"ready for my nap"
Age: 1 Year Sex: Male Weight: 6 lbs.
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"me 'n my big bro Smitty"
"Hey Tig, what'sup?"
"look into my eyes! they are actually green, but look yellow here"
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"chillin in the kitchen"
"after 1 week, I feel much better!"
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"ssshhh baby is sleeping"
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Feefers, Feeferneusse, little pirate (cuz I stole her heart) , little man,,Blackbeard Theif o Hearts Felix
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August 2nd 2012
May 4th 2012
Mom! and food!
loud noises & if you move too fast
yoww banana, furry mousies, Da Bird, CATNIP
Favorite Nap Spot:
the cat tree, the littla table by the window & the rug in mom & the dad's room
Halo chicken pate
stealing hearts, being so very cute, a powerful silent meow!
There was this mom-lady that gave us food everyday. She talked to us, and tried to pet a few of us. For some reason, I felt so drawn to her, so I would let her really pet me & it felt good! I started to get goopy eyes & nosie. Uh oh - are you sick little man? Then she noticed that I seemed really thin & would run to the food dish, but then stare at it hanging my head - not eating. I kept shaking my head. I could not smell or breathe so I could not eat. She could feel my spine & hip bones. Every day she would spoon feed me & try to get me to eat, but I had a hard time, and would have these shaking fits where I couldn't catch my breath. The day she tried to feed me baby food with an eye dropper, I was choking. She set me down & then I kept sneezing. Well when she went to wipe my nosie, there was this green thing sticking out. She gently pulled, and out came a long piece of grass from my nosie & sinus! Boy that felt better. I was able to eat a little more, but still not much. Each day I was getting worse, and then she told the dad- man "if I don't do something, he is gonna die" so he gave the ok, and I was asked onto the screenporch - I went to the vet in the morning & she found I had pneumonia & only weighed 2.5 lbs for a 3 month old. Lots of meds, lots of tasty foods, a warm lap and lots of love from mom & I am almost all better!
I was born in the woodpile of the backyard. Not a bad life - we got fed everyday, and played in the yard. But life is so much better now. I am never hungry for more than a minute. I feel good. I feel loved. I can become the kitty I was meant to be.
update: I am growing like a weed & getting more confident.
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May 21st 2013 11:27 am
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I have an appt on Friday. What I did find out, is that the place I went also has a 3rd location in the city, much closer, and that location is part of the University of Illinois Vet School. I am hoping that may mean reduced prices, and it is an excellent school - my daughter went there for Animal Science & Environmental Science.
I am thinking that the insurance may not kick in. Since he was born this way, I have a strong feeling they will consider it a pre-existing condition. Their goal really, is to not pay if they can see a way. I paid a fortune for Tig's illnesses, and he cannot even get insurance. I had thought by getting it for Smitty & Felix, I would be a step ahead. They did cover some of Smitty's tooth removal, so that made my bill less.
A few pals have mentioned about possible fund raising, and while I am a very proud person, and "take care of my business" I may need to ask for any help, I have no clue what this will cost, but I have no idea how to go about it. If anyone can give me any ideas on this, it would be great. I am not on FB though.
I am to fast him on Fri, because they may be able to do 1 surgery same day.
Just knowing how much you all care - I cannot tell you how much it means to me, and for my Feefer-kitty.
May 18th 2013 8:50 am
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I will let Momma write this for me. See my new pics? I got big! My fur is getting longer like my mom-cat's is.
Momma Renee here:
It seems that Feefer's front leg is really not an issue. The vet started to do a very thorough neurologial exam, and then she was checking his knees & hips. I myself saw his hip "pop". She was concerned by this and that his knees felt loose. He was showing a HIGH level of pain. So I left him there so she could knock him out & take xrays. When I went back, she told me that she had never seen anything this bad...she was stunned. You know it is bad when as a lay person, I could see something was horribly wrong on the xray. She was even teary telling me how bad it is.
He has severe hip displasia on both sides. Normally there is a socket for the ball of the femur - Felix has no sockets at all. His pelvis is flat on each side. There is a space on the one side, and the other side is bone rubbing on bone. Both knees have luxating patellas.
This poor baby has never known what it is like to be pain free. I have to take him to the specialist again, as he must have surgery. She says they will most likely cut the ball off the femur & his muscles will hold it in place. My vet does not do orthopedic surgery, and they are excellent there. She thinks they will probably do his right side & knee, then his left hip later. She does not think his left knee needs surgery. It is either that, or I have to keep him on pain meds until the bone spurs get so bad or he blows his knee out. Or we all know the other alternative.
I REFUSE to give up on him. He has been though so much already, and is such a sweet kitty. He is a fighter. I think now that alot of his fearfulness could be because he is in so much pain. I felt something was wrong - he never ran around like a kitten should. I feel horrible that I did not get him in sooner, but I had Maizy with the IBD, then Smitty's issues. Tig needs his echo - pray it is clear!
The bad thing is that I do not know if his insurance will pay for any of this - maybe the knee, but if they consider the hips a pre-exsisting condition....they won't. I have no idea how I will afford this, because I am sure it will not be cheap - but where there is a will, there is a way.
I won't be back on until Tuesday. I am spending time with my daughter. I will call on Monday to set up his appt. This place is an hour away, so that is pretty crummy too.
If anyone has had this issue, let me know. Otherwise I can use some moral support. This will be a long road.
another update: vet called this morning with his lab results. His blood is fine, but he has a urinary tract infection as she found bacteria, and crystals - which she thinks they are from the infection. So he will be on antibiotics 2 weeks to clear that up before he can even have surgery.
One good thing, she cut his claws as short as possible!
May 15th 2013 4:18 pm
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Can you believe that the only appt Momma could get is Friday! The internet man came early yesterday, so she could have taken one yesterday if she had known. hisss! Last night she kinda figured it out maybe. Ya know how most kittes shed kind of the shell of their claw? Well Mine don't or at least that is what Mom thinks, and that is why they are so thick & wide. Friday should be interesting for sure. Of course I probably won't do anything because I will be too scaredy. Do not let the tiny squeaky cute little kitty face lull you into denial...I BITE HARD when you touch my feet!
Oh we forget to tell everyone that when our human brother moved out into an apt with his fiance (mom was sad but happy for them too) they adopted a kitty! and guess what else? it is a little black kitty like me! His name is Jet. Momma says he is very cute. Another kitty rescued!
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