Sunday, September 19, 2010

One More Update on Me (Clarissa)

Hi all. Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. Mom is hoping to help us get back to the introductions this coming week. But for now, I have a health report on me.

I finished my antibiotic for the UTI about 10 days ago. Mom took me back to the vet for a re-check on this past Friday. It's all good mews!!! My weight is back up to 10 lbs. even! Mom was very excited about that. The most I've ever weighed was 12-13 lbs. Ten is a perfect weight for me.

My temperature was normal. That was good news too! I didn't even growl or hiss at Dr. Green when she took my temperature. Mom said I usually grumble like "Cartman" on South Park. My heart sounded good, and there was nothing unusual going on in my belly either.

Since everything seems to be normal, including my behavior at home, the vet said she didn't think it was necessary to do another workup on my blood. It looks like the antibiotic took care of the problem and it was probably that UTI making me feel bad all along.

I am over-grooming my belly again. I usually get a steroid injection about every 12 weeks for that, but the vet didn't think it was prudent to give me one this time. She was afraid it might undo the good that the antibiotic did. However, she suggested that mom try giving me 1/2 tablet of an over-the-counter antihistamine to see if that helps. She told mom it might make me sleepy. Mom looked at Dr. G and said, "She's cat. She already sleeps 16 hours a day. How will I know if she is sleeping longer?" MOL! Mom does have a point.

I think that is all for now. Mom has been home with us all weekend. She even napped in her bed with us yesterday afternoon. We love to snuggle with her.

Hope everyfur had a good weekend.



  1. I am so glad to hear the good news Clarissa, not better than a good vet report...except food, snacks, treats, etc!

  2. We are sooooo happy to hear you got a good report from the vet and you are feeling better now!!

  3. Clarissa, we're so glad you're feeling better and that the antibiotics did the trick!

  4. I overgroom my tummy too. I wish Mommy would leave me alone...I have licking to do!

    We're all happy Clarissa is back to feeling tip top!

  5. YAY for your report!!! we are happy to hear you're feeling much better and that you put on a little weight! Also, Skeeter is an overgroomer sometimes.

  6. Hi Clarissa, I'm so glad you are feeling better and that FIP isn't even an option these days. Hope you continue to improve and the antihistamines help your over-grooming!

  7. Hi Clarissa! We're glad that you are doing better and the v-e-t gave you a good report!