Friday, November 5, 2010

Rusty Update

This is Rusty's Mom again. Thought I'd just let everyone know how Rusty's vet visit went. He wasn't horribly constipated, the vet said he could feel waste in his colon, but nothing of any large consequence and nothing that indicated he could have a blockage. Rusty was dehydrated so they gave him fluids. I was given some B-vitamins with iron and also an appetite stimulant for him. This vet told me to stop the lactulose since he felt it was adding to Rusty's dehydration and to add mineral oil to his food instead. So, we'll see how it goes.

Keep your purrs and prayers going for Rusty, I know that he and I really appreciate it.

20 comments:

Sparkle said...

I am continuing to purr as hard as I can for both you and Rusty! I hope the vet's recommendations help him to feel better.

Brian said...

My sisters and I are all purring for sweet Rusty! We hope our pal feels better soon.

Furkidsmom said...

We're still purring and praying for Rusty! We know how worried you must be.

(((Hugs)))
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are sending hugs and purrs to you ans your sweet Rusty. We know how hard it is to see him uncomfortable!

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring & purraying our hardest for Rusty. Hope you feel better soon, buddy!!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're purring for you my friend. Rumblemum says it has helped her to stroke Inigo firmly when the food dish is in front of him, it's encouraged him to eat. She learned that trick from the vet.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are purring in shifts for Rusty, 24/7. We're hoping he feels better tomorrow!
Love, the Katnip Lounge 13

Percy the Cat said...

We are sending Rusty lots of purrs!

Laila and Minchie said...

Keeping the purrs going here. Fluids always make kitties feel better. Mom is a pro at giving them.

cwcwccw said...

We are purrs & prays fro you Rusty.


joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from singapore

Jacqueline said...

Me and my Mom both had cats that lived to 20 and we both ended up giving them sub q fluids daily at home to aid their kidney function=my Mom's cat lived this way for over 5 years...It only took a few minutes and it was totally worth it to us and our babies...Best of luck with sweet Rusty; he is a beautiful boy and I just love him!...I know this is not an easy time, keeping you both in my prayers; sending him kisses and you, big hugs...J
We love you, handsome Rusty and will purr loudly for you to feel better, sweet friend...xoxoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Karen Jo said...

I hope and pray that Rusty will feel better soon. Herman sends his best healing purrs.

ZOOLATRY said...

Hi Handsome...
We are purring and MOLing for you to be all better, real soon!
Your furriends, Maggy & Zoey

Kea said...

We're continuing to purr for Rusty; he's on our purr page!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring hard for our sweet pal Rusty ~ and hoping he continues to improve. Please give him smoochies from us and snorgles from our mom.

Parker said...

We are sending our purrs for Rusty, I hope that the fluids make him feel better!
Please give him a smooch from all of us!

The Paw Relations said...

We're purring and praying that Rusty feels better soon.

Forty Paws said...

We're sending tons of purrs for Rusty and we hope that his mineral oil and fluids and appetite stimulant help him start to feel much better!

Luf, Us

cats of wildcat woods said...

Sending lots of purrs for our Rusty, Chica especially. We add canned pumpkin to food and a little bran,psyllium, flax seed combo to the food for constipation. We also give extra water in the food to make it more mushy in case he doesn't drink enough which can cause constipation. Lots of cat we know lived to 20-22 years.

meowmeowmans said...

We are purring and praying for Rusty, and for you, too! Get better soon, buddy!