Sunday, November 22, 2009
Our Recovering Patient
It's Sunday morning. Miss Jenga woke me bright and early to tell me she had an important date & as she'd all ready missed Friday & Saturday she WASN'T going to miss today too! "GET UP! Take this conflabdulated thing off me so I can go meet Ra! He's out there waiting!" At this she even gave me some kitty muffins on my arm to hurry things along.
As her penthouse is high, I was skeptical about letting her jump & climb up there in her 'tender' condition but I can assure you; SHE had no problem at all and once there, immedately sat down to take a leisurely bath all round with those giant velvet paws and purred so loudly I could hear her from across the room. I mention her paws alot; they are milk chocolate on top but when she opens them they are semi webbed and all dark chocolate underneath. Yummy!
All of you who donated can feel secure in knowing that you helped out in the most 'pawsome' way possible & this little lady (*& me too) are purrrrrrever grateful! Her stones are gone; she's able to urinate finally which for her I'm sure was pure bliss! And she now has special food *Prescription diet c/d* that's really no more expensive than the regular premium cat food she was on. She will have a check up in a week.
As some of you asked; our cat Ms. Stella O'Houligan had the same problem the same day! I had to take them both in to the vets which was quite fun~NOT! Ms. Stella gets really carsick with fluids leaking from both ends no matter how short the distance & she is so loud that you'd think she was being skinned alive in that carrier!
Neither Ms. Stella nor Miss Jenga really like either other that much so keeping them in the same examining room apart from each other was tricky but luckily they were so occupied with where they were they didn't have much time for aggressive behaviour.
Stella ended up having crystals (which is different from stones) and hers were aided along by a shot (something they give horses & dogs to reduce inflammation in the bladder) and her diet food changed immediately to the canned c/d (something I can't get Jenga to eat at all!) She came home with pain meds as did Jenga that day, it was rather fun going from room to room dosing narcotics and watching each of them get all relaxed & trip out on these stupid tiny moths we seem to have been inundated by! *we've since found the moths source & wiped them out* The reason I couldn't foot the remainder for Jenga myself was that Stell's bill was nearly $400 and that sort of wiped out our 'Emergency Cat Funds' savings.
So again I say, THANK YOU!! to all who donated. Each one of you that has provided me with an address will receive a special tree ornament this year that I'm making (18 of them so far) and for those larger donations; I'm making your art starting today and those will be going out over the next couple weeks.
It's been my honor to take care of this special girl and watch her come through this with all her big giant purrs intact. She requested I not embarass her by photographing her bare tummy parts so here you have her.
Thanksgiving week indeed!!
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I am so glad your 'girls' are better now ...we have had three cats with similar problems. Sadly, several years ago, one died of a stroke aged 18mths as we didn't realize the problem in time. Apparently it starts with cystitis and then the crystals can form and in a male it is even more of a problem. Often stress is the catalyst apparently and with our Smudge he gets stressed by visting children. Now we know, he is given a sort of tranquilizer and it helps a great deal.ReplyDelete
So glad your kitties are doing well. My baby, Sammy, had some kidney issues last year and the vet changed his diet to Hill's KD diet. Comes in both canned and dry. You do need an RX for it and I order it through the vet although some of the Pet Smart's carry it as well for a hair less. Vet also told me to give him low sodium chicken soup... I get it at Trader Joes.. their brand. It has 70mg sodium per serving. Not all low sodium soups are equal. Look at the side of the carton and you will see what I mean. Sammy loves the soup and always lets me know when he is out! He eats the dry food because I do not want to be awakened at the crack of dawn to feed him.ReplyDelete
Hugs to all.
I'm so glad that Jenga and Stella are doing well now! Hope they continue to feel better!ReplyDelete
What wonderful news! I'm so glad that the kitties are doing better! Hugs and purrrrrr kisses all around!ReplyDelete
<3 so good to hear. i suspct paypal didn't give you my address. paypal hates me.ReplyDelete
No it didn't. I didn't get Siri's either. Can you email it to me at email@example.com. Thanks!ReplyDelete
That is wonderful news. Please give the girls scritches from me and purrs and likes from our furries. I'm really glad I was able to spread the word and get some help for the beautiful Jenga.ReplyDelete
Sally, I am very appreciative of you spreading the word. I'd like to send you a little something too so email me your physical address please. Tx!ReplyDelete
You really don't have to...but considering how much I love your craft I will accept with a lot of pleasure. Email flying your way in a secReplyDelete
So happy she is feeling well and ready to rock!ReplyDelete
So glad to read this post. Miss Jenga in just such a beautiful girl, and I know that Ms. Stella is wonderful from the note she wrote to Riley. And then there is YOU my dear, you are a beautiful soul. You share so much of yourself with your kitties and those of us who are fortunate enough to call you "friend".ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the cards, which arrived this week. It was very kind of you, and I hope that Jenga's recovery is continuing without a hitch. :)ReplyDelete