OMC, how can a whole week have gone by with nary a whisper from us Curlz and Swirlz cats?!
And needless to say, we have only had a brief moment here and there to stop and say hi or Get Well or Congarats to any of our furiends!
Teri has been busy taking care of (and cleaning up after) Disco, even going in to work with him on her day off to do some more tests....Poor Disco!
She had a bit of a scare with him, because his blood glucose went very high, one of the risks and side effects of being on prednisolone can be diabetes, although he was not PU/PD (that means drinking and peeing a lot).
So he is being weaned off the pred and his urine test was normal (no glucose spilling into his urine, that's good), but unfortunately that means if he does have IBD, he probably won't be able to take prednisolone but will have to attack it from another direction with another medication...
And another side effect of being on pred is, because is suppresses the immune system, he broke with a respiratory virus, too. 80% of cats have been exposed to Rhino or Calici or Chlamydia but it lays dormant in their system until stress or medication causes it to recrudesce (show symptoms) again.
So Teri started him on L-Lysine and he is improving, but not feeling up to par yet. He is still having tummy issues and runny poos, in spite of being on Proviable KP and digestive enzymes. It's a wonder he doesn't hide when he sees Teri coming, but he is a very forgiving Mancat...
He is scheduled to have intestinal biopsies on Wednesday, to get a definitive diagnosis, so think of him on Whisker Hump Day, ok...
On a happier note, guess who came to visit us last week? Mama Katz! Yes, the orangey feral that had kittens under our porch a couple of years ago (we think TomTom was the Daddy Cat). We hadn't seen her since around Christmas and Teri was sure something bad had happened to her.
But it was late one balmy night and all the windows were open and Teri heard a plaintive meow and thought anxiously that maybe one of us had snuck out! But when she investigated, she found Mama K, and of course, put out some kibble for her and kept TomTom from chasing her off til she finished eating.
She looked fine, and it was nice to see her again and know she is as safe as a feral can be out there, and we hope that we see her again real soon!
TomTom is finally hanging around our backyard again every day, after being kind of scarce after his 'Day at the Spa' a couple of weeks ago. Our petsitter only saw him once while Teri was in Topeka and after that, we only saw him a couple of times.
He probably thought he was going to get trapped again, but finally he settled back into his normal AM and PM feeding times and Teri's glad he will be ready for the change in seasons with his furs in place and his worms gone and with his heated cat house ready for occupancy! They say it's going to be a rough winter and already the squirrels are gathering the acorns in our backyard!
Well, that's all the mews that comes to mind. We have a few minutes to visit our friends and wish Khyra a Happy Gotcha Day, send Kiril and Katie Get Well Soon purrs, and to check in to see how the auction for Zoolatry is going--we know Ann and Vic are getting lots of Cat 'n Dog Blogosphere support and the items in the auction keeps growing and growing! We are happy to think the Treat Rollers we donated are going to a good home, hahameow (we kinda ignored them, but you know how cats are---unpredictable!