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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fiona Update

First off, my brother and I want to thank everyone for the kind words and prayers for Fiona. I firmly believe in the power of prays, and it touches me deeply at how many on the CB care.

Now, for the report on Fiona's blood work. Our regular vet said that Fiona's liver enzyme was slightly elevated and her calcium level was slightly low. That's all she could tell me. Fiona is a difficult patient and she was unable to draw enough blood to run a full test. She suggested that I take Fiona to Jefferson Animal Hospital where they have better facilities to treat animals. It's a 24/7 facility used for emergencies and regular vet care. I was able to get a noon appointment.

Fiona had more blood drawn and tests run on it. Her white blood count is elevated and she does have a respiratory infection. She also had an x-ray taken. The x-ray did not show anything out of the ordinary.

She was given some sub-q fluids again, and she will require that for the next four or five days. I've already contacted my regular vet and they will do that in the office. I am not up to doing it myself. I know it is not difficult to do, but Fiona gets so upset I know I can't handle her. She was also given an injection to help with the nausea and an antibiotic injection.

Dr. Dickey has some concerns about Fiona's eye, and she wants me to continue the treatment of Terramycin ophthalmic ointment several times daily. Fiona is also to have 0.65cc Baytril oral solution daily for two weeks. Lastly, she is to get 1/2 tablet of Cyproheptadine HCL twice daily for the next 10 days.

If Fiona shows little or no improvement after three or four days, she is to go back for hospitalization and more tests. I'm praying that we won't have to go that route.

I will keep everyone posted on her progress. She is currently sleeping on her blanket on top of the floor vent.

Thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers concerning her well-being. *Hugs*

Malinda

20 comments:

  1. Thank Goodness it doesn't sound like Fiona is going to run off just yet; we will purr and purr and purr that she feels better soon.

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  2. We hope the medicines and fluids help Fiona feel better. We continue to purr for her!

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  3. My dear, I'm purring long and loud for you, please feel better and don't scare us like this! Cuddles to your mummy.

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  4. Thanks for the update - it looks like we will have to keep purring for Fiona for a while. I really hope she starts to pick up soon!

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  5. Well that is a lot of medications...lets hope something does the trick to help our girl feel better! Keep us posted with the details, we'll keep praying for a good outcome :-)

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  6. We hope that Fiona starts feeling better real soon, so we're sending lots of purrs and purrayers to help her (and you!).

    {{{hugs}}}

    Gypsy & Tasha

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  7. Many, many, many purrs coming your way Fiona!

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  8. Poor Fiona. We're sending her (and you!) mega-purrs and Light and crossing our paws she will be okay. It's so stressful on moms, too, we know.

    (((Hugs)))

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  9. The fluids should make her feel a little better. We sure hope she bounces back really quickly. We are sending lots of purrs and crossing our paws too.

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  10. sending you purrs and prayers as well!

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  11. We came by to leave lots of purrs and tail wags for Fiona. We hope she will do well on the treatment.

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  12. We are purring and praying for you Fiona. Feel better soon. Huggss!

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  13. Yipe! Sounds like Fiona is getting a lot of pills and needles these next few days. Sending comforting purrrrrss and healing purrrrayers that Fiona recovers soonest.

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  14. Oh Fiona, that is a lot of meds for one girl! We do hope they work and you start feeling better soon! We will be purring and purring for you!
    Happy Cat Family

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  15. Mom and I hope that Fiona feels better really soon. I am sending her my very best healing purrs.

    Herman

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  16. We are sending HUGE rumbly healing purrs to Fiona. We hope she feels better soon.

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  17. It sounds like good news that nothing really nasty showed up in the bloods. We hope that the medicines and treatment really help her get back to her old self. We are still sending Fiona (and you) large rumbly purrs and love

    Whicky Wuudler
    Oliver
    Gerry

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  18. Poor Fiona, we are sending healing purrs. Please feel better soon, we are thinking of you.

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  19. Continuing to pray for Fiona. The abx along with good fluid hydration hopefully will help. Wish we could be of help.

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  20. We'll add Fiona to our purrs and purrayers list. Lots of healing purrs to her!!

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