Hi Judy and Cindy!! We miss you too!!
Layla Ann had to go to the vet's on Saturday because she pee'd some blood out :( So they did a urinalysis and the results came back yesterday. Layla has a severe UTI and has to be on a special food for the rest of her life!! It's a specific blend that will alter the pH in her urine to make it inhospitable to the bacteria that causes the struvites (crystals). She is also going back on Thursday for some abdominal x-rays to make sure there are no stones since she had sooo many crystals! We are grateful that it is nothing worse and it's fixable
Unfortunately, she's been kinda sick on and off. See, we had her on this GREAT food, Dogswell, but they had a bad batch of food get out and it turned moldy. Of course, we bought a bag from the batch and when we returned it we decided to switch the food so we didn't get a moldy bag again. We switched to Mulligans and I tell ya, that stuff makes a WORLD of difference! It's baked and apparently yummy since Layla gained one whole pound in just one week!!! No by-products, wheat, corn, soy...none of the junk. Amazing difference - you could see her energy levels increased and her eyes got soo bright! BUT - then the UTI so now we have to have her on the Urinary SO. So, three foods in a month and antibiotics and she just doesn't feel so good. But, her urine is yellow again, thank goodness! And of course, we are slowly introducing her to the new food but it's still shocking her stomach a little. And we can't use any baby rice cereal anymore either...a little known secret to eliminating diarrhea!
I don't know if you remember my first foster Jynx. He is a brown tabby and he is about 8 years old. He and Layla were best friends. Well, he was supposed to go to a friends when he was about 2 and he couldn't take him. So I kept him and then one of my best friends fell in love with him and took him. She and him have been together for four wonderful years. Jynxie cat wasn't feeling good and lost some weight so she took him to the vets and they found a sore in his mouth. The biopsy came back positive for cancer and long story short - the vets informed her that it is extremely aggressive and has spread throughout his head. He was given a month. She is staying by his side and making his last days as comfy as possible. Please say a prayer for Jynx, it would mean a lot to us.
I will post more updates soon and let everyone know what happens at the x-rays and with Jynxie cat.
I will also try to stay grounded!
Miss you all!