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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 14 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:
Pumpkin (Rainbow Bridge)
Midnight - DG #9

Cody Cat, Pretty Boy, Piggy Wiggy

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Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Gotcha Date:
November 10th 2000

November 10th 2000

Gray and White

Cody loves his best bud, Pumpkin; loves his dry food, naps on the bed; looking out the window; greeting visitors; havings his chin scratched.

Loud noices - motorcycles, door bell, fireworks; being ignored!

Favorite Toy:
paper bags, nylon pop up tent; anything that rolls on the floor. (keep him away from rubber bands, he ate one once. NOT a pretty site)

Favorite Nap Spot:
Mom's bed, living room furniture, especially on top of the pillow. On top of clean laundry.

Favorite Food:
Friskies Canned and Fancy Feast


Arrival Story:
Cody was adopted from our local Humane Shelter in November, 2000. We had to euthanize our beloved Jingles, who was also a gray and white kitty, though much bigger in size. My mother wanted another gray & white cat and kept checking with the Shelter. One day, she saw Cody in a cage with another orange cat. The Shelter said they were brought in together. My mother wanted Cody, but she didn't want to leave the other cat behind, so she adopted both. The first day at their new home, both cats came down with a severe respiratory infection. Cody was hospitalized for almost a week with a fever. We didn't think he was going to make it, but he pulled through, and has been thriving ever since. He and Pumpkin have been best buds ever since.**************************** ********************************** ********************************** ********************************** ********************************** ********************************** ******My Best Buddy, Pumpkin, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on March 18,2011. I am lost without him

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

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The Last Forum I Posted In:
Hyperthyroid Issue/Bad Reaction To Medication

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 11th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:
Smiley Cassanova

Stars Given In The Past Month:
Midnight - DG #9

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Cody Is Having Some Health Issues

What A Difference A Few Weeks Make

June 9th 2014 6:27 pm
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Cody was a happy, loving & loyal companion at the end of May. Now he is a changed cat.
He went to the vet for an annual check up on May 23rd. I noticed a few nights before he was showing some rapid breathing when laying on the couch. The breathing slowed down once he fell asleep. The vet ordered blood work and the results indicated hyperthroidism. They put him on a dosage of 2.5 mg of Felimazole, twice a day. He seemed to handle it well. He was eating, playing, getting in my lap at night.
After 10 days, the dosage was increased to 5mg twice a day. He started his first pill Tuesday Night, June 3rd. By Thursday morming he wasn't feeling very well. He threw up liquid in the morning. I came home at lunch to check on him and he hadn't eaten his breakfast. I gave him a fresh bowl of food, but he hadn't touched it by 5:00 p.m. He had thrown up liquid again on the kitchen floor during the afternoon, then again at 6:00 & 7:00 pm. The vomiting would be preceded by howling and meowing. I paged the vet and was told it was probably an adverse reaction to the thyroid meds., to not give him any that night (which I wasn't planning on doing) and call them in the morning.
I stayed up on the couch all night with him - he threw up 5 more times from 10:00 pm until 8:30 am. each time preceded by crying and meowing.
I got him into the vets early Friday morning. They examined him, gave him some fluids and a shot of anti-nausea medicine. They also took some urine from him and said it was concentrated, which meant his kidneys were functioning normally. I took him home and he slept most of the day. They told me not to give him any food or water, to let his stomach rest. He started in with the howling, crying Friday night, but didn't throw up. I let him sip on a little bit of water. He didn't want any food.
Saturday morning he started in again with howling crying, and also some slight drooling. But no vomiting. I called the vet again. They wanted me to pick up an appetite stimulant to encourage him to eat. That pill did work! He kept going to his dish every 10 minutes to nibble. He ate 3/4 of a can of Fancy Feast and half of another. I thought he was on the mend.
Then comes Sunday night. He gets on my bed at 3:00 am and starts to meow. Then he runs downstairs an starts howing, crying and vomiting - the first time food - the remaining times clear liquid. 5 times he did this. Back to the vet on Monday morning. They rechecked him, gave him more fluid, and another shot of anti-nausea medicine (a different on than the one given earlier). They also gave me a few anti-nausea pills to give him for the next few days. They don't believe that the thyroid drugs are causing this nausea/vomiting, since his last pill was 4 days earlier. They are going to treat the sypmtoms for a few days and if he doesn't improve, then conduct further tests.
I miss my little buddy. He was in my lap every night, tapping on my foot or leg for me to notice him and pick him up. Tonight he is behind
the couch.

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