried without me to sleep with to guard her that she rose at 0355.   She pretended that was get up time, and brought my breakfast to me right there to the PTU.  She called the v-e-t at 8 am and got a return call several hours later and told her what I was not doing, which was not living my life.

No patrolling, not hardly any foods,  staying in the PTU and mom was asked questions and answered to the Dr.'s satisfaction and was told that I was not going to keel over after all.

Sure enough, I came out and acted fairly normal from that afternoon on, and I did get into bed with mom for the night last night.  So now she has stopped worrying so much.

I am not itching now but I think we will try the "step process" from now on.  An additive to my fuds of a fatty acid, and hope I eat it and that it helps. And then, foods for an allergic kitty..and so on.  We do NOT want the steroid shots due to the bad reactions they have over a period of time.

So, mom feels happier now and so do I.

xxooox

47 comments:

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

You scared us (and your mommy)! Glad you are getting better, though.

Beth said...

This was truly a frightening experience for both you and mom Miss Katie! I am glad you are feeling better now! xx

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, Katie! It always seems like shots make us feel worse before they make us feel better - what a relief that it was just temporary.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Katie, we're sorry you had to go to the v-e-t and that you had a reaction to the injection.

It's never a good idea to get any long-lasting medication via injection, as you obviously know from personal experience, because once it's in the body there's nothing one can do if things go awry.

Our human's not impressed with *any* vet, frankly, but at least the one we currently have wasn't keen on giving Nicki the Pred by injection for just that reason.

Good luck with adding omega-3 or whatever it will be.

Of course, it's possible you have an allergy to corn, wheat or soy if your diet has those ingredients--they're very common allergens in cats. But it also could be any food--chicken, etc., or something else entirely. Very difficult to sort out.

Purrs to you and to your mom too!

Random Felines said...

yikes - we bet your mom was pretty scared. glad you are feeling better....

Marg said...

Oh Katie, thank COD, you are all right and glad that the shot worked so well. Poor Mom, has she recovered now?? HOpe so. Take care.

Brian said...

I am glad you are doing okay sweet Katie. Hey, I have a similar reaction to ANY kind of shot, but after a day or so all is well again. It sure scares the peeps though.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

Happy to hear your back to your old self Katie. Sometimes it takes trial and error to sort out the right medicine and doses.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

katie....sorree ya had a bad react shunz ta yur shot.....N we noe yur mom bee worreed crazed...de food serviss gurl heer wooda been worreed two.... we hope they keepz it on yur record KNOT ta receive that stuff again....♥♥♥♥♥

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Katie we are so glad you are OK. We know you are a super trooper (oooh we rhymed) and that you are back to your normal self.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are glad ya are OK now Katie! But that was worrisome for a while.

William said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Katie. I bet your mom was worried to no end! I'm glad you're feeling better now and that you'll try something else.

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

*whew!!!* ^..^ x5 Fank Cod you iz ok! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ and we'z glad your mommeh iz not wurried anymore ^.,^ x5 ♥♥xoxoxo♥♥

san said...

Oh that was a bad reaction! But we are glad you're better. You should have heard our horrified breaths reading abt your reaction to the steroid. We agree that you should do this slowly with as little steroids as you can. Is it omega 3?

BeadedTail said...

Katie, first you bolt out the door and now this? Our mommy can't handle any more scares so we're glad you're doing better and hope the new processes help with your itchies!

Flynn said...

Glad you are feeling better again Katie. I react like that to almost all shots too. Our vet likes to give injections in the scruff but when mum used to work for a vet, she used to give the injections behind the shoulder. She asked our vet to do them there and I don't react as bad now.

Nellie said...

It is good that you are back to normal, Miss Katie! xo

Georgia and Julie said...

WOW! Bet that was scary for your Mom and you.
WE are glad you are OK now.
We purr the other things your Mom will try will work better for you.
Headbumps to you Katie.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure, JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Tamago said...

Oh Katie san, you scared us so much. Your mom must have been worried about you terribly. So glad you are OK now! I hope the step process will work well for you. I think going slowly is better option in the long run :-)

Shaggy and Scout said...

How scary! All is well now & that's good!

SailorEdgar said...

That must have scared your Mom very much! I hope they can get that sorted out.

The Island Cats said...

I'm glad you're okay, Katie. I've had that shot when my allergies get really bad and it always makes me feel a little off at first. That's why the mom won't let me have it unless my allergies are really bad.

Zoey

Debra Taylor said...

So glad to learn you got your nails trimmed - and that you are getting such great care! I have food allergies, too - hate those steroids.

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Spitty-the-Kitty said...

All will be well as soon as I get there, darling. Is the chick-hen plated? The half & half poured? Yes? Then I am on my way. XOXOXOX

Anonymous said...

Katie, this is scary! Maggie has allergies, and cannot have her shots together. She has asthma. Chloe Jo has special needs and autoimmune problems. I am so glad you are okay. You have a very good mom! ~xoxo~

La Cabeza Grande said...

OMC! What a fright, sisfur. Thank goodness the initial whammy of the shot wore off and you're feeling better. Gave your Mom a fright.

Love you.
Nik, Rocky and M

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We can imagine how worried your Mom was, Miss katie. We remember when Genji had a reaction to a shot and went all quiet. Very disconcerting. We're so glad you're feeling more like yourself now.

Purrs,
The Chans

Anonymous said...

Meez so glad yous bettew Katie. And meez so sowwy yous had tu go fwu dat. Hav a Pawsum Furiday!! ☺

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

Dezi

Kjelle Bus said...

Glad that you feel better now !
Me too sleep a lot after my yearly shot´s :)

XOXO

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh Katie, that was scary! Yikes! Add that fright to the fright of you getting out and you're on your way to giving your mom a heart attack! No more please??
Star does pretty good with coconut oil to keep her itchies down, they don't get it all with it's really really bad, but boy does it help for most of it. Best of all, she loves it and thinks it's a treat!

Angel Keisha said...

Me send a hug! {{{hugs}}}

Oui Oui said...

That would have scared our mom, if it happened to one of us. Katie, I guess you will have to be careful about shots in the future since you have had a reaction to a couple of them. Our grandma was like that too. We are glad you are doing better now.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Glad you are feeling better. You gave your mom a scare.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like it was so scary, sweet Katie. WE do not blame your Mommy one bit, because we would be scared, too.

We are glad you are back to normal, and we hope the step process works for you...

Big hugs to you and Mommy!

Pasha said...

Stoopid vet! stabbing you like that!!!!
We're glad you're feeling better!

LP said...

Getting jabbed fro any reason always seems to be stressful for so many kitties. We are glad you are feeling better now Katie and that you have a plan in place to help with those allergies!

the critters in the cottage xo

Maggie M said...

We were sure happy to see that you came out of your PTU and are back to yourself sweet Katie, we were getting worried as we were reading the post. Stay well sweetie. Hugs and nose kisses

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh no, that was really scary Katie. We are hoping you are completely back to normal (normal for us cats) by now.

Mama questions anything the vet wants to give us (even though she works with the vet at spay/neuter events). Each of us has already used up one of our nine lives and Mama wants us to save the rest.

Kitty Kisses,
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

Mariodacat said...

Dear Sweet Katie, we are so happy you are starting to feel more like the Katie we know. Your mom was really scared, and we felt so bad for her. Hope you are all the way back to yourself in two more days.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yeah that behaviour would worry your mum but at least you are ok now and mum can stop worrying

Stacy Hurt said...

Oh poor mom! It's awful when scare the beejeebies outta them! But the bed & breakfast service sounds pleasant!

Glad you are back to your normal self.

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

The J-Cats said...

Oh, how scary!
We are so glad you are feeling a bit better now, though, Katie.
perhaps you'd like to jump in your Tunnel and come over for a visit. The change of air may do you good. The weather here is lovely - spring is well and truly here and tomorrow is going to be like summer. We could have a picnic. Would you like that?

Trixie and Caspurr

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello my darling, You poor little girl--I just HATE the v-e-t. ::shudder:: I am glad you are better now. Say, that was quite the beauteous picture your Mommy put on facebook today XOXOXOXO

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh my goodness! Mes sis not knows that Katie
Mes hopes yous is feeling better and purrhaps mes should comes by and makes yous some catnip tea.
Kisses
Nellie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Darling girl, I read on Facebook you are a little under the weather. I am sorries you are still having allergies, sweetheart. I hope that your sneezies go away very soon. I will come over and bring you some Kleenexes. My Human uses a ridiculous amount of Kleenex--she buys it 30 boxes at a time from Costco, MOL. And it's just her and me here! (though she does take a bunch of it to school) XOXOXO

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww sweet Katie Isabella!! What a scare! Oh dear. We are so glad the effects have worn off and you are ok. Phew! We send you and mum many purrs and hugs! Take care
x

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Darling, SO I hear you are feeling a little droopy? I hope you start perking up ASAP so your poor Mommy won't be so worried about you. My Human is the same way--if I feel a little off for a day or two she has the stabby place on speed dial and I see her following me around the house like some kind of perv, you know? So really, it's best to get better and start eating better and playing and stuff. Okay? Shall I come over?