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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Peace Warrior, Mar 28, 2009.
This is so heartwarming. I’m going Thanks for taking such great care of her.
Heading north in a few minutes. Little guy took a turn for the worse and is bleeding from his eyes and nose. I expect the vet to tell me there is no hope. Rats.
Ahh crap. That sucks. Prayers and good thoughts inbound...
so sorry. hoping for a miracle.
Damn. So sorry to read this.
Thats horrible. Sorry to hear this, Tim.
Brought Little Tim back home on the road to recovery. Learned something about antibiotics today. They have a short shelf life. The liquid bottle from last June that I gave them to treat the kitten was no good. Tim got a shot at the clinic and I have two boxes of Clavamox to give the neighbor. He should be fine. The blood from the eyes and nose had me worried. The vet tested Tim for Leukemia and he tested negative. Nobody's home next door so he is in my spare bedroom chowing down on a plate of wet food.
Taipan had the dental work done and I have some pain pills to try and administer. I'll try mixing the pill in some wet food.
You hoped up a miracle varget.
Oh good. What a relief.
I can't begin to tell you how relieved and grateful I am for this news. Was worried sick all day and kudos to you for seeing to her(their)care. You are truly a decent guy. Best wishes for a complete recover. As far as pills go we had great success with a product called "pill pockets." Best to you and yours.
Here the boy is. The vet didn't clean the blood from around his eyes. I'm waiting to let Becky next door clean him up. She likes fussing over him.
What a most excellent surprise! Wonderful news! I was expecting the worst and you and mini tim made our day!
I also talked with the vet about Leukemia in cats. Sometimes they can live fairly long time but must be kept away from other cats, lest they infect the others. The neighbors are already wanting another kitten for Tim to play with. He's good to go now.
ETA: The neighbor came home and was really happy when I took the kitten back over. One of her sons has become really attached to the kitten. Tim sleeps on his bed. Tim purred in my arms all the way back to his house.
Tim, that is wonderful news! I've been worried sick about the little guy all day. I'm very relieved.
So the initial test (ELISA or snap test) is not sensitive enough to determine if the cat is merely a carrier of the virus or is persistently infected (that is, the cat will succumb to the disease). The second test (IFA) can discern between the two; however, most owners don’t have it done (usually because it’s $150+). One of ours is merely a carrier but still sheds the virus, possibly infecting others even though she was IFA positive. (She’s 11 years old and was diagnosed at 4 months old. There’s no way she beat the usual 2-4 year lifespan without being just a carrier.)
I found some pics of my old cat Loopy (lost him in 2007, a few months shy of his 17th birthday). The first is a scan of a Tri-X negative from 1990, the others are early 2000s digital pics. He used to like to hop up onto the top rail of the kitchen chairs and perch. Amazing balance; rarely if ever missed sticking the landing.
He was a typical mischievous orange cat, just as Gilmore is. It is apparently in the orange genes.
Thats friggin great!