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Discover the knee?

A new ligament in the knee has been found (!?) you would think somebody would have noticed it before.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/268528.php

Also, doesn't the mythical pearly band sound like a group of highwaymen?

Also, in family medical news: Yodel goes to the vet today. He has been sitting miserably in his litter box, trying to pee, over and over. Not much comes out, and he seems dismayed.  Also he wet the floor last night. Sometimes they do that when it hurts-- they think, in their little kitty heads 'it hurts in the litter box today, I don't want to go in there.'

I think he has a UTI. I hope that is all it is. He is an older cat now, we are not sure how old. So far his health has been very good. But cats have fragile kidneys...

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veronica_rich
Nov. 8th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
It's possible too he might gave a crystal blocking or partly blocking his urethra. That happened to Sylvester several years ago ...
eglantine_br
Nov. 8th, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope not. He is still passing pee, if with difficulty. I have had uti, and pylo-nephritis before. It is horrible. Husband suggested maybe it is his prostate.

Son is worried cat might be diabetic. I've got my money on UTI. Not sure cats have a prostate. Off to look it up.
veronica_rich
Nov. 8th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
Well if it is a crystal, it can be removed and he'll recover; Syl did. I changed his food after that, to no-grain, to avoid it again. He lived many more years. :-)
esmerelda_t
Nov. 8th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Poor Yodel, hope it's easily resolved and he can pee freely again soon!
eglantine_br
Nov. 8th, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
Like the author of the book 'Yellow Snow.' I.P. Freely... (Stupid kids joke, I know.)
ba1126
Nov. 8th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
It does seem hard to believe that a part of the body has been "undiscovered' for all this time!!

"Mythical Pearly Band" sounds like a great band name. They could specialize in turning 'church songs' into Rock albums!! I'm picturing them is sparkly white suits, trimmed with tiny strings of pearls.

Poor Yodel!! I hope the solution is quick and easy!!
eglantine_br
Nov. 8th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
I am picturing the Osmonds. I believe they had white outfits with pearls, or maybe it was the Jackson 5. (I am, as they say, older than dirt.)
ba1126
Nov. 8th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm 'older than dirt', too, 70 next Jan.!! The Osmonds sounds about right for the picture in my mind. A FB friend in Japan has been posting utube videos of a girl group called Perfume, and boy group imitators; cute costumes, lots of choreography and red spiky heels!!
anteros_lmc
Nov. 8th, 2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
Well how about that! My entire family suffers from collapsing knees. Perhaps we have faulty Mythical Pearly Bands?!

Poor Yodel UTIs are the absolute worst, for people and for kitties. Hope he gets well soon.
eglantine_br
Nov. 9th, 2013 07:36 am (UTC)
Took him to the vet. They catheterized him and drew off about a cup of urine, full of blood. And he is going to go on a special diet.

He does have a uti. And possibly stones which are impeding his ability to pee. Hard to tell if he has gone on his own since getting home.

He may have to go in and stay for a few days until they can sort him out.
anteros_lmc
Nov. 9th, 2013 11:55 am (UTC)
Oh dear, poor Yodel. It's always such a worry when cats have kidney trouble. I hope he's going to be okay. *hugs*

Btw, did toots picture ever arrive? She drew Yodel in it :)
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