Sei-Chan: Dear Friends! I last wrote two days ago, on Thursday, and believe or not, I was hauled off to Dr. C's again yesterday! Truth be told, #1 noticed that, all of a sudden, I was basically going from one litter box to the next and depositing only a drop here and a drop there. Every warning light inside #1's head lit up and she was on the phone to Dr. C's office the minute they opened. They said to bring me in and that I might have to stay. Fortunately, I let her catch me quite easily. We also took my favourite pink blankie along and I of course sang the whole way there. I am happy to say that I did not have to tsay.
Dr. C examined me thoroughly and concluded that I had a kind of stress-driven cystisis and that the most important thing was to help me relax. The last few days have been stressful, and the change in diet hasn't helped. The most important thing, according to Dr. C is for me to feel calm and serene again and if that means that I get some of my regular food too, then so be it. She is very hopeful that the Semintra will bring down my urea levels to close to normal. If I absolutely refuse to eat any kind of renal food, then there is another medication that can be combined with regular food for a similar effect. But #1 has ordered me a bunch of different renal foods so maybe there will be one in there that will be OK.
In the meantime, I am on Metacam for five days and Zylkene for ten days. Zylkene has not been available in North America until now but it looks like it is going on the market in late March. It is a wonderful stress reduction medication that is based on the Casein protein in milk. It is in powder form but tastes nice and #1 sprinkles it over my favourite Laughing Cow soft cheese. I take it as though it was a treat! The Metacam and Semintra are liquids that have to be syringed into my mouth so that will remain a challenge. #1 can hand me up the little pieces of cheese up into my basket on the study shelf:
Here is a better view of the basket:
I can keep an eye out for kidnappers from there!
Anyway, if I could possibly ask for a few more purrs and crossed paws? I very hope that things will have settled down by next week.