The Big Piney Woods Cats

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

Posted by One Of The Girls at 3:05 PM

41 Comments

  • Blogger Carolina Cats posted at 3:13 PM  
    Sending purrs & hugs to Miss Patches from Norf Carolina.

    Love
    Finnegan Buddy & Princess Jazzy
  • Blogger Victor Tabbycat posted at 3:20 PM  
    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
  • Blogger Eric and Flynn posted at 3:36 PM  
    That is hopeful news. We are keeping our purrs at full power for Patches.
  • Blogger ABBY posted at 3:44 PM  
    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
  • Blogger Junior and Orion posted at 3:48 PM  
    Patches~~we are still purring and purring for you!
  • Blogger Sabrina, Sam and Simon posted at 3:54 PM  
    Many, many purrs and purrayers being sent to Patches ...
    Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan too
  • Blogger Cheysuli and gemini posted at 4:01 PM  
    We will keep purring hard for her!
  • Blogger Jan's Funny Farm posted at 4:05 PM  
    We came by to leave more purrs and tail wags for Patches.
  • Blogger The Island Cats posted at 4:16 PM  
    We continue to purr for Patches...we hope she begins to feel better.
  • Blogger Brian posted at 4:41 PM  
    My sisters and I are all sending purrs to you sweet Patches!
  • Blogger The Lee County Clowder posted at 5:41 PM  
    Sending purrrrrsss and purrrayers to Patches. Hang in there, kittie.
  • Blogger The Meezers or Billy posted at 6:24 PM  
    we are still purring for you bestest furriend. we love you
  • Blogger Ikaika posted at 7:55 PM  
    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
  • Blogger Ayla and Iza, posted at 8:31 PM  
    We are thrilled she is still here! We hope for a full recovery...
  • Blogger Max posted at 9:09 PM  
    Oh man oh man oh man my paws are crossed HARD!
  • Blogger Keiko posted at 10:00 PM  
    We're all purring for you beautiful Patches, hang in there sweet kitty!
    Purrrrs
  • Blogger michico*Adan posted at 11:32 PM  
    purr purr purrr for Patches~
  • Blogger Everycat posted at 2:17 AM  
    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
  • Blogger AFSS posted at 3:55 AM  
    Patches, we are sending more healing purrs. We are thrilled you are improving.
  • Blogger Kea posted at 4:39 AM  
    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.
  • Blogger Kat's Kats posted at 6:17 AM  
    Tons of Purrs & Prayers from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders!!!!
  • Blogger Meowers from Missouri posted at 6:58 AM  
    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
  • Blogger Forty Paws posted at 7:33 AM  
    We're sending tons of purrs and purrayers for Patches to get all better and pull through this!

    Luf, Us
  • Blogger Big Piney Woods Cats posted at 7:52 AM  
    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.
  • Blogger Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee (and Kesey) posted at 8:21 AM  
    Many more purrs for Patches. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  • Anonymous Saffron and Sue posted at 11:53 AM  
    We are purring very hard indeed for Miss Patches.
  • Blogger Daisy posted at 12:01 PM  
    Stay strong, Patches! We are sending our very strongest purrs for you!
  • Blogger A few Good Cats posted at 12:12 PM  
    We will be purring for many more good days ahead for your precious Patches.
  • Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout posted at 4:36 PM  
    Still thinking of you Patches, sending healing vibes and loving purrs to all of you at the house in the Big Piney Woods. xxxooo
  • Blogger Gracie =^o.o^= and Minnie posted at 7:42 PM  
    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.
  • Blogger Derby, Ducky posted at 8:05 PM  
    We'll keep purring for Patches.
  • Blogger Pixel posted at 8:24 PM  
    we are glad to here she is OK. We love this blog and miss the often posting.
  • Blogger Mr. Hendrix posted at 8:41 AM  
    We are purring and purring for Patches, and sending comforting thoughts to you. purrrrrrrrrs and purrrrrrrrs
  • Blogger HotMBC aka The Hotties posted at 12:08 PM  
    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.
  • Blogger Meowers from Missouri posted at 1:42 PM  
    we is still purrin' an' purrayin' that you are all enjoyin' yer time togefur. *gentle kisses* to all
  • Blogger Camie's Kitties posted at 7:52 PM  
    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
  • Blogger Junior and Orion posted at 10:02 AM  
    We are just chekcing in to see how you are feeling Patches.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  • Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout posted at 1:05 PM  
    Stopping by again today to let you know we are purring very hard for you everyday!
    xxxooo
  • Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy posted at 4:56 PM  
    We'z still purring fur yoo Patches!
  • Blogger Pumpkin posted at 5:07 PM  
    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
  • Blogger Harry Spotter posted at 5:37 PM  
    We are sending you purrs and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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