Monday, November 24, 2014

Bennette's Update

 
Hi there furriends!
 
Some of you already know that I've been sick.   I've been in a room all by myself so mom and dad can monitor everything about me.   What goes in...what comes out.  I feel like a science experiment.
 
There is good news and bad news.  The bad news is that what comes out of me is way too squirty.  Sorry for TMI, but hey, we're furriends here and I'm not holding back on you.
 
The other potentially bad news is that I either have the worst case ever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or I might have intestinal lymphoma.   Mom doesn't want to put me through a biopsy if she can prevent that.   So right now I'm on medication and I'm trying new foods.
 
They hypoallergenic stuff didn't work so now I'm on a high fiber, low fat food which seems to be helping.   I also got a shot of B12.   So I'm not as squirty as I once was.  Again, sorry for the TMI.  You're my furriends, right?   That's part of the good news.
 
The other good news is that I had lost weight, but I'm now gaining it back.  I was up to a whole 7 pounds on Sunday morning!
 
I'm kind of liking not having to deal with the others, but it does get lonesome sometimes.  Mom and dad visit me as much as they can.


25 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aw, hello sweet girl! I did not know you were under the weather. I hope the good news continues and the bad fades away soon--it is very good that you are gaining some weight back. The Human and I think that is really a good sign. We are purring hard for you! XOXOXO

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

Sweet Bennett, it's very important for you to get ll better asap. We're gad you're gaining some weight back and are crossing our paws for the rest.

Purrs,
The Chans

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I am sending you lots of purrs, Bennette! I hope your humans come up with a regimen that keeps you on track.

The Whiskeratti said...

The weight gain is good; we're glad to hear that. Hopefully the squirty stuff goes away very soon (and don't worry about sharing that, who hasn't been there?)

Sweet Purrfections said...

Sweet Bennette, we had no idea you've been dick. We're purring you'll be back to normal soon.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Aww, Bennette...lots of purrs and purrayers from us. The weight gain is great, keep that up. We sure hope the change in food and the B12 helps. Does your mom knows that slippery elm is really good for intestinal upset? Very commonly given to IBD cats -- you can make it up into a syrup that can keep in the fridge and syringe it in before meals, or even just sprinkle a very little bit of the powder on food.

(((Hugs)))

Brian said...

Purrs and prayer from all of us. We sure hope things get better really soon.

Georgia and Julie said...

Bennette we are purring very hard for you to get well.
We purr your folks and the Vet will
find something that works for you there is no nasty lymphoma!

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Terri said...

We are so sorry to hear about your squirty problems. Weight gain is good news, though! We're sending lots of purrs and hugs to you.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're purring in hopes you feel better soon, Bennette. We're glad to hear that you're regaining your lost weight. Hopefully you can keep it on and feel better, too.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Bennette! We are so sorry to hear that you are still squirty and not doing as well as we'd like to hear. We are glad that you are gaining back your weight--that is REALLY good! And we hope that you get everything firmed up so you can feel really good.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Bennette we are sorry you are under the weather. We will purr for you to continue to gain weight and we'll be firm. MOL

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Poor Bennette, I hope you have a complete recovery soon. Have your folks given you any probiotics to build up the good bacteria in your bowel? That may help.

Simba said...

Bennette, you know you can sort that dire eat out by yourself, right? Please do so in order to stay away from those ebil vet peoples.

Flynn said...

I am sorry you are not feeling well Bennette. I have bad squirts too, but mum thinks it is another bad effect from that convenia injection. I have fortiflora sprinkled on my food to try and help.
I am purring for you to soon feel better.

Quill and Greyson said...

Seems like gaining weight is a good sign. We send our love and purrs to help you feel much better soon - and yes we're friends of course.

The Island Cats said...

Bennette, it sounds like the new food may be helping...which is great! You keep eating it, okay. And we're good with the TMI. Yep, that's what furiends are for. :)

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

Our purrs, Bennette...

meowmeowmans said...

Bennette, we'll keep on purring and praying for you, sweet friend.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

there are a lot of cats who improve dramatically from IBD with the opposite diet of what you are doing. Low fiber high protein higher fat tends to be easier to digest and thus is less irritating to an upset colon.

http://feline-nutrition.org/health/feline-inflammatory-bowel-disease-nature-and-treatment There are also a couple of online communities of people who have IBD kitties that like to share tips and support one another..

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

We're sending lots of purrs for you to feel better soon.

Kitties Blue said...

Sending lots of purr and prayers that you make a complete recovery and very soon. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Jacqueline said...

We are purring and praying for you to get well soon, darling Bennette...Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Bennette and everyone, Hope you are doing well, and hope that you all have a cozy and happy Thanksgiving! XOXOXO

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sorry you aren't feeling well Bennett. Healing purrs and we hope the new food helps.