Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Health And Shelter Update

Health Update from CalicoMom Toni:

Hi and thanks to all for your concern. Here is what has happened so far:

My GP sent me to a Gastroenterologist in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, (60 miles from home) last week, who did an endoscopy yesterday. He said my stomach was red and irritated and took a culture, checking for the presence of Helico Bacter (the bacteria responsible for ulcers.) Tomorrow I go to our hospital for an ultrasound of my stomach. He also did blood work, involving my liver and pancreas. As soon as I hear something, I will let you know.

I have been doing volunteer work at our shelter, and try, if I feel up to it, to go in three days a week. I do everything for Cat Petfinders now, taking pictures and posting them on Petfinder's website. I have about 100 cats I have done, so far; many have been adopted. There are about 60 viewable ones, right now. I also love to spend time socializing the cats, and whatever clean-up is necessary. You can see Panhandle Animal Shelter's Cat Petfinder site HERE. The first entry I call "The Kittens" and it is a work in progress, as it changes almost daily.The work is so rewarding and I really love it.

19 comments:

Daisy said...

Your photos are awesome! There is almost nothing as satisfying as seeing a kitty get a wonderful Forever home.

I hope all your test results come out good! Miss ya!

brandi said...

Thanks for the update. We have been thinking about you and purring for you a lot. Mama wants to know if you are still thinking about the I operation. But we both want you to be healthy, and do admire the work you are doing for the furry ones. Whatever makes you happy and fulfilled and not stressed out at this bad time is wonderful, but helping others--we are sending you an award. havent posted it yet, but it is coming.

William said...

Hi, CMT! We're awfully glad to hear from you and hope your results turn out OK. :-)

Oh, and my mom said we could adopt all the black cats your shelter has.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We're so happy to get an update! We hope everything is OK healthwise and that the Piney Woods cats are well.
Cheers for volunteering!
Cuddles and skritches to all the kitties,please.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We hope all your tests come out okay and that you feel good!

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We hope the tummy problem is the easy one ta fix (the little bacters)!

Eric and Flynn said...

We hope your test results are good and the doctor can get you feeling better again.
We are still purring for you.

DEBRA said...

we hope that you feel better soon and that all your tests come back with good results!

purrs
abby

Camie's Kitties said...

We hope the doctor has some good news for you soon. We have been missing you.

Is the Ghost on the website the same one who came around all winter to eat?

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Max said...

I got paws crossed that your stomach is easily fixed.

Karen Jo said...

I really hope that whatever is wrong with your stomach is easy to fix. Your pictures are great!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

How wonderful you help those kitties find forever homes.

We are turning our purr and prayer buttons on high that your tummy is fixed right away. purrrrrs

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We are glad for the update! Hopefully your tummy issues will be sorted out & treated soon and you'll be all better.
Local authorities busted a cat hoarder here a couple days ago. 118 cats in a trailer house.The urine (ammonia) smell was so bad peoples eyes would water just standing outside the door! The people slept on a dirty mattress on the kitchen floor because the cats took over the bedroom. The good news is that the shelter they went to has been inundated with adoption requests-130 I heard today.

Christine and FAZ said...

Good work, hope all become well. FAZ

A Few Good Cats said...

Helping someone else who needs it is always good for the spirit. We hope the human v*ts figure out how to make you feel better, too.

jenianddean said...

Hope you get a good report from your tests. Happy Valentine's Day!
--Jasper

Derby said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all in The Big Piney Woods. Thanks for the update.

Petey said...

Good luck with the Dr.s and Happy Valentines Day. We'll keep purraying for you.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We have bad news about the cats that were rescued from the cat horder. All 120 (they found more) had to be euthanized. None were fit to be adopted. Every one of them had ringworm, feline aids, herpes and infections going along with mental & psychological problems. They were all crammed into a small trailer with that couple, living in feces & garbage. Poor kitties.