Ham-Micks

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Updates

Grey is home with his Mom & Dad. They had to get a baby bean playpen for him to stay in because it's softer than a cage or a kennel. He still doesn't have the use of his back legs. His Mom & Dad have to set him in his litter box so he can use it, then they have to clean him up. The V-E-T said that dissolving the clot would take 7-10 days, and this is the 7th day so efurrybody, PLEASE KEEP SENDING PURRS & PRAYERS TO GREY!!!!!
He has to take 8 pills and luckily, his Mom is able to hide them in his food and he is eating them just fine, so they must not be gross tasting. He is eating and drinking. His Mom is very worried about having to give him an enema if he doesn't poo, so let's hope that he feels the urge to do that on his own....

In other noos, Sally hissed and growled at the V-E-T and tried to be her most furrocious self. I was totally UNHAPPY to hear that she also has FORLs. Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions. I SO did not need to hear that. If any of you haven't read about Dorfington Fish Stanley's ordeal with FORLs yet, it's quite the story. Luckily, Sally's jaws didn't chatter while she was under anesthesia, so they aren't the excruciatingly painful ones, yet. We'll see how her bloodwork looks tomorrow, and decide how we want to proceed. This may explain her howling and also rubbing her face against anything and everything. I always thought she was just marking the wall corners and the furniture, but maybe she is trying to soothe her painful teeth. Don't you wish they could speak to us?????

As for Smokey, his x-ray shows a teeny bit of honeycombing in his lungs, which might be asthma, but his heart looks abnormal. And since both V-E-Ts heard his heart murmur loud and clear, the heart worries me. Apparently a murmur isn't too big a deal, but an abnormal shaped heart is. We might opt for a sonogram to see what's up with it. We're going to see what his bloodwork shows also.

So, yes, the saga of the special needs kitties here at the Forty Paws continues. Just another day in the life...

We're going to need to raffle off a kitty Ham-mick for the Forty Paws.

Luf, Us


22 comments:

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh it does sound quite difficult and I'm really sorry about Sally but at least you do all know about it. We'll keep you all in our purs!

Kaze

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Sally has FORLs, too. I hope that something can be done so she doesn't have to go through what Dorf went through. I hope that Smokey doesn't have anything really bad wrong with him. I will continue to sent good thoughts and prayers for Grey.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Poor Sally and Smokey. :( We are purring and praying for both of you, and for Grey as well.

snowforest said...

You iz very brave to look after so many cats and share their sufferings. We fink you are pawesome and we send you and your kitties lots of purrayers everytime we visit your bloggie!
Purrs from the SnowForest family :)

Parker said...

Oh Maw, We'll send a squillion prayers for Grey and for Sally and for Smokey and for you...
You are a wonderful human being.
Smooches and hugs to you!

DEBRA said...

All da poodins ofur at 40 paws are furry lucky to have Maw and Paw. We are sendin our healing purrs to Sally and Smokey and especially to Grey. Dey is all so lubbed, I knoos dat efurryfing will werk out. Kitty hugs to all...

Purrs
Abby

Riley & Tiki said...

Purrs for Grey, Sally, & Smokey.

Tybalt said...

Oh dear. I am purring very hard for Grey, Sally, and Smokey.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs. I hope everyone starts getting better.

Daisy said...

I am purring my hardest for Grey. And I am sorry to learn that Sally has FORLS. I hate teeths! They always cause problems. Pixie has had many heart echocardiograms. You can learn a lot about the heart function from that.

The Crew said...

Oh my, you have had your hands full recently. We'll start purrin' immediately for everyone!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Purrs to all you kitties. We've been talking about good dental hygene all week at House Panther in honor of it being Pet Dental Heath Month. Next week we talk about something else.

I get Cat Sitter DVD. Don't know if it's the same one you have for your cats.

The Furry Kids said...

In the words of Sammy and Miles, crapity crap crap crap. We are sending lots of hugs and purrs and purrayers to Grey and Smokey and Sally and maw and paw.

Mickey said...

Purrs for Grey. Big purrs for Sally & Smokey. I hope the news for them will be good.
Purrs Mickey

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

oh dear, we had really hoped for good news. we're sending lots and lots and lots and lots of purrrrs to all of you and Grey too!

Mo said...

Oh Maw,
You are an angel right here on earth.
My love to you & all forty paws!

Not The Mama

Camie's Kitties said...

We are sorry to hear about Sally and Smokey. We will be purring that everything works out well. We have FORLs too, and don't have any back teeth left.

Please let Grey's parents know we are purring for him.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Lux said...

I want to hug Sally & Smokey! Although the news isn't good, I hope it turns out better than one might think.

Purring for Grey & Sally & Smokey,
Luxie

Sunny's Mommy said...
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Sunny's Mommy said...

I'll continue to keep Gray in my thoughts. I so hope the medicine will work for him.

I am so sorry you got bad news for Sally and Smoky. I hope the conditions they've been diagnosed with turn out to be mild, as opposed to how bad they can possibly be. Hugs.

Junior said...

Meowm and I are sending extra purrayers your way!

Eric and Flynn said...

oh no, we are sorry to hear that Sally has got FORLs, and that Smokey has heart problems. we're sending purrs furr both of them and Grey too.