01-19-2015, 02:30 PM
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Wednesday last week we noticed Mr Kitty had gone a most unsightly shade of yellow... so off to the vet we went. After an examination, some bloodwork, a lot of annoyed cat not wanting to be poked... in short a standard vet visit with a sick cat who rather be left alone,  the vet figured out that while his liver was doing reasonable ok for a yellow cat, his gallbladder was not happy. So we got medicine, special diet and instructions to make sure he ate a lot to put his weight back on.

Silly guy didn't want to eat enough... so on Saturday we booked an appointment for today, to put a feed tube in. Needless to say, Mr Kitty wasn't too thrilled, but being a good natured cat who simply can't hold a grudge, he was his normal, purry (and yellow) self when we picked him back up.

Only challenge now is feeding him 15 cc's of food 18 times a day... I'm gonna be dead on my feet when he starts eating by himself again.

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 01-19-2015, 02:45 PM
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Sad poor kitty.

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 01-19-2015, 03:29 PM
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Poor Mr. Kitty and poor Hans! I hope all turns out well, and soon, Hans. He's quite handsome. Smile

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 01-19-2015, 04:02 PM
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mr kitty - get well soon!

greetings from 5 viking cats in elverum,

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 01-19-2015, 04:06 PM
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Sorry to hear about your cat. Hope he gets better soon.

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 01-19-2015, 04:09 PM
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Thank you guys - I'm sure Mr Kitty would be grateful too, if he knew.

Last feeding for the night, the lill guy didn't even wake up. Compared to the struggle of syringe feeding him... yeah, this is much better for everyone.

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 01-19-2015, 04:16 PM
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Hope Mr. Kitty is back on his paws soon.

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 01-19-2015, 06:18 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Kitty and you have to go through this period. Here's hoping it is a short period of discomfort for you two.

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 01-19-2015, 06:42 PM
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Awwwwww Poor Mr Kitty. I'm hoping he returns to normal kitty pink soon.

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 01-19-2015, 09:39 PM
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Best of luck with Mr. Kitty, Hans!

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 01-19-2015, 09:42 PM
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He sure looks ill. I hope he starts to recover soon.

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 01-19-2015, 10:21 PM
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Hope Mr. Kitty turns back to his normal color and you get back your sleep. Best wishes from a Belgian colleague who is also a bit sick.

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 01-19-2015, 10:33 PM
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poor kitty. hope he does well!

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 01-20-2015, 07:08 AM
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Short update before the outage; Mr Kitty - who really is called Grady, but only the vet uses his name these days - has been mostly sleeping all day. Keeping him feed is a lot of work though... more so for my Better Half who has to deal with him during the day and my all too frequent trips from home that's coming up Sad

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 01-20-2015, 09:56 PM
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Best of luck with Grady, Hans!

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 01-22-2015, 08:56 AM
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Been away for a night while my Better Half struggled on alone - Mr Kitty is looking better I think, even if he's still yellow. But it's a more muted and less 'fresh' yellow, if that makes any sense.

Feeding him is easier after we hit on the idea of using a stick blender to make a slushy purée of his food and water. Pure genius that  Biggrin

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 01-22-2015, 09:20 AM
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Hans, I had a cat that had feline leukemia. He lost his appetite and a lot of weight. The vet gave him a shot of steroids and it stimulated his appetite really well. But, over the coarse of about 2 weeks he would lose his appetite again. We resorted to feeding him with a large syringe. We would pack it with a mix of soft food and water and shoot small amounts down his throat. It worked, but was messy.

Here's another tip. Amazon carries pill poppers for cats and dogs. I use a brand named Kruuse. I put the pill in a #4 clear capsule, load the pill popper and shoot it down his throught. It works every time.  

http://www.amazon.com/Buster-Piller-With...QA4MZ63SXE 

Sorry, for you cat. They are little family members. My cat Jax is in very poor health right now. His thyroid is working overtime and is causing him to lose weight. He cannot eat or drink fast enough to gain weight. He's taking pills. 

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 01-22-2015, 03:05 PM
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Hans, I'm glad to here that Mr. Kitty seems to be on the mend and Aaron, I hope Jax gets better soon.  Cats are my favorite animals so you would just know I'm allergic to them. Sad

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 01-24-2015, 10:20 AM
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Pyewacket pawed at the monitor and sends his cat prayers. He woke me up @ 2A.M. very agitated and growling at the window. I opened the curtain to two coyotes on our porch, utterly indifferent to my presence. I have an old LP of wolf howls and played it. Coyotes tucked in tails and fled. Half the neighborhood lights went on. 15 years old this spring and I want him for another 15. 

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 01-26-2015, 09:05 PM
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An update: Mr Kitty was at the vet yesterday for a check-up. Our vet was very pleased with his progress - he has gained about 250 to 300 grams (about half a pound) since he got the feeding tube put in. He's also much more his old self, letting the vet know that he DID NOT LIKE it when she drew blood to check his liver values and electrolytes. My Better Half and Mr Kitty both want to thank you all for your toughs and good wishes.

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(01-24-2015, 10:20 AM)kav Wrote: Pyewacket pawed at the monitor and sends his cat prayers. 

My Better Half awards you a million points for proper naming of your cat Smile

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