yippee! good, patient work you are doing there! Wishing good health to Peaches.
Yea!!! He may be upset now, but he will be ever so grateful in the end. (he may never go near that carrier again-ha! :-) ) I've been silently rooting for you. Good job!!!
Great news.......finally !!!~Jo
Praying for the best!Whew! Good job Dr. Doolittle!
I like your attitude. Good luck.
Hopefully he gets all fixed upAnd becomes as happy as a pupBet he's miffed now thoughLetting the hissing flow
I'm so glad you are able to get him to the vet! And my prayers are with him and hope he can get some help. Bless your kind heart ❤️
Wonderful. Bless you for doing this. Hope all goes well.
Good deal. He will get some wormer, maybe antibiotic, and he will feel better. I hope he can tame up a lot more for you.
Being so patient, Betsy has it's rewards. I think all of us feel like we've been on this journey with you....how exciting. Almost like bring home a new baby. HaHa.
Once you bring him back home, leave the carrier (with the door open) in plain sight. Mine goes in and out and doesn't always associate carrier with poking and proding. Putiing her in a carrier for vet visits isn't as traumatic.
thank you....great idea! :)
Yay- you are definitely patient!
Yay!!! Good for you. Can't wait for the update!
Such good news! Praying all is well with Mr Peaches!
thanks, Karen! :)
Thanks everybody! Finally is right! Whew! He hissed just once and tried to break out of the cage but then seemed resigned to the fact that he was caught and looked so very sad and scared. How pitiful he looked...I felt so sorry for him.Got a call from the vet around 1:00. He did not have Feline Leukemia, so they proceeded with the rest! Yay. If he had tested positive for it, they would have had to have put him down...no cure and it is fatal. They neutered him, gave him a slow release antibiotic and extracted a bad tooth. Also gave him some flea/tick control since I saw a tick on him this morning. Oh, and he got his vaccinations. He's still sleeping and they will call me when I can pick him up.He should be feeling like a new cat in a few days. I hope he forgives me. :)
Betsy, that is very good news. You have such a loving heart and such a lot of patience. Hopefully he will stick around and show his love for you, when he feels better. It will be good to see him fully healthy again; he has a sad look about him, though you feeding him has clearly helped a lot.
He does have a sad look about him. I'm sure he was feeling so sick and unhealthy. Things should be looking up now, though! :)
Betsy, of all days for me to find your post late! What wonderful news! I believe you have my email address. Please send me a message and let me know your address so that I can send you a check. I would love to cover the total tab, since I can no longer "own" a kitty myself. Lynne in NC
Well, it just saved you a few hours of pacing and wondering what was happening! haha.I'm anxious to get him here...although I know he won't be feeling well tonight or be happy to see me. Oh dear.I'm just SO thrilled he was treatable. I can't wait to take that handsome 'after' shot to go with that pitiful 'before' one. :)I'll email you...I have no idea what the bill will be! But you are so sweet and generous. Thank you!
It will be my pleasure Betsy. I'm so relieved that he didn't have anything that he might have passed on to the rest of your furry flock. By the way, half my estate will go to Morris Animal Foundation which funds grants to vet schools, etc., for research. They are responsible for the discovery of the Feluk vaccine. Lynne
That sounds like a really great foundation!I've been SO careful not to let him infect the others. He hasn't been in the house and I sit outside while he eats so nobody tries to share his food...then I disinfect his bowls with bleach and wash my hands. You have no idea how relieved I was (well, maybe you do!) when I got that cage door shut. It was like a big weight came off. And then another one when they called to say he was doing well. Yay!
Lynne, you are very kind . . . . .. :) Eddie
Lynne, he's on his way home....the mister is swinging by to get him on his way from work....
What a wonderful gift from Lynne! I'm jumping up and down.
Great news Betsy, particularly that he did not have Feline Leukemia.Hope he can see that he can have a loving home and feels better.I am sure he will forgive you ~ not sure I would though if you had me neutered . . . . haha . . .:) Can't wait for the next update ~ this little chap is turning into quite a celebrity . .. :)
Everyone loves a pull-on-your-heart-strings story. ha.
especially if it has a happy ending!
Yay, such good news. And Lynne you are a fur kids angel too!Pat
Isn't it good news? I'm soooooo happy about it!And Lynne is just the best...she's my biggest cheerleader and such a sweetheart!
Wonderful news for Peaches.....and us all !I wish I had the same news when I took my daughter's cat Cooper to the vet today.....he has a tumor, blocking his esophagus despite originally treating him for a stomach disorder. He's trying a shot of steroids to see if it will shrink the tumor, he said he really didn't think surgery was the answer.Such a sad day for one beautiful cat, and a happy day for "our" Peaches.~Jo
So sorry about Cooper! I hope the steroids help...poor kitty!
Congrats Betsy:)For you and Peaches!!
Thanks, gloria! :)
Awesome he his doing wellAfter going through a bit of hellGeez, the snip snip tooHe may hold that against you lol
Right now he looks like he's been through hellBloody mouth from that tooth out of his noggin shell.In and out of anesthesia, too.Can't let him out until the morning comes due.Head bobs up and downbut you can tell he's half in sleepy town.
Whenever Oliver had had anesthesia, he would be in a terrible state for hours -- paralysis from the waist down, enlarged pupils and very abnormal behavior. I would have to build a fort out of furniture cushions so that he was contained and couldn't hurt himself. I'm glad Peaches' new siblings have such good personalities and won't torment him. Lynne
This is the worst part for me...they seem miserable, although maybe they don't really feel or remember anything at this point. He did calm down and go back to sleep when I put his cage out on the back porch where he was familiar with his surroundings. He's also out of my sight so I don't keep looking at him and feeling bad. lol....there's nothing I can do for him until the morning anyway. The cage is the safest place for him....he's not familiar with the inside of our home and if he was outside, he'd wander away and could hurt himself. Still....morning can't come soon enough!
Lynne...they said he was 4 or 5 years old!
Thanks for letting me know Betsy. I was disappointed that his medical form didn't show an estimate. He should have a good long life ahead now.
He ate this morning and ran off...he looked pretty good..he had washed his face and had a good appetite. :)
Aw, poor boy, but I'm glad he tested negative for Feline leukemia. He'll be feeling better soon and I'm betting he's grateful just like the others.I'm looking forward to the feeling better picture too.:0)
He sure looks awful right now....we can only get better from here! ha. He'll feel like a new kitty when that antibiotic works and his mouth heals! Yes, they have all forgiven me and forgotten, it seems! They were excited to see the carrier in the last couple of weeks and have acted like it was a new little toy bed to play in on the back porch. haha.
Wow, that was a great accomplishment! He'll feel so much better. I bet once he's back on his feet that he brings you prizes. Do you like mice and lizards?
LOL! Oh I've been given some lovely (cough-cough) prizes in the last few years! We're too far north for lizards but mice, yes...and squirrel tails. ha....an occasional bird and mole. Ew. If Peach brings me a prize I'll know it means love. :)
Just checking back and so glad to hear the happy ending. Can't wait to see some pictures in a few weeks when he realizes he really does have a new home and family.
He's going to be beautiful...I just know it! :)
Well - this is a wonderful post to come upon tonight! I've been cheering for Peaches for some time and I'm so happy he made it in. Happier yet that the FL test was negative. I can't wait to see him out and about again. (I think he'll forgive you. He'll soon be feeling so much better.)
It was a wonderful post to post! ha. Wow, it seems like it took me forever to catch him. I had two failed attempts last week...so disheartening...but this morning it all came together in seconds. Yay!
I am glad to hear Peaches has been sent to the vet and that the results weren't anything too serious...although a tooth extraction is certainly a big deal.
Yes...all good news...although, Peach might disagree with you and say the neutering was the biggest deal! haha....
Oh, happy day for Peaches!!! Health and well being on the way!! You are an angel of mercy, Betsy. blessings ~ tanna
We're all smiles over here...so glad to get that done! Wow, it was a long time process!
Ya done good, Betsy. Glad it went well.
I'm so happy to get that checked off my list. Now let's see how long it takes him to forgive me and come back! ha.
Excellent...and whatever the news, his life will be better. Thank you, Betsy, for showing such kindness!
So true...he's free to go or come back since it's his choice if he adopts me or not. haha. He's so much better off. I bet even he will be shocked at how good he feels when that antibiotic has a few days to work!
I can't wait to see an 'after' picture of him soon!
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