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> Hard Week For My Boy, We hoped with time and medicine that he would feel better .
kmariebanks
post Oct 16 2013, 03:30 PM
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Hello everyone,
Just wanted to reach out to the group for support and strength. This has not been a good week for my boy. He has stopped eating and drinking again. He is back to being lethargic and only wants to lay in my lap and sleep. I noticed today that his left pupil is dilated unequally to his right pupil. He looks so sad and pitiful. When I pet him his eyes water and it makes me cry with him. I called his vet today to ask her if it is necessary to continue with his Doxycicline. His last 2 doses made him vomit terribly. The torture isn't worth it to me anymore. I just want him to be comfortable and loved from this point on. I am waiting for her to get back with me however, her assistance said it was fine to hold off on the medicine if it causing him more distress than good. Why is this happening to us? I took the best care I could of him for 10 years. He went to the Doctor yearly for his shots, I tried my best to shelter him from other cats, and bought him the best food ( even $30 a bag diet and urinary tract food to prevent crystals and when his dr said he was too fat lol) . He is loveddddd to the fullest!! This feels like a horrible dream. Everyone is routing for him and want to be there for him anyway possible. My landlord has even offered to make a special casket and burial stone for when his time of leaving this life comes. Nice gesture but I can not even let my mind focus on that sad.gif .
I thank everyone in advance for the love that is and will be given to me/us during this time. Please keep us in your prayers!! Ke & Boots
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moon_beam
post Oct 17 2013, 10:34 AM
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Hi, kmarie, thank you so much for sharing with us how your precious Boots and you are doing. I am so sorry that he is having a difficult week. The side effects of medicine can be as debilitating as the illness, and since you are seeing this with your precious Boots the best thing to do is to stop the medication as recommended by the vet assistant. I hope as the side effects subside your precious Boots will begin to feel better.

KMarie, each of us ask the universal question "why" when our precious companions become ill / injured. There is nothing worse than feeling totally helpless in being able to make them physically well. If there is any reasonable answer to your question it is that our precious companion's physical body is created similarly to ours. Consequently, their physical bodies are subject to the same illnesses as ours, and unfortunately - - their life spans on this side of eternity are significantly shorter than ours. All this "logic" being said, however, does not comfort the torment of our hearts when we see them so critically ill and we are faced with the impending prospects of having to adjust our earthly journey without their sweet physical presence with us.

You are doing the best thing for your precious Boots as you share with us: "I just want him to be comfortable and loved from this point on." I hope by now your veterinary care provider has called you and perhaps has been able to offer you alternatives that can help your precious Boots feel more comfortable. Chronic pain and discomfort is debilitating to the physical body as well as the spirit, and if there is a way to help your precious Boots feel more comfortable this may also improve the quality of his remaining earthly journey with you. Please let us know how things go.

I hope today is treating you and your precious Boots kindly, kmarie. Thank you so much for sharing your precious Boots with us, and these wonderful pictures of you and your precious boy. Please know you and your precious Boots are in my thoughts and prayers, kmarie, and please let us know how your precious boy and you are doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam


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The most blessed way I have of knowing God's comforting love and grace is to look into the eyes and heart of God's creatures' sweet angelic face.
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kmariebanks
post Oct 17 2013, 09:27 PM
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Your words and encouragement mean so much to me. The Vet called us back last night around 8 pm. After I described his current symptoms she got us into the office immediately today. She thinks he could have Toxoplasmosis that is effecting his brain and causing increased pressure to areas that effect swallowing, gait, and the ocular nerve . She did another CBC which showed an amazing improvement!!!!! His body is back to making RBC's and his platelet count has decreased! He has had a decreased in his RBC's however as long as his body is able to produce more it should be ok. The vet also gave my boy another steroid shot. He ate and drank water for the first time since sunday. He will be started on Clindamycin hopefully tomorrow. All of the pharmacies in my area was out of the medication and have to order it. It is horribly expensive but worth it for my baby. smile.gif Thanks you sooooo much once again for all of your support!!!!! I will continue to keep you updated smile.gif Love Ke & Boots
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Hi, kmarie, thank you so much for sharing with us how your precious Boots and you are doing. I am so sorry that he is having a difficult week. The side effects of medicine can be as debilitating as the illness, and since you are seeing this with your precious Boots the best thing to do is to stop the medication as recommended by the vet assistant. I hope as the side effects subside your precious Boots will begin to feel better.

KMarie, each of us ask the universal question "why" when our precious companions become ill / injured. There is nothing worse than feeling totally helpless in being able to make them physically well. If there is any reasonable answer to your question it is that our precious companion's physical body is created similarly to ours. Consequently, their physical bodies are subject to the same illnesses as ours, and unfortunately - - their life spans on this side of eternity are significantly shorter than ours. All this "logic" being said, however, does not comfort the torment of our hearts when we see them so critically ill and we are faced with the impending prospects of having to adjust our earthly journey without their sweet physical presence with us.

You are doing the best thing for your precious Boots as you share with us: "I just want him to be comfortable and loved from this point on." I hope by now your veterinary care provider has called you and perhaps has been able to offer you alternatives that can help your precious Boots feel more comfortable. Chronic pain and discomfort is debilitating to the physical body as well as the spirit, and if there is a way to help your precious Boots feel more comfortable this may also improve the quality of his remaining earthly journey with you. Please let us know how things go.

I hope today is treating you and your precious Boots kindly, kmarie. Thank you so much for sharing your precious Boots with us, and these wonderful pictures of you and your precious boy. Please know you and your precious Boots are in my thoughts and prayers, kmarie, and please let us know how your precious boy and you are doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

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post Oct 18 2013, 11:18 AM
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Hi, Ke, thank you so very much for sharing with us how your precious Boots and you are doing. I am SO THRILLED to share your news that your veterinary care provider examined your precious boy and the results of his tests are encouraging. Hopefully the change in his medication will help to provide him even greater improvement. I also hope your local pharmacies will be able to fill the prescription quickly. Please let us know how things go for your precious Boots.

It is soooo wonderful to be able to share this encouraging news about your precious Boots, Ke. I hope today is treating you and your precious boy kindly. Please know you and your precious Boots are in my thoughts and prayers, Ke, and please let us know how your precious boy and you are doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam


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The most blessed way I have of knowing God's comforting love and grace is to look into the eyes and heart of God's creatures' sweet angelic face.
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