Wednesday, February 24, 2016

At Our Wits' End

Hallo, Effurrybody!

It's Me again, Queen Trixie, Empress of Jerusalem, Israel and the Entire Middle East. Mummy and I urgently need your advice!

The Thing is this: you pur-robably remember how We told you that, although my ladycat parts were stolen almost three years ago, I have still been getting these strange urges throughout the spring and summer, which make Me roll about on the floor and call furry loudly day and night, and even (hanging head in shame and looking around to make sure We aren't overheard) occasionally pee on the sofa.  But it's got much worse. This year, the Funny Feelings didn't even wait until the spring, but started in January already, and they seem to be getting stronger all the time. 
Mummy tries to be understanding but it got too much for her when I started peeing on the floor, on her Our new sofa, and on the woodwork (which leaves a permanent stain, so that the only way to get rid of it is to have the woodwork re-varnished), and even on the bed.

Kitties - she screamed at Me! She told Me she would send me away! And then She burst into tears and said she couldn't take it any more.

But I can't stop, kitties! I don't mean to make Mummy unhappy, but I have to mark effurrything with my scent, and I have to call out at the top of my voice at two o'clock in the morning.  I can't help Myself. I have to let all the mancats in the neighbourhood know that I am ready and waiting for them.

The other day, Mummy dragged Me off to the Evil, Stabby Place to see the V-E-T, who stole some of my bloods and sent them off to a place called "The Lab". Their tests con-furrmed high levels of something called oestrogen, which Mummy says is what makes Me have these uncomfortable feelings. And the V-E-T, Dr. Einat,  also consulted with another lady V-E-T, who is supposed to be some sort of an expert on this kind of purr-oblem (which is called Ovarian Remnant Syndrome). Dr. Einat reported back to Mummy what Dr. Smadar said, and it seems the choice is between further surgery to remove the remnants (with no absolute guarantee of success) and hormone injections, which the expert lady V-E-T told Dr. Einat do not have side effects. But from what Mummy has read on the Internet, hormonal treatments can have side effects.
Both courses of treatment are expensive and, for the operation, Mummy would have to take me to Dr. Smadar's clinic in Ramat Gan.

Mummy wanted to talk to the expert lady V-E-T herself, but could only get someone from her clinic who says the expert is furry busy and hasn't got time to talk to Mummy and in any case, doesn't need to talk to Mummy because she got all the necessary in-furr-mation from Dr. Einat. She said Mummy should make the appointment for the surgery and then, when Mummy brings Me to the clinic, she'll explain effurrything Mummy needs to know. Or, she says, Mummy can bring Me furrst for a consultation (more money! And why does she want to do the procedure at her private clinic rather than at the Veterinary Hospital in Beit Dagan, where she works?)

Anyway, kitties! That's not what Mummy wants to talk to the expert about. Mummy wants to talk about whether it's better for Me to have more surgery (and even then, they might not manage to find all the ovarian cells), or to risk hormone treatment.

And Mummy says, how can she put her faith in a V-E-T who hasn't even got time to discuss My Purr-oblem with Mummy!?
Besides which, Mummy doesn't know if Dr. Smadar really is unwilling or unable to speak with her first, or whether she is being purr-tected by an over-zealous assistant.

Kitties! What do you think? What should We do?


Austin Towers said...

Oh Trixie! What a to do!! Being a mancat without any appendages I cannot advise you, but that lady vet.seems a bit brusque! I hope you and mummy get some help. Mum thinks she read something similar from another cat blogger a while ago but can't remember who!? Sending purrs and headbonks xoxoxox

Kate said...

Oh so sorry about this. It's just not fair. Is there only one V-E-T that knows about this? No other specialist? She could try an injection and see how you tolerate it? No good answers.....

The Island Cats said...

Wow, we're so sorry to hear this. We don't have any real advice. We do know of another blogger who has a cat that had a similar problem. She kept going into "heat" even though she had been spayed. And they did the surgery on her and as far as we know we think it fixed her. Good luck to your mom...we hope talking to the expert helps.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is awful, I had no idea this could happen. I would go for the surgery because hormones can cause cancer in people so I assume they could in cats. Has your Mom made sure you don't have a UTI to be peeeing in bad places.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

AYLA here: FIRST, I know about that "urges" stuff after being spayed. I got spayed THREE times before they got it right. The 1st an 2nd times were by the breeder-Beins vet an he dint do it right. I was goin into the HEAT every 3 weeks fer DAYS. It was only when I got an infection months later that MY vet found the intact parts still in me an did the job properly!

It was NOT YOUR FAULT, Trixie...

SECOND, Yer vet owes your bein some talk-time. OUR vet talks to TBT all the time an even demands to explain things.

THIRD, Go to another vet! Dont do the hormone stuff, go to another vet who can see yer inner parts with fresh eyes and no desire to cover up past mistakes!!! I am very serious about that.

You can email us (its on our blog) for more details about my experience.

The J-Cats said...

I should have made clear that it wasn't Einat, our regular v-e-t, who purr-formed the original surgery. She brought in another v-e-t to carry out the procedure. Mummy doesn't know why. She had a day in the week for performing this kind of surgery and called in this other vet and HE did it.
Also, it isn't Dr. Einat who hasn't got time to talk to Mummy. It's the "expert" - or at least, that's what the "expert's" assistant says.
Finally, according to what Mummy has read on the internet, it isn't necessarily due to a mistake on behalf of the v-e-t who did the original surgery. Sometimes, we kitties are born with additional ovarian cells in the abdominal cavity or with a kind of mini, secondary ovary, which only "kicks in" after the actual ovaries are removed. That's why it's sometimes hard to find and several operations may be required till they locate and remove all the ovarian material.

Deziz World said...

Oh sweet Trixie, we's so sorry this is happenin' to you and your mommy. We fur sure unnerstand da "can't take it anymore" as mommy has been there and felt dat way afur too. She still luvs us as your mommy still luvs you but our mommies are only human and sumtimes just don't unnerstand all we go thru. We can't tell you what to do cuz we's not you. So mommy sed ifin she was in this purrdicament with one of us, she wuld start of course by purrayin' and purrayin' sum more. And then cuz money is always an issue fur us, she sed dat she wuld try da surgery. Altho' she wuld attempt to reach da special VET by fone a few more times or maybe try to find another specialist to talk with her. But cuz we don't have any specialists any where near us, she knows dat purrobly wuldn't be pawssible. We do know dat specialist are very busy but we's not there so we don't know ifin da assistant is bein' zealous or not. Cuz this isn't life threatnin' mommy might try to find da monney fur a consult afur da surgery, but ifin da test results show this is da purroblem and these are da only options, and cuz money be an issue, she wuld purrobly just schedule da surgery. Seems da treatments wuld be a life long thing and over time maybe more 'spensive and da side effects be too bad. But you have to member, mommy has to make most of her decisions based on cost. Thus our reasons fur da more expedient purrcedure and purrayers dat da surgeon wuld get everythin' in one purrcedure.

Whatever your mommy decides we know she will be doin' what she thinks to be bestest fur you. We will be sendin' lots and lots of purrayers fur you both.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi and mommy A

Jenna said...

We're sad to hear this and know your mummy is beside herself due to all the problems.

I had my human do some Googling. She read many articles. She suspected surgery was the preferred resolution choice:

The Indulged Furries said...

Trixie, I'm sorry to hear about your hormonal dilemma and the difficult decision you mom has to make. If you're a healthy kitty and aren't at any unusual risk during surgery, I'd probably go for the surgery and hope they can identify any remaining ovarian tissue and remove it. That would be the best solution to your situation. I can imagine the frustration and anger your mom is going through with your marking behavior. Paws crossed this can be resolved quickly.

meowmeowmans said...

Trixie, we are very sorry that you are having to go through this, and Mum, too. We don't have any advice to give, but PLEASE know we are purring and praying for you, and that this situation turns out well.

Deziz World said...

We are respawndin' to your comment on our bloggy from Furiday da 4th. We don't think you're rude, and we's posted about mommy's purroblems in da past, but since we've gotten new furiends, we'll be postin' 'bout it again. You can always email us ifin you have questions 'bout anythin' or we don't cover sumfin' you wuld like to know 'bout.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Goodness. We are sorry to hear of your predicament. We wish we could give you some guidelines but have never had to go through that.
We will send purrs that you find a solution for everyone soon.
Gentle head bops

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

I asked the peep 'bout this because I knew she had been through something like this before.

Anyway, way back when, before I was even born, my aunties' (Primrose, Snowdrop and Blossom) mama was going into heat, constantly, even though she had been spayed after my aunties were born. By the way, Great Auntie Alicia came to the peeps already preggers.

So the peeps went to the doctor with Great Auntie Alicia and he said that it was possible his partner at the clinic had missed an ovary when doing the spaying but didn't find that very likely. He also said he could prescribe a drug of some sort but after ONE pill, Great Auntie Alicia was so loopy the peeps were havin' NOTHIN' more to do with that. And then finally, he found out that even though by this time my Aunties Primrose, Snowdrop and Alicia were like six months old, AUNTIE SNOWDROP WAS STILL NURSING!!! She wasn't gettin' anything - OBVIOUSLY - but she was nursing, nonetheless. That was the whole problem. Once the peeps stepped in and put a stop to that, the going into heat stopped right away.

I sure do hope you can clear up whatever is going on. But please remember that whatever it is, this is NOT your fault. And also remember that your mama really does love you tonnes and is just frustrated. I know she would never send you away. She just needs some better help from your doctor and stuff.


Katie Isabella said...

OH I am SO SO SO sorry. What with Admiral calling loudly from midnight till 5 or so in the morning each and every single night, I know what that is like but hers was the last stages of her illness. I would want to opt for surgery as most say here as well. If it is a question of green papers, perhaps you could set up a Paypal account in the side bar for donations to help toward it. You need relief, SHE needs relief and that "expert" is a so-and-so!

As for her regional spaying, the person the v-e-t called in obviously decided to let a trainee do it! To give them experience. This is horrible for you. Please..opt for surgery. Maybe no guarantee but you can't ;et that paralyze you into inaction.

Love you..and hoping for the very best outcome. pee ess: I understand the frustration at the constant noise and I can well imagine about the spraying.

Katie Isabella said...

And what a gorgeously BEAUTIFUL girl!

Katie Isabella said...

Trixie if me and mom said something about surgery and the vet that was not preferred, we are deeply sorry.