The Big Piney Woods Cats

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Precious Update 8

Dr. Kathy did the exploratory surgery on Precious and found she had ingested carpet fibers that had packed at the entrance to her large intestine. We have wood floors, the carpet fibers came from the cat tree. Each time the cats scratch, small pieces of carpet are shed. I am constantly sweeping them up. I never knew she was eating them and I guess I never would have thought it would have caused a problem. She also has a lot of fat build up around her insides and will probably go on special food to help eliminate this fat pad (she is 9 pounds, down a whole pound from last week,so she is not fat by any means.) This extra fat causes pressure on her intestines. The vet also suggested a lion cut to help with the ingesting of fur. She took a biopsy of something, but I failed, in my excitement, to write it down. She is coming out of the anesthetic and might come home tomorrow!!! Thank you so much for all your support, your purrs and thoughts helped get Precious and me, too, through a real trying time.

CalicoMom Toni

Posted by One Of The Girls at 7:39 PM


  • Blogger HotMBC aka The Hotties posted at 7:57 PM  
    Oh gosh! Poor Precious! We will purr and purr our bestest for her.
    Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

    PeeEss. Gree says she'll stay a while longer too.
  • Blogger A few Good Cats posted at 8:13 PM  
    We are so glad that Precious should be OK and home soon.
  • Blogger m.q posted at 8:13 PM  
    we will purrssss for you. get well soon

    much love;
    BoBo Salem & ChaCha
  • Blogger Camie's Kitties posted at 8:18 PM  
    We are so sorry to hear that Precious had to have surgery, but so glad to hear that they found out what was wrong and she will be able to heal now. Our greyt sister, Camie, had that happen to her too - not with carpet tho - we never did figure out what it was.

    We will be purring that she's back home as soon as possible and that she doesn't get anymore owies.

    Cody and Gracie
  • Blogger ABBY posted at 8:57 PM  
    Mom Toni
    We have been watching for an update as we have been worried about Precious.
    We are relieved that the Vet was able to take care of everything and that Precious will be home tonight.
    We will keep her in our purrs until she is fully recovered.
  • Blogger Cheysuli and gemini posted at 9:05 PM  
    We are continuing to purr hard and hope that this removal will mean she gets better quickly!
  • Blogger Mark's Mews posted at 9:51 PM  
    So, are those carpet fibers removed/removable? Inquirin kitties want to know.
  • Blogger The Lee County Clowder posted at 10:18 PM  
    Well, at least now you know what was wrong with Precious. Purrrrring that she gets home tomorrow, and recovers quickly once she's home.

    Precious, quit eating carpet fibers, OK? They can't taste THAT good.
  • Blogger Samantha, Clementine and Maverick posted at 10:21 PM  
    Lots of purrs for Precious!! We are glad the Vet figured out what was wrong!!
    (((((HUGGGGSSSS)())))) to you all!
    Your TX furiends,
  • Blogger 3 kats and a kwiltr posted at 11:39 PM  
    Purring that she will soon be back home with you. Happy the vet was able to get to the problem but we are sorry Precious needed surgery.
    Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL
  • Blogger Eric and Flynn posted at 12:13 AM  
    We are glad the vet found what was causing the trouble. We are purring that she is soon home and for a speedy recovery.
  • Blogger Milo and Alfie Marshall posted at 1:04 AM  
    We are sending healing purrs every day until Precious is feeling better. PURRS. xx
  • Blogger Hannah and Lucy posted at 1:08 AM  
    Thank goodness the vet found out her problem - we would never have thought of scratcher bits being ingested either. We are sending our best purrs and hope she will be home with you soon.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
  • Blogger Fuzzy Tales posted at 1:45 AM  
    This is such great news to wake up to and read. We're SO glad the vet found the problem--and we wouldn't have thought of that either!

    Continued purrs and purrayers that Precious makes a quick recovery and comes home soon.

    Peace and Blessings.
  • Blogger Cat posted at 4:44 AM  
    Wow, we are glad that the vet found out what was wrong! Hopefully Precious will be feeling better and be back home soon!
  • Blogger Furkidsmom posted at 4:48 AM  
    We're glad that you finally found out what the problem was. We hope Precious comes home soon and is feel great quickly.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
  • Anonymous Marg posted at 4:59 AM  
    Oh that is such good news. We are glad they were able to find something. Sending tons of purrs that she recovers from her surgery really quickly. Hugs to Mom too.
  • Blogger Random Felines posted at 7:01 AM  
    Glad they found out what it was. Makes mom glare at our scratching posts. Though we lose more rope fibers (that Tim likes to chew on and then hoark up). We hope Precious is feeling much better soon!!!
  • Blogger Meowers from Missouri posted at 8:15 AM  
    wheeeeeeeeeee-HAAAAAAAAAAA! we's efur so glad to hear she's gonna be OK!! hope she's feelin' tip-top furry soon. yay fur the vettie who founded out the (furry weird) prollem!!
  • Blogger Gracie =^o.o^= posted at 8:20 AM  
    The surgery is no fun and so sad to hear that you had to have it done but the really really good news is that you will be as good as new soon! Yeahhhhhhh!
  • Blogger Junior and Orion posted at 9:39 AM  
    WOO HOO!!!!! We are so glad Squirt is going to be okay. Meowm says she will be cleaning up the carpet fibers from our scratching post more often now!
  • Blogger The Crew posted at 1:43 PM  
    We're so glad to hear the good news. After reading this, Mom says she needs to give our scratching post a good going over!
  • Blogger Brian posted at 2:07 PM  
    I am very happy the cause has been found and we're sending healing purrs. We'll have to check our scratchers too.
  • Blogger Daisy posted at 3:25 PM  
    Wowie! Good thing she had surgery because it probably would not go away by itself! I hope this means she will recover quickly. Harley and I are still purring and purring for Precious.
  • Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa posted at 3:31 PM  
    Purrrrrrrr! We're so happy to hear she's going to be okay. We have those shredded carpet pieces all over the place all the time too. The Lady says she's gonna vacuum every night from now on - how scary!
  • Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout posted at 4:36 PM  
    We love you Squirt and are glad you're gonnna be OK!
  • Blogger The Meezers or Billy posted at 5:39 PM  
    oh Precious honey we's sorry you hadded to haf surgery, but you should demand ice cream efurry 20 minutes when you get home.
    we is purring for you sweetie.

    love to our bestest furriends
  • Blogger posted at 5:51 PM  
    We'll purr for you precious!
  • Blogger Tillie and Georgia posted at 6:52 PM  
    We are very sorry sweet precious had to have surgery, but so so happy she will be OK!!!!!!!!!!!
    We also did not know loose carpet fibers could be such trouble either :o
    We will purr extra hard so fer recovery will be quick and trouble free!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia
  • Blogger Athena posted at 7:25 PM  
    Poor Precious! I hope you are feeling much better now that that nasty stuff is outta you. Don't eat any more, okay? I bet your mom will be so happy to haf you home!
  • Blogger Camie's Kitties posted at 7:41 PM  
    We hope Precious is home with you now. If you want to allow her some freedom without having to wear an e-collar, Mom says to get a baby onesie, cut a hole for her tail, and she will be able to move around, but not get to her stitches. They did that with one of the cats that came before when he swallowed the lifting cord to a turkey. Also human baby food meat (without garlic) is good for sore tummies.

    Cody and Gracie
  • Blogger Prancer Pie posted at 9:23 PM  
    We are so happy that she is better! If only our kitties could talk (sometimes). Purrs and purrayers.
  • Blogger Strayer posted at 10:23 PM  
    I know the feeling with fat pads and pressure on intestines. Boy. Special diet for me, too, is in order. Yay for precious and boo for carpet fibers. I am a carpet hater. I rip them out wherever I go whenever I can. Glad Precious troubles might soon be over, minus carpet fibers, those nasty creations.
  • Blogger The Tower Hill Mob posted at 3:50 PM  
    We are so relieved that Precious will be OK. We know that she will get lots of lovin' and treats from the residents of the Big Piney Woods.
    Take care and heal quickly, pretty girl!
    Toby, Cupcake and Mum
  • Blogger The Lee County Clowder posted at 7:09 PM  

    Hoping Precious is home and the quiet is because she cuddling with everyone and no one wants to disturb her.

    Still purrrrring for Precious.
  • Blogger Forty Paws posted at 9:09 PM  
    Oh my goodness! Thank goodness that the vet found the mass of carpet fibers in her intestine and removed it! Wowwwwweeeee! We are so happy for you and Precious!

    Luf, Us and Maw
  • Blogger Karen Jo posted at 1:16 AM  
    I am so sorry that Precious had to go through surgery, but really glad that the vet found the problem and she is going to be fine again.
  • Blogger meowmeowmans posted at 7:05 AM  
    We're really glad to hear that Precious is doing better, and that the vet found the source of the problem. Purrs and prayers!
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