Thursday, October 22, 2009
I hate hairballs!
Hi, I'm back with a Cody update. He has two big, nasty hairballs blocking his intestinal tract! Out VET took x-rays and did bloodwork. His kidneys are great, his liver function is just a bit off and his white cell count is up, indicating infection or inflamation in the body. So, he is now on, let me see, Vedalax, which the vet says is like Liquid plumber for kitties and the bubblegum flavored Amoxicillan. She says 90% of the cats she sees with hairball blockages pass them within a couple of days on this stuff. The rest need surgury to remove it.
I am praying that Cody can just poo all of this out of him. He was dehydrated too, so she gave him sub q's before she sent him home with us, along with a booster shot of antibiotics and a big finger full of the Vedalax. He has to have that 3 times a day for 5 days.
The Vet said, that for 15 Cody has very good organ function. If he bounces back from this and puts on the weight he lost over the past week, he should be in great shape for a senoir cat.
It's hard to believe just this past Monday he was in the garden with me helping me plant spring bulbs and last night he started getting so sick.
I am sitting with him in my little craft room keeping him company. He has his water, mushy wet cat food and a litter box with only a little pee in it yet. I just want him to go potty and get rid of this! Oh, his tummy is full of gas too, so you can imagine how uncomfortable he has been. My poor, sweet boy!
He has always been so good and loving and gentle. Just a little fuzzy teddy bear of a kittyboy.
Please continue to purray that he can get through this.
I hope I didn't sound too frantic. I am just not ready to watch him go yet. He needs to see those flowers we planted next spring...
Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement. They and You mean more than you can ever know. I feel a bit alone in my love and worry. The teenagers have their own lives and my husband is very irritated about how much this is costing. He likes Cody and even helped give him his medicine tonight, but he wants me to be ready to let go if he can't pull through.
I would gladly give up all of my RA meds and doctor appointments to help my kitties, but he gets upset when I say that.
So, here it is almost 12:30 am and Cody and me are listening to the rain. The other kitties are sleeping. He seems a bit restless, but hopefully he can settle into a good nap.
I just hope by morning I see that nasty hairball in the litterbox.
Not a fun thing to see before coffee, but oh well...
Big Hugs and Gentle Purrs from me and Cody