Cute ain't he??
and kind of monster sized....mom weighed everyone on
Sunday morning and this beast weighs over a pound already
We mentioned last week that mom had some concerns about the structure of his chest. Our v-e-t took an x-ray on Friday afternoon and did make the comment that he does seem to breath more rapidly than normal. Mom had noticed this when she was watching him nurse and that prompted her call.
Dr W had a friend who is an orthopedic doc look at the x-ray. He didn't see a hernia or anything like that. He did say that baby bones are tough to see on x-ray since they don't have as much calcium as adults and therefore don't show up quite as well. He did think say he thinks Muscari's heart looks enlarged but also that that is above his pay grade. Dr W is going to ask a favor of a cardiac vet she knows and see what he says. However, she did mention that most kittens with heart defects tend to lag behind in growth and tire easily. Ummm....we don't think he got that memo. Though mom agrees that he does sleep awfully hard - she has freaked out a couple of times walking in there and he is out cold. :) We think he is just messing with her.
For now there isn't much that can be done but keep an eye on him. They will be a month old on Wednesday so no real rush unless he appears to stop thriving. Until we have a prognosis, mom says she isn't going to freak out about it since he sure seems to be doing well.
That little dude is precious! Keeping him in our purrs he'll be okay as he gets bigger.ReplyDelete
If Muscari enjoys playing and he eats well he could be OK but if you're not sure maybe it would be worth a vet visit to get him checked over.ReplyDelete
Hey hey HEY! You should post a warning: DANGER!! Severe cuteness ahead...proceed only if you want your HEAD TO EXPLODE from Muscari's overwhelming CUTE!!!! Squee...ReplyDelete
he is kind of deadly, isn't he :)Delete
Oh gosh, we hope he is going to be all right. Maybe he will grow out of this problem. And if he is active etc., he is probably all right. Got all our paws crossed for him.ReplyDelete
Muscari is toooooo adorable! I hope he is OK. That's a good sign that he is thriving. When I had Connor at the vet after we adopted him, we found that his chest is kind of concave--it goes in where you expect it to be rounded. The vet said it could have come from an early injury or it could be genetic. But his heart and lungs sound good, he breathes well. So we are watching as he grows for any signs of problem. Hopefully, it will be something he will have no problems with.ReplyDelete
Paws crossed that everything is okay with Muscari and he continues to do well!ReplyDelete
We hope little Muscari continues to do well, eat, and play. PurrsReplyDelete
So cute, trying to get mom to play with him. Hope everything turns out okay and that he keeps thriving!ReplyDelete
dood.....yur moovvee total lee rocks.... N we got paws crossed a plentee for ya that all iz well in yur chest....♥♥♥♥ReplyDelete
Muscari is awfully cute! We hope he's okay.ReplyDelete
We are glad that Muscari is doing so well, and growing so fast. Purring and praying that he will be okay!ReplyDelete
Simply adorable. Paws crossed that the cardiac vet finds there all is well with Muscari. Watching him play with his mom is so sweet!!!ReplyDelete
Sasha, Sami, & Saku
What an adorable video. We hope this little guy turns out to be okay. He certainly seems to have a lot of fun. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista JoReplyDelete
Fleurp is a round kitty.. I joke she is a furry beach ball or a seal cub.. she just always has been even when she was a kitten. The girth causes her to breath faster as well. When she becomes anemic and loses weight her breathing is a bit easier for a while - but then her few remaining red blood cells can't keep up and she breathes faster again. .. I'm rambling.. but his weight might be contributing to his issue..ReplyDelete
Btw, Fleurp is not 'fat' she is just round.. we have never really investigated structurally why that is.. her legs are regular sized.. her shoulders, etc. She is a little on the short size length wise which might explain some of it.Delete
Sure hope everything is all right with him, as he sure looks active and well !
I will add Muscari to my prayer list. They are all cuties.ReplyDelete