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    Jasper update (10-13-07)

    His appetite is wonderful!

    His behavior is back to normal.

    No more congestion or sneezing.

    I have been using Metamucil on his food to try to tighten up the poops.

    Today, I allowed him to go the whole day without the diaper (I needed to know if he would make the litter box). Well, he didn't. He did his poop on the bed right in the same spot as always. (thank goodness for the plastic sheet covering the bed). There was a formed poop in the middle of a mush puddle. So I think the fiber is helping, but not enough. He simply would not use the bed if he was feeling 100%.

    So, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

    I need to update the vet, but when I called tonight I got some dim-wit and decided if she couldn't even get my NAME correct after 7 tries, she would NEVER be able to relay a proper message about Jasper. I'll call tomorrow.
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    3 out of 4 - Now something to "firm" things up, and he will be a happy boy.

    And prayers that the 'thickening' is IBS and not something nastier.
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    SOOOO GLAD TO HEAR IT!!!! Oh wtg Jasper now to firm up the ahem other things
    Merry Holidays to One an All Blessed be

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    Two out of three, that's good! Keep it up Jasper.

    From Decker with Love

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    Jen, I'm glad to hear that things are starting to improve. I hope that his stools will become firmer and that he'll learn to use the litterbox again. He'll continue to remain in my thoughts and prayers.
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    I would have never thought of giving a cat Metamucil! I am so glad you finally seem to have hit on a solution that works. I know he will feel better at not having to wear those cute diapers.

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    Well done, Jasper!

    Continuing prayers for further improvements..

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    I Dont Suppose You Could Put A Small Litter Box At The Very End Of The Bed. Every Cat Would Use It And That Would Defeat The Purpose.
    We Are Praying That Jasper Continues To Improve And Get Better And Not Use Your Bed Anymore!!!
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    Yay for Jasper (and yay for you, too!!). Must have been that nasty congestion that affected his appetite.

    I wouldn't have thought about fiber for a cat, either! (maybe it takes a while to REALLY work)
    Loving meowmie to Archy & Binky (RIP my sweet boy 10/13/10)

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    2 new things to try starting today. Endosorb, twice a day, started this morning. And a nutritional suppliment made by Purina specifically for the cat with diarrhea. Beneficial bacteria and I am not sure what else. It is once a day on the food (a powder) starting tonight. I will stop the Metamucil to judge if these things work.

    No accidents today, which is good. But I do not know IF he pooped in the box and if so, how firm was it.

    Continuing on the pred, to keep his appetite up, but we are lowering the dose. If he stops eating, I am going to raise the dose up again.

    Most importantly, my PESTY WESTY is back to being a total pest!
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    Always a good sign when they are total pests!

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    I'm glad to hear that he's back to being a pest. I hope that everything that you've mentioned will help him. Starr tried the Purina stuff but it really didn't help him and he really didn't like the taste. Now he's on a similar herbal form but loves the taste. I'll continue to keep Jasper in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Good news, Jen.

    Will continue keeping pestywesty Jasper in my prayers.

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    That is great news, Jen !!!

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    Great news, Jen! That's progress..

    Continuing all our prayers and good wishes.
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