Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tutu Update

I brought Tutu to my regular vet for a second opinion on Friday afternoon. I asked for his interpretation of the x-ray and after looking at the images carefully, he said there is a fracture on her lumbar (almost at the center of the back). He also observed that her bone doesn't seem as dense for a 4 month old kitten. However, he does not believe it is hypocalcemia. And he says it is "fixable" with proper supplements, nutrition and cage rest.  He stole some of her blood to get a full blood profile done. We should get the results by Monday.

Tutu had also not urinated since Wednesday night (11:30pm) so we decided to express her bladder (it was very distended and she was very uncomfortable). We had to sedate her in order to do this (muscle relaxants did not work). The vet is a little concerned that there might be some nerve damage from the fracture, causing her not to urinate on her own. She is already on nerve supplements so he prescribed valium (2 days worth) to see if it will help. She did scratch at her litter before we left for the vet and assumed the pee position but gave up after a few seconds. Depending on the situation, I may set up a few acupuncture sessions for her.

Tutu's appetite is very good. She ate 2 helpings each for lunch and dinner, and drank water all on her own. She's really such a trooper and I'm so proud of her. She did walk a little after dinner then lay down with her back plastered to my leg.  :)  I informed Tutu's rescuer (the lady who rescued her from the trash) about the situation this evening and she came right over with her husband to visit Tutu. They still care very much for her.

Thank you everyone for your purrs, woofs and prayers. We truly appreciate all our blog friends. You guys are the best! We aren't out of the woods yet, so do keep her in your prayers!

Waiting for the sedation to wear off
Tutu : You promised to carry me when we got home. We're home now. CARRY ME!
I have to carry her straight like a plank with her entire body on my forearm and her feet dangling down to keep her spine stable
Eating her dinner
Resting after taking her medicines
I can stand AND walk...but not for too long.....yet.
Thank you for all your prayers and purrs and woofs. I can feel all of it and I know it will help me get better.

33 comments:

The Monkeys said...

Tutu, we are happy to hear an update and we are purring and purring that you are all better soon!

Berts Blog said...

OH little Tutu, you are such a fighter. What a bummer start you had in life but how lucky you were to be found and loved by "The Furries of Whispy"

We don't have a lot but if your humans will send us an addres we would be happy to help a little with your vet bills.
jamiesyra@msn.com

Bert and My Vickie

Katnip Lounge said...

Miss Tutu, we know it's so hard when you're a kitten full of spunk, but you MUST rest and heal. We've got our motors on HIGH for you.

Old Kitty said...

Awww little Tutu! You are so so so brave and beautiful! Me and Charlie are sending you waves and waves of love, hugs and purrs! You get strong and well now lovely Tutu! You are in the bestest place with the bestest humans ever!! Yay! Take care
x

Rachael G said...

Aaww sweet Tutu, wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

Marg said...

Oh TuTu, you are so darn cute with your toy. We sure are sending tons and tons of purrs and many prayers. We sure hope all that medicine helps you get better.Sure glad your Mom took you to another vet. Wish we lived a little closer so we could come visit you. You just be a good girl and remain quiet. The valium should help that part. We will bother Mom tomorrow to see how you are. The donk have their hooves crossed really hard for you.

Molly The Wally said...

We are thinking of you with paws crossed and a hope and a wish and a magic wand!Take Care
Best wishes Molly

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Dear Sweet Tutu,
We purraying so furry hard fur you, you keep fighting sweet baby, efuryone iz purraying and pulling fur you ^..^
We furry glad your mommeh give us all update, you haz da Bestest mommeh & daddeh, and dey will take really good care ov you.
We all luvz you furry much baby girl ♥♥♥ xoxoxoxox
Soft kitty Kissez to you Sweet Tutu ~

ABBY said...

Oh we are purring super mega purrs for Tutu. We believe you will recover completely. You are so young this will be just a brief set back. (((hugs)))

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Fuzzy Tales said...

Tutu, you're breaking our hearts because you're suffering through so much, yet still being such a brave little girl. We're purring and purraying that you heal, and definitely that you can pee on your own, sweetie.

Hugs and kitty kisses.

BeadedTail said...

Tutu, we're glad you are home and are purring that you continue to get better. We're sending lots of love and purrs to you and your mom!

Katie Isabella said...

Tutu, I absolutely love you as much as I do Katie Bella. That is a LOT of love. We ALL love you precious little baby and we are praying for you to get all better...dearest little baby...feel our love.

Katie's Momma

Brian said...

Thanks for the update, we have all been worried about that little sweetie. Tutu, we are sending you our best purrs and prayers sweetie. We hope a happy comes your way really soon.

Nola said...

Poor baby! I'm glad you got that second opinion. I'll keep my paws crossed
Dachshund Nola

Finn said...

Oh Tutu!! We are thinking about you!

Joy E. Saga said...

Tutu, sending lots of purrs and prayers to you ... Lots of Love from Kat, Pedro, Yasmin, Maori, Hope and Faith

~*Connie*~ said...

a slew of prayers and purrs from over here, heck I'll even woof if it will help..

Wonder if we can find someone who does Reki to send her some good energy..

Mariodacat said...

Oh you poor baby. I'm still purring for you and M has you in her prayers. Hope you get well soon.

Prancer Pie said...

You are tu-tu adorable! This sounds like a good report. We'll keep purrin and purraying and sending those pawsitive thoughts your way.

The Island Cats said...

We are purring very hard for Tutu and hope the medicines help her and she heals quickly.

The Cat From Hell said...

Thanks yous for the update. Yous is such a wonderful peoples to be doing so much for little TuTu.
We is purraying hards for her,
Kisses
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters Cinnamon and Bob and Mommmy and Daddy

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're sending loud and rumbly purrs to Tutu.

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I'm purring all my verreh best purrs for this darling little girl. Whatever the future holds, I am SO happy to hear she is feeling better and eating. XOXOXO

Roo said...

Oh My Goodness! :( I am so sorry Tutu is suffering :( Thank goodness the vet and you are giving her good care. Glad she is doing better. Sending her tons and tons of healing vibes! Will get her on the POTP Widget today too.

Hugs,
The Roo Family

unikorna said...

Lovely and sweet Tutu, I truly hope she'll get back on her paws again. Love you Tutu and Tutu's mommy.

Sandra said...

Tutu is such a brave little girl! I hope you find a way to help her heal.. .maybe you could put her meals on a higher height so she doesn't have to bend when eating? You are both in my thoughts.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tutu...you're such a brave girl. Purrrrs and purrrayers from the six of us for you. Mmmwwahhhh!!! (HUGS) purrr.....meow!

meowmeowmans said...

Tutu, we are glad the vets are figuring out a little more what's going on with you, so that they can get you all better. Hugs and purrs and prayers, sweet one!

Random Felines said...

we gots our paws crossed and are purring really loud that you are going to get better!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

what a brave girl Tutu is! She is handling all of this like a trooper! I am hoping that the blood tests well and that Tutu will be able to be healed.

We are continuing to send purrs, prayers and even barks!

xoxoxo

Tamago said...

Sweet Tutu, we are so sorry you are going through this...but glad to hear you ate on your own and walked a little. We pray for your full recovery. You are such a brave girl and we all are proud of you.

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Such a gorgeous girl Tutu our thoughts and prayers are with you

Slobbers

Kay said...

Dear tu tu
Hang on the there .. Purring hard for u & keeping paws super crossed!