Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pancreatitis WHAT!!!!



Meow-ouch!

Hi Pals,

Yes, that's me at my favorite place again - the VET's.   Only this time they stuffed me in my carrier and I had to ride for 45 minutes to Appleton to see a different specialist kind of vet.   I was sent there instead of somewhere in our own city because they have an super sensitive ultra sound machine.   

Gasp!  There they shaved my belly and a little up on each side.  Of all the NERVE!

If you look closely to my hind feet, you can see very short black fur. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well.   It doesn't really bother me, but I think it bothers M and Dl

They told my peeps that I was an extra good boy and they didn't even have to sedate me at all.   I did flinch slighty tho when they touched the area where the pancreas is located, but I didn't put up a fight or anything.  

The vet put me on a yukky medicine that I'm supposed to take if I'm in pain.   M says it's hard to tell when a kitty is hurting.  But I guess her first clue should be if I start hiding in the closet and it's not raining or thundering.    If they can't catch me to give that med, I have something that can be rubbed on my ear - I don't mind that one.   But apparently it doesn't work quite as well as the other one.   M said she will use the icky med only when she knows for sure I'm hurting.  Otherwise, she'll put it on my ear if she thinks I might be in pain but isn't sure.

There is no cure for what I have, and the vet said I could have flareups (whatever that means.)   So if that happens, we have medicine on hand and can easily get more.

It has not affected my appetite, although I have very discerning taste as to what I like and don't like.   Just keep the good food coming and I'll be happy.

Me and my peeps are very thankful it isn't something worse.   But purrs and prayers now and then would still be appreciated.    We don't want it to get any worse. 

We're joining Brian's Home Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   Hop on board with us and have a little fun.   










32 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Oh no, Mario! I'm sorry you have pancreatitis. You know, that's what I have too but you must have a milder case of it than me because when I had a flare up I totally stopped eating. You keep eating...then the humans don't worry as much. I hope you're feeling better soon and you don't get any flare ups. ~Wally

The Island Cats said...

Oh...and Mario? If M ever has any questions about pancreatitis, tell her she can contact my mom since she's been dealing with this with me for awhile now.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! We're sorry to hear you have pancreatitis, Mario. Make sure you keep on eating, okay? that's the most important thing. Hugs, purrs and prayers to you, M and D.

Lone Star Cats said...

Sending purrs!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Well, at least you only have flare-ups and it's not something that goes on all the time. I'm sending lots of feel-good purrs your way!

Little Binky and Granny said...

Oh, Mario, I'm so sorry you have pancreatitis too, but we're thankful that you feel okay for now. Will send Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers every day and hope you feel better soon <3 <3 <3

Erin the Cat said...

Oh my, I do hope that you only have very very mild flare ups if at all, and it goes complete. I get UTI's every now and then and they are a real pain for peep as I am NOT a good taker of meds.
Sending lots of purrs, Erin

Brian said...

I sure am glad you got some medicine Mario, even if it is yucky, it will help. We are are sending purrs and prayers your way and we are thankful your Vets are taking good care of you. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Mario we are so sorry about your diagnosis but glad there is medicine you can take to make you feel better. WE will keep you in our purrs.

M. K. Clinton said...

Hi Mario, I hope that you are feeling better and not hiding in the closet. Bentley doesn't like thunderstorms either. ☺

onespoiledcat said...

Oh no! That's definitely not a fun thing to have.....just try to keep eating well and taking your meds and you will be alright soon I hope!

Hugs, Teddy

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....blessings frum R best St Francis ...all wayz....we iz sorree bout de trip; we iz sorree bout de diagnoze....N we hope yur pan cree azz keepz itz self in line N doez knot get werst.....eatin....thatz de main thing.....HONEST !!!!! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

Mary McNeil said...

Purrayers for you, Mario. I'm glad you are feeling better ! And glad that you are being so good about taking your yucky meds.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sorry you have not been feeling well and had to go to the vet. I am adding you to my prayer list sweet boy. XO

William's Kith & Kin said...

What a bummer, Mario! We're glad though that you're feeling OK and that you are a champ about your meds.

Annie Bear said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I hope the flare-ups don't get any worse, and if anything, go away altogether. I'm glad you have medicine for the pain.

Crafty Garden Gal (find me at PlayingInCatnip.com or HomeGardenDiggers.com) said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear of your pancreatitis. That is no fun. Hoping you get better. It's worth taking the yukky medicine.

Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

Fur Everywhere said...

Mes is sorry yous has pancreatitis. Mes has that, too. When mes has a flare, mes will turn my nose up at all the noms, and the Mom has to give mes that yucky pain med! Mes takes something for nausea all the time, and that has kept mes pretty stable for a whiles nows. Mes hopes yous will keep feeling okay!

Purrs,
Carmine

Suzanne Dunaway said...

Oh, Mario, I think we are cousins. And if humans had something they could rub on their ears to get well, WOW! Take your meds and you will be better and if you're in the closet, that's a good sign that you might need them. Very smart.
xxxLoulou

Photo Cache said...

Sweet Mario, we are sending you all the purrs and all the good vibes that we can muster.

Emma and Buster

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Oh poor Mario! We've heard that pancreatitis is SO painful. We purr that you return to good health VERY soon!!

Pam Greer said...

I'm so sorry! I hope you don't have any flare ups!

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa, furrend, I had no idea you were sick. A few years ago, the vet thought I had that but I didn't. What symptoms did you have? I had the squirts that time.

The Indulged Furries said...

Mario, I'm sorry your pancreas is making you feel awful. I hope it calms down soon and you're not feeling poorly or in pain. Clicking on your picture to make it bigger makes it easy to see where they stole your furs. Mom always likes rubbing shaved furs because she says it feels warm and fuzzy. I hope your furs grow back quickly.

Marg said...

We are so sorry to hear this Mario. We sure hope you don't have any flare ups and that the medicine keeps you feeling well. You all have a great week end.

dezizworld.com said...

Oh Mario, we're so sorry you have da sicks. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers. You be lookin' very handsum. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

KB Bear said...

My dog, Angel K, had chronic pancreatitis. We managed to control it really well with a low fat diet. She did have flareups, when she'd vomit and not feel well. We'd take her to the vet where they'd give her IV fluids and meds. It happened only a couple of times in a few years before she got cancer.

So, I have great optimism that you'll stay well despite pancreatitis. I hope that your parents never have to give you those meds!

Bionic Basil said...

Mario dude, oh no not mew as well!!! Dude I had that in November and then again in February, the P.A. is now treating me with a custom blended homeopathic remedy, if mew'd like any info drop us a line...

Get well soon buddy

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox

The Swiss Cats said...

We're sorry you were not feeling well. We send you tons of healing purrs and hope you feel better. Purrs

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

We are sorry ta hear about ya bein sick! Wow, we dont even know where our pancrea are!

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

Genji had a bad bout of pancreatitis last year. He stayed at the vet for a couple of days and, when he came home, he had to be put on a diet of nothing but chicken in broth for a while, served often, in tiny portions, He eventually got all better (no medication) and now eats more or less "normally" although the food remains low-fat. I keep close ye on him as stoping eating is the first sign of a flare-up. So far so good. Paws crossed, for you too, Mario!

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Peep #1 says KNOWIN' what ails us, is half the battle. I truly truly wish you weren't sick at all and didn't have to worry 'bout those flare-ups but at least your doctor knows what it is, and how to treat it. That's a good thing, I think. PURRS.