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Thread: Prayers needed for Allen -- He's at the RB now

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    Prayers needed for Allen -- He's at the RB now

    He is very sick. I thought I was going to lose him Christmas Day. I am so glad I didn't rush him to the vet because I would have put him down that day. Instead I monitored him and he pulled through. MUCH better today. He's out and about. Calling for Pouncer like usual. BUT... he's not eating or drinking.

    We're going to the vet as soon as I post this. Please send all your prayers for my swett orange boy.

    Heere he is Christmas Day at the height of his illness (I freaked that he was leaving me and realized I haven't taken pics of him lately) He looks fine in the pic - clear eyes, no second lid coming up. Serious airplane ears though


    and then last night under the tree. Very content and happy down there. That is where he is now.





    I haven't slept much in hte past few days. I have aserious headache. I know I will do what the vet suggests and am terrified its not going to be good. PLEASE keep the PT prayers going for him.
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    Prayers coming your way. Be Well allen.
    Anne
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    RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

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    Glad to hear Allen is better. Do you have an idea what's wrong with him. I think his face looks a little hollow- I hope he continues to be better.

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    Many prayers for Allen.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

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    I'm back from the vet, but Allen is still there. They are doing a series of bloodwork on him. she's thinking something with the liver.He's not dying (yay!) but is one very sick cat. He's lost 7 pounds since his last visit, but I have been working on him losing weight. I jjust don't know how much weight loss is due to illness vs. me cutting back on portions.

    Dr. D found flea dirt on him I had no idea I had fleas. I haven't seen them on anybody, not even Callike with her blonde hair. So I spent $100 just on flea control. Another $200 on tests. I have no idea what else I'll spend on meds and special food. How do the cats know to get sick just as I'm about to get a work bonus? Every time I get a bonus, I spend it on vet care.

    You have no idea how relieved I am that he's not dying. I'll keep you posted.

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    Aww, this just brings back memories of my Taz. But I'm so glad to hear that his illness seems to be fixable! Such great news!! I'm so sorry you've been so stressed out over the holiday worrying about Mr Allen. And I will hope that it is an easy fix (and inexpensive too) to get Allen back on the road to health again.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

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    This is great news that it's something treatable..sending good thoughts and prayers to you and Allen. He is one handsome orangie.


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    Kidney Failure. I have no idea what to do. Its terminal.... a matter of months if I try to "fix" him now. What type of life will he have? One of pain and misery? Save him for my own beneift? Or put him to sleep peacefully?

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    Oh Sweetie....I wish I knew what to tell you...you will do what is right for him and for you as well.

    I can only send you my prays right now. Whatever you decide will be fine with us and fine with Allen...my vet always told me as long as they are willing to eat and walk around then let them be....they will let you know when it is time....not always sadly...I've found that out but I wish you the best with this hardest decision. My thoughts will be with you and Allen.

    Melissa

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    Big prayers for Allen and his purr-son!
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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    Just spoke to the vet. She said its 50/50 of him making it past thursday. She said he might make it home after treatment and she might not need to see him for a while. Or he could be in and out of the vet every few weeks. God this is hard.

    I have serious issuees with quality of life. I went through this with Pouncer. He wwas constantly sick. Constantly on meds and he hated it. He was misreable. I knew if he got seriously sick again I would have let him go, because its not fair to him.

    Now I have that decision for Allen. Like my husband said, he's had a great life. He was loved and happy. Is he happy now?

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    Oh my, Allen! You do look handsome under the Christmas tree!

    Once he gets on some meds and subq fluids, he will feel (and look) better and can go several months with minimal intervention.

    You can do the subq fluids right at home, they show you how.

    I did it with Amber, and with . . . I think Ruffles?

    My Sparkle is now in the early stages of CRF, so I am treating her, she is not on the fluids as yet.

    Whatever you decide will be the right thing, as you have all the info direct from the vet, and you can see Allen.


    Hugs to you at this time.

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    Oh no. I was hoping this would not be the diagnosis.
    I can't even remember how long Taz went after he was diagnosed with it. But I do know I was giving him sub-q fluids for about two weeks. They didn't work very well for him, obviously. But I see here on PT that they have worked wonders for others and the cat has been around for a year or so longer.
    You just have to decide if you want to take the chance and see if they will work for Allen. If you are willing to do the fluids (I never thought I would be able to do it, but I did it!) then give it a try. That's my opinion. But (as others said to me) only YOU will know when it is his time. I didn't really with Taz, but my vet carefully helped me understand. When the fluids weren't working there was nothing else we could do for him.
    It is such a difficult thing to have to decide. But you just have to keep Allen in mind. Still to this day (over a year and a half after losing Taz) I have to remind myself that I did what was best for him.

    ((Hugs)) to you.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and sweet Allen.

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    Thoughts and prayers going out for you and dear Allen. I hope he will rebound and you'll have him for a much longer time.
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