|Doogie being forced by Calvin to share a bed, which he hates to do!|
The color of the urine indicated blood in it. And he was throwing up. I took him in on New Year's Eve for a bladder infection. He received a shot, but he's now built up antibiotic resistance to it. In fact, he's now built up resistance to every antibiotic in my vet's arsenal. These constant bladder infections are weakening him.
I did manage to get the vet on the phone on Saturday morning, and she decided to call in a prescription to a local pharmacy for a kitty-sized dose of a Z-pack. It's actually a liquid (I suspect for a child), and I have to measure out a dose every day and squirt it down his throat.
We're just praying this works.
It's heartbreaking to see a cat taken out by something so simple as a bladder infection. But this is what kidney disease is doing to him. Not all cats with kidney disease are prone to bladder infections; Calvin is just one of the unlucky ones.
And I wonder at times how much is too much? I know there are probably those who think we do too much for him, but when a simple antibiotic can kill an infection and give him his life back, why not do it? I just hate to see a bladder infection be the thing that ultimately ends his life. Because when he's infection free, he's still pretty perky and happy.
If you pray and don't mind praying for animals, please pray for Calvin. Pray that this drug will actually work for him and clear up his latest bladder infection. Thank you.