Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thankful Thursday and a Lita Update

Hi everyone, it's the Mom today with an update on Lita.

I have consulted with Lita's Internal Medicine vet, and she believes that we may actually be treating bacterial pneumonia based on the fact that Lita has responded positively to the Convenia injections.  

She has recommended that Lita have 5-6 more injections before we try to stop them.  She believes that Lita's possible pneumonia keeps gaining a little ground because we were waiting 2 weeks between injections - by that time, Lita's couging was  becoming worse.  She wants to tighten up the schedule so that Lita gets an injection every 10 days instead.  

So, that is what we are going to do starting next week.

I am well aware that this might not be bacterial pneumonia.  But - whatever it is - the Convenia injections DO make Lita feel better (less coughing, more lively and active).  And for that, I am very thankful.  I am also thankful tat the injections have kept her alive two months longer than anyone expected she would live!

If you'd like to contribute to Lita's treatment, our fundraiser is still open HERE.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Carmine's 13th Birthday

Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Today is a special day.  It's my 13th birthday!!  

The Mom can hardly believe that her "little mancat" is 13 nows.  Mes claimed the Mom when mes was only 14 weeks old, and mes has been with hers ever since.  

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Milita's Monday

Hi everyone, it's Lita today.

It was really cold here over the weekend.  The apartment got just a little chilly (it is usually very hot in here even in winter without the heat on!).  So the Mom thought I might like a fleecce blanket on me to help me stay warm.  I usually don't like blankets on me, but I didn't mind last night.

Last week, I went to see the vet and got another antibiotic injection.  This was my third antibiotic injection.  We know there are many people who do not agree with giving the Convenia injection, and the Mom says she will only use it as a last resort.  

The first injection I got reduced my coughing about 15%.  The second injection I got reduced my coughing about 90% for about 10 days, but then my coughing got worse again.  This third injection hasn't helped nearly as much as the second one did, but it has reduced my coughing a little.  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mancat Monday

Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine, today!

Last week, the Mom was getting ready to go out and do some errands, and hers made a phone call while hers was getting ready.  

Mes heard hers talking to the VET!  Mes ws sitting happily in D's lap, but as soon as mes heard the Mom talking to the vet, mes dove under the bed!

The Mom keeps telling mes the appointment is for LITAS, but mes does not believe hers.  Mes thinks it be best to hide under the bed later until hers leaves....what do yous think?

The Mom here: It really is Lita who's going to the vet later today.  Poor Carmine doesn't believe me, though. 

Lita will be getting another antibiotic injection.  I am not sure what we will do from this point.  This is supposed to be her last injection.  They do seem to help for several days - her coughing dramatically decrease - but then 10-14 days after the injection, she starts coughing more again.  I will keep you posted.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Maxie - Over the Rainbow Bridge

Today we have a special tribute post.  You all know my policy - I don't usually do memorial posts for individual cats.  The exception is when a friend's kitty goes to the Rainbow Bridge and doesn't have a blog or social media presence.  Every kitty deserves to be remembered.

All photos used with permission.

I've been penpals with Rachel for years now, and I consider her to be a very dear friend of mine.  She loves kitties as much as we all do, and she's an awesome cat mom!  It really saddened me when I heard that her cat, Maxie, was not doing well.  The vet thought she might have cancer or heart disease and feared she would only be with Rachel for a few more days.  

Amazingly, Maxie made it for 32 days!  She really loved Rachel as much as Rachel loved her.  Theirs is a truly heartwarming story.