Category: Medical

  • Indy wakes up from the morphine

    Indy was given a small dose of morphine at the vet’s so that he could sleep comfortably under sedation. After about five hours, Indy woke up! The oxygen concentrator arrived at 3pm, earlier than expected. The delivery man was so kind, he rushed it over. Ming-Yi and I immediately installed it and we could see…

  • Keeping vigil beside Indy

    The Blondies and I are keeping vigil beside Indy now. Indy is sleeping quietly. His breathing is regular and not laboured at all. He is at peace. This probably did not happen suddenly. But Indy showed absolutely no signs. However, at Stage 4 CKD, there really is nothing more we could do. I requested enough…

  • Indy’s sudden downturn

    Indy suddenly vomited blood this morning. He wasn’t happy with breakfast and subcut. After that, he vomited blood three times. I rushed him to the vet’s. His kidney readings are all off the roof and he is very, very anaemic, with an HCT reading of only 6.4%, which is the lowest I’ve ever seen in…

  • Indy wants to be fed?

    Indy shows interest in food, but I think he wants to be fed. I’ll just continue to feed him three times a day if that’s what he wants. He’s otherwise very alert.

  • Putin’s updates (the formerly scrawny FIP cat treated with Molnupiravir)

    Ref: https://myanimalcare.org/2023/11/23/putin-the-fip-cat-treated-with-molnupiravir-an-update/ I dropped into my friend’s shop to visit Putin this afternoon and was so pleasantly surprised to see how well Putin looks now. Take a look at him! Putin was rescued last year, diagnosed with FIP, thin, scrawny and weak. His vet recommended Molnupiravir instead of the popular GS441524 (injectables and oral). My…

  • Finally….Indy eats by himself!!

    The magic finally happened this evening!! Slowly, slowly….sniff, sniff, sniff….and then he started eating!! I have waited six long days for this to happen! Indy didn’t eat very much, but the fact that he even ate by himself is a very, very good start!

  • Indy’s updates

    Indy’s is still not willing to eat on his own. I suppose the only little progress I see is that he walks to the door to greet me every morning instead of sitting under the bed and he has shown some interest in food. However, he is still unwilling to eat on his own. A…

  • Tabs and her PKD/CKD

    We must not forget that Tabs is also a CKD patient, but at Stage 2. Her case is most likely due to the fact that she has some pedigree in her (she’s definitely mixed), so she has had PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) all her life without us knowing about it. I mean, who would simply…

  • Indy is still not eating on his own

    This is Indy’s breakfast this morning. I have been force feeding him for many days now. We’ve already seen the vet and he has medication for the runny nose. I think the nose is much better now, after being on the Azithromycin. Maybe we just have to let the medication take its course. He’s alert…

  • Indy’s illness

    Indy started having a little bit of runny nose about a week ago and I had already started him on anti-histamines. Four days ago, he stopped eating. At that time, Cow Mau was still in a critical condition and I didn’t want to leave the house. But I force fed him and have been doing…

  • Indy to the vet’s (runny nose)

    When I took Cow Mau to the vet’s yesterday, I took Indy along too. I have been trying to settle Indy’s runny nose for more than a week now. It didn’t seem very serious initially, so I gave him Cetirizine. Then I added Bromhexine and the nebuliser (Ventolin should only be used a maximum of…

  • Getting so forgetful these days…

    Lately, with so much to do, I’ve been getting very forgetful. There was a day where I actually could not recall if I had done Indy’s subcut. I tried recalling the events of the day, what I did, I looked at the amount of fluids left in the bottle, I even asked husband if he…

  • Coconut water for Cow Mau

    A kind friend suggested that I could try giving Cow Mau coconut water to hydrate him. It’s supposed to be safe for cats and dogs and it contains healthy vitamins and minerals too. I’ve already checked with the vet and she says it is okay too, as long as it’s pure coconut water. So I…

  • The magic of Oral Aid for Cow Mau’s ulcers

    Yesterday, when the vet lifted Cow Mau’s lips to reveal the bloody ulcers at the root of his upper canines, it was really scary. She immediately applied Oral Aid to these areas and we were given a bottle to take up and apply it 2-3 times daily. I continued applying it twice yesterday (once already…

  • 1.10am – checking in on Cow Mau, and thoughts about doing the best we can

    I got up at 1.10am this morning. I know, my sleeping hours have been totally crazy in the past week. I tiptoed to Bunny’s Place and saw Cow Mau sleeping comfortably at the pantry. That’s good. I was hoping he wouldn’t know I was up, but he did and soon came to call for me…