Saturday, January 30, 2010

George Update

MOM

All the rehydration and the appetite stimulant (cyproheptatine 1/2 pill once or twice a day) seems to be working! George is drinking (we're adding ice cubes to the water bowl every day since he likes them and it encourages him to drink). He's eating on his own (Science Diet dry kibbles for self feeding) and I'm supplementing twice a day with canned food (which is of great interest to Tipper & Max. Skinny little Misty couldn't care less and she's the one who really should eat it!). So far, there's been no more vomiting and he's acting more like his usual self. He's being allowed to sleep next to me on the bed at night so I can monitor him if he begins vomiting again.

Our vet has called twice to check on him and wants to see him immediately if the vomiting starts up again. We have 7 more days of appetite stimulant pills, so we'll see what happens after that. If his appetite slacks off or if the vomiting resumes, the vet will treat him for irritable bowel syndrome with steroids. I will also talk to her about the best food for an almost 13 year old cat with IBS.

Thank you all for your support, concern and suggestions. Please keep purrs coming his way, since he's not out of the woods yet.

20 Comments:

At January 30, 2010 6:25 AM, Blogger Sweet Praline said...

I hope the medicine and food works for George.

 
At January 30, 2010 7:16 AM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

We're glad George is doing better!! We're still purring for him!

 
At January 30, 2010 7:57 AM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

That is good news that George is showing improvement. We are purring for him to continue to improve.

 
At January 30, 2010 8:05 AM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

George, WE are glad you are feeling better.

 
At January 30, 2010 8:25 AM, Blogger Brian said...

My sisters and I are purring for you sweet George...keep up the good work!

 
At January 30, 2010 9:29 AM, Blogger Elizabeth and Connor said...

Keep getting better, George! Your mama is worried about you!

 
At January 30, 2010 9:43 AM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad to hear this. We hope George will continue to do better.

 
At January 30, 2010 9:45 AM, Blogger Kea said...

Fingers and paws crossed that this will do the trick. Glad he's eating with the stimulant and hope this keeps up--and that he keeps his food down.

Purrs and kitty kisses!

 
At January 30, 2010 9:56 AM, Blogger The Whiskeratti said...

It's good to hear George is making some progress. We will keep purring for him... we need all our CB furrriends to be happy and healthy.

 
At January 30, 2010 10:21 AM, OpenID thecatsman said...

Keep it up George those silly youngsters need your wisdom and guidance....

 
At January 30, 2010 2:19 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Psst, George, isn't it fun to eat something in front of some other cat and haf da mom say "that's for your brother right now". Mom's been giving me baby food and making my sisfurs stay away while I eat it! Hope yoor feeling lots better dude..~Speedy

 
At January 30, 2010 2:21 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Glad yoo're eating, sometimes not eating makes yoo sicker and den dey do bad stuff to force yoo to eat. We is still purring and purraying fur yoo. Oh, don't tell Speedy, but da reason he's getting baby food is dat his pills are mixed in it...bwahaha~Sadie and Zippy

 
At January 30, 2010 6:28 PM, OpenID catsintrees said...

That makes us so happy. We'll purr for George to keep it up.

 
At January 30, 2010 6:28 PM, Blogger Laila and Minchie said...

Thanks for the update on George. Keep up the good work dude!

 
At January 30, 2010 8:35 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Purr, purrr, purrr. George, be a good kittie and eat, drink and take your pills. Then we can all be merry!

 
At January 30, 2010 8:50 PM, Blogger Tiff said...

Please keep the good news coming!!

 
At January 30, 2010 9:27 PM, Blogger Fin said...

You keep taking it easy George!

 
At January 30, 2010 10:06 PM, Blogger meemsnyc said...

Yeah George! So glad that you are eating and drinking!

 
At January 31, 2010 2:28 AM, Blogger Huffle Mawson said...

I'm still purring my hardest for George!

 
At January 31, 2010 11:49 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I sure am glad to hear that George is feeling better and eating and drinking!

 

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