Saturday, February 26, 2011

Au Tests RetroMAD1: Vet Visit

We've just been for our first check-up, 5 days after Au started his RetroMAD1. 

Although he hasn't put on any weight (or lost any) Au has filled out a bit.  He was a little dehydrated last week, so we think that it's taken him these few days to get his body is functioning properly again. 

Au is eating, he's looking much better and he's much more active.  All good signs.  We think he should now start putting on lost weight again because that's what the other kitties did.

If Au does well this week, we don't need to go for 2 weeks. 

The one concern we have is that one cat (there have been only 14 other test kitties) showed slightly higher liver ALT counts when he took the meds.  The ALT was not very high, but just in case, I've got to keep an eye on Au's eyes rims, etc.  If they look yellowish, then we stop everything and rush to the vet. 

I'm not concerned: Au is visibly improving.  Instead of being tired from the ordeal and sitting in bed, he's underneath the sofa, showing me the Tayul of Displeasure, and grumbling loudly at me to show what a mean-mean person I am. 

I won't disturb him with the flashy box today.  Instead, here's a picture of Target complaining that his pal from across the street is stealing some biscuits from Boris' cat bowl.  Target sees Boris' bowl as his own, so he's suitably upset.

See you Monday with another update!

37 comments:

BeadedTail said...

We're glad that Au didn't lose any more weight and that he's looking and feeling better! Now if only that neighbor kitty will quit stressing Target out by eating Boris's foods!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so glad to hear the good news! I have new hope for Au. But we will keep purrin'!

Më| §zë said...

this is ral good news! i'm so happy for au too!!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Au,
keep eating and getting well, mate! ((((((HUGS)))))) purrr....meow!

Keisha said...

Yay, kitteh! Get better soon! :)

Boo-Bah said...

Well, it's good news that Au didn't lose any more weight. I hope he will start to gain now. It sounds like he is showing signs of being on the way to recovery. I really hope so.
Poor Target having to put up with the neighbor kitty eating food that belongs to Boris.

Mr Puddy said...

Sound good to me ! No more lose weight and More Active : ) I keep purring for no yellowish in his eyes !
You've done well AU, Keep it up Buddy !
xxxx

Simba said...

What good news that the Vet visit was positive and that you feel the Au is doing a lot better. Hooray for RetroMad1 and being part of the clinical trial!

rozni said...

I hope Au regains his fat padding that makes him look like a king!

Roy said...

Great news about the weight. Au is in our thoughts. We'll keep him there. Super purrrs and head bumps to the little big guy.

Neighbor kitty is not nice eating Boris' dinner. Target must speak 'sternly' to neighbor kitty next time that happens. Yes indeedy .....

Kea said...

This is great news! We hope Au continues to improve with this test drug--it will be a hope for so many kitties, around the world (if they plan to test and market globally).

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Ellen, thanks so much for updating the news.Glad that Au is fine! Great news!
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Eric and Flynn said...

That is good news that Au is looking and acting better. We are glad he is eating and hope he starts to put some weight back on. We will keep purring for him.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Purry nice news!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Brian said...

I am so very happy to hear such a good update and we've all got our paws crossed for Au (it's hard to run that way but for Au we do it)! Have a great weekend!

The Whiskeratti said...

This is wonderful news. We're very happy there's progress in Au Land.

Gattina said...

Good news ! food from other bowls are always tasting better !

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

visiting and hearing the good news is continuing for Au. Now tell that neighbor kitty he needs to wait for a proper invitation before he invades Boris' food bowl.

Happy weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Katnip Lounge said...

Such wonderful news! Au, you are doing a service to all Catdom. What a brave boy you are. We are thrilled you are feeling well enough to display the tayul!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Au, you keep on getting better my friend!! And never forget you're a very special boy.

Old Kitty said...

Awww wow!! This is great news about Au!!! Me and charlie are so happy that his doing better than ok!! Yay for Au!!What a fighter!! We continue to pray and purr for him! The look on gorgeous Target's face is just precious!! Take care
x

Jacqueline said...

YAY!!!...Wonderful news=we're just thrilled to hear handsome Au is doing so much better and will keep purring for his continued recovery...Happy weekend and blessings, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Lee County Clowder said...

Love that face. "MMOOMMM! Heellpp me! Do something about that cat!"

Purrrrrrrrsss for Au and all the other kitties in this trial.

MoMo said...

Good to hear that Au is doing better. Keep up with the good work, dude! I will continue to purr for you.

=^..^= said...

So happy to hear that Au is improving significantly. Not too long now before he sees a full recovery!

~Slash & Bronzy

mizzyN said...

i am glad to hear about au's improving condition. hope the experimental drug will be good for him.

Lorenza said...

Au!
I am very happy to know you are doing pretty well!
Eating and not feeling tired sure is a good sign!
Take care
Have a nice and relaxing weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cat said...

Oh so glad to know that Au is doing good. We continue to purr for him and for this new miracle drug with hopes that it will not only heal Au, but possibly many other sick kitties some day. Lots of purrs and headrubs, Lautrec and Tiny and dawgEllwood

Huffle Mawson said...

Paws crossed for Au to continue improving!

meowmeowmans said...

We are so happy that Au is doing well! We will keep purring and praying!

Pee ess: Great picture of Target looking displeased :)

Kitikata-san said...

Oh, I hope the wonder drug works! When will it be made for the open market like the USA!?!?! I wish that wonder drug was around when my brother had Fe-Leuk and maybe he could have been saved.

ABBY said...

Oh Au
This is such a miracle and we hope that soon many others will be able to share in your results.

purrin
xoxox

Debra Taylor said...

So glad to learn Au is visibly better! It's really your love that is bringing him to a better place, even physically. I believe Love heals.


For other folks (all kitties and doggies are people to me) reading this, check out my blog. It has stories and information helpful for cat caretakers everywhere. Get your ‘beans to check it out!

Hey, wonderful pets, stay well!

Debby

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Debra Taylor said...

So glad to learn Au is visibly better! It's really your love that is bringing him to a better place, even physically. I believe Love heals.


For other folks (all kitties and doggies are people to me) reading this, check out my blog. It has stories and information helpful for cat caretakers everywhere. Get your ‘beans to check it out!

Hey, wonderful pets, stay well!

Debby

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Admiral Hestorb said...

what a great relief to read this. Au, lots of love and kissies to you, Boris and Target.
WHEW!

xoxox

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Keeping our fingers and paws crossed for you, darling Au!

rozni said...

April 4th already????

Time does fly.