Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Diagnosis at Last

Spats: "I wanted to update everyone on Mommy's leg problem. She went to see her orthopedic doctor on Friday. He literally threw his hands in the air and said this: "I've never said this to a patient before, but I have no idea what is wrong with you or how to treat you". After hearing this, Mommy was depressed and very upset.

She came home and Friday night consulted with her wonderful doctor in Houston. After hearing her symptoms, he said that this is what she has: Peroneal Nerve Palsy. AT LAST…. A DIAGNOSIS!!! He is called in some medication to treat her. She also needs to consult with a neurologist and have an EMG done. This condition affects most people with diabetes. Mommy has Type 2. It is sometimes called "Diabetic Nerve Pain". Her doctor is Houston is the BEST! Sloane even has his last name as her middle name! He has been Mommy's doctor for 24 years. Mommy has started on the medication, Lyrica. It seems to be helping already.

Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and prayers. We deeply appreciate every one of them!


27 comments:

Mickey said...

Spats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is great news!!!!! That is why beans need 2nd opinions ,right!!! Thank heaven one bean had the answer!! Now your Mom can work on getting better fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT!!
Purrs Mickey

The Island Cats said...

Hi Spats! We're glad to hear that they have figured out what's wrong with your mom. We hope she's feeling better soon!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Alasandra said...

We are so happy someone knew what was wrong and how to treat it. Hope the medicine does wonders for your Mom and she gets well soon.

~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Cat Street Boyz said...

Maybe some doctors should watch the medical mystery programs since they don't seem to know enough! Thank goodness your mommy also had a very well educated doctor to help her and now she can mend. We are all glad to hear she is feeling better, Whoo hoo!!!!=The Cat Street Boyz

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad your human got something that is helping her. If she ever needs more assistance getting rid of the pain, acupuncture is very effective for this type of problem.

Mo said...

Spats, that's a great picture!
And we're so happy that your Mommy has a diagnosis & some meddysun!
This just goes to prove that a second opinion sometimes is a real life-saver!
Hugs to your Mommy and Purrs to you
from all us purries at Purrchance To Dream
and Not The Mama, too!

Daisy said...

It must be such a relief for your mom to finally have a diagnosis! Not knowing is the worst. I hope the medicines work real fast.

Shaggy, Scooby & Scout said...

Great news! We hope the medicine gets her back into tip top shape soon so she can Get Off the Couch and Spoil the Cats again!

Samantha said...

Oh Auntie Deb we are so glad some human VET finally found out what is wrong wif your leg...
we hope it gets better soon! do we need to come ofur and sit on you so your leg can heal properly?

purrrrs and headbumpies
Kashim & Othello

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

seesh we are sorry we was logged in wif the BKCFoC google account, so the above message was us!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Speats, You have done an excellent job of taking care of your mom and you have had a great staff there on call. We're so glad she is doing better.

We suggest you and your staff get a vacation. All expenses paid. You deserve it.

And we're glad your mom finally has a diagnosis so she can be treated.

meemsnyc said...

What a relief that the Houston doctor could diagnosis and send some medicine. We hope your mom feels better soon.

Sweet Praline said...

Hi! I just found your blog site because of the new "Floof and Fur" blog. It is always wonderful to meet new floofy, fur friends. Come by and visit anytime.

My mom says she can relate to your mom's problem. She has had four gum surgeries since last March (2007)and is still having pain and the oral surgeon is frustrated. We hope your mom does LOTS better with the new medicine.

Praline

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Yay!! We are so happy for your mommy!! We totally understand how a diagnosis is almost as relieving as the treatment! We're sure that everything's going to go great now.

Beezer said...

Purrs for the good doctor who knew what was wrong and how to make the mombean feel better!!

I hope that now your mombean will start feeling better and can get off the couch. ;)

Head butts and nose kisses to you all -- kitty and bean alike!

Miss Henry & Marley said...

HI Thanks for having us We r so excited to be here!

Miss Henry & Marley too.

Angus Mhor said...

That is terrific news! I'm so glad your mommy has a good doctor who can help her. I will be purring and purraying for her and for the medicine to work quickly!

ML said...

Dr. Bob is the absolute best doctor ever.
ML

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are glad that your mom finally has a diagnosis! Sending lots of healing purrs her way.

Whicky Wuudler said...

Spats you are an excellent nurse and thank you for keeping us updated on Auntie Deb. I'm glad she finally has a diagnosis and can now get some treatment.

Alex the Blogging Kat said...

Thankz u kitty katz fir comin' to my bloggie thingie and sayinz hi. OK?

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

Yay! We are so happy to hear that your Mommy finally has an answer!!

Spats, we would just like to say that your the best (and cutest!) nurse ever!

xoxoxo

T'Abby Normal said...

The mystery-problem thing has happened to my mom before too, and she says it's no fun!

I love the way you perch in that chair. I think I'm gonna go try that out right now.

TT said...

We know full well here, that a diagnosis is the hardest thing to wait on. It's great that finally someone can helps your mom!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad that your mommy finally has a diagnosis, and that it is something treatable. Tiki has neuropathy because of his diabetes (and our grammy did too). It is hard to wait for an answer.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are sure glad that your Mommy knows what is wrong and can take medicines to help her. We are purring and purraying that this will take care of her symptoms.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Artsy Catsy said...

My insane humans have been keeping me from blogging, and we just heard about Auntie Deb's diagnosis. That's wonderful news! We're all purring & purraying our hardest for you, Auntie Deb, that now that the human vets know what's wrong they'll get it fixed in no time!

Purrs,
Rocky & staff