Hello, Friends. Thank you for your kind words of support and lots of great information concerning Angel and Sammi.
After Angel’s surgery, she came home with two medications that we had not yet tried. One was a sulfa antibiotic because sulfa products can sometimes help with excess mucus. The other medication was a prescription anti-viral that was to be used 7 days on, 7 days off, and then a final 7 days on. Angel has now finished both of those medications. No change. Nothing. BUT – I have not given up. I ordered a “natural” product (from Hawaii) that is supposed to reduce mucus production in cats. Starting that medication today. And I already have a couple more items in mind if this product has no effect. As of right now, Angel is still eating. That is the most important thing.
Sammi went to the vet last Monday. At that time there was obvious blood in her urine. There is no detectable blood at this point. But she’s still staying in the litter box too much. She has a follow-up appointment this Wednesday. I also heard from a Friend about one of her cats with chronic UTI’s. Her vet recommended treating with Cosequin. Her cat responded really well to this treatment. I have ordered the cat form and will be giving this a try.
Finally, my sweet Gideon boy. He is our shaky beagle who had the extreme coughing/vomiting/collapsing spell last Monday. He was put on three medications. There has not been another intense spell, but unfortunately Gideon is still coughing. I have been researching, and Older Daughter (who is a Vet Tech) agrees – it’s beginning to look like Gideon has Congestive Heart Failure. I will be talking to Gideon’s vet today.
I spent most of last week under sort of a cloud of worry. You folks, of all people, understand completely how watching your fur babies suffer can really bring you down. And when the problem is chronic, as will probably be the case for all three of these animals, it can wear you down knowing that there isn’t a concrete fix. SO – will you forgive me if I spend the rest of this week trying to cheer myself up? Can you think of the one thing that could happen here that would make me the happiest? Yes, an adoption. So I’m going to push hard for adoptions at the end of this week. I have Wishers who are ready for their own forever families. And I have Wishers who are looking for very special people. I know the folks I need are out there. Would you be willing to share those posts? I’d sure love to rejoice in the glow of an adoption about now.
Before I start this next push for adoptions, I have a short story to tell you tomorrow. After the “bummer” posts I’ve been putting on the blog, I need to share something I hope will produce a laugh (or at least a smile).
See you tomorrow.