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    It has been 2 years since my cat came down with IC. It sure was a frightening time but after 4 months she started getting better. She has had flares on and off but managed to stay good enough not to have to make a trip to the vet. Well, strange as it seems on the anniversary she got worse again. Just like she was in the beginning and now it will be to the vet once or twice a month for a shot. Works faster then the meds she is on. Thankfully, she was already on her medicine so not as bad as she was 2 years ago but still bad enough. I feel so bad for her but this time I stayed calm when I saw she was peeing blood again. I knew what it meant and going to the vet for her shot. Did run out of the Feliway and she is a little bit crankier then normal and thank goodness for her happy medicine. (Pain medicine) She actually knows what Happy Medicine means and won't fight me when I give it to her. Still think how strange I end up with a cat who has IC or even any cat at all. 4 years ago I wouldn't have even petted a cat. Let alone try to give it medicine. Sure have come a long way in 4 years.

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    2 year anniversary

    Poor kitty. I hope she feels better soon. At least she has a mom who really, really understands what she's feeling and who knows, maybe she understands what you're feeling too.
    It is interesting that you ended up with a cat who has IC. Kind of like she was meant to be with you.
    I always say that about our dog. He was a rescue who we were just going to foster for a while. So, 13 years later, here he is! And for sure, that animal was supposed to be here. He and I are so much alike,(no, I do not lick myself in inappropriate places!), I mean, we are both super sensitive to, well, just about everything, from meds. to touch. He drives his vet crazy and I drive doctors crazy. We're quite the pair!
    Take care of your kitty, and of yourself.
    Laurie

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    • #3
      How did you know?

      I knew cats could get IC, but how did you know? How do you know she is having a flare?
      Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
      IC Dietitian, Patient Advocate, Speaker, & Author


      Did you know that up to 94% of interstitial cystitis patients find some symptom relief when they change their diet, and that dietary modification is recommended as a first line treatment for IC? Check out the IC Food List to get started!

      Do you need a little more help understanding the IC Diet? Schedule a phone or video coaching session through the ICN Store today.

      You can also learn more while supporting the ICN message boards by clicking on these book covers and buying the Confident Choices books from the ICN Store:

      ........ ........


      Other IC Diet Resources:

      IC Diet Webinar
      IC Diet Website
      For Health Professionals: Continuing Education About Interstitial Cystitis and Diet
      Free IC Diet Booklet: What Can I Eat?
      Confident Choices IC Diet Blog
      IC Diet Newsletter


      *Let's Connect!*

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      • #4
        bubbe1, think if you did lick yourself in the inappropriate places I would have read about it in the National Enquirer. ha Same here too. I drive my Uro crazy and my cat drives the vet crazy. Plus my cat is the last one up in the morning. (I have 5 others) and I am always the last one up. Hmmm, I have been craving their kitty dry kibble for a year now and actually ate some. I know they say the pets turn into their owners but wonder if the owners turn into their pets?
        Julie, the problem all started when I knew she had a bladder infection. They hang out in their litter box all day long. Back and forth just like we do. Then she started peeing blood and the infection went away but her living in the liter box never stopped. She had tests done to rule out stones and such and one day I asked the vet if it was IC. She said yes and she wanted to talk to me about it. (She was just going to call me.) Told her I know all about it. When they just tested her pee sample this time she had bladder cells in it along with other stuff that I can't remember but that happens when her bladder is really inflamed. She has pain med, a pill that is like the heparin and another one for bladder spasms. I can finally remember and pronounce them. Just don't ask me to spell them. I also have the Feliway plug in to help keep them all happy and calm. Just sometimes I have to go out and breath in the fumes for a few seconds to make myself happy.

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        • #5
          Thank you for answering that question, Waterflow. I had always wanted to ask someone that. Poor kitty, can't even have an Epsom salts bath!

          She is lucky to have you....
          Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
          IC Dietitian, Patient Advocate, Speaker, & Author


          Did you know that up to 94% of interstitial cystitis patients find some symptom relief when they change their diet, and that dietary modification is recommended as a first line treatment for IC? Check out the IC Food List to get started!

          Do you need a little more help understanding the IC Diet? Schedule a phone or video coaching session through the ICN Store today.

          You can also learn more while supporting the ICN message boards by clicking on these book covers and buying the Confident Choices books from the ICN Store:

          ........ ........


          Other IC Diet Resources:

          IC Diet Webinar
          IC Diet Website
          For Health Professionals: Continuing Education About Interstitial Cystitis and Diet
          Free IC Diet Booklet: What Can I Eat?
          Confident Choices IC Diet Blog
          IC Diet Newsletter


          *Let's Connect!*

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