Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tutu Sunday

Sunday, day 5. Tutu is showing definite improvement. Yesterday, she did her pee and poo after taking the valium. Today, she presented me with the best ever Mother's Day present. A perfect poo and pee WITHOUT valium. She is clearly in less pain as she wanted very much to go exploring but I had to stop her and put her back in her cage. She made it vocally clear she didn't like that!

Her vet called on Saturday to let me know the blood test results were back and all her levels look very good. Her calcium is also within the normal range, but that could also be due to the supplement she had taken before the blood was drawn. What is important now is to keep her on her meds and supplements and strict cage rest. I try to alleviate her boredom by taking her for "walks" while she sits in her potty. She says hello to all her furblings, she sits with me while we watch TV and I bring her outside for some sun therapy. She seem happier and actually started to purr again.  :)

I think the worst is over, and that Tutu will make a full recovery. Thank you again, for all your purrs, woofs, prayers and positive vibes. I know that definitely helped!

We're sorry for not coming around the last few days, and now that Tutu's recovery is on track, we'll be visiting everyone to say thank you personally.

PS / I'm so glad we went for a second opinion. The first vet made me feel like a total failure and in his words as he looked at her xrays still ring in my ears, "Ohhhhh. Your cat is hypocalcemic and can die anytime!". All these without even suggesting a blood test to confirm his diagnosis. How irresponsible.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the wonderful mothers out there!  :)

Ohhhh...what a lot of things to see and smell!
Tutu getting some sun therapy
She put me back in here just as I wanted to go exploring.  Spoil sport.  :(
Maybe if I look cute she'll let me out?
How about now?
No? Still nothing?  Dang, she's strict
As much as I can restrict her movements outside the cage, I cannot stop her from rolling around in the cage. I suppose she would know not to do it if it hurts.  So to see her this way just means she feels better (she couldn't do this yesterday without crying)

41 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Good news!
Best wishes Molly

Rachael G said...

Fabulous news!
I am so glad

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, litter box output on her own and without Valium is the BEST news! Continued purrs for little Tutu as she recovers, and a happy Mother's Day to you too, for being such a wonderful and amazing caretaker!

Marg said...

Oh TuTu we are so excited that you are feeling better. We are so GLAD your Mom took you to another vet. There are a lot of vets that are Dr.Dooms. They are not any fun at all. And what a good girl to poo and pee on your very own. That is so exciting. A very Happy Mother's day to that very special Mom of yours TuTu. Take care and don't do any fancy tricks.

Katie Isabella said...

Tutu darling little baby girl, I could NOT be happier to read this and you gave your mommy a PURRFECT Mother's Day present! Keep on getting better precious little one and we will all be purring for you. Love you very much.

Tell your mommy that me and my mommy said Happy Mother's Day. <3<3<3

Finn said...

Great news!! Happy MOther's Day to you!

haopee said...

Happy Mother's Day Mom of Tutu!

Oh my gosh, that vet sounded awful. I know what you mean about getting a second opinion. I had changed my vet because of the positive prognosis he gave without even further doing any more tests. He simply assumed it was poison when we pretty much knew that it was parvo.

I am happy for Tutu's sake.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

The Island Cats said...

We're so happy to hear Tutu is doing better! We're purring that she heals quickly and can get out of her cage soon.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh darling Tutu, it is such a joy to see you feeling good enough to eat, and purr, and poop, and roll around in your adorable kittenish way! You have a MOST EXCELLENT mom who is taking the best care of you! In the US, today is Mother's Day and we are sending purrs to all of you!

Old Kitty said...

So happy to read that Tutu is doing well!! Yay!!! Keep getting better please little one! Take care
x

BeadedTail said...

We're so happy that Tutu is doing so much better! We're so relieved you went to the 2nd vet too since that first one should never have given such a doomsday diagnosis without being 100% positive. Plus he obviously didn't understand the power of the purr! We hope Tutu keeps improving so quickly and our mommy wants you to snorgle that cute Tortie tummy for her! :)

Brian said...

Such a cutie Tutu is fur sure! I am so happy she is doing some better. Happy Mother's Day to you and to Moms everywhere!

Nerissa said...

I'm so glad that little Tutu is feeling better. As the peep always says, if the plumbing is working, all is well. purrs

Sandra said...

This indeed is good news! You are a fighter, Tutu! And adorable one, too:)
Unfortunately, we have incompetent vets here as well... they dare make terrible diagnosis without proper tests... more than irresponsible!

Katnip Lounge said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Mother's Day from all of us at the Katnip Lounge! We think you are just such a fabulous Cat Mama...give Tutu some HUGE smoochies for us.

Repositório said...

Tutu is so sweet!
Have a great Mother´s day!

Kjelle Bus said...

Great news about Tutu !
So glad to see that she is better :)
Sending some purrs , just in case.
Happy Mothers Day to your mom :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

this is such wonderful news about Tutu!! That is the BEST Mother's Day gift ever!!

Sending both of you HUGE ((((Hugs))))

The Cat From Hell said...

What fabulisious news! Me thinks the power of the purr is the bestest! And me sends yous Mother's Day Kisses
Nellie

Nola said...

Oh what fantastic news! Happy Mother's day!
Dachshund Nola

~*Connie*~ said...

Oh Tutu, I didn't think it was possible for me to fall more in love with you, but somehow I just did..

So glad she is doing better.. and boo to that first vet who was all negative.

meowmeowmans said...

That is wonderful news about Tutu! Happy Mother's Day to your Mom and ALL moms! :)

Joy E. Saga said...

So wonderful to know you are feeling better Tutu .. you have the best mommy in the world :-)

Photo Cache said...

great news indeed. we will keep on purring for your return to good health tutu.

and you catmama, you are the best. happy mother's day.

pawhugs,
emma and buster

Shane Kent Louis said...

That post was really sensational. Thanks for sharing that up with us, it's a good news. :)


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Roo said...

Hurray for Tutu! And Hurray for your Mom for finding a good VET. :D Thanks for the wonderful news!!! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Cat-from-Sydney said...

yeay for Tutu!!!! purrr...meow!

unikorna said...

Yipyyyyyyyyy, I am soo happyyyyyyy, you are the best mom in the world :)> Love you so much.

The Monkeys said...

We're happy Tutu is getting better! We will keep purring until she is back to perfect!

We are SO happy that you went to get a second opinion too :)

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Oh we were sooo relieved to hear about your regular vet's opinion - second opinions are so important! And yes, what a wonderful Mother's day gift indeed!!

Katie Isabella said...

It's me again...celebratng her beautiful little sef and you for caring for her.

ABBY said...

Sweet Tutu we are so happy to hear that things are going so well. WE just know that her age is one of her strongest traits to help over come this and over come she shall in total triumph!
YAY for Tutu!!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Kay said...

Dear Tu tu
So furry happy to see u feeling better!! Keep it up!!

Everycat said...

Tutu, we are very happy to read that you are feeling better. Please rest up as much as you can to give yourself the best chance of healing. We know this is hard for a kitten, but have every faith in you!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank goodness Tutu is improving - but it must be a nightmare trying to restrict her playfulness. We are so pleased you got an opinion from your vet which was proved to be right.
Luv and purrs Hannah and Lucy xx xx

maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

What a beautiful girl! So glad she's on the mend.
And that you found a better vet...

Gattina said...

That's very good news ! she looks so adorable. Some vets are really butchers ! I met someone like that too, only a moneymaker ! I took my cat said to him what I thought and slammed the door behind me !

Berts Blog said...

THis brings us many smiles. Yeah Tutu.
We love you
Bert and My Vickie

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh, we've just now been reading about sweet TuTu. We are so sorry you've had to go through this but incredibly happy to hear you sought out a second opinion and that TuTu is on the road to recovery! Such a sweetie...she's just adorable.
(((purrs)))
; ) Katie & Glogirly

Tamago said...

Oh I am so happy to hear Tutu is getting better!! Perfect pee and poo...that sure is the best present! I breaks my heart to hear her small body is in pain, so I am very happy she is feeling less pain. She is really a trooper. It's wonderful that you take her for ''walks'' like that. Your loving care makes a world if difference.
The first vet sounds aweful. I have two clinics I go and always ask a 2nd opinion if I feel uncomfortable with the 1st opinion. We are glad you went for a second opinion too. We wish Tutu's fast recovery and hope she can enjoy exploring soon!

The Purr Diaries said...

YAY Tutu!!!