Atticus has had bladder troubles for about two weeks now. He started using pillows instead of the litterbox, so we got him into the vet and found he definitely had some infection/inflammation going on there. The vet couldn't get a sample because Atticus had a tiny bladder from the infection (and from having used the pillows not too long before). So he got some antibiotic and anti-inflammatory shots plus some antibiotics for us to give daily. Things seemed to get better.
Then a week later, same problems again but now he has blood in his urine. Off to the vet, more shots, different antibiotics, still couldn't get a sample. Much improvement until today, when suddenly there is blood in the urine AGAIN.
My questions: From what I can gather, if he gets the sample and sees there are crystals, the treatment will be pretty much the same as what we've been doing. So is this never going to get better? Second, we're supposed to keep Atticus from using the litter box for about 4 hours before we see the vet tomorrow. How do we do that when he's not using the box?
Thanks for any help -- I'm so frustrated, and I want my poor kitty to be better!