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Thread: Shady's Spike has a UTI

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    Shady's Spike has a UTI

    He is in sick bay, he has a UTI, is on antibiotics for 10 days.

    Spike is not your average house cat, he's fine until you need to handle him, then he turns into a 10lb bundle of hissing, spitting, growling tasmanian devil.

    It took me two hours to catch him last night, my house is open concept and that involved blocking entry ways and a whole bunch of running around.

    He's well behaved otherwise, but only will let you touch him with your feet..I dont know what happened along the way but none of my others are like that..I hope that the antibiotics do the trick, because I dont have the option of treating him for something chronic..I dont know what will happen if that occurs..

    Spike is 12.
    I copied this from Shady's description of Spike on the 365 Project. Shady, I hope that is okay. I don't think I can copy the picture because of copyright rules. But I thought I would put the text here so we can hold Spike and his meowmie in thoughts and prayers.

    Thank you,
    Elyse

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    Thanks for letting us know about this. I hope that he'll recover quickly and will be easy to treat. I know all about having to chase cats around to medicate them and it can be so stressful for both you and your cats. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way.
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    Prayers and good wishes that Spike will be well again soon and stay healthy.

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    Here's Mr. Hissy Pants. All I have to do is LOOK at him..and hisssss.



    Thanks cassiesmom for posting this..I'll add the picture....you can see Rocky in the background..I have so much going on, my fridge is dying, I have a cold, Spike like this, and I will be bringing Kenya home tomorrow and had to make sure he has a room all to himself..when it rains it pours..

    Spike is better, he uses the box in the crate..but he will be on medication for 10 days. Which means he stays in the crate, for two reasons..I would never catch him twice daily to medicate him, and because I can not have him urinating wherever he wants to. So he has everything he needs, food, water, litter box and bed in the crate (which has been invaluable for these types of situations for the other cats..even though they are not elusive like Spike..)

    He is not a happy boy. While I dont think he minds being confined (doesnt try to rush the door or anything) he does not like me having access to him and his personal space. I've given him some amitriptylene for stress. For now it's just the waiting game...and to see when he gets out, that he'll use the box. Fingers crossed!

    Thanks for all your well wishes I will pass them on to Spike, perhaps it will help with his hissyness!

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    Poor Spike - and poor you! I'm sorry to hear so much is going on! When it rains, it pours, doesn't it? He definitely doesn't look happy! Being through countless UTI's with Luna, I know what it means, but luckily, medication always kicked in quickly for her. Hope Spike will soon feel better, so he can get out of that box.

    Feel better soon - both of you!

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    Oh, poor Spike, we are all sending you (and your whole family) lots more prayers and good wishes and healing energies.. We hope all is back to normal soon.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Dear Spike, I read on the 365 Project that you are doing better! Yay, keep it up !
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

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