Dandelion has now been on the anti-viral med for almost 2 weeks. Mom was getting ready for bed the other night and thought (apparently too loudly) that she hadn't heard him sneeze in a while. And from the other room came a series of explosive sneezes. That will teach her. MOL Miss Bernadette was helping us with info about this medication and she says they go 21 days before deciding if it is working or not. So that is another week. That said, there has been a noticeable
reduction is the amounts of green snot, so we are taking that as a favorable sign.
Tommy had a v-e-t visit a week ago. Annual checkup and all that. Plus old man cat blood work and a request for some antibiotics since he has been sneezing as well (happens about once a year). Well, Dr B called mom on Tuesday and everything looks good. Normal glucose, kidney and liver values and he isn't hyperthyroid. Mom and Dr B have some concerns cause his coat is getting that slightly unkempt look, though that may be due to the cold. More concerning is that he has lost 2 pounds in a year. His white blood cell count was a little high, but again that could be due to the cold. His meds are done today, so mom is going to see if he is better and if not ask for another week. And then the v-e-t wants to run another blood cell count just to be careful.
Mom wants to try to get Tommy and Mozart eating canned food at least once per day (we can't switch everyone cause BAD things happen when Spud eats canned food). Mom tried bringing the two boys into the bathroom one morning while she was getting ready and giving them some canned. Mo was all about it (though he still only eats a few bites and wanders off) and Tommy spent the entire time banging on the bathroom door trying to escape. Mom finally opened the door and Cass ran in under Tommy as he ran out. Sounds like mom is going to need a plan B....she is thinking short term she could put them both in the foster room to eat, but that isn't a good long term plan.
Next up the girls need an annual check up and vaccines and so does Mozart.
Cassis had her spay surgery on Wednesday and it went without a hitch. Mom did laugh as the vets at the clinic will put notes on the medical sheets. In our case, usually something we need to do (meds for snot, etc). In Cassis' case it read "had a couple of baby teeth fall out today".
So, she is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go. If you are interested or know someone, drop us an email or message us on facebook. There is an adoption event this weekend on Saturday and Sunday and mom will be out at those with Cass and Dandelion. Then if she is still available, she will go up to the adoption center next Tuesday. *and holy smokes - she weighed in a 5 pounds!!!
She did come home from the clinic on Wednesday pretty hung over but wound up. She was running around and fell off the footstool, cat ladder and mom's lap. Mom finally gave up and got ready for bed and did some reading hoping Cass would come in and lay down - which is exactly what she did.
We're glad Cass is ready for adoption. We hope she gets a great home very quickly. Good luck with the sneezies with the others.ReplyDelete
Good to hear that Cassis is all realy for her new home. She sure is cute. Sounds like everyone else is doing all right.ReplyDelete
Purrs to Dandelion and Tommy, and paws crossed for a fabulous forever home for Cassis!ReplyDelete
Reduction in snot is a great sign! Even if he sneezed again, I think we'd consider that a reason to continue the 21 days and go for another dose. Most of our cats who went this long still had a few symptoms at the end of 21 days, and if we did a second or even third dose until they were asymptomatic it was worth the effort. Most did not recur after that.ReplyDelete
thanks - great to know. he is MUCH better though not 100%....but it is easier to say "he may always be a little sneezy" than having to explain LOTS of snot :)Delete
I loved reading this roundup of every and what and how they are doing. Thank goodness Cassis had the good sense to just come on to bed and sleep it off. I love Dandelion's name. That was inspired. Purrs to her, Tommy and Cassis as well as all the furred family.ReplyDelete
The boy cats are still making trouble, I see! Here's hoping Dandelion and Tommy are on the mend for sure. Here's what I did when we switched Angel and Chuck to wet food; sprinkled parmesan cheese on top! The cheese smells like kibble (so I'm told), so sprinkling it on attracts the cats to it. Then you phase it out once they are in the habit of eating canned food. Good luck!ReplyDelete
oh he will eat it - just apparently not in the closed room :)Delete
Snot or no snot, that Dandy boy is just too handsome! We hope you can some weight back on Tommy, and that a great home is found for Cassis.ReplyDelete
Hope Dandelion continues to sneeze less and less and that the meds are working. Also hope Cassis finds a forever home quickly!ReplyDelete
Paws crossed that Dandelion continues to get better with these meds! Cassis is a BIG girl - that's how much Sparkle weighed and I am only 6-1/2 lbs. I hope she gets a home this weekend - Dandelion too!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that all is well for the most part. We will be purring and praying that Dandelion's medicine works, and that Tommy's second round of blood work shows that nothing is wrong. And of course that Cassis gets adopted!ReplyDelete
That was pretty cute about the note on Cassis' record! :)ReplyDelete
Good news for Tommy - we hope whatever Plan B is, it'll get him to relax and eat the canned foods!
And we have our paws crossed for Dandelion! No green snots is a good start! We hope those meds kick in the rest of the way.
Great updates! Still sending purrs for Dandelion. Your house sounds like ours when trying to get others to eat wet food. BAD things happen here, too, but we can dream of the day when everyone can be switched from kibble. Good luck at the adoption event!ReplyDelete
guyz...ewe keep yur mom in three full time jobz pluz her place oh employ full time job pluz her part time full time transport job.....get well & bee well sew her can rest for 38 secondz ☺☺☺~~~~~~~ReplyDelete
heerz two a green spotted puffer kinda week oh end two all !! ♥♥♥
I hope Dandelion feels better soon, sounds like these babies are really well cared for. Much love to all and good luck with the adoptions :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like Dandelion is doing better. We hope the sneezing wasn't a set back. Purrs for Tommy that he is okay, too...and for Cassia that she finds a home real quick.ReplyDelete
Mom sure has her hands full! We is purring for Dandelion and Cassis to find their furever homes (and Liberty and Freedom too).ReplyDelete
Stinky goodness is our favorite, hope you find a place you enjoy eating it Tom.
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You take such good care of all your kitties. Glad Dandelion is on the mend and best wishes for forever homes soon! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kittiesReplyDelete
We're glad Dandelion is doing some better. We hope those meds really do the job. And we hope everything checks out for Tommy, too! Hooray for Cassis being ready to find her forever home (hopefully soon).ReplyDelete
How about one of those microchip reader feeders?ReplyDelete
Glad to hear the antivirals are working. I wonder if they would work on a long term snotty cat..