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.


  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:

  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.

  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.

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

  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.