Monday, April 12, 2010

Patches update

Patches is back at the vet...it's not good girls, really not good.

He wouldn't look too sick to someone who doesn't know him (bright eyes, purrs..), but I knew there was something seriously wrong. He didn't play at all yesterday and basically slept all day in one of the rooms upstairs, didn't want to be near The Dude at all.
We had collected the poo sample but this morning Mike brought both the sample and the cat to the vet. They took Patches in and the news at lunch time is that he has high fever (105) but that he has eaten a little. Unfortunately they don't know what wrong with him, the breathing is not bad at all and he uses the litter box normally. They gave him other antibiotics and pain-killers.
I'm heart-broken girls, I'll go and see him later but I'm so afraid he won't make it. It can still be FIP.
Imagine that we got the kittens because I needed to care for something small and now I'm falling apart watching this cute kitten suffering. And tomorrow we'll bring The Dude to get neutered.

20 comments:

  1. So sorry Fran, how heart breaking. I hope they are able to figure out what is wrong and Patches pulls through. Positive vibes coming yours & Patches way. xoxoxoxoxox

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  2. Oh no...I have two kitties of my own and I can't imagine if something were wrong with one of them! I hope that Patches is ok, sending healthy fur-baby vibes and T&P's your way!

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  3. Aww...I'm so sad for you and Patches. I wonder what is going on with him. I know how devastating it is to lose a pet. Heck, we even paid for chemo for our cat and that was back when we were young and broke. I hope you get some answers from the vet.

    I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

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  4. I'm so sorry! It is so hard to watch them and to not be able to do more. ((Hugs))

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  5. Fran, I'm sorry. I'm hoping for Patches' resilience to come through and save the day. That the docs figure out what's wrong and understand exactly the right antibiotic to fight it. But it's such a terrible thing to watch something small suffer, to not be able to do anything about that suffering.

    And I'm so sorry that now you've done this wonderful thing of opening homes and hearts to these kitties, that it's not an easier road. You deserved for it to be. Hugs to you.

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  6. Fran, Patches is a little scrapper and hopefully will bounce back again. Sorry you're having to deal with this, it is so hard watching our pets suffer. Sending prayers to you and your little guy.

    Oh and Dude will be fine. You'll be amazed how quickly he bounces back from the surgery.

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  7. Poor little Patches! I am sorry you are both suffering so much right now. It is so hard to feel helpless when someone you love is hurting and odesn't feel well.

    Give him some loves from me.

    *hugs*

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  8. Oh, I'm so sorry. I really hope that the vet is able to figure out exactly what is going on and get Patches on the mend soon. I'm thinking about you and little Patches.

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  9. I am so sorry you're going through this Fran. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Patches.

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  10. I am so sorry, you don't need this right now. Hope Patches is okay...

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  11. :( Oh Fran I'm so sorry. I do hope they find what is ailing Patches and I hope its fixable.

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  12. I'm so sorry. Lots of get-better vibes coming Patches' way from me and my own darling little cat.

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  13. Oh no!!!! My heart is breaking for you. It's so awful when they are sick and you can't make it better. You know what we've been through with our Guinness.

    Please, please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    ((HUGE HUGS))

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  14. Oh Fran, I'm so sorry to hear this news of Patches. I know how much my heart aches when one of our dogs isn't well - it's so upsetting. Sending lots of good thoughts to you and Patches. Please keep us updated. Hugs to you.

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  15. Nooooo. Poor little Patches. And poor Fran and Mike. I hope they figure out and fix whatever is wrong with Patches. He is so adorable and I know he and The Dude are best buddies. Sending you and them love and hugs.

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  16. Oh dear sweet Fran! Poor darling Patches. I just read up on FIP and I am so sad about your little guy. It's so not fair! Give him lots of love and hugs and hold him and tell him how much you love him. I hope that he isn't in too much pain. It's so sad that you adopted them both to take care of them and nurture them and now some horrible disease may take him away.
    Sensing lots of love and hugs to you all. And the Dude will be fine! Thinking of you all:)
    Claire xoxo

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  17. Oh Fran! I hate to see you go through this! I am sorry I have been off the blogosphere... But I have been thinking of you!

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  18. Oh, sweetie, my heart breaks for you having to go through this. I am hoping beyond hope that they get to the bottom of this so that you can bring him home once and for all! Sending lots of love to you and Mike and both kitties.
    Love,
    Maddy

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  19. Oh wow! I'm just so sorry, Fran. I'm really praying for your little kitty to make it through. Damn.

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  20. So sorry Fran, hope that Patches turns out okay.

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