Thursday, December 04, 2008

Misty Update 2

2:30 PM

Temperature is now slightly above normal after receiving fluids. Switching from Clavamox (antibiotic) liquid to pill form. Will do force feeding every 2 hours and adding 500 mg Lysine per day to the syringe. Keep up with the saline nasal flush and return on Sat AM for a recheck. She's anemic which could just be blood loss from the surgery or could mean internal bleeding. Will re-do blood work on Sat.


12:45 PM


Misty is staying at the vet's for observation for a few hours. She has an upper respiratory viral infection with a low grade fever and got sub-cutaneous fluids, a nasal flush with saline solution and was force fed liquified Science Diet AD. The vet says if a cat can't smell the food, they won't eat. They're not sure if the fever is from the viral infection or related to the surgery. Her abdomen and incision look OK but since she's not eating, she hasn't passed any stool so they're not positive her intestines are working right.

Will update later with recommended treatment.



Here we were last night preparing to give Misty her medicine. This is a 2 person job since she won't hold still, starts salivating and keeps turning her head from side to side. Most of it ends up on her fur, not in her mouth and we're concerned she's not getting the benefit of the medicine.

She's going back to our regular vet at 10:30AM today since she won't eat, even the moist food that supposedly highly palatable for cats. We've tried spoon feeding her, forcing some in her mouth, but it's hard to know how much she's actually swallowing. I've seen her try to eat dry kibbles, taking one at a time in her mouth then crunching it, but she only does it 2 or 3 times, then walks away from the bowl.



I want the vet to check her mouth, tongue & throat and also take her temperature and check for dehydration. I've been giving her small amounts of water orally by syringe and she is urinating in the litterbox about twice a day.

I will update later today.

44 Comments:

At December 04, 2008 4:28 AM, Blogger Kaz's Cats said...

We hope that the v-e-t can help Misty - we'll purr and purray for her to keep getting well.

{{hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha

 
At December 04, 2008 5:10 AM, Blogger Parker said...

Dear Misty,
I hope that you are feeling much better. Be a good girl and take your medicines!
Smoochies!

 
At December 04, 2008 5:23 AM, Blogger Dana said...

We sure hope the vet can help Misty feel better so that she will want to eat. We will be purring and purraying for your, Misty!!
Purrs,
~The Creek Cats~

 
At December 04, 2008 5:31 AM, Blogger Spooky said...

Misty, I am purraying that you'll feel great very soon and feel like eating all that yummy food!

 
At December 04, 2008 6:20 AM, Blogger Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Misty, is your tummy still sore from your surgery? Please try to eat a little bit so the medicines gets in your body to make you all well. Has your Mommy tried baby food? Lilly loved the baby food in the syringe. Gerber stage 2 turkey or chicken. Lip smackin' good!

Hugs and purrs little girl.

Laila and Minchie

 
At December 04, 2008 6:35 AM, Blogger The Furry Kids said...

Please take your medicines, Misty. We are purring and purraying for you. We hope you have a good (well, as good as it can be) v-e-t appointment.

EG

 
At December 04, 2008 6:54 AM, Blogger Rascal said...

Mom gave me babyfood when I wouldn't eat during my chemo. Actually, she still uses it to disguise the crushed up L-lysine I have to take for my eye. I love the stuff!

I gave an award to Misty. It's at my blog.

 
At December 04, 2008 6:56 AM, Blogger Fin said...

Sweet Misty, I know it's yucky, but even I say you should let your parents win on this one, and I never say that. Purr Purr

 
At December 04, 2008 8:03 AM, Blogger Sweet Praline said...

Poor little Misty. I hope you begin eating and drinking more so you can heal completely. Please keep us updated on your progress.

 
At December 04, 2008 10:11 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

Misty, even though it is very yuck-o, you should try your very hardest to take your medicine like a good girl! I hope you will start feeling better and eating real good soon.

 
At December 04, 2008 10:21 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Its good you're going to the vet to check on the eating stuff. You don't want to be like Snap when she had to have a tube shoved up her nose and her belly filled with a bucket of water and mineral oil.

Kaze

 
At December 04, 2008 10:23 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Misty I hope you are okay. And I wish you would start liking your foods a little more. I am glad that you are interest in eating even if you don't feel so well.

 
At December 04, 2008 11:01 AM, Blogger Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

Misty...we are very worried about you. You need to drink a lot of water and try to eat. Maybe the vet will help today...we are in prayer mode for you.

 
At December 04, 2008 11:51 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Awe sweety, ya gotta eat. I know yoor insides is prolly sore, but if yoo don't eat yoo will get very sick and I don't think I could stand it...~Speedy

 
At December 04, 2008 1:45 PM, Blogger Honey P. Sunshine said...

misty, pleeze git better

 
At December 04, 2008 2:26 PM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

Misty, I hope you start eating on your own soon. All of us continue to purr for you.

 
At December 04, 2008 5:02 PM, Blogger Evie/VampyVictor said...

Misty I is a puuring my little motor out but you must help the process too! I know it is prolly very sore in there but you gots to try and eat and drink a little more :)

V-V

 
At December 04, 2008 5:17 PM, Blogger Forever Foster said...

Misty sweetie, we are purring and praying for you. We hope you will start feeling better really soon.

 
At December 04, 2008 6:11 PM, Blogger Grrreta said...

Misty is very lucky to have beans that take such good care of her. I hope she gets her appetite back very soon. We're sending lots of healing purrs.

 
At December 04, 2008 6:59 PM, Blogger William said...

Oh, we hope Misty makes a quick turnaround. My mom has watched our new sis do the same thing with food and has been hand-feeding and syringing water. Medicine is hard with a post-surgical baby, too, so we know how hard this is for everybody. :-( We'll be purring for all of you!

 
At December 04, 2008 7:00 PM, Blogger Angus Mhor said...

Misty, I am purrin' and purrayin' for you to get better real quick! I hope your tummy will heal and that you'll start makin' deposits in the litter box..and that you'll shake off that virus!

 
At December 04, 2008 7:23 PM, Blogger Shadow / Molly said...

Misty we has our purrs going extra hard and strong fer yoo!

 
At December 04, 2008 8:13 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Purrs little Misty. Nothing like getting a cold on top of the tummy issues. Rest, eat and get better soonest.

 
At December 04, 2008 8:18 PM, Blogger Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

Poor Misty...you are having a hard time.
We are in prayer mode, Misty.

 
At December 04, 2008 9:37 PM, Blogger Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Purrrs, purrrs and more purrrs Misty!! We will keep purraying for you!! (((((Hugs from our house to yours!!!!)))))
Your FL furiends,

 
At December 04, 2008 11:04 PM, Blogger Skeezix the Cat said...

Misty, we're purraying hard for yoo!

 
At December 04, 2008 11:08 PM, Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Misty honey, we are purrrrrraying for you to feel better so you can eat & get back to mending!

 
At December 05, 2008 2:42 AM, Blogger Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Hang in there Misty!

 
At December 05, 2008 2:44 AM, Blogger Gandalf and Grayson said...

Misty, please cooperate and take your meds! You'll feel a lot better afterward!

 
At December 05, 2008 3:13 AM, Blogger Everycat said...

We are sending our biggest rumbly purrs to Misty and all of you. This is intensive nursing and we know how tiring it can be, emotionally especially. Now Misty, you have to try here, da humans are doing their best so all you have to do is open your mouth and swallow that liquified fuud, it'll do ya good I promise!

Love and rumbles

Whicky Wuudler

 
At December 05, 2008 6:59 AM, Blogger Niko and Cloud said...

Mom said for us to tell you that there is something called liqui-tinic that has lots of vitamins in it. Texas took it when he had cansir to help keep his body strong, and to help with the anemia (it had eye-ron in it). You might want to ask your vettie about that, or if you still have problems with the sneezles, to see about increasing your lysine dose to 750 or 1000. Texas sneezled when the beans tried to lower his dose to 500 a day, he had to be at 1000, but he was a big mancat, around 13 pounds when diagnosed, 9.5 when he died from the lymphoma.

 
At December 05, 2008 8:47 AM, Blogger HotMBC and Robyn said...

Misty, we's just peekin in to see how yoo's feelin. We's still purrin reely hard for yoo!

 
At December 05, 2008 12:39 PM, Blogger Rupert said...

Misty, you are in such good hands.

This makes me feel better about you.

Paws 'n Claws,
Rupert

 
At December 05, 2008 1:17 PM, Blogger Cat with a garden said...

Misty, hang in there! We know you will make it. You're a strong girl! We are purring for you!
Siena & Chilli

 
At December 05, 2008 2:07 PM, Blogger Skeezix the Cat said...

Just chekking bak fur updates. Hope yer doin' better today!

 
At December 05, 2008 2:59 PM, Blogger Junior said...

Oh Misty we are sorry you are having more troubles! We will purr and purr for you!!!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 
At December 05, 2008 3:18 PM, Blogger The Carolina Cats said...

Please feel better soon, Miss Misty. We're purring and purring and sending hugs and headlicks.

Love Finny Buddy & Jazzy

 
At December 05, 2008 4:42 PM, Blogger Fat Eric said...

Misty, I'm keeping my paws crossed that you will feel better and EAT soon, and I'm purring for you all the time!

PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

 
At December 05, 2008 6:14 PM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

Misty...we hope everything is okay with you! We are purring for you!

 
At December 05, 2008 9:10 PM, Blogger Skeezix the Cat said...

Just chekking bak in, hoping fur sum good news...

 
At December 06, 2008 8:51 AM, Blogger HotMBC and Robyn said...

Just checkin back in with lotsa purrs.
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRS
Alla Us Hotties

 
At December 06, 2008 10:04 AM, Blogger Derby said...

Hey Misty and the rest of The Crew. Hope things are OK. Mum said I was purring so loud the other night I woke her up! All for you Miss Misty.

 
At December 06, 2008 12:10 PM, Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

Miss Misty ... You've got to eat an' drink ... an' take all of your medicine so that you can get back to your regular self. Cooperate with your 'beans, okay?
DMM

 
At December 06, 2008 12:43 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

I hope Misty is getting all better! She is in my thoughts.

 

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