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Trooper Tater Tot Needs Purrs!

November 26th 2010 12:41 pm
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My brofur Trooper Tater Tot needs Purrs! He went to the vet 2 weeks ago because he was acting funny when you touched the side of his face. When you tried to open his mouth to check his teeth he would cry and try to bite you. We though it might be his teeth, but it wasn't. Tater Tot has Stomatitis. This is a gum disease. This causes the gums to be inflamed and very tender, it can also affect the roof of the mouth and throat. It makes eating very hard. The vet gave him an antibiotic, which seemed to be helping. Well yesterday Thanksgiving he refused to eat. We even tried to give him chicken broth. He would have no part of it. So this morning Grammy took him in to the vets. She had to leave him, cause they had no appointments left, but they would look at him when then got a chance.
They called a little later and said the antibiotic wasn't helping like they had hoped, so they were giving him another shot. This shot is Depo-Medrol. He has lost 11oz. in a 2 week period (not good). They also sent him home with a prescription food and 2 syringes in case we have to force feed him. They told us how good Tater is. He loves the vet and the techs and the office girls. They always talk to him and tell him how good he is, but he was glad to see us. On the way home he sang Pappy and Grammy a song. Grammy is very worried about him.
Please if you have time, please say a little prayer or purrs for Trooper Tater Tot. Taters ID# 620605
He needs to eat and get well.
We know we have a long road, but he needs to eat.
Thank you.
Love, Kibbles, Francis, & Yoda

Purred by: Wendy C

November 26th 2010 at 1:03 pm

Purring and purraying furry hard for Trooper Tater Tot! Mommie says she knows how he feels. Poor thing! Mommie started yesterday with a tooth going bad and today it had abscessed already, she is hurting too. The dentist can't do anything right now because of the infection, so she is taking double doses of Penicillin and pain meds. She feels okay for a little while and then the pain is right back. The dentist is hoping by Monday he can fix it!

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 26th 2010 at 6:24 pm

Oh no! I'll start my purring right now!
Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

November 26th 2010 at 7:30 pm

That sounds furry nasty!
Hope he starts to get better really quickly. Sore mouth is surely not a fun thing at all. Poor thing.
We are getting our purr engine tanks full of fuel, so that we can purr at full throttle!
Purrs & Hugs!
Pipo & Minko

PS we will go and pay him a visit.
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

November 27th 2010 at 9:50 am

Gotz my LOUD purrin' motor goin' fur u Kibbles 'n Francis 'n Yoda 'n Tator Tot 'n mommy!!! Wat a Trooper! We sendin' many hugz 'n spawcial purrayerz to u all 'n hopez Tator Tot be'z weller soon! U needz ta eat fur shur, but we no'z how mush it hurtz. We love u all!

Purrz many, biggy hugz, 'n warm nudgez,
MILO 'n Furmily
Purred by: Sofie (Catster Member)

November 27th 2010 at 5:47 pm

Sending our prayers to Trooper Tater Tot! Poor guy. Hope the meds help him and that he'll be all better.

Sofie and family
Purred by: Tutti (Catster Member)

November 27th 2010 at 9:54 pm

We will be purring and praying for Tater Tot. I hav stomatitis and the vet gave me antibiotics and some steroid medication. He removed the two teeth where the inflamation was the worse. I have not had any problems since that and it's been 9 months now. I sure hope he gets better soon.

Purrs Tutti




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