Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Patches Update

I took Patches to the vet thinking probably I would be saying goodbye. The vet said she was "on the fence with this one." Her ears, from the horrible thyroid meds she was so allergic to, are healing and her temp was down. These are both good signs. However, she is one sick kitty still. The vet also said it is possible all the meds aren't out of her system yet, her system has been through a lot and may take sometime to come back. This is only a MAYBE, but it was enough for me. She gave her fluids, B Vitamins and Steroids. I think all those kitty purrs worked. Thank you all!

Calicomom Toni

41 comments:

Carolina Cats said...

Sending purrs & hugs to Miss Patches from Norf Carolina.

Love
Finnegan Buddy & Princess Jazzy

Victor Tabbycat said...

More purrs an hugs, efurryone! Ms Patches, we don't want you to go yet, unless it's yur time. You can keep on gettin better, rite? Rite.
Purrs an headlicks an nosekisses,
Victor & Nina

Eric and Flynn said...

That is hopeful news. We are keeping our purrs at full power for Patches.

ABBY said...

Dear Patches
We believe in the power of the purr and we will put all of our paws together and form a circle and purrate!

We fink we need to form a worldwide pawcircle of healing purrs for Patches.

purrs & hugs
Abby

Junior and Orion said...

Patches~~we are still purring and purring for you!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Many, many purrs and purrayers being sent to Patches ...
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan too

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will keep purring hard for her!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We came by to leave more purrs and tail wags for Patches.

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr for Patches...we hope she begins to feel better.

Brian said...

My sisters and I are all sending purrs to you sweet Patches!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending purrrrrsss and purrrayers to Patches. Hang in there, kittie.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are still purring for you bestest furriend. we love you

Ikaika said...

We are sending more purrs and healing energy to sweet Patches and are happy you are giving her more time to heal before making that decision. We know that you will know when the time is right for her to take her journey.

Regarding thyroid meds, our Tabbygail's thyroid levels were off the chart. Our vet and our TCM/acupuncturist came up with a combination dose of 2.5 mg of methimazole along with a TCM herbal formula, which worked very well to control her hyperthyroidism. It was good, too, because she didn't have to take as high a dose of the methimazole as she would have without the combination therapy. Unfortunately, she succumbed to an unrelated condition, but the thyroid issue was successfully managed.

'Kaika and his mom

Ayla and Iza, said...

We are thrilled she is still here! We hope for a full recovery...

Max said...

Oh man oh man oh man my paws are crossed HARD!

Keiko said...

We're all purring for you beautiful Patches, hang in there sweet kitty!
Purrrrs

michico*Adan said...

purr purr purrr for Patches~

Everycat said...

We are still sending Patches much love and rumbly purrs. We all hope that Patches can recover from this. It sounds like you have a really good vet who is working hard to help her.

Come on Patches! We are all rooting for ya gal!

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
Gerry
& Mum

AFSS said...

Patches, we are sending more healing purrs. We are thrilled you are improving.

Kea said...

Mom Kim here: I don't know the whole details, but my Annie is hyper-t and I had a lot of trouble with the transdermal meds when she first started on them in Sep 2009. The problem was the base they were using, and *I* had to research it (Yahoo has a great feline hyper-t group) and discover that there's another base that can be used that is easier on the ears. So we switched compounding pharmacies and base for the methimazole.

That said, I DO have Annie's armpits and upper chest shaved periodically, so I can apply the meds there and give her ears a rest. The meds CAN be applied successfully to the armpit area or around the nipples--I suppose any area the cat can't get to, to lick it off.

I'm sending lots of Light to Patches and the fur family is sending purrs too.

Peace.

Kat's Kats said...

Tons of Purrs & Prayers from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders!!!!

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, what a blessing to hear!! miss patches, you don't hafta go ennywheres unless'n you're ready. please stay an' bask in yer mama's loving care for as long as you can!! we sends you soft, soft, purrs an' warm thoughts!!

ed, nitro, xingxing an' igmu

Forty Paws said...

We're sending tons of purrs and purrayers for Patches to get all better and pull through this!

Luf, Us

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Thanks to all of you! Your outpouring of love, help, and compassion is what makes the CB such a great place. I am taking it a day at a time, loving my girl and making her as comfy as possible. I don't know what the future holds, but I will do everything I can to make her well.

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee (and Kesey) said...

Many more purrs for Patches. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Saffron and Sue said...

We are purring very hard indeed for Miss Patches.

Daisy said...

Stay strong, Patches! We are sending our very strongest purrs for you!

A few Good Cats said...

We will be purring for many more good days ahead for your precious Patches.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Still thinking of you Patches, sending healing vibes and loving purrs to all of you at the house in the Big Piney Woods. xxxooo

Gracie =^o.o^= and Minnie said...

Sending lots of good throughts and purrs that the bad meds will leave Patches and she will recover and be back to feeling like her ole self.

Derby, Ducky said...

We'll keep purring for Patches.

Pixel said...

we are glad to here she is OK. We love this blog and miss the often posting.

Mr. Hendrix said...

We are purring and purring for Patches, and sending comforting thoughts to you. purrrrrrrrrs and purrrrrrrrs

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh I am just going to bite Mom's toes. She's been so busy I hadn't been by to visit and didn't know Patches was feeling so poorly. :(
Can I come visit? I can say hi to Patches and maybe me and you can tell sekrits Mistrie.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Gree

Pee Ess. All of us Hotties are sending love and purrs and healing thoughts.

Meowers from Missouri said...

we is still purrin' an' purrayin' that you are all enjoyin' yer time togefur. *gentle kisses* to all

Camie's Kitties said...

We are sending purrs Patches' way. We know how hard an illness can be on both your furbaby and on you. (((Hugs))) that she will hang in there.

Tavi, Cody and Gracie

Junior and Orion said...

We are just chekcing in to see how you are feeling Patches.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Stopping by again today to let you know we are purring very hard for you everyday!
xxxooo

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z still purring fur yoo Patches!

Pumpkin said...

Oh, noes we dint know that Patches was so furry sick. Bebe has to take thyroid pills too but Momma is now expert in getting him to swallow them. Lots of purrs sent frum Hah-why-eee.

Pumpkin, Tiger, Bebe, Sophie

Harry Spotter said...

We are sending you purrs and prayers for a speedy recovery.