Wednesday, August 3, 2011

THE FLUTD FEAR IS BACK!

Have I been destined to be the sole caretaker of the J Family Kitties? There seemed to be a consistent trend that each time I'm down with some sort of illness, one or many of the kitties would follow suit. This time, it's Jiro's turn. Just slightly right into my third day of high fever (prior to being diagnose with dengue fever and admitted into the hospital), Jiro has been real noisy and jumped onto my bed. His first reaction was to stood up with his two front paws on my tummy, gave out a scary loud meow and peed right onto me. This little act of disobedience has never happened before. The stench was unbearable. It was exactly that unforgettable smell that made me recall the day I lost my golden boy, Jeremy. Could it be FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease)? I could not be ascertained but I suspected it is... Even if I could just find the extra energy to send him to the vet, he has gone into hiding again. The monsoon season has started with endless downpour every night. Where's he now? I'm super worried especially with his weird calls each time I was near him. HE HAS TO GO TO THE VET VERY SOON!



I may be home now but I'm not fully recovered from the bone breaking Dengue Fever (or breakbone fever as it's also known for). This is not just a common fever you would encounter. It's a LIFE THREATENING one! You can't recover within days. It would sometimes take weeks to months for a clean record of health. You can check more on the fever in Wikipedia. My platelet count dived from 210 to an all time low of 61 before picking up to 114 yesterday. No doubt the fever has stopped but the after effect of being hit by the fever remained. My whole body is still aching like hell and I'm sweating furiously even though it's raining heavily out there right now. Other than the disorientation in balancing well, you can try to imagine having a long icy spike poking right into every part of your bones. The chill and pain are just impossible for a sane person to bear. What made matter worst is that there's no proper medication available to treat the fever except with two tablets of Paracetamol 500mg every 8 hours. Anything stronger such as Ponstan would cause internal bleeding. With all the side effects popping up now and then, I'm also down with male PMS - Dysthymia. I just hope I can cope with all the mood swings now.

I have to be strong now, no matter what it takes to find the extra boost of energy to stand up properly now. Jiro might just be another member of my newly adopted cat family but I can't bear the sight of him gone just like his brother, Jerry, in May 2011 this year. It may sound like a great move to help another soul to adopt them but more and more complications are beginning to appear. It's all linked on their long usage of wrong feed by their previous owner. I'm all out against cheaper cat food produced by Tesco. The brand guaranteed great nutrition and anti FLUTD but I can confirm that it killed Jeremy with only one month of consumption during my relocation late last year. It almost killed Mama Jessica. Luckily she has a bigger hole to discharge all the toxic blood. It definitely killed Jerry, who had been fed the same brand for more than a year by his previous owner... and now... Jiro is at his worst stage. I'm keeping my finger crossed that Jose's new found love for a mixture of wet and dry food would stop him from being slapped with the same fate as his other siblings. All I can do now is to pray... pray that with my every effort to keep the J Kitties healthy, they would enjoy their lives to the fullest...

9 comments:

Team Tabby said...

Dear Criz, we are so relieved to hear you are home from hospital. Karen Jo told us you were ill with dengue fever. It sounds so nasty!! With the J Kitties around you, we hope you will be feeling much better soon.

On top of all that has happened, now poor Jiro. We are purring and sending purrayers that everyone in your household recovers very soon.

meowmeowmans said...

Criz, we are happy to hear from you, and that you are doing better. We will keep purring and praying for your recovery and good health. We will also purr and pray for Jiro and all the J kitties.

MoMo said...

Good to hear from you and that you are slowly getting better. We were worried because we know about Dengue Fever and waht it can do.

We will continue to purr and pray for your complete recovery asap and for all the J kitties.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are sending our strongest purrs and purrayers to you and Jiro, Daddy Criz.
((((Hugs))))
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Pee Ess ... we are the Rocky Mount Meezers now, not the St. Louis Meezers, and our blog is http://therockymountmeezers.blogspot.com/

Sue St Clair said...

I am happy to hear you are getting better, That fever sounds so scary! Sending healing, positive thoughts your way from Canada, and for the kitties too!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Criz,

We're glad that you are better and sending purrs for Jiro. You and the J kitties have been through so much!

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

The Lee County Clowder said...

Criz, we are glad to hear you are out of the hospittl, and at least moving around a little.

Purrrrrring that by now Jiro has made it home, and to the V*T.

ppuurrrrrrr

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. We hope Criz and the J-Kitties are all hanging in there.

ppuurrrrrrrr

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hope you have recovered, Criz, and you are all doing well.

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