Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Scooter in the sun today

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVING MESSAGES......I'll try to do some answers to them........
We are keeping close to Scooter and passing on all your love and scritches........

**UPDATE** 
Well Kate came back and said that they can order in one anti-fungal for cats, but the one that is best for neurological symptoms isn't actually licensed for cats- we'd have to order a human version and use that with their supervision re the dose. BUT! She said we can't use anything for the moment, as the long lasting anti-biotic jab he had last Monday clashes with anti-fungals in a bad way. She said that the jab, Convenia, last 2 weeks, but I have read on the drug sheet that it can take 65 days to clear the body :(


So we are now in a 'wait and see and spoil him rotten' situation.


Since the anti-b. jab the lump seems to have moved, changed a bit. It's now more around his eye. He just about lets me bathe and clean his nose and eye. But he is a boy so puts his paw up at me when he has had "nuff!".

He is breathing more clearly, and only ocassionally 'snorts'. But there is no raspiness or snoring now.


At the supermarket last night I noticed lots of fruit boxes with the Union Flag on them that were being stacked to be thrown out. I brought one home and put it in the garden. He is now in it, stretched out (it is just his lenghth) and asleep in the sun.


He was up hunting mice in the night, and sat on the stairs this morning waiting for Luvbug to come down- school has broken up now so of course Luvbug didn't come down for quite a while, but he remembers his routine.


I am still sleeping downstairs to be near him. I want him to know he won't ever be alone. Even when we have to nip out, mum cat sits ;)




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Love, tea & cake, Helena

8 comments:

Found art blog said...

Purrs loudly in ear...... with the occasional squeak!!

Di said...

Aw bless - a cuddle from me for Scooter. Love and hugs, Di xx

Everycat said...

More purrs for Scooter!

Helena, that's interesting about Convenia, I wonder if there's a test to discover when it's out of the system? I hope something can be sorted with the antifungal, has the vet suggested swabbing/blood test to see if the fungus can be cultured?

Metacam gets a bad press always, but we've not had a problem with it, I think problems occur when it's given at the highest dose for the weight of the animal and if the animal has kidney/kiver issues lying undiscovered in the background. We use the dog Metacam as it's half the cost in the UK as the cat version and is exactly the same! There's also an anti inflamatory "Onsior" which is available in the UK. Not had a need to try it. It sounds like you are really on top of Scooter's needs right now, you must be exhausted.

Scooter is a lucky lad. Enjoy your time together in this lovely weather:)

Jane xx
Oliver, Mungo & Gerry

Found art blog said...

Oh, and please ask Bob to stop by Beanie's. There's a pooing monkey that would like to meet him.....

Angel and Kirby said...

He seems to be better which is great news!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Keep on as long as you feel able, Scooter. Sending comforting purrrrrss & healing purrrrayers to you.

Feronia said...

Helena, I am just now catching up on your posts on Scooter. I am sending love and big hugs to you both. I hope dear Mr S is feeling better soon.
Hugs,
Emily x

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sending love and hugs xxxxxxx