Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Not So Wordless Wednesday

Thank you all for your support and the links and information on FIV. Meowm knew it was no longer a death sentnece, she just needed to be more informed on other aspects of this disease.

She still worries about us getting it from Sammy, but knows that we are getting along fine right now. She will be watching, and if we take a turn for the worse, she will deal with it at that time.

The other worry Meowm has is the expense of the v-e-t bills that may pop up. She will start getting a savings together to alleviate that worry and will be checking into pet insurance, although she doesn't hold out hope that he is insurable.

Also, Meowm will be doing a thorough cleaning and tossing out of things in our home. She wants us to have space when we need it, and she can give us more of that by tossing out some stuff. She says she has needed to do this and this is the purrfect time to do so.

If she can, she will be creating some hidey holds for us, and some spaces we can go up a bit high to get away. We all currently have our favorite spots away from each other anyway, but a few more places won't hurt. She is not sure how it will work out, since our place is 551 square feet, but she will try.

So, as you can tell Sammy is staying. Meowm says she didn't take him in lightly. She had no plans of bolting at the first problem, she just hadn't figured on it being something like this. She does know that Sammy was bit twice while he was outside, as she took care of both of those wounds for him. She just didn't think about the possibility of FIV positive at the time.

Meowm welcomes all suggestions whether it be for hiding places for us, or helpful supplements for Sammy. It appears his problems will lie with his teeth and ears. We are hoping and purring, that with the worms gone, his intestinal issues will clear up and not be a problem in the future.

He bounced back purrty quick when Meowm brought him home Monday evening. He was roaming around and playing and was ready for food in no time. We can only imagine that having 6 bad teeth was no comparison in pain to having them pulled. He does have stitches and Meowm has to take him back in for a check up on those.

He does groom alot, and Meowm is a bit concerned about that, so when she takes him back for his check up, Meowm will have his skin looked at for possible issues there. She hopes that the grooming will mellow before he goes back. He did get groomed at the v-e-t so maybe he didn't like the smell of the shampoo, or just needed to get the v-e-t smell off him. Either way, Meowm will keep an eye on him.

Again, thank you all for your support. Meowm cried alot of tears since the diagnosis, and when she saw the blog yesterday and all the responses, well she broke down in tears again, but good ones this time.


Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

(((Hugs))) to your Meown. Our human would be freaked out too--not so much with fears of us getting it, were situations the same--but more possible vet bills, etc.

Read the fine print with the insurance, though, because as far as we know, they won't cover anything that arises from pre-existing conditions. Just like human insurance.

November 02, 2011 9:43 AM  
Blogger JC said...

I hope for the best for you. That is always my worry when I take in a stray kitty.

November 02, 2011 10:11 AM  
Blogger Gemini and Ichiro said...

Hugs to your Mum. She does know that the CB will help out as they can with the vet bills. And how fun that you all get new hidey places! Cool!

November 02, 2011 10:14 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We is sending hugs to your Mommy >>>>>HUGS<<<<< and we is sending continued and continuopus purrs for sweet Sammy

November 02, 2011 11:14 AM  
Blogger Random Felines said...

Good for you all!!! If your mom has some skills, there are great things she can make for you guys. Mom made us a condo (check our blog) and she also got an email showing directions to make a tree using old drawers...she might still have it if you want to email us and have her find it. Mom thinks the biggest things for these FIV kitties is to keep them on the best diet possible and make sure you have a vet who understands the disease. Our friend Murphy is FIV+ and 13 years old (at least) and doing very well!!

November 02, 2011 11:52 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

I think there are some cool wall shelves for cats you can make with Ikea shelving that are not too expensive.

November 02, 2011 12:25 PM  
Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

We have the same suggestion as Daisy...go UP! If your landlord doesn't mind, a skyway all around one room would be great fun, inexpensive, and add a lot of perching space for you guys.

November 02, 2011 2:53 PM  
Blogger Motor Home Cats said...

We are glad to hear that Sammy bounced back so quickly. We think shelves/perches going up the wall would be fun. As Daisy said, the Ikea shelving is easy and inexpensive - we think Moderncat has instructions, or how to get instructions.

Purrs to all of you,

Cody and Gracie

November 02, 2011 5:05 PM  
Blogger  Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am full of admiration for your mum andn we will all help if possible. Hugs GJ xx

November 02, 2011 5:37 PM  
Blogger NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Since the GR is 1000+, we are way behind with the news -

But wow -

We are sorry to see the turn of events but know the four of woo will do well - and make things work -

I know all your pals in the blog world will paw lots of helpful hints and tips!

Paws khrossed!


November 02, 2011 6:40 PM  
Blogger The Island Cats said...

We're purring for your mom and Sammy and all of you. All of us in the CB are there for you. Some of the others have given you some great suggestions.

November 02, 2011 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Sparkle said...

It's so awesome there were so many suggestions for you guys! The idea of creating vertical space for the three of you is great - that's something that most cat behaviorists say kitties need, and don't get enough of.

November 02, 2011 9:01 PM  
Blogger Angel Prancer Pie said...

We'll keep Sammy and the Mom in our thoughts and purrayers. Kudos to Mom fur not giving up on Sammy. xoxo

November 03, 2011 1:35 AM  
Blogger The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad Sammy's feeling okay and we know that, with the help of the CB, things will work out fine with you all.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

November 03, 2011 1:40 PM  
Blogger Just Ducky said...

Yay for Sammy staying!

November 03, 2011 7:52 PM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Whoo hoo for Sammy! The CB will help out with vet bills if the need arises. We have lotza auctions! Hugs and purrs and purrayers for all of you!

Luf, Us

November 03, 2011 10:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Hendrix said...

((hugs)) to your mommy for being informed. My mommy cried too when she rescued me and found out I too have FIV. I was rescued 7 years ago yesterday and I'm still doing great. I have some IBD issues and am on high vitamen foods to support my FIV. I also take a vitamin supplement on my stinky goodness (called Vetriliquid) daily.

we're sure he just needs some nommy healthy food and lotsa love to get and stay healthy!

November 04, 2011 5:00 PM  
Blogger The Meezers or Billy said...

Hugs to you all!!!! We love you guys and we would like to help out any way we can - just let us know if you need green papers or speshul foods or anyfing!!!

November 04, 2011 8:03 PM  
Blogger Quinn and Angel brandi said...

See, Sammy? If my Sugar Pie Mr. Hendrix can make it, so can you!! Stay healthy, eat lots of good foodies and take your medicines!! Sending much love and courage,

November 05, 2011 8:26 AM  
Blogger Rusty said...

(hugs) to you and your mommy. My mommy would be worried about it all! But she would also try to remember that it will all work out okay.

November 05, 2011 4:04 PM  

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