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    Need your Prayers for Emily

    I hope this is just a phase and that she makes it through the day.

    She's not dragging, seems spunky at times, but her breathing has been labored lately

    She is hyperthyroid, but never really adjusted to the tapazole. It would rob her of her appetite, meaning she didn't gain the weight she needed to gain. She will hide to avoid taking the medication, whether in liquid or crushed tablet. There are studies suggesting that hyperthyroidism might be masking other illnesses in cats. Studies are ongoing.

    She seemed to be doing well on the natural food approach, cooked, of course. I usually fed her some sort of can fish or baked chicken.

    Lately, she's been peeing a lot and drinking a lot. You can feel her ribs, but she has a good long coat so the bones are not visible. After trying the whole-natural food approach, I've gone back to the tablets. Hopefully this is just the setback she had when she started the meds the first time. She also darted outside one day last week and started chomping on the grasses. This is a first. So I brought her in and brought her grass to nibble on. She ate it all. She tried to dart out yesterday too, but I was faster.

    Right now she is resting in the fireplace (nice and cool), messy. I tried to hold her for a while, and she liked that, but she relly wanted to sleep in the fireplace. She refused to eat at first and finally ate one small bite of ham. At least now I know where all that dirt came from yesterday on my shirt.

    She had some really strange behaviors yesterday, couldn't decide where she wanted to be. I held her a lot and then she would jump out of my arms.

    I have to go for my own Coumadin PT-INR, and then I'll be back to check on her.

    I'm debating taking her to the vet for one last time to ease her suffering, but I really want to see if she can make it past this hurdle or is she just ready to move on. It's a tough decision because I want her to live, but I don't like seeing the quality of life diminish.

    I'll keep you updated.
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    You and Emily have our prayers.

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    Prayers for Emily! I hope she can make it past this bump. Maybe the thyroid med could be in the form of an ear cream?

    Hoping for the best.
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    We at the Found Cat Hotel are sending prayers for Emily, and a delegation of our Awesome Angels is bringing snacks from Paris to chher her up. Emily is such a Great Cat , and we all wish her the best
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    I'm sending lots of good thoughts to Emily and I hope she will pull though this. I've heard that ear cream works very well for cats who don't like pills, so perhaps you could try that.

    Gentle kisses to your sweet girl, I hope all goes well!





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    I am sorry to read this. I am dealing with the issue within my own herd, and can relate very well. May this just be a slight hurdle, and Emily have many days left with you.

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    You and she are in our prayers.
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    All our prayers and Purrs from Tilly and Scooby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    Prayers for Emily! I hope she can make it past this bump. Maybe the thyroid med could be in the form of an ear cream?

    Hoping for the best.
    that's been mentioned, and the others do not groom her, so it might be safe. I'll look into it.
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    Thank you for your kind wishes. I just stopped in to check on her, and she was up and wanting food. That's normal for her. But she wouldn't take just canned cat food. It had to be the salmon. Spoiled.

    Let's hope she can survive re-entry into the meds so that her kidneys stop working overtime. Right now the house smells of piss, mainly because she goes so much. And I want her to feel good, too.
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    Prayers on the way. {hugs}

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent her way.
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    prayers and good thoughts for Emily!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

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    Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and Emily.
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    Prayers and purrs from Kaveri and Shiela on the way to Emily.

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