~ The Kitty Thread!! ~ Take 2!

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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 26,483
    eddiec said:
    GlowGirl said:
    eddiec said:
    Thanks everyone.

    Update: He made it through the night. It turns out his pelvis is fractured. Out of all the possible problems, vet said this was the best outcome, but his age is against him.
    They're sending the x-ray to a specialist to see if he feels the fracture will heal naturally and not create intestinal/bowl problems.
    We visited him today and he was in relatively good spirits despite the injury. 
    Vet did say his temp was so low from the shock it was touch and go for a while.


    I am sorry for the fracture but happy to hear it was a better outcome than expected and he is in good spirits. Hopefully, it will heal right up. I wonder how it happened. Is it like a hip fracture in an elderly human?
    They think it was a car. At first they didn't suspect that because he has no exterior wounds, so they thought it was a blood clot or sepsis. We have him home now but he has to spend 6 weeks in a cage. They said the first two weeks would be very difficult. We have to give him morphine twice a day, but he's really struggling. We're having serious discussions if he's too old to go through this. He's had a great life for almost twenty years. It's very hard to watch. 
    We’re here for support! Wishing the best outcome 
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,976

  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523

    Do those dilated pupils mean she is ready to pounce?
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,976
    Yup

    She’s a spaz. 
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,762
    edited February 13
    After a few agonising days, we called the vet today. She drove to our house and put Tigger down. 
    He had a great life for nearly twenty years and my wife and I felt he was too old to go through such a traumatic ordeal. He was suffering and we both knew he'd had enough. 
    In the end, he went peacefully. 

    It's amazing that I was 30 when I moved to Ireland and within a few weeks he showed up at my backyard door peering in at me. I'll be 50 in May and he was with me that whole time. 
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 26,483
    eddiec said:
    After a few agonising days, we called the vet today. She drove to our house and put Tigger down. 
    He had a great life for nearly twenty years and my wife and I felt he was too old to go through such a tramatic ordeal. He was suffering and we both knew he'd had enough. 
    In the end, he went peacefully. 

    It's amazing that I was 30 when I moved to Ireland and within a few weeks he showed up at my backyard door peering in at me. I'll be 50 in May and he was with me that whole time. 
    Oh sorry to hear my condolences on your loss! You guys gave Tiger a really good life, he’s at rest now I hope you find comfort in that..
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523
    eddiec said:
    After a few agonising days, we called the vet today. She drove to our house and put Tigger down. 
    He had a great life for nearly twenty years and my wife and I felt he was too old to go through such a tramatic ordeal. He was suffering and we both knew he'd had enough. 
    In the end, he went peacefully. 

    It's amazing that I was 30 when I moved to Ireland and within a few weeks he showed up at my backyard door peering in at me. I'll be 50 in May and he was with me that whole time. 
    I am so sorry. If he was suffering you made the right decision, no matter how hard. He must have had a great life with you for all those years. I know what you mean. One of my cats will be 17 in a few months. I got him when he was 6 months old. So many changes in my life since then and he has been there for all of them. We are here for you. 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,976
    I’m sorry Eddie.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave Posts: 38,320
    Sorry brother. Definitely know that feeling, but I think you made the right choice.Like you said he led a good long life though.
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523
    I had a little scare with my 16 year old cat this week. For the last month or so off and on he has been coughing. It looks like when they are trying to hack up a hairball but nothing comes up. That is what I thought it was. He had his routine checkup and bloodwork a few days ago and I mentioned it to the vet. She said it sounded like coughing and at his age recommended a chest X-ray. Of course my mind goes to lung cancer. Anyway, after worrying about that for two days I got the results today. He has mild asthma. Since his coughing is only sporadic (he hasn’t coughed in four days that I have seen). The vet said we can just monitor it and if it gets worse we can do a kitty inhaler. She said his lungs sound clear so he is not in any distress. Also, his blood work came back stellar for his age. Big sigh of relief!
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,976
    GlowGirl said:
    I had a little scare with my 16 year old cat this week. For the last month or so off and on he has been coughing. It looks like when they are trying to hack up a hairball but nothing comes up. That is what I thought it was. He had his routine checkup and bloodwork a few days ago and I mentioned it to the vet. She said it sounded like coughing and at his age recommended a chest X-ray. Of course my mind goes to lung cancer. Anyway, after worrying about that for two days I got the results today. He has mild asthma. Since his coughing is only sporadic (he hasn’t coughed in four days that I have seen). The vet said we can just monitor it and if it gets worse we can do a kitty inhaler. She said his lungs sound clear so he is not in any distress. Also, his blood work came back stellar for his age. Big sigh of relief!
    Glad it wasn’t more serious. If you do have to go the inhaler route (& it’s a new thing for you), let me know if you need any tips. 

    We had to give Alice an inhaler twice a day for the last few years of her life. It was a pain in the ass at first, but got easier over time. 
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523
    GlowGirl said:
    I had a little scare with my 16 year old cat this week. For the last month or so off and on he has been coughing. It looks like when they are trying to hack up a hairball but nothing comes up. That is what I thought it was. He had his routine checkup and bloodwork a few days ago and I mentioned it to the vet. She said it sounded like coughing and at his age recommended a chest X-ray. Of course my mind goes to lung cancer. Anyway, after worrying about that for two days I got the results today. He has mild asthma. Since his coughing is only sporadic (he hasn’t coughed in four days that I have seen). The vet said we can just monitor it and if it gets worse we can do a kitty inhaler. She said his lungs sound clear so he is not in any distress. Also, his blood work came back stellar for his age. Big sigh of relief!
    Glad it wasn’t more serious. If you do have to go the inhaler route (& it’s a new thing for you), let me know if you need any tips. 

    We had to give Alice an inhaler twice a day for the last few years of her life. It was a pain in the ass at first, but got easier over time. 
    Thanks. We haven’t gotten to that point yet. She also said we could try a short course of oral steroids if needed. But since the coughing seems to have stopped I am going with the wait and see route. The vet thought that was fine. If I end up needing to give him an inhaler in the future I am sure I will ask for advice. I am thinking of getting an air purifier as well. NYC apartments get really dusty. It might be useful for me as well. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Posts: 15,647
    edited February 23
    We've got a cat that is emotionally attached to my youngest daughter. He's 10...she's 21 so she has cuddled him since she was 11.

    Problem is that she is gone a lot. She might stay at her boyfriend's house for a few days and the cat just loses his mind. He sits outside her door and cries because he's convinced she's in there. This had turned into him marking things in the house and it's driving us crazy. Anything new that comes in the house is a target. If an Amazon box sits by the door too long he'll mark it. He marked my goddamn Led Zeppelin box sets.

    I love him but he's driving us crazy. We tried prozac but we can only give him a topical which we have to rub inside his ear because giving him pills is too traumatic. A local pharmacy said they could mix the prozac with chicken flavored shit but he hated that too. I tasted it....it was bitter as hell.

    I don't think the prozac is working. When we first started it he seemed to gain some weight so I thought it was working but his misery (and ours) continues.


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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave Posts: 38,320
    I knew kia could be a good lap kitty (she was on there for like 30 minutes or so 😺


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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523
    I knew kia could be a good lap kitty (she was on there for like 30 minutes or so 😺


    That is great, Dave. 
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave Posts: 38,320
    GlowGirl said:
    I knew kia could be a good lap kitty (she was on there for like 30 minutes or so 😺


    That is great, Dave. 
    :smile: actually she's on y lap now. However Kyra is a better "lap cat". She is constantly on there, especially if i'm chillin' on the sofa. She stays there forever.
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523
    GlowGirl said:
    I knew kia could be a good lap kitty (she was on there for like 30 minutes or so 😺


    That is great, Dave. 
    :smile: actually she's on y lap now. However Kyra is a better "lap cat". She is constantly on there, especially if i'm chillin' on the sofa. She stays there forever.
    Awesome! I hope they are getting along with each other better now. 
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 26,483
    edited March 1
    We've got a cat that is emotionally attached to my youngest daughter. He's 10...she's 21 so she has cuddled him since she was 11.

    Problem is that she is gone a lot. She might stay at her boyfriend's house for a few days and the cat just loses his mind. He sits outside her door and cries because he's convinced she's in there. This had turned into him marking things in the house and it's driving us crazy. Anything new that comes in the house is a target. If an Amazon box sits by the door too long he'll mark it. He marked my goddamn Led Zeppelin box sets.

    I love him but he's driving us crazy. We tried prozac but we can only give him a topical which we have to rub inside his ear because giving him pills is too traumatic. A local pharmacy said they could mix the prozac with chicken flavored shit but he hated that too. I tasted it....it was bitter as hell.

    I don't think the prozac is working. When we first started it he seemed to gain some weight so I thought it was working but his misery (and ours) continues.


    Damn sorry to hear that! Maybe try to introduce a piece of her clothing a tshirt or something that can maybe bring him
    comfort 
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,976
    We've got a cat that is emotionally attached to my youngest daughter. He's 10...she's 21 so she has cuddled him since she was 11.

    Problem is that she is gone a lot. She might stay at her boyfriend's house for a few days and the cat just loses his mind. He sits outside her door and cries because he's convinced she's in there. This had turned into him marking things in the house and it's driving us crazy. Anything new that comes in the house is a target. If an Amazon box sits by the door too long he'll mark it. He marked my goddamn Led Zeppelin box sets.

    I love him but he's driving us crazy. We tried prozac but we can only give him a topical which we have to rub inside his ear because giving him pills is too traumatic. A local pharmacy said they could mix the prozac with chicken flavored shit but he hated that too. I tasted it....it was bitter as hell.

    I don't think the prozac is working. When we first started it he seemed to gain some weight so I thought it was working but his misery (and ours) continues.


    Damn sorry to hear that! Maybe try to introduce a piece of her clothing a tshirt or something that can maybe bring him
    comfort 
    That's a good idea. 

    Similar situation: my Chains has had a tough couple of months... in addition to us bringing the new little psycho into the house, my wife has had to spend a lot of nights away this last month helping her parents navigate some tough health care situations... She's definitely Chains' preferred human and despite my extra efforts to engage & play & give her attention, I still have a pretty sad cat on my hands. Luckily the mrs. came home today and should be home at least through the end of next week. 

    No bother to the little psycho however, she's doing just fine. 


  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523

    From this angle her paws look huge. 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,976
    Since you asked about them in the other thread @glowgirl - it’s a one step forward two steps backward type scenario over here.  :D


  • GlowGirlGlowGirl Posts: 7,523
    Since you asked about them in the other thread @glowgirl - it’s a one step forward two steps backward type scenario over here.  :D


    Alternating between cuddling and fighting. Sounds like a couple to me 😀
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave Posts: 38,320
    This is probably the closest they’ve slept near each other.


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