Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stinod Again Going Downhill

Stinod is going down hill again. I knew some of her sudden recovery had to do with the steroid shot. She now has a URI and I had to fight her this a.m. to give her sub cu fluids. She feels very hot. She will only lap at a little KMR and not eat on her own. I was up until 2:30 a.m., setting in the 8 cats I trapped to be spayed, then taking care of Stinod. As a result, I slept til 10:00 a.m.!

The pregnant torti, now in a rabbit hutch in my bedroom, is very feral. I am going to have to tell the woman if she hasn't had kittens by tomorrow, she is going to be spayed. I can't deal with more cats here. I have to say no. I don't have the money to care for them, test the mom, vaccinate everybody, worm and flea treat them all. I just do not have the money to take on a feral mom and kittens.

I gave her a lot of ideas for finding the six teens homes and I hope she does that. She does need help with that and they are beautiful cats who should be in homes.

I thought Stinod was going to make it. I'm not so sure now.

6 comments :

  1. Do you think it could be that the infection is in her bloodstream? If she's had the abcess for a few days without it draining, that could cause septicemia. Maybe another antibiotic shot - or IV antibiotics? Maybe this will help: http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/cardiovascular/c_ct_septicemia_bacteremia

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  2. Well, I'm running short on dough, Connie, but she likely will get another antibiotic shot. She is getting her once daily Baytril. The URI is sapping her now, probably a kitty cold, viral. The lump has gone down in size drastically, but the vet said, it still may need opened and a drain tube in.

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  3. Do you have a Vicks vaporizer? I've used one repeatedly for URIs & had great results. No water necessary & they fit inside a carrier. Target & Walmart have them for under $20. I've also used a dab of Vicks on a cat's chin, where they can't easily lick it off.

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  4. I agree about the pregnant torti. I'm sorry about Stinod. = (

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  5. Poor stinod - I can't promise much Jody - this happens to be a rough time here but I will send cat food in a week and do what else I can. I know they eat up the food in a day but hey, its a days worth of food! I'll see about sending an extra box, too, when i send it.

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