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May 18th, 2009
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Mogley's going to stay at the vet tonight
The reason the vet was inspecting his privates last friday was because he'd started peeing blood. The vet suspected it was because of stress, because Mogley doesn't strain while peeing and had just the previous day been subjected to the rather high stress of his yearly exam. They took a blood sample at that time to test his blood so they could see if his kidneys and liver and everything are still working like they should. They are, but he does have high blood pressure, for which he's now taking medication. Anyway, the day after that he started peeing red and I was told to come back if it wasn't better after the weekend.

There's less blood in the litterbox this morning, but it's still there, so this evening he's going to the vet so he can pee on some special non-absorbent litter there which lets them examine the urine. I'm hating this, because he hates to be locked up, but what with me having ten cats and Mogley mostley producing the urine in the wee hours of the night, I don't see how I can collect it at home without locking him in for the night anyway. Better if that happens at the vet where they can then look at what happened first thing in the morning.

BTW, I'm still having to make an effort to refer to Mogley as "he". The cognitive dissonance is pretty staggering.

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From:sallymn
Date:May 18th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
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Oh poor kitty... and poor you, having all that worry :(
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From:vilakins
Date:May 18th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Poor Mogley and you! I hope it's something easily treated.
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From:jthijsen
Date:May 18th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I hope so, too. I'll know in the morning, if all goes well.
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From:jomacmouse
Date:May 19th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
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Fingers crossed that it does go well. Neither you nor Mogley need that sort of worry.
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From:kalypso_v
Date:May 19th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Poor Mogley. I hope he's improving, though as you say kidney problems are par for the course.

I suppose it's lucky he has a name that's not gender-specific - it might be even more confusing if you had to change it, or leave him with a girly name.
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From:jthijsen
Date:May 19th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Fortunately he seems to feel just fine, if I hadn't seen the blood I wouldn't have known that anything was wrong. Cats can often live on for years with kidney trouble if the trouble isn't too bad and they get the proper medications and a good diet. I can assure you that he'll get all he needs of those last two things. I intend to keep my sweet little Mogley with me for a good few years yet.

I would have kept using the same name anyway. My favorite Dutch writer had a red female cat called Arie. That's a man's name in Dutch, which she got because even the vet thought that red cats were always male. He cheerfully kept calling her Arie, mostly because he's got a wicked sense of humor that I rather appreciate. I think he'd also appreciate this: two of my cats are now on ACE-inhibitors. And one of my other cats (the one in the icon) is called Ace...
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