Perdi’s Sick, Plus I Got Diagnosed With An Eating Disorder

Yesterday afternoon we noticed that Perdi was in and out of the litterbox every five minutes or so. She was whining as well. I started to get really concerned about it because she’s has stress related bladder cystitis before. We got her an appointment Friday at the vet, hoping she could hold out until then. But, then she started peeing blood so we took her into the emergency vet.

She does have what we suspected, which is an idiopathic bladder infection (an infection with no actual bacteria). They think it is either stress related or that it may be related to some pain that she had in her back that is likely degenerative. So she’s been put on gabepentin and prazosin to clear up the inflammation in her bladder and back. She does not like to take her meds though and drools some of the medication out after she gets it.

Yesterday I had a two hour long eating disorder assessment in the morning. I got diagnosed with other specified feeding and eating disorder. The woman who assessed me also thought that I presented somewhat with atypical anorexia, but not strongly enough to make that diagnosis. So I got the osfed diagnosis, which apparently is common and is just as serious as anorexia or bulimia. But because of my energy issues, I’m going to be doing an extra once a week counseling with an ED specialist and will also be seeing a nutritionist/dietician once a week rather than going to PHP or outpatient. While I am a little disappointed that there wasn’t a virtual PHP or IOP that I could do, I’m glad that I am getting some extra help for this eating disorder.

After the assessment though I was wiped out for the rest of the day, so David had to take Perdi into the vet and take care of her. I took probably a two hour long nap once the assessment was over and then watched movies for the rest of the day.

Today I am going to do yoga, go in the sauna, and then I have my weekly counseling session for DID and a support group in the evening. I’m going to take it easy in yoga.

Oh, and I did get in to see an infectious disease specialist next week. He’s actually one of the leading ID specialists in the state of Washington. I was surprised that he wanted to see me because I was told he is not taking new patients. But apparently he made an exception for my case, which is kind of good, but also like, yeah, it is that serious.

So that’s what’s going on around here. We’re hanging in there.

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