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hutch0
Date: 2009-02-02 21:22
Subject: state of the cat
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Kuron's up and down, but mostly he's bright and attentive and so far, so good.
To give him all the procedures he needed to have at the hospital, they had to shave him even more than he was already, mostly on his sides to do the ultrasound scans, and on his chest to, I think, take bone marrow samples.
Because he's on immunosuppressants we have to be really careful he doesn't pick up any more infections, and because he's been shaved and he has a habit of sitting in draughts, we were worried that he might pick up a chest infection.
So Bogna made him this.



Now, I'm aware this looks weird and it looks as if we're anthropomorphising him rather more than he already is, but the sole purpose of this weird garment is to keep the draughts off his chest, and if it does its job and stops him getting pneumonia, that's fine with me.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-02-02 22:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Kuron is the cutest! He looks quite handsome in those colors.

How old is he? He looks young in this photo, and really quite perky, considering everything he's been through. He's a beautiful Persian.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-02-02 23:23 (UTC)
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He's eleven, which is still quite young for Persians, apparently. Someone told Bogna they can live to twenty. As I said, he has up days and down days. Yesterday he was a bit listless and he didn't want to eat, but today he's a lot brighter and guzzling down food. He spends a very large chunk of the day asleep, but he always did that. In his way he's more of a typical Persian, unlike Dougal and Kasia, who spend their days charging around and being aggressively cute.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-02-03 00:15 (UTC)
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Eleven years is somewhat young for a cat. If you and Bogna keep treating him as well as you do, you should have him around for a bit longer. Keep fighting for him; he's too beautiful to let go of.

My girl sleeps all day long too. I read where most cats sleep an average of eighteen hours a day.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-02-03 00:22 (UTC)
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We're doing everything we can for him, but we're aware that our options are rapidly running out. If the medications don't kick in there's nothing else we can do. But we've got our fingers crossed, and compared with a couple of weeks ago, when the doctors didn't expect him to make it through the night, he's come on in leaps and bounds. We'll see. At the moment we're just doing everything we can to make him comfortable.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-02-03 01:28 (UTC)
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He really is a gorgeous boy, and his eyes look clear and bright. I do hope he pulls through this.

I had a Great Dane/Dobe mix female dog that developed a low thyroid along with myasthenia gravis, almost lost her a couple of times when she was only nine years old. She lived another year and a half before I finally had to give in and let her go. But her death almost did me in with grief. She was a beautiful girl. It's hard on us when our babies get sick.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-02-03 23:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
He does seem better in himself, although obviously the loss of the rotten teeth and the draining of the abcess have a lot to do with that. He's due to go to the local vet on thursday to have some blood taken for testing, and then we'll have a better idea of how he's doing. But so far he seems comfortable and happy and he's getting a lot of love and attention and we're keeping our fingers crossed.
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User: artykat
Date: 2009-02-02 22:58 (UTC)
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Poor Kuron... he does look the worse for wear, poor baby.

We put sweaters and coats on Bella because she gets chilled and shivers easily. I don't know why that is, but I'm glad that the dog clothes are available. Of course Kuron needs the extra warmth... the fact that it is cute is just an added bonus.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-02-02 23:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
He does, poor old lad. His legs are bald because he was shaved to let the doctors take blood and put in a cannula. His hair will grow back, but because of the medications he's on it will only grow back very slowly, so he's going to be looking a little tatty for a long time. But I guess we'll settle for that if he pulls through.
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pds_lit: Arthur
User: pds_lit
Date: 2009-02-03 00:39 (UTC)
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That poor puss, he looks like he had a run in with a mad barber. Good going on the coat though. Ours wouldn't stand having a covering. It would probably be ripped to shreds within minutes.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-02-03 23:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, I'm rather surprised that he's taken to his jumper so well; he's wearing it quite happily.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-02-03 05:52 (UTC)
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C'mon, Dave, that's begging a lolcats quip.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-02-03 23:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Indeed it is, and if he pulls through I may do something.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2009-02-03 07:00 (UTC)
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Poor little guy. I bet he wants nothing more than for things to go back to normal. Fingers crossed they do, sooner rather than later. Big hugs to you all, Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-02-03 23:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We'd all like things to go back to normal. Thanks for the hugs.
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