Do you want the good news or the bad news or the good news? Let’s start with the bad news and get it over with.
I’ve received some emails asking about Angel’s progress since her surgery. There is zero change. Angel is still eating but I fear that has to do with the big dose of steroid she was given a couple of weeks before the surgery. During the surgery, nothing was discovered except that she had lots and lots of mucus. The two medications she came home with have had no impact. Even though she still can’t breathe well through her nose, if she will keep eating we’ll be OK. But as I said, my fear is that it’s the remaining steroid in her body that is keeping her eating. Since Dr. A discovered all of the mucus during the procedure, I have been researching possible medications for mucus. Most of the meds that humans take are dangerous, of course, for cats. I researched natural compounds and found ONE that says it reduces mucus production in cats. So I ordered it and will start Angel on it as soon as it arrives. In the meantime, I’m holding my breath while I wait to see if she keeps eating for me.
Now on to some good news. The last two adoptions here at Winnie’s Wish were Betty Lou and Bojangles. Betty Lou adjusted immediately and became a full-fledged member of her new family. Bojangles had a bit of a rough start, but I did receive a report that he was coming around after a couple of weeks. Well, I received a new report about Mr. Bojangles over the weekend: Bobo is such a sweetheart. Everywhere I go I have a little supervisor. His nickname is Mr. Underfoot because that is where he is. He likes to sleep between J and me every night even though he gets squished. He must like being squished because he doesn't seem to mind. Well, Friends – you KNOW what a report like this does for me. I’m over the moon. I knew the sweet Bojangles kitty needed lots of attention and wasn’t getting enough here. Looks like another happy ending for a Wisher!
And now to more good news. The newest Wisher – Sunspot – is doing great. She was spayed last Thursday. She is still eating like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve taken in cats in much worse shape (as far as thinness) who did not continue to eat as voraciously as Sunspt continues to do. I can only imagine how long she had been trying to find food. I guess she feels she must consume everything she possibly can before the food disappears and she is without it again. Believe it or not, I’m ready to do an adoption post for this sweetheart. This one could not possibly have spent her life being feral. I'm petting her and holding her. She is ready for a forever home of her own. This will give Winnie’s Wish three very adoptable cats – Tibby Bean, Momma Monday, and now Sunspot.
See you tomorrow.