daphne and shadow saw the vet regarding their escalating cardiac disease...a slight increase in their lasix frequency and they are both feeling better.
donny had a needle aspiration on the mass under his jaw. the vet sent it off for pathology. he is getting quite thin..i am worried about him.
snickers will come home from the vets today. he does have mouth ulcers and will be moved over to the medical room for sc fluids and force feedings until he is better and can eat on his own again. he could have come home last night, but after bosco's loss the vet said he could stay overnight and they would paint his sores with iodine again for us in the morning.....cats don't like this very much. we always have had a few chronic URI carriers here, they get euthanized in the shelters...new, stressed cats are always at risk in the first few weeks of coming here. it is a reality of shelter living here at saints for senior cats coming in with poor or non existant histories of adequate vaccinations. the trick is to be on it immediately with supportive therapy before they become too ill.
cats really are quite fragile little things when their worlds turn upside down, they need their caregivers to be on top of things until they can get their feet under themselves again and not feel so scared and lost..
ok..time to get ready for work.