Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Quick update on Gigi and Charlotte


Gigi is finally producing non diabetic numbers all on her own.  She was giving me numbers that were just above 100, but last night she gave me a 94*.  She has stalled on the weight gain, I wish she'd put a little more on, but I can't have everything.  I'll be contacting the shelter tomorrow and seeing what they want to do with her. I think she is going to be limited on the food she can eat considering, but since it is available everywhere I can't see that being a huge impediment in her adoption. I would think the fact she is 12 years old to be much more so, but the shelter is blessed but a community that sees value in 'elderly' cat and while she might not be snatched up as quick as a kitten, I doubt she will be there very long, especially considering how sweet she is and how she likes belly rubs and kisses.

Charlotte on the other hand is having a few issues. Loud noises and fast movement scare her. She doesn't mind when I hold her, and she'll cuddle with me when I have my hands on her, but she tells me in no uncertain terms that she wishes I'd stop picking her up.. great big hands coming to get her freak her out.. I'm hoping that if I keep doing it she starts associating them with the cuddling she so clearly loves.

She is also started sniffling. Her eye is watering a little too. Particularly odd since she was on an antibiotic when it started. However the antibiotic was putting her off her food and causing diarrhea. In fact the diarrhea was so bad it started creating a stool ball over her anus. I was watching her on my web cam when I saw her scooting around the cage, that tell tale bootscooten across the floor, the shelves, anything. She couldn't seem to get comfortable so I left work and ran home. It was quite gross.  I wish I could bathe her, but with those two huge incisions on her I just do not feel comfortable even trying. Even if I were to try to wrap up her body to protect it with plastic or a towel, she is just not comfortable enough with me for me to think she wouldn't try to squirm out of it and end up getting poopy water on an incision.. so I cleaned her up the best I can both that afternoon and last night.  I gave her some raw food to try to soothe her intestines, some probiotics and some silver to try to ward off any cold that might be brewing (aka the sniffling)   Hopefully things will firm back up and we can work on the cuddling part more..

*this morning Gigi gave me a number over 100.. not sure what to make of that.

15 comments:

  1. How much over 100? Numbers in the low 100's are not worrysome at all.... :/

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    1. we were looking at 112, 114.. and if I am remembering correctly we were closer to 120, 117 or 118.. I'm not giving insulin.. she is in good spirits, but she is underweight and not putting on weight well (she's put on 3 oz since she's been here.. she's been higher, but keeps dropping it).. and her numbers are on the high side of normalish.. Almost like she is still fighting an infection.. I'm also wondering if her thyroid might be a little wacky.. but I'm not going there yet..

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    2. Yup! Her numbers still seem good! Keep an eye and talk to her about eating a bit more ;) Has she had a full panel done? CBC, CMP?

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  2. come on girls....we have faith and we know your foster mom is trying hard :)

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  3. It is so wonderful that you are willing to take on more challenging cases like these. I know they are in good hands.

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  4. Come on sweetie, keep those numbers in the good range!

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  5. It's always something! Miss Salem actually enjoys the "warm washcloth" treatment...when she needs it, that is.

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  6. Good news on Gigi's numbers! We're purring and praying real hard for these two little ones!

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  7. You're doing such a great caring for both Gigi and Charlotte. I hope Charlotte starts to feel more comfortable with hands and Gigi isn't fighting an infection.

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  8. We've been sneaking fish oil into Rocky's food for weight gain. The calories in that add up quick! Good luck with your little ones. - Alana.

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  9. Paws crossed for Gigi,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  10. We hope Gigi's numbers stabilizes somewhat. And for Charlotte to feel better quickly. Poor little girl.

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  11. Oh Gigi...we sure hope you continue to stabilize. We're crossing our paws for Charlotte, too.

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  12. ALWAYS good to hear good news. Thanks so much for lettin' us know.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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