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...

Monday, 13 August 2012

Bit better today.... but bad news about another cat

*** I won't be able to update for a few days as the mains adapter for my computer has broken. I don't have much battery power left!! I've sent off for a new one but it'll take a few days....***


Hi all,
thanks for the messages...
the good vet isn't in today! AARGH!
Back tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I haven't given Scoot any steroid today. He has been up and meowing, eating well and enjoying his new bed. He has had a nice sit in the sun and now he's back in his bed, asleep on his brains! He seems back to his norm.

I don't intend to give any more steroid till tomorrow night, and then only a half tablet. I'll call the vet tomorrow too. I'm wondering if to try a half tablet, every other day. He had such a good reaction to the half tablet on Friday, and only went downhill when the dose was increased...
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Meanwhile, bad news from my dad :( 
he had to have his big black and white cat, Benny, put to sleep today, as a large blood clot left his back legs and tail paralysed. 
Poor Benny went into shock. The vet couldn't help him. Dad was in tears, it's not long since he had to say goodbye to his poodle. He has one cat left, Jimmy, who is looking for his playmate now. It's so said when they leave a playmate behind, isn't it?......



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Love, tea & cake,  
Helena

7 comments:

Eileen said...

Hoping the good vet will give you more help with Scooter. Sorry your Dad had to lose another of his furry babes so soon again. All good thoughts to you and yours, Helena. Hugs and love, Eileen xx

ABBY said...

We all hope the news is good from the Vet about Scooter with the steroids.
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad's cat. It is never ever easy. Keeping all in our purrayers.

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We know all about a kittie leaving a buddy behind. Anne Bonny has never been quite the same since we lost Mary Read.

Purrrrrrssss and headbutttss to your Dad & Jimmy.

Feronia said...

Sad times for you all, Helena. Thinking of you x

Karen Jo said...

We are purring for Scooter and hope that the vet OKs the reduced dosage to help him feel better. We are really sad about your Dad's cat.

Herman, Spyro and Oja

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're sending our best purrs!

Everycat said...

Oh Lordy, poor Benny, your Dad must be distraught to lose him. We send your Dad & Jimmy love and purrs, losing a friend is so very hard.

Oliver, Gerry & Mungo