Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thank you for your prayers...

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our cat Sam.

Sam at the scratching post
We got her test results back today and things are looking better.  She's slightly dehydrated and a number of her levels are high - including extremely high salt levels (Sodium and Chloride).  We're to get her to drink more water (not quite sure how to do that) and to cut back on her salt intake.  I'll admit to occasionally giving her potato chip crumbs because she loves salt, so I'm going to stop doing that as of now.  We're also checking into the salt levels in her food and treats, although it's a little difficult to tell.

She also has elevated Triglycerides (fats), so we're to avoid fatty foods.  But considering her diet is made up of prescription diet food, some Crispies treats and the occasional potato chip or toast crumb, I'm not sure why her cholesterol is high?  Bottom line, any of these can cause a water imbalance in the brain and a seizure-like episode. This is a much better diagnosis than the alternative (which was a brain tumor).

And since the one seizure, she's been pretty normal.  I even managed to video her lounging around on the scratching post...

Again, thank you for your prayers.  She's only 11 and we're hoping to have her around for many more years to come.

Until later...

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. 
Psalm 147:3 (NLT)

1 comment:

  1. We are glad they did not find find any thing bad. I know it is frustrating to try to get a pet to drink more or cut their salt intake! Did the scratcher have nip on it? She is really enjoying it!