Thursday, May 18, 2017

Watson and Sherlock are back at the vet


So when Sherlock and Watson first showed up their stools were loose. This is very common in kittens to have worms and they are dewormed before coming here as a matter of course. Stools usually firm up in a few days, and theirs did and then they weren't.


By the time I realized that things weren't 'normal' Watson was falling a bit behind and wasn't gaining weight, so to be proactive I told the shelter who sent me home with some medicine for coccidia, which is a pretty standard infestation too. I gave the meds, but Watson vomited them right back up. I contacted the shelter and they wanted to see him so I brought him up and we got more medicine and he got some fluids and for fun Sherlock got them too.



Sherlock was not amused. Watson improved, but he had started peeing on soft things. I thought he was doing it just because he wasn't feeling well, or because he was a boy, but as he continued to improve and he continued to pee I thought there might be something wrong. I wasn't quite ready to say so, but I was keeping an eye on it. When I realized we had a good number of urine clumps in the litter box (20 in one day) I realized this was not normal and not part of the healing process. This is why knowing your kitty and its habits are very important to maintaining health. I contacted the shelter again and they wanted me to bring them up today to be checked on. They were holding a fostering seminar last night so I decided to bring them up last night and if they are able to come home tomorrow then they will come home tomorrow.

Hopefully, this is nothing, but if it is, we'll deal with that too. If it is a urinary infection or irritation it will probably mean another week of medications. Since Sherlock is already over two pounds and Watson wasn't too far behind, this means we will probably get to keep them a little while longer.  I'm not complaining about that.

Since they won't be on the web cameras today (you do know there are two web cameras in the kitten room, right?) I thought I'd share a few images my dropcam emailed me when it noticed activity.


15 comments:

  1. I hope Watson and Sherlock are home and feeling better soon.

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  2. I'm sending lots of purrs to Watson and Sherlock!

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  3. Thanks the heavens Watson and Sherlock have you to keep an eye on them! I am hoping they find out what the issue is and get them back on the road to recovery. I guess it is just Watson that is having the issue? Either way I know you will have them feeling better soon!

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  4. Purrayers for both of these cuties - especially Watson ! Hope everything gets cleared up soon !

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  5. I hope it's nothing serious and can be treated. Glad they have you to keep very close eye on them.

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  6. Couldn't agree with you more; keeping an eye on litterbox output is very important. Here's hoping the twins get better quickly!

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  7. It takes a while to get shelter kitties into good shape.

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  8. I hope Watson and Sherlock will be OK! Sending healing vibes and prayers.

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  9. Here's hoping Sherlock and Watson are better soon.

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  10. Purrs and prayers for both of those cuties. Hugs and nose kisses

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  11. Sending you kitty kisses. <3 Feel better

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  12. I hope they recover quickly.

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  13. We cross our paws and hope Watson and Sherlock feels better soon. Purrs

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  14. Oh no, hope they feel better soon.

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