Hugs and wise words needed in Chat

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Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 13:31:16
cozietoesie Wed 01-May-13 13:39:57

Thanks for linking, Sparkling.

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 13:46:02

I didn't know whether to but really feel for the owner cozie. And the poor DC.

cozietoesie Wed 01-May-13 13:57:06

Of course you should have. Difficult to be positive from the sound of it but......we'll see.

oranotherstickybun Thu 02-May-13 07:28:04

Prayers for you, your family and of course your darling cat. Really hope he's ok. X

fackinell Thu 02-May-13 12:06:35

Come on in, Zepherial. It's a safe place and we are all rooting for your kitty!! Please update us with good news. Everything's crossed!! thanks

toffeelolly Thu 02-May-13 18:31:03

Yes finger's crossed. Hope you can give us good news zep.

Sparklingbrook Fri 03-May-13 12:29:00

I think Zep must have gone. I hope everything was ok.

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 13:14:34

Thanks for the note Cozie, I hope my other thread will follow as my update and crossness was on there.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 13:16:37

Welcome Zeph. smile The other thread should follow shortly (MNHQ posted to say they would) but you can let it drift down the page if you wish.

How is he doing on basics? (Eating, sleeping, littering etc.)

Sparklingbrook Fri 03-May-13 13:16:56

Hi Zepherial. Welcome to the safe haven of The Litter Tray.

Thank you for updating on the other thread. it sounds like such a dilemma. x

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 13:21:03

Great thanks, weirdly he is eating, pooing, talking as normal just not able to move physically but on drugs.

I am in a quandary if he can't move I don't want him to suffer but am not sure if he will recover. Our dog knows something's amiss as she keeps going to see him. Another thing is he really smells, not sure if he is able to wash himself properly.

At the moment he is Lording it up in his crate as we have moved it outside. He now has a sunshade and iced water....

limitedperiodonly Fri 03-May-13 13:22:53

Found you smile REally hard decision for you. Hope he gets better.

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 13:24:31

smile waves at all the lovelies.

Yes I really want to keep him but I guess if he does not improve it would not be fair.

pigsDOfly Fri 03-May-13 13:25:41

Another one pleased to see you on here Zepheria. Sending good vibes to your kittie and hope to hear some good news.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 13:27:35

If he's not in distress, I'd give him at least a day or two to see if there's any glimmer of improvement. Different bits of brains can sometimes take over quite complex functions with humans (eg with strokes) and that could happen to him.

The smell could be various things - I'd guess pee on his fur from when he was out and he hasn't been able to clean up. You might be able to get some pet cleaning wipes to help if he makes the medium term because that would improve the way he feels about himself.

How are the DCs at the moment?

ginpig Fri 03-May-13 13:29:18

Zeph - I was lurking on your other thread but just wanted to say that I think that there is hope.

One of our old family moggies had a couple of strokes in her dotage. Very noticeably weak on one side with severly diminshed movemnt. She could still walk, but as her left side was so weak she just walked around the room in propping herself up on her right side on the wall.

We thought about having ehr PTS but she was still eating happily, toielting normally and purring like a fiend when cuddled- so our opinion was that she was still happy and had a reasonable QoL, so we kept her. She went on for another two years or so and then died in her sleep at home two years later.

What I'm trying to say is that a loss of motor function is not the end of a happy cat. Neurological damage can take a while to improve, but it CAN improve. Don't lose hope.

x

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 13:31:03

We have an app at the vets next Wednesday so I think then will be decision time.

DC's don't understand they think as he is home he will fine, oldest is saying I am going to let him die. Grrrr hormonal girl, I have had him for 12 years if I could have him forever I would.

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 13:32:43

Thanks ginpin.

I think the vet expects a decision wed.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 13:37:05

At that age, you don't always have a lot of patience so you'll have to be tolerant.

12 is just solid middle aged as far as I'm concerned. He should have a good number of years in him yet.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 03-May-13 13:38:04

HI Zep.
Veyr sorry to read about Mr Mieaw. Sorry too that you had to see all the cuntishness on the other thread.

You mentioned wanting positive stories - I had a cat years ago who disappeared. We looked everywhere for him, and he turned up on the other side of town in a vets. He'd been in an accident, and was badly hurt. He lost a leg, quite a few teeth, he had a broken jaw, lost vision in one eye, etc etc. He also had brain damage.

He DID change, as he was an outside cat before, that used to go on walks with our dog. After, he mostly stayed in sunny spots in the house, or in the garden if it was warm. He could go upstairs, but not down! He was no longer classically beautiful, but he still was to me.

But he lived out plenty more years (8? 10? can't remember), and lived very happily in a family with children, a dog and other cats.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 03-May-13 13:41:13

To add - it could be that he cant move much at the moment - eg he is sore and bruised, as well as a bit zonked from allt he drugs... so may be a bit whiffy at the mo. Certainly ours needed help keeping clean first (we cut his fur back round his bum), but then he gradually got more flexible. He ended up being able to keep himself clean, but there was an area on his side/back which he couldn't reach and used to get a bit matted, which we had to pay attention to.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 13:49:08

Next Wednesday is actually quite timely. It should be long enough for you to make a good judgment on his condition - he'll have been home for about 5 days by then.

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 13:51:12

Nice to hear such positive stories!

He is sitting on his favourite fluffy cushion next to me now, we have come in as I was worried he would over heat.

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 13:53:21

What if there is no improvement and I say yes to PTS but he needs months recovery? I keep thinking about that one.

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