And now it's a bottle baby kitten...

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Post by Moonlightdreams » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:42 am

curlysister wrote:LOL, I am definitely the crafty one in the family. In exchange for the buttons, she sometimes gets me the 'good' vet wrap. In human health care, my region won't spring for the fancy patterned stuff, it's only plain boring 'flesh' color. My kid patients love the wrap with the tractors or frogs or stars!
Doesn't everyone secretly love the pretty bandages? :wink:
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Post by wodesorel » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:40 pm

I bought a couple of sparkle rolls in pink and purple to have on hand in case we need them. Last time Fran got sick, one of the techs at the other place wrapped her tail to keep it clean so they wouldn't have to shave or bathe her. It was so wonderful! Using that trick if we ever need to.

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Glad to hear about Fran!

Good to hear Hank found a home!

Sorry to hear you have a pregnant kitty!

Vet wrap is great! I always love the animal print kind! :)
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Post by Freedomwolf » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:38 am

Congratulations on your new kitten or probably now cat. I am so happy for you! Gooder luck keeping him clean!

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Post by wodesorel » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:10 pm

Hank is still with us for now. Needs to finish up vaccines and then there needs to be space for him somehwere so people.can meet him.

Bug was so happy using Gracie as a pillow last night.

One of Sarah from today. She's the semi-feral and is goosey. ImageImage

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Post by wodesorel » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:58 am

Vet visit with Fran went as expected. Kidneys are more enlarged and there is more signs of it having invaded her central nervous system (Unequal pupils.) Doc doesn't think it will be much longer now, and when she gets worse it will probably be sudden. For now she is happy and content though. Gained an entire pound! She's eating two to three cans of Friskies and over a cup of dry food per day still.

No idea what might be causing Runtskies problems besides pain from the luxating patellas. (Her knee cap slips out of place every time she moves her leg or puts weight on it. Her and her brother were born with it, usually it's caused by an injury and even that is exceedingly rare in cats. We consulted an orthopedic surgeon last summer but they didn't think surgery would help any.) Her bloodwork hopefully shows just dehydration. They loaded her with fluids and some antinausea meds and sent her home with gapapentin for the pain. Fingers crossed it works. I have more fluids here if she needs it.

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Post by wodesorel » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:00 am

Noelle, soon to be momma.

Franny and some outtakes. She won't stop talking long enough for clear photos. Image ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:02 pm

wodesorel wrote:Noelle, soon to be momma.

Franny and some outtakes. She won't stop talking long enough for clear photos. Image ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
Gorgeous kitties, they are so cute! :cloud9:


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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:41 am

I have missed these updates! Always enjoy your pictures! :)
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Post by wodesorel » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:34 pm

No kittens for Noelle, either doc joking about it being kitten shaped poops was right, or she reabsorbed them. Our vet isn't worried because she's gaining weight and is looking great. Trying to decide what our next step is - take her somewhere else for xrays, just have her spayed, or wait it out for a while longer.

Winston got his buttons out and the ear looks great! I only have his photo from at the vets, he won't sit still for me to a get a new one. Image

Fran is still doing great, the tumors are much bigger but she seems happy and nothing else has changed. She may just make her 10th birthday on the 16th.

Mao turned 2 years last week. :)

Bug turns 4 months next week! Gah, summer went by too fast.

Merlin is holding his tail straight from his body, so we should be good. Doc was only worried about future injury or mutilation and it isn't bothering him.

Runtskies is back to eating, and screaming for dinner. So that is a relief. Although now she won't leave her cage either. Image

Ine the frog is still going downhill. Just muscle wasting and bloating, she is still eating. I sent out to a private lab for chytrid fungus and ranavirus testing as those were my two biggest fears (contagious) but she is negative for both. Still thinking kidney damage or cancer. Just keeping her comfortable for now, my vet can humanely euth when it's time.

Photos in order: Winston, Mao & Bug x2, Bug x2, Feanny, Mao & Bug, Gracie, Bug x2, Mao & Bug, Franny

Yeah, Mao & Bug are becoming good friends. Mao is stuck mentally at around 6 months, so she likes having a similarly clueless friend to play with. (The others are all afraid of her because she is so different.) I just hope Bug doesn't outgrow her!! Bug seems really smart and sweet, so I think she'll eventually catch on and will hopefully still tolerate Mao. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:07 pm

Great updates for everyone except for your frog! I'm sorry about that! Hopefully you can at least get an answer. Love the pictures as usual! Winston's picture is great!
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Post by fandt94 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:55 pm

This is the first time I read through this thread because I wasn’t sure what it was all about....and I am so glad I did! What awesome pictures of beautiful kitties...and the stories behind each one! I hope you keep updating this thread because I am definitely going to continue to read it! What an amazing person you are for caring for our feline friends :cloud9:
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Post by wodesorel » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:45 pm

We did put Ine the frog down last night. She got to the point where she didn't want to move, even though she was eating. It wasn't until she was sedated and stretched out that I realized just how much muscle mass she had lost, her legs were so skinny but her body was so large. The vet is sure it was cancer, causing malabsorption and edema. Doc felt so bad about using a needle on her, that she gave the anethestic orally and we waited for it to take effect. It was painless and quick and I feel okay about everything. We buried her (deeply) at the back of our property since this is where she came from.

Noelle surprised us on Tuesday with two babies! They are HUGE and gaining weight rapidly. One is breathing funny though so we're a little guarded on his future. Doc is aware and we are monitoring. Fingers crossed both are okay!

A few other pics of my girlies, Gracie and Mao and the hidden Bug. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 pm

So sorry to hear about the froggie, but those cat pics! Wowerz, they look profresh! Likey.

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Post by wodesorel » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:44 am

aussieJJDude wrote:So sorry to hear about the froggie, but those cat pics! Wowerz, they look profresh! Likey.

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