Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Guess What Mom Did

 Brody:  I know what Mom did.  She took me to the vet again.  I was weighed and had that cold thing shoved up my bum and I got shots.  You know what that evil vet lady did?  She taught Mom how to give me shots!  Yuck!

Karen Jo:  If I give you two shots a day you don't have to take your Pred anymore.

Brody: Hmmm.  I guess two little shots are better than that awful Pred being shoved down my throat and making me cough.  I don't know why I have to go through all this stuff.  I fell a little bit better every day.  This morning I almost played with Cissy.  She was playing with my tail and I kept twitching it for her.  Then she pounced me big time.  I rolled over on my back and grabbed her with my forepaws and bunny kicked her before I gave her the airplane ears and hissed and growled at her to make her leave me alone.  I swatted a toy as I went by.  I am almost ready to play again.

Karen Jo:  I'm glad to hear it.  Brody is sicker than he thinks he is.  He is a little perkier every day, but he has FIP.  There is a new medicine for FIP, Polyprenyl Immuno, and he is getting it every three days.  He is also getting his Amoxydrops until he finished the course.  The fluids are building up in his chest again, so he is getting injectable Furosemide and injectable Dex for that.  He goes back to the vet on Thursday to see how he is doing.  The vet told me that she knew a cat who lasted six months on this series of meds.
 Spyro:  I know what else Mom did, but I'm not telling.
Oja:  I know, too, and I do not approve.
 Rocio:  I know and I think it might be interesting.
 Bambino:  I know and I am really curious about it.
 Horus:  I know and I grabbed some time in the safe room while I could.
 Julius:  I know and I think it's great.
Cissy:  I know and I grabbed some time in the safe time while I could, too.  Have you guessed yet?  Mom brought home a new kitten Monday evening.  I want in the safe room to check her out so badly that I run in almost every time Mom opens the door.  So does Bambino.

Karen Jo:  I had promised to find a home for this kitten last month because I had a prospect.  She didn't meet our standards, so I took the kitten myself.  I think I better make this one the last one I take in.  The house is full.

Itty Bitty No Name Kitty:  The lady who brought me here is trying our names for me: Alison, Tabitha or Nanette.  What do you think? I have a very short story because I am only two months old.  I was caught in the Santa Fe TNR program last month and fixed.  Because I was so young, I was considered adoptable until I tested positive for FeLV.

Karen Jo:  The shelter contacted Felines & Friends Santa Fe and they contacted me.  Now she is in the safe room, mostly hiding in the closet.  She does come out in the night to eat and when I went in to feed her tonight she was up in the window looking outside.  She leaped down and ran back to the closet when I opened the door, but at least she is exploring.


Mickey's Musings said...

Brody, we purr this round of meds will work for you :)
We are excited to know about this new kitty!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Brody, I am so sorry you have FIP - I hope you do well on the new meds. I am looking forward to meeting your new family member!

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Brody, we're with Sparkle in wishing you didn't have FIP and hoping the meds help. Give your mommy extra snuggles because she's worrying about you and she can use the extra loving from her Brodman!
We know what it's like when a new intruder arrives...curiosity, hisses and the possible new friendships. Give it time, guys and remember she is just a little thing and you are all so big compared to her.
Snuggles and purrs from Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Anonymous said...

Oh Brody sorry you have a nasty...we do hope the meds help..and I am sure mum is doing a great job with the jabs..i learned to do that and it is much less stressful at home..as for this sweet new angel..i think Alison is lovely...bless her cottons..all precious ..sending our hugs to all Fozziemum xxx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Brody, we're sending you lots of purrs and purrayers for good quality of life, for however long you have. You have a wonderful human, who loves you very much and takes the very best care--you're in good human hands.

Welcome to the new kitten! Is it not possible that if she's retested at a later date she could test negative? We *think* we've read of that before, but we could be thinking of something else.

Kea said...

Karen Jo, re: your comment on the Fuzzy Tales blog about the Prednisolone: Nicki gets his compounded (by the vet clinic) into a chicken-flavoured liquid that's easily syringed in. Can't imagine trying to give him pills. All I have to do is just hold his head, he doesn't mind at all -- and he gets his treats right after. :-)


Oh we are so sorry about the diagnosis. Our hearts hurt hearing this. We will purr. What a panther cutie you have there!

meowmeowmans said...

Brody, we are glad there is a new medicine for FIP, and we hope it works well for you. So glad you're feeling a bit better each day.

ConCATulations on the new little house member. :)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am sorry you have FIP Brody and I hope the meds help you.
It is exciting you have a new sister.

Brian said...

We just hate it that you have FIP Brody although it is often misdiagnosed. Purrs, hugs and love sweet boy. Your new sister is super cute.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

You have a new teeny tiny kidlet! Karen Jo, you are a softy! We're so glad that baby found you.

Brody, I hope you continue to feel better and that these new meds help!

Everycat said...

Brody, we are still sending you lots of purrs and love. A little play is good but don't over do it little fella.

Me and the ape think that Nanette is a lovely name for a sweet little kitten. Sometimes kittens will test FeLv negative at 12 weeks plus, so might be worth another snap test or a PCR then.

Mungo & The Ape xx

Max said...

No name kitty looks like my friend Weezer! They're both beautiful!