7/13 OT Sootie’s Tribe: Spunky update

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  1. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/...e-familiar-with-otipak-ear-treatments.197987/

    Good morning or actually good evening (because I started this morning ) L & L,

    anti-jinx vines on this Friday the you know what day. Am I superstitious? ;):nailbiting:

    My apologies for not updating sooner. Between pesky internet foibles and more on-goings at the shop today....but I was able to scan Spunky’s new lab results from surgery day (and a fecal from May) and save to pdf (attached below). ( @Marje and Gracie would you have time to take a look at these?)

    Re Spunky: on Monday I changed Spunky’s appt to be with the surgeon for the two-week post-op followup. His earliest available was yesterday which worked out to be precisely two weeks after surgeries, and was what he suggested two weeks ago anyway.

    Changing the appointment was a relief mostly because it reset the priorities to be, as the old saying goes, the horse in front of the cart instead of vice versa.

    Yesterday morning I brought Spunky to Dr B the surgeon for recheck. I guess Spunky got quite the spitfire reputation on surgery day bc a tech asked with delicate trepidation, “is this the Spunky who I’ve heard is quite the handful except around her mom?” Yep, that’s Spunky. Oops but they can’t say I didn’t warn them at the outset!

    As of yesterday, Spunky’s weight is now 10.11# up from 10.1 two weeks ago. Dr B said both her mouth and the ear were healing well, looked good with no signs of infection. Suggested recheck in a month and do a once weekly ear clean for ear maintenance and to stave off reinfection. Said anything with as little alcohol as possible. Unfortunately most ear treatments include some alcohol and most of them state don’t use if ear drum/tympanic membrane damage, which is the case in spunky’s ear.

    I found this one, though, and both Dr B and HV said it would ok. So I’m ordering it tonight crossing paws that internet continues to behave.
    https://addisonlabs.com/product/maxiguard-zn4-5-otic/

    Also here’s a picture of spitfire Spunky as she was on way home from vet yesterday!
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    With thanks and hugs and ❤️ from us all and vines and hugs and ❤️ for all in need,
    Sina and Sootie’s Tribe ❤️
     

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  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    How adorable. I'm glad she is doing so well. I hope the ear treatment you found works.
     
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  3. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    Such a relaxed kitty!!! Lovely too :) Glad she's doing better...hope everything works out for you and Spunky! :)
     
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  4. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Carla. I hope the new drops help too. How are you tonight? Heaps of ❤️
     
  5. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Sue. She sure wasn’t relaxed at the vet’s. :blackeye: I nestled her so that Dr b could examine her; the tech mentioned that she’d never seen a cat curl up into such a tight ball during an exam. :eek: Then spunky lept into her carrier and gave a good swat (luckily she was inside the carrier, a good mesh barrier) when he very gently zipped up the top. I reminded him that the must is to give Spunky a choice by asking permission first!
     
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  6. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    I hope the meds you are looking for can be found and will work. The ear med the vet gave us for Rusty is called MotaZol Gentamicin Sulfate. It's for dogs.

    Lots of vines for Spunky.

    Hugs for you, Sina
     
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  7. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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    Aawww. She looks so content. Great update. :bighug:
     
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  8. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing okay. I'm glad it's Friday. Hopefully I can get some rest this weekend. It's been a long week. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  9. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Ella. I hope Rusty’s ear med helps him, too. I hope he can be off it soon.
    I hope the maxi guard helps Spunky, too.
    Hope you all have a restful weekend with Rusty feeling better each day.❤️
     
  10. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    I hope you can get some rest, too, Carla. And lots of snuggles with your clowder.❤️
     
  11. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

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    Wish she was that content at the vet, lol. :bighug:
     
  12. LizzieInTexas

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