It’s me again with another update.
First, Brian seem like he is on the mend, there has been a few sneezes here and there but nothing Like it was. Miss Precious is sneezing a lot less too, only every once in a while. Precious is still not eating her wet food on her own and she is not objecting to my feeding it too her. She did eat quite a good helping of kibble on her own today, so that’s progress. I gave her some more fluids tonight too. Then Miss Precious came down to the lower landing and laid in her cat bed down there. She was there for a good while and looked very comfy. She also played with me a little bit too.
So, let’s talk about Gracie for a minute. I just got back from visiting her and her Mom spent some time with her this morning. Gracie had another really good day, but she is now sporting the Cone of Shame, a small soft-sided one. She started to chew on her IV site so I guess you could say she is feeling well enough to be a bit ornery. She ate really good today and she ate good for me tonight, after I took her cone off for feeding time. She did not argue with me one bit when I put the cone back on her. She was bright eyed and bushy tailed and told me to get her out of there. No word on her discharge date yet, but she looks darn good!!!
That’s it from here. Thanks for all the purrs, prayers and woofs, please keep them coming.
If you haven’t done so yet, please visit the Cats of Wildcat Woods with love and hugs. Their dear Yoko crossed Over the Rainbow Bridge today and they are so very sad.
Hello friends, thought I had best give you an update.
First, Brian and Precious are still sneezing. Brian is eating just fine on his own. I am still feeding Precious by finger, but she doesn’t mind. Precious did eat a good bit of kibble on her own today. I gave Precious some fluids tonight just to be on the safe side of things. Both are still taking their antibiotics.
Now for Miss Gracie. Gracie had a really good day. She was taken out of the oxygen cage this morning and remains in a regular, but super sized cage. Her respiration rate is great. I just got back from there and she did not seem the least bit distressed without the oxygen. I talked to her Vet and she is extremely pleased with Gracie’s progress. Gracie ate real well today and even had some dry food on her own and some TUNA JUICE! Gracie will remain oxygen free tonight unless she tells them she needs it, but there sure weren’t any signs of that. Gracie was sure talkative, and gave me plenty of head butts and purrs.
They tried Gracie on Liquid meds today vs. the IV variety to which she promptly said yuck. They will try her on pills tomorrow and see if she tolerates that process better than the liquid. Oh, and her Dr. mentioned the “H” word, as in HOME. We discussed Brian and Precious and she was not overly concerned as long as Gracie remains on her meds for the duration of this sick event.
Keep the purrs, woofs and prayers coming, we all thank you so very much.
Hello everyone, Dad Terry with another update. Gracie had a good day. Although she said no and would not tolerate the nebulizer, the new antihistamine and appetite stimulant seemed to help. Gracie ask them to hold the plate up for her so she wouldn’t have to bend over to eat. They did, and she did eat on her own, and a good bit too! Some of her snootyness seems to be clearing up too.
I just got back from the hospital a bit ago and she told me know to feeding her with my finger, she just wanted be to hold the plate up for her. She ate a good bit and I was really proud of her. She also did a big pee while I was there. That little Gracie had a lot to say tonight, she was talking up a storm and purring and head butting me. She is still in the oxygen cage but she wanted to crawl out through the little portal door. Gracie spend a good bit of time out of the oxygen cage today and seemed to tolerate it pretty darn good. But since she spent the time out today her Dr. eanted her back in oxygen for the night.
Brian is still a bit snotty and so is Precious. I have them both on a new antihistamine and hopefully they will be improving soon. It sure is taking a long time to kick this bug in the butt so keep sending those purrs, woofs and prayers.
Thanks for all your concern and love!
All, just a real quick update. Gracie’s lungs are continuing to clear from the pneumonia so we are really happy about that. The culture they did from the phlegm she was coughing up showed nothing of note. The good news from the culture is that they saw dead bacteria, which is good. The really good news from the culture is that there were no signs of any cancer cells at all, really great news. So, as the pneumonia continues to clear they are treating whatever upper respiratory problem that is distressing her. They are starting a different antihistamine along with an appetite stimulant and are going to see if she will tolerate a nebulizer as several of you have suggested.
Keeps those purrs, woofs and prayers coming, we all appreciate them so very, very much.