September 20th 2011 6:57 pm
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Just wanted to fill everybody in on the current level of insanity at our house.
Rusty is still in the hospital. He went on Sunday morning. He has pancreatitis and some inflammation of the gall bladder. I did ask his doctor about IBS aand she does not believe that IBS is involved. It seems some sneaky bacteria traveled the wrong way from my intestines into the gall bladder and caused an infection. Rusty still is not home because he still has a fever and has yet to eat solid food on his own. They are syringe feeding him and it is staying down and they also are giving him an IV. Mom took a run up to see him today, took him some of his favorite foods, got to meet his doctor and spend some time with Rusty. He was very awake and alert, and except for not eating, was very much like himself. We are expecting a call soon for our nightly report and will also talk to his doctor tomorrow morning. Please keep purring for him to eat.
Sunday was the start of a crazy week. It started with a phone call from a neighbor about a cat that had been hit by a car on our street. Sadly the cat turned out to be the feral queen of the neighborhood also the Mom of our Roni, Maedia, Ivan, Percy, and Skittles. We had set traps for her every summer and were never able to catch her. She is buried in our yard, it seemed to be one of her favorite places in our neighborhood.
Two hours later Mom was on her way with Rusty to the hospital.
Monday brought the realization that the feral queen had a litter of orphaned little ones left behind. We called our local shelter, they had no cages and no foster families available.
We called the next closest shelter which will not accept them till they are at least 8 weeks old and weigh two pounds. we know that if we leave them out, they will not survive.....so you guessed.
We now have 7 temporary boarders at our house until November 1st. That is the appointment that the shelter gave us.
They are currently 4 weeks old. They are eating watered down soft food and some moistened kitten chow. Mostly they are using the litter box, with a few little mistakes here and there. They are confined to a bedroom in our house. They sleep most of the night, but as soon as they hear our voices they begin to meow for food and attention.
Mom also had to take her Mom for two early morning doctor appointments and go to a wake for a co-worker who passed away. In between all of that, there is our feeding and playtimes plus work and housework. And yes, even a little Catster time!
We also want to say thanks for all the cool pirate stuff. Mom knows she will never be able to send out all the "thank yous" that she needs to, but we were thrilled to get so many! She will probably do another diary entry about that later this week or on the weekend.
I guess that's it. It sure is enough!
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hey skylar i will keep purring for rusty. hopefully things will get better at your house soon i will purr for that too hugs for you and to your mom
Wow! It's been a very hectic and stressful week for your Mom. Skylar give her lots of love and tell her Mom says Thank You for the advice. I'm sorry I bothered her now.
Still purring for Rusty. Poor guy. Hope he eats and comes home soon.
The Feral Queen is an angel now. All the food and mancats she wants.
Oh Zaxery, please don't! It wasn't a bother at all. We love you guys! This is Mom's stress buster, Plus She loves getting a chance to be on Catster and share and to learn from others. By being on here, Mom learned alot about Rusty's problems and some good questions to ask the doctor.
Look out angel mancats.....watch out for the Fertile Feral Queen!
Thank you Nellie and Capt Zaxery for your purrs for Rusty. Just got our call, his fever is down but he is still not eating. Arrrgh!
Sending Rusty purrs.
Me & Novi is purrin fur Rusty. Don' worries 'bout Thank yous. We has so mush fun givin alla our furriends prezzies. Seem like we nefur has 'nuf zealies.
when it rains it pours dood...thatz for sure, we still be doin purrin for rusty N askin st francis ta lend a hand two...sorry bout de momma kitteh :( but high paws N headbonks N blessings two yur mom N dad for takin in N carin for de wee ones...thatz pawsum; may yur mom N dad be blessed tenfold :) seven be a lucky number; let em stay !!!
roll de dice...babee kneads a new pair oh shoez...
it'll gt better buddy...it HAS two
Sending Rusty purrs! Hope everything it's getting calmer at your home!
oh my goodnes what a hectic week for your mom, we are sending our purrs to Rusty please do give your mom lots of love.
So sorry all of this is hitting your mom at one time.