28 January 2013

Pebble's Strain


Saturday morning started like any usual normal day with EJ feeding the cats and then cleaning their toilets. There were blood on the toilet trays. 

EJ knew the culprit to be Pebble as she was seen straining a few times the day before. Few days before that, Pebble was quieter than usual, sleeping a lot curled up in a corner alone.

Quickly an appointment was made with the vet that afternoon. Pebble mewed non-stop throughout the journey. The extended weekend due to two festival public holidays resulted in heavy traffic and jam. 

Pebble was a good girl and allowed her doctor to manipulate her in whichever way needed which was good as her doctor could check her thoroughly. 

An x-ray was taken. There were two shaded spots in her bladder. And since it could not be ascertain what it is, an ultrasound was done. 

Pebble's belly was shaved. The ultrasound showed an irregular shaped bladder but then Pebble had emptied her bladder during the drive, so nothing is conclusive.

For now, she is on medication for FLUTD and will be checked again after two weeks.

Pebble here showing her shaved belly with Winnie giving headbonks of caring love.

PS: Our human wanted to post the x-ray but found that what was brought home was an empty envelope. The x-ray was left behind at the vet!

26 comments:

Marg said...

Oh Pebble, we sure are sending tons and tons of purrs to you. Hope that medicine makes you feel a lot better.Take care.

Bellen said...

I hope Pebble is all right. This must be a worrying time for you. Good luck to all there.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending Pebbles our best purrs and a big kiss for her bare belly.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

cats of wildcat woods said...

Oh dear - we just went thru this with Snowball. Hope it all works out for Pebbles. Could this be kidney stones in her bladder?

Brian said...

I sure do hope she feels better really soon. Those pee problems are no fun at all.

magiceye said...

You take care Pebble and get well soon!!

Bozo

Gattina said...

Poor Pebble, hope it's nothing serious and will go away with the medication. He looks as if he has a hole in his belly. My cats too "sing" the whole way to the vet !

meowmeowmans said...

Poor Pebble! We sure hope that everything turns out okay. We are sending purrs and prayers!

Ginger Jasper said...

Poor darling I hope you get well soon.. I am purring for you.. Hugs GJ xx

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Poor sweet Pebble1 You do look cute with that little pink patch of tummy showing. We hope your medication will cure you.

Winnie you are so nice to give Pebble some extra love while she is not feeling well.

ABBY said...

Oh poor Pebble!
we are sending you lots of kitty love and purrs.

Photo Cache said...

we haven't been here in a while and we're sorry for that. hope that pebble would be okay.

i'm worried about my emma too, she seem to have the same problem as your pebble. i wonder if i could pick your brain about this situation?

emma and buster

Linens and Royals said...

Poor Pebble, a trip to the vet is always a worry but you were very good there. Purrs and head bumps to you and Get Well Soon.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww sweet Pebble!! You are very brave and beautiful! Please please get better! Take care
x

Maggie M said...

Oh, sweet Pebble we hope you get all better very soon. Your tummy is just boootiful even with the shaved spot. Hugs and nose kisses

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrrring for Pebbles. Pee problems can be hard to solve and a pain for everyone.

Debra Taylor said...

The headbonks are cute! I hope Pebble is going to be OK



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Mr Puddy said...

Poor Pebble, I'm sending mega purrs right here , right now. I hope you feel like yourself so soon. and paws crossed for your medication works like magic for you.
Many Hugs and Purrs
xoxo

Barbara said...

Poor Pebble! Do hope she's ok, hugs and purrs from us xx

Kjelle Bus said...

OMC ! I think your belly is even fluffier than mine even after you got shaved :)
Sure hope the medecine will make you feel better !
(((purr))) (((purr)))

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Purrs and prayers that Pebble is ok!! Hoping she has no stones!

Arti said...

Hope all is well with Pebble! Poor little creature. Take care :)

Cezar and Léia said...

I imagine the stress day at the VET, but now you can take the medicine and I'm sure everything will be fine soon!
Poor little Pebble, I'm sending purrs and good energies for your faster recover!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and hugs from mom Léia

michico*Adan said...

We are purring for Pebble!!!!
Hoping everything goes well.

Catherine said...

Poor sweet kitty! Banjo and I send all our love and purrs and we know she is getting the best of love and care and will be better soon!
xo Catherine & Banjo

Lucy the Cat said...

Oh, pretty Pebbles. I hope the medicine clears it up. If not, maybe a specialist can look at her ultrasound. Lucy's ultrasound had an area the vet was unsure of so an internist analyzed it. Anyway, bladder cancer is very rare nd we certainly hope that's not it. Here's hoping its an infection that goes away very soon and she feels better. Thanks, EJ, for your nice note about Lucy.