Monday, July 4, 2011

Feline Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver Syndrome)

The verdict is in and I've got exactly what the Woman was scared I have.  She is currently blaming herself for not getting me to the vet sooner, the Awesome Man for telling her he didn't think i was getting thin, and the stupid VET who on her last night at the practice didn't happen to think (from my very evident blood test results) there was much of a problem and "suggested" an ultrasound.  But, we have to move forward and stop the blame game right?  We seem to have caught it early and I've been hanging out with the techs at the hospital so I'm hanging.

My vet specialist is super smart and super nice and for once she was happy the Woman was educated in what was going on and what she is going to expect.  We don't have the details yet, and they are trying an appetite stimulant tonight, but this means I'm likely going to have a feeding tube inserted.  The humans will have to feed me 4x a day and it could be a few weeks, it could be up to a few months, I just have to decide when I want to eat again.  The humans are encouraged that I was eating yesterday but just haven't eaten since I've been at the vet. 

The cause is unknown.  They do know I don't have cancer (YEAH!!!) and the rest of my insides were good looking.  The humans really suspect it is Rufus.  Rufus has attached himself to the Tall Man even more than Kaze is attached to the Woman.  Rufus thinks the Awesome Man is his mother.  So we don't think we can kick him out of the house and I very well may have just gotten depressed and I'll get over it.  All of this is unknown and just guessing. 

So thank you all for your continued purrs, it helps us all so much knowing we aren't alone. 

46 comments:

ABBY said...

Dear Chase
WE ARE ALL purring for you.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Katnip Lounge said...

Chase, we are purring and purring for you. Please, eat all the food you can hold...Mommy says valium is good for kitty appetites.
And if you aren't getting enough luvvins, we girlcats will be over toot sweet!

A few Good Cats said...

We are also sending get-well vibes and purrayers to you, Chase!

cwcwccw said...

Chase we're purrs & prays for you.

joanne
jane
jill
johnny
jay boy
jasmine
capu
boy friend from Singapore

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Chase we are so sad that you were so depressed. We are glad they caught it and well force feeding is no fun (as we know from Chey) and hope that your appetite gets whetted with the stimulant. purrs.

meowmeowmans said...

We are purring and praying for you Chase! Please eat your foods, okay?

Derby, Ducky said...

Chase dude, please start eating. Your insides need it! We will purr for you hard. Get better soonest.

Max said...

Dood...remember when Buddah showed up here and I got real sick and wouldn't eat? Yeah...this sounds really familiar. My liver was wonky, too, but I never got an ultrasound, just antibiotics for like a couple years... BUT, the appetite stimulant worked on me and I started eating.

I hope you start eating soon, too. I think it was canned chicken that finally got me to want to eat something. The people tried onion-free turkey baby food too but I just didn't want it, though I would try it now, I think...

It really really sucks when you don't feel like eating, cause eve when you WANT to eat again, it's like you don't know how to get started.

Paws are crossed, dood...

A Kwee Life said...

Chase, Honey, everything is gonna be okay. Dis everyone take a nice deep breath. No cancer is a super great thing. You dis need to eat, then the feeding tube can goes away. And hey, you guys are no way alone. There bees 7 of us Kwee Cats, one honorary woofie Cat, and our Mumsy and Da - and we alls be purring for you, and your precious family. We got wuzins to share! Just you hang in there. Its gonna bees okay.

Hugs & kitty kisses xxooxxoo
=^~^=

Kwee Cats said...

Mr. Chase, we dis wanted to come back by and say we gots excited and posted still logged in as our Mumsy at A Kwee Life. And we wanted to tell you that we added you onto our Special Purrs page.

You has a happy, okay?
=^~^=

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Vidock said...

So now Chase, we have to make sure you get better, and quickly! We can understand that you are sad because your awesome man is having to share the love more, but it also sounds that you are beginning to appreciate your Mom more. That's a good thing. So be a good boy and eat up!

Big Purrs,
The Chans

Ikaika said...

We are sending hungry, healing purrs to you Chase. Please eat and get well!

Madness, Trouble and Squish said...

Oh, big hugs and purrs Chase. We think the Orange Menace needs to give back your Tall Man. But we all have to adjust to new family members, so hang in here Big Man, we all love you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Chase we are sending you biggest purrs to you and remember you need to eat like a piggy to get strong and well again.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh Chase, we are all purring hard for you. I knows how terrible it is to haf little brofurs who attach themselfs to your person. It takes a while but you will feel better about it - and just kick their little orinch meniss butt away from your person. MOL - Sammy

The Island Cats said...

Chase, we are sorry that you are sick, but at least they know what it is now. We hope you start eating and feeling better soon.

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, chase! we is furry sorry to hear yer diagnosis, but it is good that you haff a special vet (an' we already know you haff a special mom;-) so you kin get better. we hopes you kin furgiff the orinch menis fur tachin' to yer tallman; even orinch menisses need love, too. please work on that, acause we KNOWS yer beans haff MORE than enuf love fur you all. we's purrin' an' purrrayin' fur you an' yer fambly--you an' mom are gonna grow MUCH closer!!

Junior and Orion said...

Chase buddy, you are the first cat in the "P" household, you will always have a place there. And the Awesome Man still loves you tons. It's amazing how much love mosts humans have in their hearts....trust us....your humans have plenty for all of you! Now start eating buddy! We are purring and purring for you!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sorry you're sick, Chase. Glad this was caught early. Be sure to eat and do what your mom tells you so you'll get better. Sending purrs and tail wags.

Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxwell Mufsa Millon said...

Chace LL had fatty Liver sydrom and servived it !!!!!! we glad you caught ut early also mybe if you should try talking to an amamal commmactor We uses a supper goood one name dawn we talk her every 3 or so mouths to sort stuff our like wiff Lilly hateig Mikey

Maxie

here is miss dawn web adress tell her LIlly Lu and Maxie sent you

http://www.dawnallen.org/

Tyler said...

Dear Chase,

We are old frieds of yours asking you to please eat. We have our own 2nd Orinch Menis who our mommy brought home a month ago. He barely comes out of his room and if he does the girls hiss at him. Jake, our first ginger is the only one who sort of accepts him. He still runs in fear if the new guy makes a move towards him. It's hard allowing another stinky cat into the family.

We're all wishing you the best. We're thankful for the info on pet insurance. Mom thought it was a lot more expensive.

Purrs to you from Tyler's family,
Cookie, Sophie, Jake and Scootch.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Chase, we are purring and purraying that you will start eating on your own again ... we are sending big time (((hugs))) your way to help you out!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Kat's Kats said...

Knives says, "I get annoyed about the new 'baby', stinky ole Audrey getting more attention than I do just because she's younger and newer to the Horde lalalalalala. Mommy made me a valerian sock of my very own! That helped me feel better and when I get feeling bad mom lets me sniff some directly from the bottle and even puts a little bit out for me or gives me a drop or two of valerian tea.

Everycat in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde are sending purrs to you. Please make sure you eat. Moms get really really really worried when you don't and then they cry all over your fur and it takes fur-evah to get that darn stuff out of your fur!! Take care!
"

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Sending purrayers of thanksgiving that it isn't cancer and snuggles to encourage you to eat on your own...so much better than the tube and you get to taste your food too!
Rumbles of purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna in IL

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and prayers to you Chase!!! Please eat so you can feel better!!
Your TX furiends,

fivecats said...

We're sending a lot of purrs your way, Chase. And, we're sending purrs to your mom and dad. We hope your appetite will begin to get better.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Glad they know what is wrong. Now, Chase, what we mostly need is for you to start chowing down, like now, kittie.

purrrrrrring that Chase finds something irrestibal in someone's bowl soonest.

Camie's Kitties said...

Chase, we know your mama is going to do everything she can for you. You need to concentrate on getting better. We are purring for you.

Cody and Gracie

Cheri said...

Chase - we are sorry about your illness but glad they now know what it is. We are purring that you will be feeling better soon.

Cats of wildcat woods

Forty Paws said...

Oh goodness Chase! You must eat! Fatty liver disease is NOT GOOD! Hang in there bud and eat! OK?

Luf, Us

Furkidsmom said...

Chase, first of all we're REALLY happy it isn't cancer. Now....get eating!!! We want you to be strong and healthy!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

DaisyMae Maus said...

Chase ... We're sending deep, healing purrs! Eat some Temptations and Fancy Feast, dood! Purrayers to you and your fambly!
DMM

michico*Adan said...

Dear Chase,
It looks very seriously~
I give you my best purrs and prayers, wishing you well!!!!

Mark's Mews said...

There is a time for blame, but we wanna say this isnt it. It is a time to come together an cuddle. To love one another and hope fer the best.

Purrs of comfort.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sending HUGE rumbly healing purrs. Get well soon.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending our best purrs and lots of gentle headbutts to you Chase. We hope you will feel like eating soon.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Karen Jo said...

Chase, you have to start eating again, build up your strength and kick a little Rufus butt when he tries to muscle in on your Tall Man. I found out that Mom paid me just as much attention after Emma came to live with us as she did before, she just needed a little prompting sometimes. When I was reluctant to eat when I was so sick Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys got me to eat more.

Herman

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are sending HUGE purrs to Chase!! We purr he will get his appetite back and start recovering.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

Brian said...

My sisters and I are all sending you lots & lots of purrs Chase and we'll all be cheering you on to start eating!

Daisy said...

Feel better soon, Chase! I am purring for you to recover your appetite and start eating real good.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Chase we are purring for you. Paws crossed you get over your depression and start eating soon.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh, maybe the Tall Man can make some time for just you and him without Rufus around. Mommy makes sure that Arty and Scylla both have separate time with her cause Scylla was jealous when Arty first came to live with us.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Chase, we're purring hard for you and sending you universal healing Light. Please, please do start to eat soon...If it's kitty depression, there could be help for that too. We hope the appetite stimulant works, assume you'll try that before a feeding tube?

Paws crossed for you!

Angus Mhor said...

I'm purring and purraying for you, too, Chase. Your mom and dad should NOT blame themselves or Rufus. I'm thankful its treatable and that you're in such a loving family!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z sorry Rufus made you feel bad but we'z betting yoo will get over it. Purring and purraying yoo start eating. We refuse to eat at da vet too...until we get really hungry.

Clooney said...

Chase, we are sending some very big purrs your way. PLEASE eat your Num-Nums! Purrs to your Mom too.