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  1. Patty and Blue

    Patty and Blue Well-Known Member

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  2. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of you today, Patty :bighug: Hope everything goes alright with Brat and hoping for poop from Blue :bighug:
     
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  3. Critter Mom

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    As mentioned yesterday, maybe ask about an enema? I know that when my little ones have been constipated they always feel much better when things 'get going' again. I hope he poops soon. ((((Blue))))

    That girl has her paws well and truly wrapped round your heart, Patty. (((Brat))) She must be so tiny!

    Fingers and paws crossed for things to go well at the vets today.

    :bighug:


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  4. Patty and Blue

    Patty and Blue Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much. Love everyone waiting on poop. Now I understand. :bighug:
     
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  5. Patty and Blue

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    I'll ask when she calls about Brat. He just got up and went to the kitchen, and jumped counter to counter!
    I gave him some minnows and water. He's back in his "room". I'll keep you posted on the poop watch. :)
     
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  6. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    Thanks, Mogs...I overlooked this.

    I can’t really tell Patty anything she doesn’t ready know....there is some significant liver issue here. The elevation in the liver values is all pretty high. There can be many reasons and I won’t hazard a guess. Brat is jaundiced, as well, from the reports. I’m not surprised. I wish I could be of more help. I’m assuming Brat is at the vet today for diagnostics. Sending many vines and I hope they are able to figure it out.
     
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  7. Patty and Blue

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    Thank you. Brat was hospitalized today and they are trying to treat and stabilize her. I wasn't given a specific diagnosis because of both liver and kidneys being involved. She originally didn't give me much hope. After seeing her a second time she thought she might do better because of her “spunk”. I'm hoping I'll be able to bring her home with a treatment plan. We will see. Thank you for all your help and expertise. :bighug:
     
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  9. Patty and Blue

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    Blue got out a couple of little balls and then didn't have the energy to get the big piece out. I ended up taking
    him into the vet for an enema.
    I just spoke with Dr. Johnson and Brat is on an IV and she's about to start her on an antibiotic. She was
    "feisty" this morning and she was pleased with her perky attitude. YAY
    I need to be a vet! I already have the pharmacy, and the patients!
     
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  10. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    You’re welcome. Again, I m not a vet but I’ve dealt with liver and kidney issues in cats. Brat’s kidney value elevations, to me, are not nearly as significant as her liver value elevations. You’ve probably answered this somewhere but is it possible she got into anything....like the plants in the hospital room where Blue is or any other plants? There are very, very few plants that are not toxic to cats. I am a plant lover but went to only silk plants in the house decades ago because of the cats. I’m glad she was perky this morning.


    You’re welcome!
     
  11. Critter Mom

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    Ooh, I hope he feels the better for it. ((((Blue))))

    Rooting for your little one. (((Brat)))

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  12. Patty and Blue

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    Hi @Marje and Gracie

    I have never seen her eat plants. I have seen her eat everything else and I've mentioned it to my vet every appt. She loves eating plastic so I have to be very careful with garbage and grocery bags. She eats cat litter. She licks lava rocks that I have around a large indoor fig ficus tree. I've researched it and pica is the only thing I have found for why she eats these things.
     
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  13. Patty and Blue

    Patty and Blue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mogs. I pick up Blue at 5 today. I wish I could go in and visit Bratster. I was planning on checking his BG but forgot in all the drama.

    How's Noodle doing? Still liking her new food?
     
  14. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    I’m so glad Blue got an enema and that Brat is feisty.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    Patty and Blue Well-Known Member

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    I messaged Jeanne again and she told me I could post so if you'd like to share with anyone else she
    gave permission.


    Hi Patty,
    First let me say THANK YOU for taking the time to contact me. It is so kind of you.:bighug:

    As much as I want to say I'm doing fine the truth is I'm struggling. For me the after affects are far worse than the disease itself. Besides having cognitive issues, I have some kind of upper respiratory issue. I'm still on AB's but they seem to just not work for this. I spend at least 5 hrs every morning hacking up thick "whatever this is" while banging my chest to get it up. It is most tiring. I almost fear going to sleep at night knowing whats in store in the morning.

    My doctor says its one of the after affects and there is no established timeline when it will subside. :rolleyes:. Its a constant battle and I just need to "ride it out" Just how does one get off this "E" ticket ride???
    As for how I feel most the day I feel fine and thats when my hand eye skills go south. It is most debilitating. I'm lucky to have Leo, who seems to have 0 after affects :mad: lol but he takes good care of me and is doing most of the house work. Dont know what I would be doing without him. (lol I tell him he just feels guilty for giving me this Christmas gift.)

    Bottom line is I have no idea when I will be back. BUT I'M NOT GIVING UP!

    Thank you for your caring,:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    j.
     
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  16. Patty and Blue

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    Yes, I can tell he's feeling much better. I was able to pick him up early so tested his BG and it's 113 +7 so pretty good.
    He ate and is napping in his room.
     
  17. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    I think the constipation might have inflated his bg even more. This is a good bg. :)
     
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  18. Butters & Lyla

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    Nice +7 Patty! It makes me very happy to see that. Yay for Blue's poop problem being resolved and sending extra prayers to Brat.
     
  19. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Patty for the update on Jeanne, I just feel awful for her.
    I know she won't give up, she's a fighter
    Prayers that she recovers soon ♥:bighug::bighug:
     
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  20. tiffmaxee

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    Thank you Patty. Poor J. I hope she gets better soon.
     
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  21. Patty and Blue

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    Blue is 211 tonight. It's about an hour earlier than I normally check but Mom's show starts at 8 and
    I told her I'd come down.

    I think you all were correct about the prednisone causing BG to be erratic.

    He's feeling much better tonight. I have to watch him because he's jumping everywhere. :rolleyes:
     
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  22. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    When is he getting the prednisolone? Nice to hear he’s feeling better.
     
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  23. Patty and Blue

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    I’m giving it at 3:30. They have directions for Teddy 1/2 twice a day. Blue is just one a day.
    I'm not sure what the difference is.
     
  24. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    From all I have read there is no advantage to giving it twice a day. It can’t hurt but I dint know that it helps. Do they get the same dose?
     
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  25. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    This really made me laugh! I know it’s not really funny but I think we have all felt like that at times!
    Thank you for the update on Jeanne. Poor girl. It’s a terrible disease and it’s after effects really effect some people badly.
    Is she reading her PMs do you know?

    I hope Brat does well at the vets.
    And I’m glad to hear Blue is feeling better now.

    I also wondered about plants. I haven’t had plants or flowers in the house for many years because Sheba found them irresistible and now Harry is the same.
     
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  26. Diane Tyler's Mom

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    I hope Brat will be ok and glad Blue feels better after the enema :bighug::cat:
     
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    All three were put on prednisone. Blue one a day, Brat one a day and Teddy 1/2 twice a day for five days and then taper.

    Blue wandered a little away from his room. He also is now having some loose stool. I hope it doesn't get bad.
     
  28. Patty and Blue

    Patty and Blue Well-Known Member

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    I PMed her when she first disappeared so have kept a running message with her. I hadn't heard anything in over
    a week so got worried. It took her a day to answer but she checks in when she can. She said she's having a hard time
    wording her messages because of her cognitive problems from the virus. If you PM her she will eventually answer.
    It's been quite awhile since she got sick. She's working on her brain.
     
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  29. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Is Blue in any medication for constipation? If so he may no longer need it since the enema.
    You should be getting a group discount from your vet!
     
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  30. Patty and Blue

    Patty and Blue Well-Known Member

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    With multiple sick cats it's a full time job. Might as well get paid for it, right?

    Blue is jumping and moving around more. YAY I was getting really worried.
    I hate leaving any of my babies overnight in the hospital and recently Blue, Layla and now Brat were hospitalized. Geriatrics :cat::cat::cat:

    My cats are used to the plants. Now if I being flowers into the house forget it. The cats love flowers and will immediately start munching.
     
  31. Patty and Blue

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    Yes, on the medicine for constipation and today she told me to also give Lactulose. Yikes

    Hey, that's what I was thinking!!!
     
  32. Patty and Blue

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    Thank you Diane. Blue is much better tonight. I'm sure Brat is okay but mom's got to worry. I do hope she doesn't have permanent liver
    damage. It's scary.
     
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  33. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    With diarrhea I would not add lactulose. Btw it contains sugar.

    Use it if the constipation returns though.
     
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  34. Patty and Blue

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    I had already given it to him earlier but won’t going forward.
     
  35. tiffmaxee

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    The only reason I suggested not giving it was the diarrhea. If that goes away I guess give it to prevent constipation. If the diarrhea returns ask your vet what to do.
     
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  36. Critter Mom

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    So glad to hear that Blue's feeling and acting better. :) ((((Blue))))

    Fingers and paws crossed Brat will be feeling better soon too. (((Brat)))

    Thanks for letting us know how Jeanne is doing. I'm so sorry that she's struggling with long-tail covid. (((Jeanne)))


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  37. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

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    I will say a prayer for your baby , moms always worry , that's our job .
    Sending positive vibes for Brat ♥:bighug::bighug::cat:
     
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