Monday, December 17, 2012

2nd update on Junior

Fuzzy Tales asked "he is filled with poop?"  No, he isn't filled with poop.  I have seen the x-rays and that is clear.  All I am told is there is alot of liquid inthe gastrointestinal tract and it needs to move out.  Since his "stools" went from bloody mucus, to dark, at least a more common shade of regular feces, with blood and mucus in there, I guess it is coming out, just not quick enough?  I need to ask more questions when I talk with the vet this morning (December 18).

Meowm here:

I went up to the vets office today, arrived about 11:45.  Junior was hiding in the litterbox.  I scooped him up and held him and held him.  He was still running a fever and got to warm so I put him back in the cage.  He laid on the cool metal, which is good.  Then he got in the litterbox to poo, and this time he had dark stuff in it, along with blood and mucus.  There was alot and he made a mess, so they cleaned it all up, and he went back to laying on the metal.  I petted him and talked to him, and then he settled down.  I left for lunch about 1:15 and returned at 2.  He was still on the metal, which is good, but had used the bathroom again, this time not even trying to get up and move to the litterbox.  Everything was cleaned up again, and he got a bit of a bath, then returned to the cage.  He stepped back in the litterbox, but didn't stay there, was just in it long enough to get little stuck to him.  I talked ot him and scritched his little face and just stayed nearby.  Finally a little after 4 they came to take him for the ultrasound.  About 45 minutes later the doctor came to talk to me.  She told me the ultrasound person didn't think that he had cancer and doesn't think it is necessary to do any biopsies.   the gastrointestinal tract is full and needs to move along, so medicine is being given to help with that. He thinks the current meds need to continue, but with more strength or quantity.  He suggested giving him some pain meds and to give more anti-nausea medicine.  Junior will also be getting an anti-inflammatory,  just in case the gastrointestinal tract is inflamed.  He won't be getting alot of anti-inflammatory, just a one time does to see if it helps.  The doctor thinks she will have the vet techs try feeding him with a syringe to see if we can get some food down him.  They will be checking his blood clot factor, because when I came back to see him after the ultrasound, not only was he back in the litterbox, but his nose was bleeding.  I scooped him, semi-gooey, litter coated belly and all and just hugged him.

If there is no improvement in the next 48 hours, and nothing can be diagnosed, I will have to think about doing what I really don't want to do.  I don't want him to suffer more than absolutely necessary.  If he gets well enough to come home, I will be staying here for Christmas because I don't want to leave him for that long.  There is a sitter coming, but I would rather be here and be able to monitor more.    My Mom said that I am welcome to bring him with me, but I don't think the stress of the trip would be good for him and if he got sick again, having at a vets office who knew nothing of what had been going on would only be more stress that neither one of us would need to deal with.

For now, we wait, and pray and hope that the stronger, and more meds, start helping him.

Thank you all for your kind words and for your prayers, purrs and crossed paws.  Please keep them up as we aren't out of the woods yet.

Meowm Rhonda


Blogger Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We'll be thinking of you -

And know you will make the best decision with all the facts -

Along with Junior's purrs of input -

Khyra's Mom

December 17, 2012 7:11 PM  
Blogger ra husky said...

All our prayers,


December 17, 2012 7:21 PM  
Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

My thoughts are with you; I hope Junior turns the corner and feels much better tomorrow. I'm thinking positve.
xx Trish

December 17, 2012 7:37 PM  
Blogger ButterBean said...

oh we feel for you - we just had to make that decision a few days ago and it was quite hard but we knew there was no other way - we are purring that Junior will get betters and can come home - regardless we know you love him enough to do what is best for him - purring for you friend

December 17, 2012 7:44 PM  
Blogger The Meezers or Billy said...

we are purraying our hardest for our bestest buddy Junior!

December 17, 2012 7:55 PM  
Blogger A few Good Cats said...

It is so difficult and such a helpless feeling when a loved one is very ill. We send Junior healing vibes and purrayers.

December 17, 2012 8:02 PM  
Blogger Prancer Pie said...

Sending pawsitive thoughts and healing purrs and purrayers for Junior! We know how hard these things can be for the Mommy, so we are sending along some comforting headbumps for you.

December 17, 2012 8:18 PM  
Blogger JC said...

I hope he improves.

Hugs and many paws crossed over here for him.


JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

December 17, 2012 8:31 PM  
Blogger William said...

Oh no, we hope Junior begins to improve! We will keep all of our paws crossed and both of you in our thoughts.

December 17, 2012 8:39 PM  
Blogger George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

Oh noes, we is sad to hear dis noos. We will PURRRRS lots and lots for Junior and alla yalls.
Luvs n purrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties and mah duk George

December 17, 2012 9:10 PM  
Blogger Maggie M said...

We received email about your sweet Junior and stopped in to let you know we are praying for him and you. Hugs and nose kisses

December 17, 2012 9:17 PM  
Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We're purring as hard as e can cause we want Junior to be okay.

December 17, 2012 9:26 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Dood...paws are crossed extra hard for you right now...

December 17, 2012 10:17 PM  
Blogger Poppy Q said...

We are purring hard for you Junior, we hope you feel better soon.

Hugs to you and your mom.

Julie and Poppy Q

December 17, 2012 10:36 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Hugs and purrs for you and Junior.

xoxo Cory and family

December 17, 2012 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Sparkle said...

I am sending lots and lots of purrs to Junior, and to you too, because I know how stressed out you must be right now. Please, please, please keep us posted!

December 17, 2012 11:08 PM  
Blogger Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and prayers for Junior!! We pray that he gets better soon!
Your TX furiends,

December 17, 2012 11:25 PM  
Blogger Diamond said...

Poor Junior. Diamond didn't like having to stay at the Vet either. We hope he can come home soon and be with you for Christmas. Diamond was taking medicine for constipation for a good while and he had to eat chicken for a while too, as it was the easiest thing for his stomach.
We are spending a lot of time swishing our tails and thinking of Junior.

December 18, 2012 1:13 AM  
Blogger Diamond said...

Oh, the last comment was from Dawn (Shubunkin) for the Pond Fish. We have taken over running our Guardian Diamond's blog.

December 18, 2012 1:15 AM  
Blogger Everycat said...

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December 18, 2012 2:17 AM  
Blogger Everycat said...

Junior, we heard you were very poorly so we came to leave you lots of love and rumbly purrs (for your Meowmie too) we hope the vets can get to the bottom of what is making you so poorly and you feel better very soon. It's no fun to be poorly

Gerry, Mungo & The Ape

PS: Had to delete last comment as our dumb ape got Junior's name wrong!

December 18, 2012 2:19 AM  
Blogger Roo said...

Junior, Alasantdra, The Cats and Dogs told me you were feelin pretty bad. I am so sorry to hear this. Thank goodness you are getting care from the vet. i sure hope they get you flushed out and feelin your happy self again real soon! Lots of healin vibes comin your way my furiend.

Waggin at ya,

December 18, 2012 3:58 AM  
Blogger Sierra said...

We are so sorry to hear this. We will purr hard for Junior to get better and we will have Mom put his badge on our bloggie so even more kitties can purr for him.

(From the human): I can't even imagine what it's like to have one of my babies go through something like this. My baby boy is a special needs baby, but the vet was able to diagnose his conditions pretty quickly. It must be so hard waiting for an answer. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need someone to talk t, please feel free to e-mail me at: fureverywhere [at] blogspot [dot] com.

Please keep us all updated. Hoping and praying for his health to return!

December 18, 2012 4:37 AM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

Rhonda, we're purring and purraying he improves greatly.

He's uh, filled with poop? Do I understand that correctly? That certainly can make a cat sick, but I've no experience with the bleeding. Sure hope the meds will do the trick.


December 18, 2012 5:41 AM  
Blogger Random Felines said...

oh no....we are sending extra strength purrs for all of you. We are sorry he is sick and hope he starts to improve......

December 18, 2012 7:05 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

Our prayers continue to be with Junior. Your calm and loving presence will give Junior the will to fight his illness. God bless you .

December 18, 2012 9:13 AM  
Blogger ABBY said...

Purring and keeping you all in our prayers!

December 18, 2012 9:50 AM  
Blogger da tabbies o trout towne said...

R pals ducky N derby said ewe could use sum purrz junior; sew; we R sendin purrs a plentee a long with de blessings oh St Francis two ewe along with sum purrayes for yur mom coz we noe how tuff this iz on her ...

December 18, 2012 10:20 AM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

Thanks for the clarification...continued purrs and purrayers.

-Fuzzy Tales

December 18, 2012 11:59 AM  
Blogger Bellen said...

The best of luck to Junior and all there. May this Christmas be a happy one, with healthy cats.

December 18, 2012 12:06 PM  
Blogger Bassetmomma said...

I am just catching up on Junior and I am so sorry to hear of his illness. You must be so upset. We are keeping our fingers and paws crossed that the stronger meds start to work for him and he gets better. Sending all of you our positive thoughts, prayers and big hugs.

December 18, 2012 5:51 PM  

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