? Saoirse - PRAYERS PLEASE: *HUGE* Anti-jinx - UPDATE MON 06:00: Eating, Pooped, UTI, BG Crazy on i/d

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  1. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

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    She will ALWAYS love you! She may not show it when she feels bad, but she loves you and knows you are doing everything in the world to help her.
     
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  2. manxcat419

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    I'm so glad to hear that Saoirse is improving and that she got some insulin at last. :) Of course she still loves you - how could you ever doubt that? You can be sure she's feeling better when she's managed to remove her IV and is letting the hospital staff know that she'd much rather be home by being cranky with the staff and loving with you. It sounds as though her mouth is irritated, and quite possibly bruised as well from the pressure from the procedure but I'm sure that will continue to improve until her eating is back to normal - it's just going to take time. And wonderful, wonderful news that you're able to bring her home today. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
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  3. Critter Mom

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    Off to collect my beloved child within the hour ... fingers and paws crossed that she will be able to eat OK for me. :nailbiting:


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  4. Diana&Tom

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    Just love that feeling of getting ready to go and bring our little babies home where they belong!
     
  5. stacia

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    So glad to hear she's coming home! Still sending good thoughts to you both.
     
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    Oh my goodness, I've just been catching up on all of this. Mogs, I wish I could swim across the pond and lend a hand! I am so inspired by your bravery and love for Saorise, you are so lucky to have each other. So much happening in such a small amount of time. I am sending all my healing thoughts to Saorise to get better and come home.
     
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  7. granadilla

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    Oh Mogs, I'm just getting caught up. What a stressful place you've been in, for a while now. Saoirse totally loves you! She knows you're doing your absolute best for her. You are an amazing kitty advocate, educating yourself and staying involved in her care rather than blindly trusting her to vets who don't know her as well as you do. You're a superstar mamabean.

    I'm glad you will be able to bring her home today. As Larry said, you can give Cerenia and Ondansetron together. I gave them to Marshmallow along with Pepcid at the same time. Did the vet mention a feeding tube to make it easier to get nutrition into her? I'm not sure if that's an option given everything that's going on. If not, hopefully the bupe regimen will keep her pain at a level where she can eat a bit.

    Yes, one step at a time, one paw at a time. Hugs to you and please try to get in some rest when you can. Even if you can't sleep, maybe some meditation (next to Saoirse of course!) might help quiet your mind a bit. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

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  8. tibbs5

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    ((((((Moggy))))))))
    ((((((Saoirse))))))))
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    she looks BEAUTIFUL in her little apartment !!!!! i am sooooooooo happy she is doing better and home. this is the best news ever!!! now, for you sweetie. i was feeling totally exhausted myself and i started taking some supplements that helped so very much. if you want to, pm me and i can tell you what they are and where to order. Again so happy about your baby. sending love, hugs and prayers to you both.
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    ps. i so wish you were close so i could help you with everything.
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  9. Critter Mom

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    Saoirse's home. :)

    She has lost weight and she's buped up to the max but she's not stopped purring since she laid eyes on me when I went to collect her. Anti-jinx, she is starting to seem more herself. And she absolutely mullered her scratchy pole when I let her out to it a little while ago.

    Saoirse's still having problems eating. :( She has been managing to eat at the vets with the collar on, though, so I've put out food in a bowl similarly shaped to the ones that they use. I managed to get Saoirse to eat 2 teaspoons of food with a small dose of ondansetron mixed through it. Even that was enough to make her grumble. :( She is hungry but I can't get her to eat much. I even tried removing her collar and holding the dish up to her. She ate a couple of mouthfuls but then she stopped again. I am praying very hard for her to get better as soon as possible. I'm very, very nervous about things right now. :nailbiting: And I'm trying very hard to pretend I'm not worried because I don't want Saoirse to pick up on my nervousness.


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  10. manxcat419

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    If the bupe is helping, then it's worth it even if it does make her a bit out of it. :) How wonderful that she's home - and happy and purring. I love it when they beat up the scratchy pole - I've always known when any of our cats is really on the mend because it's one of the things they only do when they're feeling good. :)

    At least now you've got Saoirse home, you can help her to eat just a little bit every few hours. She clearly can't handle eating for more than a couple of minutes at a time, so small amounts frequently is probably going to be the way forward for now. But she IS hungry which is a good sign - as her mouth settles down I'm sure she'll start eating more at a time for you. :)

    More hugs and prayers for both of you - I'm sure Saoirse really is on the mend now, but some extra healing thoughts never do any harm! :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
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  11. Missy

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    Aww poor little girl :( I'm sure being home will help alot for her morale. Hope her mouth feels better soon, must not be fun for her to eat right now. I know everything right now is overwhelming but you are doing everything you can do, you are a very dedicated kitty mom. She could not be in better hands.
     
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  12. Critter Mom

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    I think she might be constipated. She did have a pee earlier, but she keeps hopping in and out of the litter box every now and again. I just want my girl to be better ...
     
  13. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Music to my ears! :D You know Saoirse and can give her more coaxing, coddling and assist than the vet's office so I'm sure all will be fine and you'll be able to get her to take in a few more calories once she gets a little more settled. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for her continued improvement! And of course more hugs for you, her hero (and mine for how you care for her)! :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  14. Blamethecats and Hannah

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    Yayyyyy... finally home and with some insulin on board, too! One step at a time... one paw at a time... you'll get there! Keeping those hugs, prayers, and scritches coming your way.

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  15. Olive & Paula

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    Yeah she's home!!!! :joyful::joyful::joyful:. Her mouth probably feels like when a child has their tonsils out. Will she lick and ice cube? It's cold and will give a bit of liquid to her. Hopefully it heals quickly. Hugs to your household. And I know you won't but try to rest some tonight.
     
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  16. Critter Mom

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    My heartfelt thanks to every one of you for all your messages, and my profound gratitude for your continued prayers and healing thoughts ...

    ... I just got Saoirse to eat the best part of a pouch of food out of my hand! There is not one shred of doubt in my mind that the Universe is hearing you all and is moving to help my girl.

    BG AMPS was over 18 (BBK 0.2) - Dose: 0.25IU Lantus.
    +4 just over 11.
    +12.5 10.9 (BBK 0.2)

    (BG measured on Alphatrak.)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  17. Critter Mom

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    That's not nice. I had mine removed and the only thing I wanted to eat was ice cream. I don't know whether she'll go for the ice cube but I'll give it a try. Thanks for the idea. :bighug:


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  18. Critter Mom

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    I'm so sorry I've not been able to properly reply to all your messages. :oops: Please know how deeply I appreciate each and every one of them.

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  19. manxcat419

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    Awww - bless her. She just needs pampering to encourage her to eat through the discomfort. :bighug: For now, if that's what it takes I know you're more than up to dealing with hand-feeding her. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
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  20. Nancy & Cootie (GA)

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    (((Mogs))) (((Saoirse)))
    Wonderful that your furgirl is back home with you! Just wanted to send more good wishes & feeling better prayers your way.
     
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  21. tiffmaxee

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    I just saw this thread. Prayers and vines that she is home and doing better. I'll read back to see what type of infection she has. :bighug:
     
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  22. Critter Mom

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    @tiffmaxee - UTI and inflammation at the surgery site (the latter has subsided with reinstatement of antibiotics). She has improved big time over where she was on Sunday (anti-jinx, anti-jinx).
     
  23. jayla-n-Drevon

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    Mogs.... what is going to be done about her mouth?? Do they have a plan??
     
  24. Critter Mom

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    @jayla-n-Drevon -

    No plan. I asked the opthalmologist about it and she said it should take about 2-3 weeks for the swelling, bruising, etc. to heal. I'm assuming that that is the reckoning for a non-diabetic cat. I don't know how Saoirse's diabetes and the infection problems might affect her healing time. Our own main vet said to me on Tuesday that he couldn't see properly into her mouth to see how it was doing.

    Saoirse just ate a little bit more for me not long ago. She's still having a bit of difficulty but she didn't growl this time.

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  25. jayla-n-Drevon

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    slowly but surely :bighug:
     
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  26. Lisa and Witn (GA)

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    You may already be doing this, but have you tried pureeing her food with water to make it soupy? She may not want to eat solid food because of the pain but would be willing to drink it.
     
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  27. Critter Mom

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    Thank you for the food suggestions, Lisa. :) You're spot on that Saoirse has a harder time with the meaty 'flakes' as they come out of the pouch. I did try puréeing the food for her with a bit of added water to make it soupy but she didn't seem to like the taste of it. At the moment I'm blitzing the food up to a very finely minced consistency and mixing a little water and pumpkin through it (meds are constipating her). It's the best I've been able to come up with for her thus far.

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  28. Gill & George

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    Mogs, just catching up on all of this:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    so glad that she is home and seems to be happy at home. Sending vines and prayers that her mouth heals up soon and she can start to eat without discomfort, poor little baby.
    Great news on the histology report for her eye, that must be such a relief.
    Scritches for Saroise and Noodlebug:)
     
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  29. Jeanne & Dottie

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    WTG Mogs! :bighug::bighug::bighug:You tell em! Glad that Saoirse is home now, you can maintain proper control. IV fluids are so important. I gave Dottie another hit of fluid today, and the transformation from listlessness to perkiness is astounding. She even found Gizmo's dish and ATE. Only a bite or two but she was willing.

    I have suddenly realized that she must be nauseated, because she does that yawning, too. I had thought it was from the surgery, but now I see that, thanks to your post, it may be something different. She's recieving Clamavox, and I'm giving her yogurt. Can you give Saoirse yogurt? Plain, no flavoring or sugar. It would be the most natural way to replace some of the probiotics she will be needing. Best of all, Dottie likes it. See if Saoirse likes yogurt, it may get her going on eating again!
     
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  30. Rachel

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    Yay Saoirse! Welcome home sweet girl!!!!

    I'm so glad to hear she's letting you feed her Mogs. Just more proof how much she loves you...she knows you want her to eat, so she is.

    Don't worry about repying to us all. We'd rather you spend your time with Saoirse! :bighug:
     
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  31. Squalliesmom

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    I'm so happy that Saoirse is home with her beloved Mama, and is trying to eat. Your love is some of the best medicine, Mogs, nobody knows her as well, or can care for her as much, as you can! Both of you have had such a hard time of it, I'm praying hard that everything will continue to look up now. (((Hugs))) for ALL of you, gentle scritches, too, and all kinds of good healing vines being sent your way!

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  32. Olive & Paula

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    So happy to hear her eating has gotten a bit better. With all that has gone on, you could have earned a degree I veterinary medicine. Your approach would be very compassionate to pet and parent.
     
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  33. Maggies Mom Debby

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    I'm so happy to read the latest - she is home, purring, scratching and eating some. And I'm sure you feel better, too! Not only have you gotten some rest, but your baby is home!
     
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  34. Critter Mom

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    Didn't last. Saoirse's nausea got worse this morning and I couldn't keep her eating and therefore properly hydrated. She started getting lethargic and cranky again so the vets have taken her in again for overnight IV fluids. I don't want this to be happening. I wish I wasn't so exhausted so that I could help Saoirse more. I'm praying so hard that she'll be able to get the collar off soon so I can get her eating reliably. My baby ... :(



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  35. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Still sending love and healing vines to you and Saoirse. Glad you are getting some much needed sleep no matter how you have to get it.
     
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  36. Lisa and Witn (GA)

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    Have you asked youy vet about teaching you how to give her the IV fluids at home? Many of us, especially with CRF kitties, give our cats fluids at home.
     
  37. Critter Mom

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    Just eating a kebab and then I'm going to collapse. :(
     
  38. Diana&Tom

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    So sorry to hear of your continued troubles, Mogs... I'm sure the vets are well used to this and will be in control soon. I understand your frustration and anxiety only too well but you must use this time to recharge yourself as best as you are able. These complex scenarios do take a while to settle, much as we'd all love to have a magic wand and make things better straightaway...

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  39. Critter Mom

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    This is the problem, Diana. The vets (both referral hospital and local) are so concerned about Saoirse's stress that they keep sending her home when she's still not stable. I think the UTI is still on the go and that's not helping. I know the horse has bolted but I wish they had kept her on antibiotics longer. :(

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  40. Critter Mom

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    They have not offered it as a treatment avenue. (BTW, Saoirse is early stage II.) Being honest, Lisa, I'm already completely out of my depth and struggling. I don't think I'm in a fit state to take anything else on board right now. :(

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  41. Diana&Tom

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    Hmmmm... is there a senior vet at the practice who you could ask to get involved, if not already? Sorry, I don't know of course what kind of practice this is. The ones I have experience of seem to have a couple of senior partners for complicated or complex cases and then several more junior vets for the run of the mill stuff (as we know, most vets don't know much about FD but are expected to deal with it, and no doubt the same goes for infections of different kinds. Not saying at all that the vets looking after Saiorse aren't doing a reasonable job, but if they're quite young and inexperienced they may need some back-up.

    FWIW and IMveryHO, I think you're right to be wary of giving fluids at home - NOT because you're not up to it but yes, you've been struggling with your own health and don't need new and additional pressures... We caregivers always put ourselves last but there comes a point at which you have to speak sternly to yourself and cut yourself some slack...

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  42. Gill & George

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    more prayers and hugs:bighug::bighug:
     
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  43. manxcat419

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    ((((Mogs)))) our internet has been up and down all day and I'm only just seeing your update now. I'm so sorry Saoirse still isn't feeling well enough for you to keep her at home, though I'm sure she enjoyed her overnight back with you just the same. I really hope the vet gets her sorted out this time so that when she comes home again you don't have to go through any more of this.

    I agree that learning to give IV fluids at home is not easy - I don't think I'd want to attempt it with any of our cats here. We give sub-q, but if she needs the fluids to be given IV, I'm not sure that many vets would even allow you to do that at home. And yes, it's too much for you to take on right now even if they did agree that sub-q would be sufficient - you've been through way too much recently without feeling you have to learn something new right now as well. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
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  44. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Mogs, no one could possibly go through this and not be exhausted so give yourself a break. Don't take on anything you are not comfortable being able to deal with. Do what is best for both of you.

    Saoirse has shown she is a very strong little girl and while there have been some bumps in the road and they haven't totally smoothed out yet, they will pass and you will start getting back to a more normal state of affairs soon. I know it's so hard to see our little ones not feeling well but you really need to look after yourself too and the vets will look after Saoirse. Sending a truckload of healing vines and prayers to you and Saoirse.
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  45. LindaMS

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    The poor cat sure has gone through a lot. If I read your profile correctly, it looks like she is almost 16 years old?
     
  46. Andy & Pimp

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    (((Mogs))) I slept all day and just saw your updated title....not again!

    I have to go back and read everything but I wanted to get the extra healing energy flowing first!

    Hugs & prayers :bighug::bighug:

    eta: hopefully some more fluids will get her feeling well again. I was a bit surprised when they left the IV out yesterday. someone at the practice needs to realize that stability might trump stress right now
     
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  47. jayla-n-Drevon

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    Kiefer is a very good source of probiotics.... in the yogurt section.
     
  48. jayla-n-Drevon

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    agreed--SQ is great at home but IV at the vet--it would be way to challenging to do this without the help of a skilled vet tech or vet--
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  49. Critter Mom

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    Don't do this to me, Linda. I am not being cruel to my cat.

    In all honesty I feel very hurt and upset that you wrote the above. I would hope that you might know my mind and nature much better than that by now. Saoirse is actually doing much better than I am at the moment. She was in absolutely flying form last night. This is not a cat on her way out. The biggest problem I am having at the moment is, like many other caregivers whom I've seen post here since I joined, that the vets keep releasing her too early. It doesn't help that, despite my providing them with everything she needs to help her they have been ignoring me and doing things like not putting her phosphorus binder into her food. (Did it myself tonight for the food I dropped in for them to give her.)

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  50. Critter Mom

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    I respectfully request that anyone posting on this thread does not start making suggestions that I euthanize my cat. I love her. I will always act in her best interests.


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  51. Tuxedo Mom

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    ((((MOGS))))) I wish I could take away all your exhaustion and worry and wave a magic wand to make Saoirse all better right away.

    Since I can't do that for you I am sending you and Saoirse a never-ending stream of hugs, prayers and positive energy!


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  52. manxcat419

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    Mogs - age is just a number as we all well know. Our Shadow was 17 when she had her second kidney crash - she was in the ER vet hospital for 4 days on a fluids + high dose potassium IV. Even if we could have brought her home and done IV here, we couldn't possibly have calibrated the potassium to be safe at home, especially with her having a heart murmur. No-one at either our regular vet or our ER vet suggested we do anything other than treat - we knew our cat just as you know your cat. And we all knew she'd recover just as Saoirse will recover. Everything you do is done out of love for her and because of that you will only ever do what's best for her. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
  53. Olive & Paula

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    Mogs, you have a lot on your plate. I know you don't need anything else, but is a feeding tube an option until the mouth heals? Healing vines sent.
     
  54. Critter Mom

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    My vets have never for one moment suggested that I do not treat Saoirse either. They are a very compassionate and ethical practice. They would not do anything that wasn't in Saoirse's best interests either.

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  55. Critter Mom

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    Her eye area is much improved over the last few days. If I had known in advance of the eye op that there would be difficulties in giving Saoirse her meds afterwards I would have asked about the possibility of their putting in a feeding tube while she was under. I don't think it's a good option for Saoirse in the current situation. Even if nothing else were in the mix, the post-anaesthesia queasies would be worse for her than the temporary issues with hydration. Once she's properly hydrated she's in really great form now. If I can, with the vets' help, get her nausea sorted and onto an appy stimulant then that would solve the fluids issue. When she doesn't need the collar in place any more that will make a huge difference, too, and I think that it may be possible for her to finish with the collar next week. (Opthalmologist said 2-3 weeks needed for things to settle and we're nearly there with that.)

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  56. Critter Mom

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    I wish you could too, Mary Ann.

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  58. Critter Mom

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    [Emphasis mine]

    This is the whole problem in a nutshell, Andy. Same issue with the referral hospital.

    I was quite miffed that they left her without the IV yesterday. I can appreciate their reasoning about wanting to see how she did without it but, to my way of thinking, while trying to clear a UTI the hydration would have been of much greater importance to Saoirse than a 'status check'.

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  59. tibbs5

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    ((((((((Moggy))))))))
    you and Saoirse WILL get through this. we are sending so much love and healing energy across the pond, it will heal both of you !!!!!
    Love you both.
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    Thank you, Nadine. Could you PM me with the info about the supplements that helped you? I'd really appreciate it.

    Much love to you and Mr Tibbs.

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  61. Critter Mom

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    A very perky Saoirse in her new digs last night ...


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  62. Sharon14

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    She's so cute and I love the new playpen! Sending more healing vines, Hugs to you and scritches to sweet Saiorse (and Lunasa!)
     
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    @Sharon14 - Lunasa's GI problems are much improved (anti-jinx, anti-jinx) though she's still not in love with the Hill's i/d.

    Talking of scritches, Saoirse couldn't get enough of them last night. I passed on all the fusses that everyone has been sending to her and she just lapped them up. :)

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  64. jayla-n-Drevon

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    I must say I was surprised they didn't at least leave the catheter in so if needed she could be hooked up quickly... that being said if she ripped it out she must have had some energy:cat:
     
  65. LindaMS

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    I acknowledged that your cat has gone through a lot, (surely you dont have an arguement with that???) and asked to confirm her age. (so I could better learn and understand from your experiences with her). I was expressing sympathy for her situation, and yours. What the heck was wrong with doing that? I wonder why that hit a nerve with you?
     
  66. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Well isn't that the "cushiest" kitty condo! Looks very spacious and cosy and Saoirse appears quite content in there. That pic could be the front cover for Better Kitty Homes and Gardens! :D You have 2 beautiful girls who seem to like to pose for the camera. Menace always moves and I usually end up with a blur or a butt shot!

    We're all continuing to send you and Saoirse strength and love. More hugs for you and scritches for the girls and a pile of this for whoever needs some soothing music to their ears! mini-graphics-cats-008862.gif
     
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  67. Squalliesmom

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    So sorry to hear Saoirse is back at the vet's, but if that's what's best for her right now, then that's where she needs to be. I hope they get her stabilised again soon, and fully, this time (!) so she can come back home to stay. :) I love her soft-sided little "apartment"! She looks very happy and alert.

    Sending tons and tons of prayers, well-wishes, hugs and scritches!

    Lucy :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    Wow thinks just keep a coming don't they??? I am totally impressed with the way you are dealing with this, btw love the kitty condo and many hugs, snuggles for you and soft scratches and cat nip for Saoirse.
     
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  70. Jeanne & Dottie

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    Mogs, Saoirse looks GREAT! I LOVE her new digs! She looks quite perky.

    It is hard to understand the reason the vets didn't keep on with the fluids but there had to be areason they would stop that very basic treatment. Perhaps they were worried she was getting too much fluid.. Too much can be as bad as too little.

    Dottie is a wee bit better too. Perhaps our luck is changing .
     
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  71. Critter Mom

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    I'm really glad to hear that, Jeanne. :bighug:

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  72. Blamethecats and Hannah

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    Wow, Saoirse looks great in her new kitty accommodations. Very nice, indeed! And she is most definitely a very photogenic little cat person... quite the cover girl! I think she's making good progress, even though there are obviously still some bumps in her road to recovery. That certainly is to be expected. I'm very encouraged to know that her eye is looking much better. I had the same thought that @Jeanne & Dottie expressed about the removal of the IV. Maybe there were concerns that she could be getting too much fluid. I've seen that happen with humans and know it can cause all sorts of additional problems.

    I'll keep watching for forthcoming updates on your baby girl... and on you, as well. I'm a bit concerned about you right now, too. Take good care of yourself and just do the best you can do for both of you. Sending another boat load of hugs, prayers, and scritches your way.

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  73. Mum of two felines

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    I love her new little house! She looks so sweet and content. I hope she had a good night and is on her way to recovery:bighug:
     
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  74. Critter Mom

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    I think I'm going to have to let my girl go. :(

    She's back home with me but I can't get her to eat for me. She's got trace ketones (0.8 on blood ketone meter). BG is 14.1 (Alphatrak). I managed to get her to take some gravy from some Hill's i/d but it's very high carb. I've given her a skinny 0.25IU Lantus. DKA treatment is not an option.

    Short of a miracle I don't think there is anything else I can do for her.


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  75. Liz & IttyBit

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    Oh Mogs!!! Praying very hard for you and Saoirse. Come on Saoirse! Don't give up now, keep fighting little girl!
     
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    Come on Saoirse. You've come this far - you can do this. Eat for mama...just a little bit - please!
     
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  78. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Oh Mogs, do not lose hope. Maybe once her BG comes down a little and she settles back into being home, Saoirse will eat for you. She's done so well despite the bumps in the road, I'm sure she will rally! She just needs a bit more time for her sore mouth to settle down. I know this has been and continues to be an extremely difficult time for you both but Saoirse's proven she is a fighter! Did she eat at the vet at all? I know there was something said about feeding tubes earlier but I can't find it right now. Would a temporary feeding tube be an option?
    Saoirse, be a good little girl and eat something for your Momma Bean. You can do it! A massive load of healing thoughts, prayers, hugs and scritches being sent across the pond!:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  79. Critter Mom

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  80. Critter Mom

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    Her mouth's OK now, Linda. It's nausea that's the problem. I am not willing to put her through syringe feeding. I haven't given her an appy stimulant either. If this is to be our last night I want her to be as peaceful and relaxed as I can make her. She has had famotidine and ondansetron. I will continue to gently offer her food but it's up to her now.

    I would welcome any suggestions members have about how I can make her as comfortable as possible till I can speak to the vet.

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  81. manxcat419

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    I think you've done all you reasonably can with meds to encourage her to eat - as you say, it's up to her to go ahead and try to eat something now. I would agree with continuing to offer food - maybe ever so slightly warmed if you can to see if that encourages her a little. Other than that, all I tend to do with the cats here if they're feeling rough is keep them warm - wrapped in a blanket or a towel warmed in the tumble dryer for a few minutes and love on them. And hope and pray as hard as you can! :bighug:
     
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  82. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Is there something else you could offer her she likes....maybe baby food? Otherwise I agree with April. Keep her warm, lots of loving and hope and prayers! We're all praying with you! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  83. Blamethecats and Hannah

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    Mogs, I'm so sorry to hear this, but I've still got hope and I want you to have hope, too. Have you tried removing the Elizabethan collar? Try it and see what happens. She'll need supervision, but let her roam around the house a bit, too. Please don't give up. Hugs and many prayers.
     
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  84. Tuxedo Mom

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug: PRAYERS AND HOPE :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  85. Diana&Tom

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    Oh..... Try not to lose hope, Mogs. You've come so far and done so much - far beyond what most people could contemplate. I understand how worrying it is if Saoirse can't eat, but she is still adapting to her new way of life... Try all the tricks you can, again, and it is more than probable that she will perk up at some point. As we've said before, recovery is not always a straight upward curve. I think you're thinking negatively because you're so tired - literally exhausted. Do try some kind of relaxation exercises if you can to restore yourself... and then you'll be back on the case...

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  86. Critter Mom

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    She perked up a bit and she ate another teaspoon of i/d. I have her up on the sofa snuggled up beside me now with her posh new fleecy blankie over the two of us. She seems fairly relaxed now. She's purring away. (Not a stressy purr, btw.)

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  87. manxcat419

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    Just keep on trying her with a little food at a time. Remember, she hasn't eaten well for a while now so she may not be able to cope with a large amount of food all at once. And she's clearly loving having your attention on her right now. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
  88. Jill & Alex (GA)

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    ((((( Mogs and Saoirse )))))
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  89. Critter Mom

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    I have, Carol. It has been off since she came home at lunchtime. The eye area is pretty much healed now and it was so good to see her have a proper relaxed sleep with her paw for an eye shade again. :)

    She was really purry and lapping up scritches most of the afternoon. That makes me happy. :)

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  90. Critter Mom

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    That's what I've been doing. Tiny and as often as she can manage. I don't want her to get dehydrated.

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  91. Maggies Mom Debby

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    Such a good sign, Mogs! Now that the collar is off, maybe she'll relax and eat better. Give her scritches from all of us, too. Tell her we are sending love to her from all over the world. And that we want her to EAT!
     
  92. Critter Mom

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    I know, Diana, but it has to be OK with Saoirse. I'm following her lead now. If it is to be that she'll make it, then it will be.

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  93. Larry and Kitties

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    I am very saddened by Saoirse's downturn. Sending purrs and prayrrs and prayers.
     
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  94. Critter Mom

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    On it! I've been telling her how much everyone is pulling for her and sending her prayers and healing. And scritches. She loves the scritches big time.

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    @Diana&Tom -

    PS ... I am still praying very hard for her and I will continue to do all I can to support her - just not stressy stuff.


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  97. Blamethecats and Hannah

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    Now that's a very good sign! Yes, take her lead... I agree with that. But I think she's telling you that she's not giving up. So, Mogs... don't you give up, either!
     
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    Mogs, sending more and more prayers, healing vines and hugs. Please don't lose hope we are all here with you:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    She just reached out and put her paw onto my leg. It's how she tells me she loves me. :) I love you too, Saoirse. With all my heart.
     
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    And I am so grateful for all of you being there for us. You have no idea how much.

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