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

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Post by curlysister » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:36 am

I too am sorry to hear about froggy.

And wow those are big kittens!!
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Post by wodesorel » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:08 am

I just got bad news from our vet, we had dropped Sumo off for a teeth cleaning this morning, and she found a large tumor under his tongue. :( Oral cancer in cats is extremely fast growing. It's still small but cannot be removed. She's going to biopsy to be sure but he may only have a week or two. Not something that I ever even considered before. He'd just had a few bad teeth that needed pulled. Bah.

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:29 pm

When it rains it pours. I am so sorry about Ine and now about Sumo. That is so sad.

Love the pictures of the kitties as always...and the kittens...too cute! They should bring you some joy...and more kitten pictures for us!! :cloud9:
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Post by wodesorel » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:57 pm

I know how impossible it all sounds. Sometimes I step back for a moment and think - wow total faux drama queen - but these things just keep spilling over into each other. Maybe it is bad luck. Maybe it is just the joys of having 33 cats and about as many herpatiles. (Although the shelter seemed like it had less drama with 500+ at any given time.) Maybe it's just that they're all around the same age and this is what happens. We went years without any hiccups aside from new additions, and then in the past couple of years it's felt like the walls all started falling down. Maybe it's just been a horrible week and I feel like everything is wrong.

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:04 pm

I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. These kitties, herps, and reptiles have had wonderful lives that they wouldn't have had in the places that they were. You have given them love, safety, shelter, help, health, food, comfort, etc!!! All animals are great at hiding illnesses too - it's their instinct. We usually don't see it until it's reared it's ugly head. Regardless - you have always gone above and beyond IMO. I commend you for that! KUDOS! :hearts:
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Post by AskCrabby » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:48 pm

Goodness, these cats are adorable fur balls! :D

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Post by wodesorel » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:47 pm

Thank you GB. It's been a week.

So, it seems it may not cancer. (I can PM anyone the photo if they want to see it.) It looks and feels like squamous cell carcinoma, but on aspirate and smear it's all normal cells. Doc is completely stumped. We sent it out for a formal biopsy to be safe, but it's probably a cyst, or granuloma. He had been FIV tested recently so it's not that.

Poor dude is having a horrible time coming out of anesthesia. We missed him having an ear infection a few years ago until it was fully inner ear. His eyes looked like a carousel, and he had a ridiculously a high fever. It's one thing I will feel guilty about for life, we thought he just has calici and felt ouchy and we were waiting it out. Anyway, it's left him with vestibular damage and a permanent head tilt. He can't even stand up right now. I'm hoping he settles down and sleeps it off. We put him in a cage on the dining table until he can walk again. Image

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Post by fandt94 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:53 pm

So sorry to hear about your frog :| And congrats on the kittens!!!
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Post by wodesorel » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:52 pm

Momma's happy hormones are in overdrive. Those kittens start purring and she turns into a melty mess. They look like guinea pigs! They gained 18 grams and 25 grams in 24 hours. Normal healthy gain is 10 grams per day so I'm kind of floored. ImageImageImageImage

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Post by Moonlightdreams » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:59 pm

So sorry about Ine! :( Awwwww, kittens! I'll take two! :wink: Seriously, such sweet little kitty faces. I'm melting!
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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:40 am

How is Sumo doing today?
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Post by wodesorel » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:59 am

Back to being steady on his feet. He's even eating dry food! (He has canned.)

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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:32 pm

Glad to hear! :)
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Post by wodesorel » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:27 pm

Ruffy's boney lump turned out to be nothing! Doc thinks it's just old age cartilage growth. Phew.

White baby does have pneumonia, he was started on antibiotics this afternoon and already is starting to sound better. He looks good and is continuing to gain weight.

Noelle is such a good mommy she was nursing them in the vet's office and while we carried her to the car!

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:37 pm

Awe! So cute :cloud9:
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