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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by Middle Child on November 12, 2018, 08:41:59 AM »
SO put ShadowCat on the bed last night. To her place between the pillows she went. All three were in bed last night. A first!!!!

Yay! bananamiddlechild


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I did not realize king with three cats shrinks to twin Hug1

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Mazy cat had her check up and blood work last month.  Her liver values (ALT) remain steady at 129 which is elevated, though not outrageously so.  100 is high nomral.  It may be the denosyl is keeping it from going higher but vet wanted to put her on another course of baytril, and recheck.

I agreed to the baytril and again brought up the issue of x ray and mouth exam under anesthesia and she has agreed to it.  Mazy cat will be gassed down for a very short time, the x rays will be done, the mouth exam will be done, an in house blood draw to check the liver, and they can do her anal glands again too, since those always need doing.

She won't be out more than 5 minutes, but it will ease my mind to have her mouth looked at.

When I was looking for information about gabapentin when Jennie was put on it I discovered that this drug is being used to sedate cats who can't be examined properly during vet visits (like Mazy cat).  I am trying to decide if this would be a better way to go in future, rather than full anesthesia, for Mazy cat needing her mouth checked and x rays.

 I am going to talk to the vet about it.  For some reason I feel like anesthesia is the lesser of the two "evils" here, but I don't know why. I think it's because, under anesthesia she doesn't know anything at all.  I worry being drugged up will just make her more anxious.

I know anesthesia is hard on their kidneys, but a few minutes of Sevo really shouldn't cause any problems.  I'm really torn.  The dose of gabapentin must be pretty high, and from what I read you have to start it well before the appointment for it to be really effective.  I just don't like the idea of drugging her up like that.

 Jennie is having no sedative effect on her dose of 50 mg 3 times a day, so the dose has to be a lot higher than that. Any opinions?
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on November 12, 2018, 07:01:24 AM »
SO put ShadowCat on the bed last night. To her place between the pillows she went. All three were in bed last night. A first!!!! I did not realize king with three cats shrinks to twin Hug1
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Calendar Events / Re: Happy Gotcha Day, Jenkins!
« Last post by Pookie on November 11, 2018, 10:13:39 PM »
Happy Gotcha Day Jenkins!

multistars multistars multistars
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Calendar Events / Re: Honoring Veterans Today
« Last post by Pookie on November 11, 2018, 10:12:22 PM »
My sincere heartfelt thanks and gratitude and appreciation to all who serve (and that includes their families)

VERY well said.  Thanks and God bless all who have served and/or are serving.  Families, IMO, also serve.  I don't know how you all do it.

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Calendar Events / Re: Izzi - GOTCHA DAY Sunday
« Last post by Middle Child on November 11, 2018, 05:43:53 PM »
 love1 love1 love1

Love the part about her living in your fleece vest.

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How does such a tiny body produce such noise? This may explain Tina Turner!

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Calendar Events / Re: Happy Gotcha Day, Jenkins!
« Last post by Middle Child on November 11, 2018, 05:40:37 PM »
Happy Gotcha Day Jenkins!  Holy Cow his Lilly DOES look like Izzi.  How cool!

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Calendar Events / Re: Happy Gotcha Day, Jenkins!
« Last post by ThreeStep on November 11, 2018, 05:22:02 PM »
Mrrrrr Jenkins - we are sending you the very best wishes, extra rations and the right to your choice of sleeping arrangement from Oklahoma:)
Lilly looks so call it regal. I am Lilly! I am a princess under an evil spell.
How is your patient work with him coming?
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Calendar Events / Re: Izzi - GOTCHA DAY Sunday
« Last post by ThreeStep on November 11, 2018, 05:11:02 PM »
Introductions done Izzi had the run of the house until bed time. Off to SingSing with floor heat, ferret box as privy (she was to tiny to get into anything else and it was a Chewy's mis-shipment), food water. 5:30 brought canned kitten food and release to the world. ShadowCat had nothing to do with the little whiskered mouse. ChaCha ignored her and acted as if she did not step a paw into SO's room. Izzi in the meantime did all the right things - eat, sleep, poop; rinse and repeat. Most of the day she slept inside the fleece vests I wear around the house. Just a little bump which occasionally move a bit. Then ChaCha got busted. She was in Izzi's cage chomping down kitten kibbles. The aunties were still looking for kibbles but got wet only. That explained why the food was always gone! The end of the safe house and life has not been the same since.
30 day check up went well. That was when we were told there was almost no chance of her making it when she came in originally. Thanks a lot!
She was a very bad eater. Everything distracted her. So tiny portions under supervision. Working from home has fringe benefits:)
I am on the phone and there are sounds which did not fit. Izzi wretching in the hallway. It sonded like her innerds were coming out. Big yellow eyes said 'I did not want to make a mess". It is all ok, cuddles, fresh food. An hour later again. Nothing but foamy clear. I got SO out of a meeting and was on our way to the vet. The usual diagnosis - it could be. ... . Considering her size we started with some homeo products. Something to keep the vomiting down, something, .... Please do not ask me. Two hours later - again! I called and told not asked SO to get his ego to the vet. Izzi was a tiny tired bundle in her carrier. We were waiting. 30 minutes later we heard SO. Upset male in high Western heels on a mission for his tiny thing - tile carries a sound! Izzi perked up. He gave it ten minutes and wrangled the vet. Two shots. for Izzi not the vet. He took her home. I stayed to pay the bill. I come in and she is munching like there is no tomorrow. We turned heli parents for a while.

The inevitable had to be scheduled and me chicken wanted SO to be around when she got fixed. Call it moral support. Second week of January. Great! Christmas Eve we got a very special present - a caroler (spelling) singing just for us. Relentlessly singing the song of her people. After two nights I asked for any available appointment. How does such a tiny body produce such noise? This may explain Tina Turner! All went well until she developed a tiny bump at the incision. By then I was probably known at the vet's as the one who insists. Vet prodded her, cuddled her, gave a a long list of ifs and the bump was gone. She explained to me that her working the area may have caused whatever it was to disintegrate.
One of Izzi's admirers which I described to SO as a big yellow tom was a a bob cat. Girl has taste:)
Fur grew in. Aunties were well aunties.

More tomorrow.
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