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Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Mation, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I feel really bad that he is having all these hospital stays - I need to keep in my mind that even with a tube in, 99% of the time he is really happy and normal and lively and cuddly - he is happy and deserves that we give him every opportunity to recover fully. It's just been one thing after another.

    He's not overly distressed by going to the hospital either, even tonight he popped out of the carrier with bloody paws and blood dripping out of his mouth down his chest and he's "oh hai, I know u" to the vet and giving her headrubs, and trying to see what is in the drawer of dressings/bandaging supplies!

    Just keeping fingers crossed for a good outcome. There is no way on earth that I'd be trying this if for example he was terminally ill and we were just prolonging things, the prognosis is still good for a full recovery (and hopefully another few years of healthy happy life!)
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  2. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I'm unable to sleep, I'm just so worried about the poor little mite, and am sitting here crying. This will be his 8th night in hospital since surgery (although with gaps in between).

    Also there's another worry, the current bill stands at around £6k, insurance will cover £4k but that's still a fuckton of money. The life of my cat of course comes first, but we're likely to be on budget meals for a while.
  3. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    You needs to relax....and de-stress and not be over thinking everything.

    Radar will be ok. You said numerous times he loves all the people at the hospital. And that he is now looking way better. They will stitch his cut and he will be home again soon. And I've no doubt in a week or so he will be ok. Cats are resilient.

    You do need to look after yourself though and to stop worrying so much about everything. least you have insurance and the majority of the bills will be covered. Try to think positively about all of this. Radar is doing ok...he is getting will all be ok.
  4. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    She prefers to drape herself over a warm sleeping human on these cold mornings:


  5. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara thoughts start with a laser sound

    Who doesn't?
  6. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Vastra has a strange obsession with being in the cereal cupboard:

  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast

    maybe her reading isn't so good and she misread it as 'mice crispies'

  8. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I had a chippy in earlier to do a small bit of work, and he was fucking a fuck-ton of noise with nails, drills and hammers. Initially anxious, Missy then just sat on the table looking at him, not obviously scared.

    She's now being a bit of a dick, jumping up repeatedly and walking over my laptop.
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  9. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    Have you tried double sided sticky tape on his landing point?
    Sorry, her landing point.
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  10. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    bear mask selfie with the chloe and rogue :D


  11. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

  12. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Eeek, so I might have just lost my new cat.

    Cat#1, Tom, pictured earlier in the thread is your typical cat. He's friendly and cheeky and cat-like and was soon sniffing at the door. I knew you had to keep them inside a few weeks though so I've not let him out. He did run out once while I was taking the bins out and had a little sniff in the garden then came back in with the promise of some dreamies (wtf are these? Cat crack?).

    So, seeing as he was OK, I've been letting him out ocassionally and staying outside with him and he's only done a few minutes outside each time, eventually running back in at a passing car or person. So far, so good.

    Tonight I let him out alone for the first time. He did the same thing as normal (I was watching out the window) - sniffed around my little garden, bobbed next door for a bit, then came scratching at the front door to be let in for strokes.

    I've done this about 2/3 times today and he's been staying out a little longer each time. He was sat at the door again, begging to go out, and I was just nipping to the shop for some beers so I thought I'll let him out while I'm at the shop and let him back in when I get back. 5 mins tops, no drama.

    Came back and couldn't see him. Went inside and Cat#2, Jinx, is watching me unpack the shopping. I saw Tom on the fence between my house and the neighbours so I opened the door to call him back in and noticed there was another cat in my garden and Tom looked scared. As soon as the other cat made a noise, Jinx flew out of the house from behind me and has just disappeared!

    Jinx has been well scared since he came here. It's only in the past few days he's been letting me stroke him, so I don't feel like there's a good bond/trust there yet. And my cousin, whose cats they are (I'm just minding them while she moves back in with her allergic Dad) said Jinx tends to go out and disappear for hours.

    But, this is literally the first time he's left the house. I can't see him anywhere, and he doesn't come when I call him indoors, never mind outside. He cowers, if anything.

    Do I need to stop worrying here? I know there's not much else I can do, but man, if I've lost my cousin's cats....(Tom's still not come in, but I'm less worried about him - I know he's in next door's garden).
  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Tom's home...still no sign of Jinx :(
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  14. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    Mine have done this. I reckon they find a safe place and check their surroundings out then come home when all is still, usually middle of the night 4am ish. Keep us posted fez.
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  15. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I'm just worried because he's never been outside before and is so scared...I've never known a cat be this afraid before. It's not like he'll see me and think, aha, safety.

    Been wandering up and down the street looking for him. Thought I might have seen him but not sure. When I opened my front door about an hour ago a black cat darted away at lightning speed. Could defininitely have been jinx, but also the new cat that seems to have arrived on the scene that Tom was squaring off with was also all black.

    Man, black cats are a nightmare to identify! :)
  16. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    The one I had (rip Korky) was the most nervous cat I've ever owned. Yet she was the one who went out the longest just to shit me up. I used to leave the window open so I could hear her triumphant "I'm home, look at me" miaowoing.
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  17. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    So the silly sausage was allowed home last night, and once the post-sedation hyperactivity and wobbles (not a great combination of effects tbh) had worn off, he scoffed food. He had a whole pouch of wet over the space of a few hours (was giving it bit by bit to prevent him overeating and vomiting, his tummy isn't used to solids and he'd had a general anaesthetic for a short time earlier in the day, so wanted him to take it slowly). That is half of the appropriate daily food intake for a small cat like him.

    Vet was saying on the phone to me yesterday morning that now he's back at a decent weight (still slightly under, but nothing too worrying), the overnight fast he had before having the stitches in his mouth might kick start things - hopefully that is the case and we see more food intake later when I next offer some wet in a bowl :)

    He has a couple of medications (mirtazapine and metacam) which can still be put down the tube crushed up in a small amount of food. I do not want to pill him with the mirtazapine when he has stitches in his mouth tbh so tube it is.
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  18. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I hope your little one returns soon - wishing you both all the best
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  19. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

  20. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    Great news :thumbs:
  21. jannerboyuk

    jannerboyuk ...just kids gone wild.

    Keeping me warm during boiler breakdown

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  22. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    My arm is in a right state btw with cat scratches - not a single one deliberate, but probably just due to Radar protesting when I was trying to keep him confined to the bedroom for his own safety while he was high as a kite earlier :D

    I have a big scar a bit up from my wrist just from him skidding across my arm with his back claws one night - 3 years ago now - I think that scar is permanent at this point, looks like I've tried to damage myself in some way.
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  23. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    He's had a small tube feed with his meds, and then scoffed nearly another pouch afterwards, I'm just worried that he is going to vomit due to being a piggy.
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  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Still no sign of Jinx. Getting really worried now. :(
  25. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Have you let all your neighbours know that she is missing? She could be quite happily getting second dinner at someone elses' place.
  26. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Yep, they'll all looking out for him. I've posted on the local cat group on FB etc.

    It's very unlikely he's indoors. He's the most scared cat I've ever known.
  27. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    All the more terrifying if you've ever played Five Nights at Freddy's!!
  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast

  29. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I'm being a bit of cunt by shutting Missy out of the lounge (she still has food, water and access to the cat flap). However, she started it by being in a psycho mood, so really she only has herself to blame.

    I've also told her that there's snooker on the telly this evening, which is always opportunity for bonding with my lap.
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  30. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    We did a small tube feed earlier with Radar's meds in it. Then he ate a pouch (in small portions) afterwards.

    I was very happy to be woken a bit later by my furry boy repeatedly poking his paw in my face and doing his begging act complete with trilling purr, basically going "oi, where's my dinner?"

    I'm still feeding him a little bit at a time so he doesn't bolt a lot of food in one go and have a repeat of the other night, so giving a pouch of food in small portions over a couple of hours.

    (Btw, Jakey LOVES it when I have been handling the liquid food, I think it's fairly similar to kitten milk replacement food, and he was a bottle-baby because his mother got mastitis and lost her milk - he smells it on my hands or clothes and kind of regresses into a 6kg purring/drooling/kneading kitten).

    But yeah basically he now appears to be interested in food and eating, if this carries on for the next few days he can have the feeding tube removed on Wednesday at his follow-up appointment (removal isn't a surgical procedure, just requires an anchoring suture to be cut, then the tube pulled out, can be done while the cat is awake - and the stoma usually heals up in a few days).
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