Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Word on the Street....

The word on the street is that Mousie is putting on weight.
 And that makes me happy!

(this pic was taken a few months ago. I really don't think I could trump this pose!)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Update on MOUSIE

I wrote to the owners asking for an update and this was the reply:

She is doing just fine. We're so pleased. She doesn't have to have the Zantac anymore, and she is eating well. We now mix the crushed pill with her food, rather than use the syringe. 

She seems to be putting on weight (think that's the kitten food!), and is much happier.

(this pic was taken a few months ago!)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

An Update on Mousie's Health

So, I have been going up there daily since I got the news. Thankfully, she has put some weight back on. I was completely horrified when I first saw her, she was so thin. It was very frightening. Her owners are still 'syringing' her the warmed up kitten food with the meds, but as she's eating from the bowl now, they will start to crush up the pills in to her food. 

We are not out of the woods yet, and she has to go back for blood tests in 3 weeks. I was with her for 5 hours today and even had a little jaunt outside in the garden as the evil doggies have gone away for the weekend so she has the house to herself. I even gave her 2 helpings of roast chicken from the rotisserie and she ate it all up! It will be a slow recovery and I still feel on knife's edge so to speak, but we are getting there.

Thank you all for being so supportive and providing the purrs/prayers.

Here is a pic I took a while back:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Prayers for Mousie

Please pray for Mousie. She is very unwell.
This is the email I have received from her owners*:

I am very sorry to tell you that Mousie is not very well. 

On Sunday, she stopped eating and drinking,  was very lethargic, and was vomiting white foam. We took her to the vet, who took blood tests, and kept her in for rehydration. 

We got the blood tests back today. She has got hyperthyroidism. It may have already affected her liver and kidneys, but we don't know yet. (She is much perkier today.)

She has got Zantac to help her tummy, and pills for her thyroid, which she has to have twice a day, mashed up in her food. We are currently syringing her food into her mouth, but hopefully in the next couple of days, she will recover enough to start eating by herself. 

She will be on this regime for two weeks, when we'll see if she's improving. If she is, then she'll carry on with the treatment for another two weeks. If she isn't improving, then the vet recommends that we discontinue treatment and have her put to sleep.  

If you'd like to visit her, then you are very very welcome - I know how much you love her and how much she loves you.  She's not on any special food, but we are warming her normal food up with hot water and her pills. 

The vet nurse said she was the sweetest cat they'd had in for ages. 

*a few of you will be aware that Mousie is not strictly mine, I babysit her when her beans go away. I have been looking after her for almost 14(!) years. I will be going to visit her tomorrow, and every day or eve that I can. Please pray.