Thursday, 4 May 2017

Thei-Chan on Thursday

Thei-Chan: well, it's been a while, right, since I used the old Thei-Chan ruse. But you see, I am realising that Saturday is often a low traffic day so I thought I would try this for once.

I have to tell you that #1 put me through a harrowing experience. On Tuesday night, I was grabbed unceremoniously and shoved into the guest bathroom. No food. Just a bed, litter box, toys and water. She came in to see me several times but I hid as well as I could. Wednesday morning, she came in and instead of giving me my food she grabbed me and stuck me into the carrier. She told me that my sister Tama was coming too but she, Miss Goodie-Two-Tamas, actually goes and sits in the carrier, waiting to leave. Can you believe that?

Anyway, both of us gave #1 and Tommy a rousing 45 minute chorus of the Aby Road Song all the way there. We were both due for our boosters, but I also had to have a blood test since it had been a year since the last one and #1 wanted to see how my kidneys were doing. You may remember that I was diagnosed in March 2016 with early stage renal deficiency and put on Semintra and Virbac renal food.

"Is it safe to come out?"


"I knew it was going to end badly!"

Anyway, we got the blood test results back. My BUN levels were up over one year ago, but still well below the levels when I was first diagnosed in March last year. The creatinine levels were also up a bit but remain at the high end of the normal range (they were pretty high in March 2016). And the good news is that my weight is stable (I never thought I would hear anyone say that!). Dr. C and #1 think it would be a good idea to start me on Ipakitine (Epakitin in North America) to lighten the load on my kidneys some more. Overall, I am doing well and enjoying life (except for vet trips). They have threatened to test me again in about three months, just to keep a close eye on me. I guess that means they care, right?

By the way, #1, my hammock still needs fixing...


  1. We are glad your Vet visit gave good results :)
    Sounds like you are holding your own and we purr the new meds help keep it that way!
    Did #1 fix that hammock yet?
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  2. It sounds like you got a pretty good report, considering your kidney issues, Sei!

  3. I'm so happy for your results. Paw crossed & Sent my purrs to you. All the best !

    MOL for your command to #1


    1. Everyone loves you, Sweet Sei, and they just want to help you feel your best. The news is excellent and we're so happy for you. No 1 caught your kidney condition early which was a blessing. Enjoy your day , precious one.

  4. Bonjour Sei,
    Que tu sois la minette du jeudi ou celle du samedi, tu es toujours celle que je préfère.
    C'est vraiment pas drôle du tout ces histoires de vets. Etre emprisonnée et puis ce truc qui roule. Une horreur.
    Mais bon, les nouvelles sont plutôt bonnes.
    J'espère que ça va continuer comme ça.
    Iounnou elle refusait de prendre de l'Ipakitine. Il fallait lui donner de force. Mais de toutes les façons, c'est un "chélateur du phosphore", alors si tu manges une nourriture qui n'en contient pas tu n'en a pas besoin.
    Je ne sais pas si tu sais, mais il y a des boites pas rénales qui ont un taux de phosphore très bas. Et il parait que l'huile de krill c'est bon.

  5. That is some really good news and we are really happy you shared that today!

  6. dang - hauled off to the vet. at least your test results were pretty good :)

  7. We're glad to read such good news ! Purrs

  8. Oh dear, sorry you have some kidney problems, but very happy for you good news. M & D had to give the kitty before me fluids because of the same problem. She was super good about taking the fluids, so it was not a difficult job at all. M felt maybe she felt so much better after getting fluids, that she decided "this isn't so bad afterall."

  9. Good to hear that things are going pretty well for you, Sei-Chan. We are wondering how hard it is to get you back in the carrier at the vet's once you are done? Or do you just hop in because you know you are going home?

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  10. Glad you are holding your own with your kidney values. That is a long ride to get to the stabby place.

  11. I hope the blood work shows that the special diet is helping your kidneys.

  12. Sorry to hear about your incarceration but it sounds like mostly good news from the vet.

  13. Except for #1's trick, I think the results are pretty good. We all want you to be healthy and happy!!


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