Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cat Issues and Work

It's like dominoes. ~sigh~

Lilly is slowing improving with her issues. The diagnosis is either liver disease or hepatic lypidosis (fatty liver syndrome). Either isn't good news, but if I can get her eating and keep her eating, the lypidosis will improve. She's on denosyl, lysine, an anti-nauseant and clavamox. This is twice a day dosing. Today, for the first time in well over a week, she was actually crying to be fed. I was thrilled!! I gave her an appetite stimulant for a day, but it had her walking around crying and looking so damned lost it was killing me. Seems, despite what the vet said, this medicine can cause anxiousness in cats. It didn't help her eat because she was too busy wandering and crying out so that one has been stopped.

Rat has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. Problem is, he'll need an ultrasound to diagnose the exact cause and the place they want to send me is in Columbia. I have no way to get there so I've asked if there isn't someone in Rock Hill or Ballentyne, both of which are easier to get to and easier to navigate. I'm scared my time with my boy will be cut short now. He's only one. It's a grade three of six murmur.

Rat also had a cold, which was the only reason I took him to the vet in the first place. Just a tiny sneezy cold. Well, it seems the girls weren't satisfied with just a little cold. Kittanna and Miska now have full blown viral respiratory infections. Coughing, gagging and sneezing all over the place. Speckle is showing signs of catching it too. Kittanna and Miska are on xenoquin since it's the only once a day antibiotic they have. It's mostly just to prevent secondary infections because right now their immune systems are compromised.

Vet recommendation is for lysine all around, for all 10 of them. I've taken to mixing a capsule with a little water in a syringe to make it easier to give out, but several are VERY, VERY problematic about this. I've got the scars to prove it at this point. Then I remembered I'd bought lysine treats ages ago. They like them so I've ordered more. That'll make it WAY easier to get the lysine into several of them and save loads of stress on all of us. Plus, lysine is good for liver support and maybe Lilly will get more into eating if she thinks she's just getting a treat instead of one of her medicines.

It's going to be a long couple of weeks around here, kitty wise.


Work-wise, things are about the same. I'm being MADE to take a class on a system called CITRIX. It's part of the time-keeping stuff, which I do for my shift. I have to take the class to have access to the system. Again, I don't drive in Columbia. So, knowing me, they've arranged a ride to take me to class... lol!!

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