R.I.P. T

Hi everyone, as you can tell by the title of this post, T did not make it. He had IV fluids and antibiotics and only seemed to get worse. I went to see him and he was sicker than before even after treatment. The vet spoke to me on the phone before I went over and she felt he should be euthanized. Fortunately ,my mom went with me so I wouldn’t have to be alone and we stayed with him until the end. The vet techs made paw prints and put him in a little casket that my husband is going to burry ( my friend rents and had nowhere to put him).

After that vet bill, I am not going to donate to a shelter this week. My donation is going to be ghosts to sell for PALS shelter. As most of you know, I crochet toys that are sold at the vet’s office  and all money goes to PALS, a great rescue in Spencer, MA.

Here are the ghosts: 001I also made some with purple faces and some pink pumpkins, but I didn’t get a photo of those. I am also working on something new for Thanksgiving, turkey legs. I found a pattern for a larger one on Ravelry and modified it for a smaller one. 003As you can see, it is a work in progress. I am working on some in a lighter shade too so some will be more well-done than others.

I am off to the vet with Joanie, she has a little bump on her head that has gotten a little bigger. She is one of my favorites, along with Phoebe, Lucy and her biological brother, Sammy. I love all 15 and shouldn’t play favorites, but I do.

Here is Stinky as a tribute to Robin Williams, she is Mork from Ork- Nanoo, Nanoo. 006

What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

Hi everyone, today is medical issues day, but first: A very happy birthday to my mom! She is the best mom and kitty grammie ever.

About a month ago, I took a friend’s cat to the vet because he was losing weight. I had bloodwork done and it was pretty good, some numbers were a little off, but the vet thought it was dehydration that threw them off. After fluids, he started eating again and was fine until last week. This is T:

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I took him to my home Saturday night and attempted to keep him hydrated with kitten milk in a syringe. I wanted to save him, but couldn’t afford an emergency vet. I took him today to my regular vet yesterday and was told he probably had kidney disease. I questioned whether his dehydration was from kidney disease or vice versa- what came first, the chicken or the egg? I know I am not a vet and she is probably correct being that he is 7 pounds and has dropped to 4 over the past year. He also has black gook all over his nose and mouth which is infected so I thought that may be why he didn’t want to eat.

My friend gave permission to euthanize ( she was at work), but I couldn’t do it .All weekend and on the way to the vet, I told him I would help him. They tested for FELV/FIV and that was negative. I am going to have them try IV antibiotics and fluids which could pull him through. My hubby is going to be mad when he finds out the cost, but I will have to deal with it. Whenever he gets mad about that I remind him we don’t have kids so he has saved lots of money that way.  Please pray for T, I am hoping he has a great improvement overnight. Even that could just be temporary.

I will keep you all posted on what came first and T’s condition. After that sad post, here is Halloween photo #3. Snowball as Olaf-from Frozen- as you can tell I used FotoFlexer. snowballsnowman