Hugs and wise words needed in Chat

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Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 13:31:16
cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 13:56:51

No-one is saying that you have to make a decision on Wednesday - just that you might have seen some signs which could help you decide. For me, much would come down to whether he was still happy enough being alive or whether he was in distress in some way.

Sounds not too bad if he's sitting beside you on a cushion, even though he might still be full of meds.

ginpig Fri 03-May-13 14:23:51

Gosh, I think making you make a decision by Weds is a bit harsh. If he has a brain injury, it would likely take longer than 7 days to improve (if it is going to).

I would still err on the side of caution on this one. If Mr Miaow is happy in himself (eating/ toileting/ purring) then I wouldn't- he may need a little extra attention for a bit, but as long as he's not in pain why not let him carry on?

It's a really hard position to be in and a difficult decision to make. I had our old family cat PTS a few years ago and I'm still gutted when I think about it. Different situation though, he was old and really quite unwell- many, many things wrong with him.

I'm so sorry your family is going through this flowers

toffeelolly Fri 03-May-13 14:40:59

So sorry zeph to hear about your little cat. Just hopeing over weekend for some inprovement .Thinking of your little cat.

Purpleknickers Fri 03-May-13 15:10:09

Zeph give your little cat lots of love and give yourself time. You don't need to decide by Wednesday. If the vet thought your cat was suffering he would have suggested PTS.

Cats do get over strokes I will keep everything crossed for you

ElephantsTeaParty Fri 03-May-13 15:13:27

Hi Zeph,

I've been following your story on the other thread and am pleased you have him at home.

I think the main thing, as other have already said, is quality of life. My last cat was very ill for the last year of her life, lost a lot of weight and barely ate, but she was happy, enjoyed the little she did eat and was still going outside and enjoying the sunshine. Give it a few days and see how Mr Miaow gets on. It may be that he never gets his old life back, but if he's happy and pain-free there's no reason to have him PTS. Maybe he'll have to be an indoor cat from now on, but if this doesn't distress him there's nothing wrong with this.

Hope he continues to improve over the weekend. Lots of attention and treats are the order of the day!

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 17:38:42

Vet called again, I misunderstood they want him in wednesday for a check up not a decision - yay. Our vet was lovely they really liked him and said what a nice cat he is and how they all wanted him. grin

He is sleeping now the girls are going to get him up for a bit later and he has had a wash (From himself) so here's to looking on the bright side.

Sparklingbrook Fri 03-May-13 17:40:31

That sounds reassuring Zepherial. You now have the weekend to observe him and see if he is improving. Having a wash is a good sign.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 17:42:57

Washing himself is an excellent sign.

smile

Have you organized taste treats for him ?

everythinghippie29 Fri 03-May-13 17:50:53

Best of luck little fella. Sounds like he is doing well all things considered. Sending love and get well soon scritches!thanks

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 17:57:27

We are pleased he smells better, we went a little mad on treats I have 6 packets now.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 18:08:02

Roast a chicken at the weekend. That will get him going.

smile

Sparklingbrook Fri 03-May-13 18:23:08

I suppose if we had been hit by a car 2 days ago we would be taking a while to feel like ourselves again. sad

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 03-May-13 18:48:37

Chicken livers went down well with the Persians. They went mad for them. Current cat looks at me like I'm offering him hemlock if I try him on them.

At least you've got the weekend to keep an eye on him.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 18:52:57

Raw livers, Fluffy ? (Always on the lookout for something for Seniorboy.)

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 03-May-13 19:06:46

Cooked in the oven on a low heat. They went mental for them but its a once a week treat due to the richness of them.

We bought them in the freezer aisle. It's worth a try isn't it? Nice and soft on the mouth too.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 19:24:28

I'll have a look for them on the next shop. (But will also google for some chicken liver recipes just in case!)

How's the wounded soldier doing Zepherial ? has he slept at all yet?

toffeelolly Fri 03-May-13 19:24:47

Zeph glad to hear he has had a little wash, that's a good sign, think and pray the little fella will be ok.

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 19:35:47

Don't want to think too positive but he is asleep on the sofa after having a wobble round the lounge. He even jumped on the sofa and made it!

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 19:36:29

Maybe liver for a weekend treat.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 19:40:01

Sleep is really good so I'm pleased for him. I think you'll likely see improvements each time he wakes up. (Just my thought but let's see.)

Well done the Zepherial household.

smile

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 03-May-13 19:44:26

Jumpings good. How's his appetite?

Purpleknickers Fri 03-May-13 19:49:28

Yay washing and jumping very positive x

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 19:51:22

We are all really pleased, front leg still bad but I can live with a 3 legged cat if he is getting better.

Fluffy he is stuffing his face and eating lots of treats. Still very wobbly but unless I am imagining it he seem a tent bit better.

cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 19:52:16

You said he's peeing and pooing OK?

Zepherial Fri 03-May-13 19:52:23

Oh dear Tiny not tent

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