Thursday, December 8, 2016

ugh...test results


Anyone looking for a super sweet, laid back, 
slightly snorty orange teenage kitten??? 
We will make you a good deal.....

He was still acting and sounding nasty the last couple of days. The v-e-t called mom last night with the bartonella test results (negative - ok, so we know it isn't THAT). Mom mentioned he was still snorty and not running around like he should be, so she dropped him off at the v-e-t office yesterday on her way to work.

Dr B called about 2pm yesterday. She is just as frustrated as mom about this whole thing. Dr B spoke to an internist and they went over what meds he has been on and his background. He does has a diminished lung capacity on one side, but the belief all everyone is that is damage from the pneumonia he had when he was tiny. The chest x-rays really haven't changed, so they are saying that is just something that he is going to have to live with - and probably won't cause too much long term issues though it may be why he isn't as active as some other kittens his age all the time.

But the snotty thing is a different issue. The head of the rescue suggested culturing the snot.... but the internist said that while we could knock him out and do that, it may just come back as the feline herpes virus which really is just something he would have to live with. The cost and the risk of it just isn't worth it to the internist. And mom is ok with that. However, what to do? He is on the rescue website and petfinder and can be adopted from our house without going back to the rescue with lots of other cats. However, it is hard to do that when people can't see him and it is also hard to explain to people that his breathing issues are most likely chronic and not "fixable". Ugh.....

Mom left him overnight at the v-e-t office. They have him set up in his own space with a vaporizor. The internist did suggest "a quiet home with maybe 1-2 other cats". Ummm sure - is HE going to take him???  Funny man....  Right now the plan is for mom to pick him back up after work today, see how he did overnight and if that changes anything.

We appreciate all the kind words and purrs for Dandelion. Hopefully we can get some answers and then find him a home willing to accept him on his terms.

(and NO he is NOT staying)

22 comments:

  1. Well that is too bad. We so hope he can find a good home with someone that understands about the things wrong with him. We sure send him lots of good luck. I think some cats just have that snotty stuff without being sick. I have one here. He is fine, eats well but just has a very snotty nose.

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  2. Huh...wonder what a holistic vet would say about Dandy's snotty nose! Anyhoo, may I suggest some really GREAT photos of him for online (better to catch the eye of someone!) He looks adorable...

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  3. The poor guy. There are plenty of cat-people who know that a chronically snotty nose doesn't mean a broken cat. My Josie's eyes run - the feline herpes thing - and I've never thought much about it. I know she hasn't. I'd take Dandelion, but he'd have to crowd in with the billion or so other cats I want to adopt.

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  4. Poor Dandelion - I wish the vets could figure out something better for him than what they are already doing. Um, are you SURE you aren't keeping him?

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    1. next person that asks gets an orange kitten in a box MOL

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  5. I wish the vets could figure out how to better help him. And I hope there are people out there who realize that a "snotty" kitty can still live a wonderful life and deserves a loving home.

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  6. What is bartonella anyway? That's a new one to me.

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    1. we've tried to find a good article that is in plain English and can't find anything. essentially it is an infection, cause by fleas, that can cause tooth issues and upper respiratory issues. it is what cause cat scratch fever in people.

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  7. Poor guy. I have a bit of a crush on him ... but I don't live in Ohio and I'm not sure Bear would be a good brother (he also had feline herpes issues as a kitten ... though the sxs went away after he was about 2).

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  8. We purr the right purrson comes along soon for this sweetie.
    Lots of people live quiet lives and we think Dandy would fight right in.
    Besides, so is SO cute!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  9. guyz....we haz asked R palz copee N paste ta stop bye N show yur mom sum oh ther werk:

    (and NO he is NOT staying)
    Posted by Random Felines at 6:30 AM 12/08/2016

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    how manee in trout towne say ...we shall see !!!!!!

    even mor blessingz two ewe dood frum R pal St Francis; we iz troo lee sorree
    N hope ya DUE findz ya for everz for ever....♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  10. Aw - prayers for Dandelion ! My Sally Cookie & Lulu have ongoing similar issues - and we ARE in NE Ohio, so we all have sinus problems. But no, I can't take him either cause I have eleventy cats and 2 dogs and winter is here. Hope he gets better and finds a good home - he sure is a sweetie !

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  11. Haven't followed Dandelion's story real close. Antiviral medication? Would lysine help?

    My cat is 14 years old and blows snot at least once or twice daily. It is annoying, but I still love her :)

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  12. I am so sorry about the inability to fix that teenagers problem bless him. Dandelion, I have had you on my mind. Me and Mom.

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  13. Aw, poor Dandelion. We sure wish something more could be done to help him. But y'know...someone may want to adopt a sweetheart like him despite his snottiness.

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  14. We are sure there is a kind soul out there who will give him a good home. Our purrayers for that.

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  15. I hope that someone can see beyond the snot..

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  16. guyz...we gettted yur card & manee thanx for it; tell yur mom R'z wented by emailz N we sent it like ten timez two de same peepulz.....it prob ablee ended up in spam N we due knot meen de samich kind !!!! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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  17. We'd take him if we could. He's such a handsome little kit-cat!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  18. We sure hope some bean sees how sweet Dandelion is and takes him home furever. A little snorting and snot is nothing.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  19. Poor Dandelion. I sure hope you all can figure out that snotty nose thing. Have you consulted with a holistic vet yet? Moosey had chronic sinusitis his whole life, and used to be treated with Flonase - one drop in each nostril, once/day. It worked very well.

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