Cody


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

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Special Gift Box:
Beckham
The family of Big Harry, My Orange Angel, Patches, Angel Abigail, Angel Zack, Angel Lumi and more!
The family of Biscuit, Muffin, Tara Midnight Moon, Ling Ling (1990-2003), Mary and more!
The family of Angel Hallie (5-15-96/11-7-12), Uno, Lefty, Righty, Buddha and more!
The family of friskie, homer, KIBBLES , FRANCIS , ANGEL YODA
Smiley Cassanova
♥Kally Kat♥
Grace
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
The family of The Drifter♥,  Mouse ♥, Purrdie, Until we meet again., Muffin ♥ Rainbow Bridge, Willow.   Rainbow Bridge. and more!
The family of Zack Beloved Angel (1995-2009), Harry♥Handsome Angel, Riley♥My Big Love, Jack♥ (1994-2012), Enzo Furrari♥(2003-2013) and more!
Beckham
Beepers
 

Nicknames:
Cody Cat, Pretty Boy, Piggy Wiggy

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Gotcha Date:
November 10th 2000

Birthday:
November 10th 2000

Coloration:
Gray and White

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

Pet-Peeves:
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

Dwells:
indoors

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

Forums Motto:
Cody

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:
Beckham
Biscuit
KIBBLES
KIBBLES
 Sandy (aka Thumper)
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
Rex
Mia
Luke
Hazel Lucy - My Angel
 ♥Sam
Lady
♥Simon♥
Snickers
Zack Beloved Angel (1995-2009)
Wanda 2000-2006
Platelicker  ♥ DB#69
Pounce
♥Kally Kat♥
Toffy
Rebby Angel Dreamboat #55
Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1
ANGEL BUDDIE  ALWAYS LOVED
Midnight - DG #9
Mathis der Meowler
Beepers
TGM Gimli DB #101a
BOOTS (1995-2013)
Big Harry, My Orange Angel
Shannara
Hannah♥
♥ Nina ♥ rehomed
♥ Nina ♥ rehomed


Stars Given In The Past Month:
Calvin ~ Knead On
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
Orange Ruffy
The Drifter♥
Angel Mallow ~ married to O.J.
Flicka ~ CGC
Calvin ~ Knead On
Bella  My Beautiful Angel


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
603864

for 2632 days


Meet my family
Pumpkin
(Rainbow
Bridge)
GINGER (1982 -
1993)
ElkeJingle's
Buffy

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Cody Is Having Some Health Issues


Update On Cody, Saturday, November 1st - Still Hanging In There!

November 1st 2014 7:16 am
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I brought Cody back to the vet on Friday. He wasn't eating much again. I brought him there with the intention of giving him a steroid injection. I asked the vet if it was possible if Cody had the Calici Virus.(a suggestion from Orange Ruffy) The vet said cats typically have ulcers in their mouth with this disease. She tried to take a look inside his mouth, but Cody wasn't very cooperative. She took his temperature and she was surprised that it was slightly elevated. So instead of the steroid, she gave him a shot of anti-biotic, some fluid and an appetite stimulant. He seemed to pick up a little - he ate during the night and ate some breakfast. He still acts lame, like he hurts. In reading about this virus, I see where it can also affect the joints.I wish someone would tell me what is wrong with Cody. If it is cancer, I'll accept it and deal with it the best I can. But if it is something else, something that they can possibly treat, I want to try to help him. I am not giving up on him.
I am considering bringing him out of town to a veterinary hospital that provides advanced veterinary care. If anyone has any experience with the Calici Virus, I would appreciate any knowledge you can share.
Thank you for all your purrs and prayers and Rosettes. I will try to thank you individually when I get a chance.

Rebecca/Cody's mom

 

Devasting News

October 26th 2014 5:38 am
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Cody had another reaction to his Methimazole (hyperthyroid med)last week.(or what I thought was a reaction to meds). I resumed his medication 1 1/2 weeks earlier after going off of it again. This time, same thing - He was vomiting, acting listless and seemed to be having some pain issues.
I took him to the vet on Tuesday, October, 21, for an examination. They recommended blood work and X-rays. They gave him anti-nausea medicine (Cerenia) and some fluid under his skin. His blood work showed he was slightly anemic, but his thyroid level was right where it should have been. The X-rays - not good news. A mass is showing up in his lungs. His best buddy, Pumpkin, died from lung cancer 3 years ago. Pumpkin's illness was discovered late and he only lived less than a week after being diagnosed. (we are a non-smoking family) They now think all these symptoms are related to the lung cancer. ( I still want to believe a lot of it is related to the reaction to the Methimazole)

I took him back to the vet on Friday, October 24, for more fluids, and another dose of anti-nausea medicine. He slept behind the couch all day and didn't eat or drink.

I took Cody an emergency vet clinic 40 miles away yesterday (Saturday) because I was so concerned about him. He hadn't eaten anything in four days. We were gone for 3 1/2 hours. I am so sorry that I had to put Cody through that stress. He cried all the way down, in the vet hospital, and all the way back. They gave him more fluids and asked if I wanted to leave him overnight for intravenous fluids, but I said no. I couldn't put him through that.
They sold me some cans of Hill AD - he wouldn't touch it. I opened up a can of Fancy Feast/Roasted Beef In Gravy, and he ate the entire can during the night!
Now he is resting comfortably in one of the 3 cat beds I put in the living room. He has been nibbling on another can of the FF Roasted Beef, so he seems to be back to eating again, thank God. He seems very lame. I am afraid that the cancer is in his bones. The vet talked about sending him to an oncologist (also 40 miles away). She said treatment would be in the thousands of dollars. I don't really think this an option right now. I just want him to be comfortable. They mentioned giving him an injection of prednisone, to buy him some time. We did this with Pumpkin, but it didn't work.

So now I am forced to make that dreaded decision that every pet owner has to make. When and how do I put my own selfish love for my cat aside and do what is right for him? I pray that he is not in pain and I can have him for a little longer. I love that cat more than you know.

 

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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