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by maine_coonz
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Dear All,

We buried Raz this afternoon.

He had a 6.5cm dia. abdominal tumour, plus other complications. None of it was related to his tail trauma.

He will be sorely missed. He was a really, really cool cat. He would have been four this June.
by maine_coonz
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: Eczema solution
Replies: 0
Views: 1705

Eczema solution

I am posting this in the hope that it might be of help to others. One of my cats Euclid has had a recurring eczema problems for the last few years, and despite numerous tests (blood, biopsies, skin scrapings, urine+stool, allergy tests, etc.) the Vets never found a cause. It would start as scabs at ...
by maine_coonz
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Hey CarolC, that's really amazing news. You know, I don't really have an objective view on the usefulness (or otherwise) of Raz's "diary", so it's really nice to get positive feedback.
I trust all goes well with you and yours?
Best wishes,

Donna
by maine_coonz
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

A year+ later: I guess I owe many people an apology for having disappeared. In Oct. 2011 my mother (who lives in Phoenix, Arizona) was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer. She chose to go through the whole Radiology/Chemical thing, despite the doctors warning her that her chances were "extremely s...
by maine_coonz
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Feb.15.2012: This is a final and, I hope, not too compressed last post on this topic. June.27.2011: The Acupuncturist/Holisitic Vet came over to my house and spent quite some time examining Raz; she then asked me to express him, with the usual result. Then she had a go herself, with the same zero re...
by maine_coonz
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Week 13: Fri.June.17: We really tried to express Raz this evening, but he was so incredibly hyper after the anaesthetic that it just wasn't worth the hassle; I will have to start my new 3-times-per-day regime (8am/4pm/12pm) tomorrow. Week 13: Sat.June.18: Poor Raz still can't talk properly today - h...
by maine_coonz
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Week 12: Thu.June.09: I was up all last night reading about Urine Retention and didn't get to bed till 6am (I really must get a life one of these days), so poor Raz didn't get expressed till 13:30 (guilt, guilt). I sat down to express him with a heavy heart, fully expecting failure - but it actually...
by maine_coonz
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Hi CarolC, Critters,

A very quick question: is it possible to reverse bladder atony?
Just a yes or no would be good right now. I will post in more detail later.
Many thanks,
by maine_coonz
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

CarolC: I did print the page, and showed it to the vet - see below for his comments. critters: I've been thinking about a tube - see end of post. Week 10: Tue.May.31: The Vet called this morning. It turns out that I misheard him on the phone yesterday - he said that he put Raz on Myocholine/bethanoc...
by maine_coonz
Mon May 30, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Week 10: Mon.May.30: The Vet called back this morning: he found absolutely no obstructions in the urethra. They observed him trying to urinate this morning, without success. He said that his guess was the detrusor muscle was clamped shut, and that the urethra also had high resistance. He also said t...
by maine_coonz
Sun May 29, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Week 10: Sun.May.29: Raz has been getting steadily more difficult to express over the last couple of weeks, despite first Diazepam, and then Phenoxybenzamine. The moment I had been watching slowly draw closer finally arrived last night, when I entirely failed to get one drop of wee out of him. After...
by maine_coonz
Fri May 27, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Tight sphincter - defecation
Replies: 13
Views: 8184

Re: Tight sphincter - defecation

I'd like to add my 10 cents worth - this is an absolutely brilliant post. I have been having exactly the same problem with my cat, and this post would have been really helpful, instead of just having to work it all out plus trial and error. Thank you for posting it.
by maine_coonz
Fri May 27, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Week 10: Fri.May.27: After everyone's supportive comments and helpful suggestions last week, we decided that Raz did not have struvite crystals, and just soldiered on. We got the phenoxybenzamine prescription from the vet (Dibenzyran), and I was horrified to see that he recommended 3/4 of a 5mg caps...
by maine_coonz
Tue May 17, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Critters: I'm sorry to hear about Buddy, I had thought he was still with you. But nice to heard that Koi is still improving. Way to go! CarolC: > You must be doing a lot of laundry...? Afraid not, I'm a real slut :) I have three ancient hand towels which I rotate; I rinse them out thoroughly after e...
by maine_coonz
Thu May 12, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm scared
Replies: 73
Views: 69969

Re: Cat: broken pelvis+tail, eating+pee+poo problems, I'm sc

Week 8, Fri.May.13: Quite a while since I last posted - goodness, doesn't time disappear. Things are now changing very slowly, not much is different from one day to the next, it is only when one looks back that one can see the differences. Life is definitely easier these days. We have a schedule now...