Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rusty's Mom Reports

I took Rusty to the Vet today. He wasn't happy about it, but I thought it was best that I did.

His temperature was normal, 101.3. We had some simple blood kidney work done, since he does have some kidney issues and his results, while slightly higher that they were in January, they were not alarming.

The Vet said he was slightly dehydrated, but I think that maybe mostly because he hasn't eaten or drank much in the last couple days. So they gave him some sub-q fluids, just to bring him back up a bit.

The Vet said that she heard some "gurgling" when she listened to him, and thought that maybe he was coming down with an Upper Respirator Infection, so she gave me antibiotics to give him. I gave him one pill when we got home and two hours later, he threw up, I don't know if it's because he took the pill on pretty much an empty stomach and we all know how most antibiotics say not to take them on an empty stomach. I hope that he kept enough in him to improve.

The Vet warned me that because of his age, he could be susceptible to cancer and that if he didn't improve we should look in that direction. I understand that, but I hope that this is just a simple infection and that he improves in a day or two.

Right now, he's sleeping in his bed, and I'm just going to let him rest and keep an eye on him.

Keep Rusty in your prayers, hopefully in a couple days, he'll be back to tell you all about it.

20 comments:

Angel said...

We are sending purrs and prayers for our friend Rusty and his family!

Niko and Cloud said...

We are sending our purrs too!

The kitties over at Our family cat-a-blog said...

Many purr-ayers fur da Rusty soz he feels better an' haz sum good dayz an' nights fur a long, long time.

Milo and Alfie said...

Please let Rusty know we are sending BIG rumbly purrs his way to help him get better. It makes us feel very sad to hear he is poorly. He is a gorjuss boy.

(We fink gorjuss Grady will be watching over him like a Guardian Angel-cat though - so we're pretty sure he'll be fine.)

minekatter said...

We are sending our biggest purrs and all of our hopes that Rusty will recover and get well!!!! And offcourse, our hugs and kisses and crossed fingers!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending big purrs for Rusty to feel better. If he is bringing up the antibiotics, maybe you could ask the vet to give them by injection.

The Monkeys said...

Big purrs from Samson and Delilah and healing vibes and prayers from me. Get well soon, Rusty!

Cliff and Olivia said...

We're sending purrs to Rusty and hope he gets better soon.

Purrs,
Cliff and Olivia

Kaz's Cats said...

We're sending big purrs and purrayers from a couple of fellow ginger kitties to help Rusty get better,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

The Island Cats said...

Oh Rusty...we hope you are feeling better soon...and we hope you eat a little bit cuz that will help the medicine work better...

We're purring for you....

Mishkat said...

We came over from Milo and Alfie's to say that we hope Rusty is feeling better soon!

Many purrs from Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We hope you start feeling better Rusty!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Rusty, we're sorry you are sick and hope it isn't anything serious. We'll keep you in our thoughts!

quiltcat said...

Rusty, Milo and Alfie said you weren't feeling well, so we came to visit and hope you're feeling better soon! And we brought some of our special chickyshnoodle soup that makes all kitties feel better.

Louie, Sylvie, Fuzzy, and Gingy

Sunny's Mommy said...

Purrs for Rusty.

Daisy said...

Oh Rusty, I'm sorry you are feeling poorly! If you could try your hardest to eat something first, I think the antibiotics would not upset your stomach as much.

Cory said...

We got 8 motors running for you Rusty...that's a whole lot of purring going on! Get well soon!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We're gonna purr for Rusty real hard! Get better, furriend:)

pughy said...

Hello I came over from Milo's place to send you some healing hugs. Please get well soon. You are a lovely kitty for sure.

Hugs Ginger Jasper xx

Craig & Caroline Hind said...

The upper respiratory infection is what Timtam has too. He also doesn't take well to him antibiotics (Synulox) and vomits any time a couple of hours after the pill is given. This mornings was all pinky so I know that the pill was in there (the pill is the same colour pink). Fortunately his last one is tonight and we'll see how he goes. I think the URI is cleared up so he should be ok. He is a confirmed vomiter even when not on drugs so I know that it's not too much of a problem, but it is amazing that some cats just take to these things and some don't. Our previous cat used to eat these same pills like they were candy, and never had an adverse reaction to them. Timtam is also allergic to vaccinations sometimes too and we often end up at the emergency vet late at night with a cat with high fever. *sigh*!

Cheers
Craig