June 10, 2015
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CATS UPDATE
As you all know,  Snicker is sick. The staff noticed he was having difficulty breathing and I was rushed him to the vet. He was running 105 fever!  My vet called me 3 hours later and the more she talked the more horrified I got!  I thought to myself he will die if I leave him there.  They said he kept turning blue (look at the gums) I asked would he survive the drive to Raleigh she said she thought so.  I told her to get him ready and send the referrals, tell them I am coming in as an emergency and I would be there top pick him up in 15 minutes.  Got him to Raleigh and they took him straight to the back.  Looking at the x-rays from my vet they said he had fluid in his chest and asked for permission to tap it (I was thinking come on!!  why haven’t you already done that!) My vet tapped and got nothing,  with x-rays she still did not get the right spot. The emergency vet said that it could be cancer, FIP,  pyrothorax.  I am sitting there saying let it be the pryothorax.  He can survive that, the others are fatal.    They did the tap and tested it,  it was bacteria and pus, pyrothorax.   Treatable,  can still be fatal but he has a chance. So for the last week he has had a chest tube flushing the infection, a feeding tube and lots of antibiotics.  They did a CT scan yesterday and found pneumonia in one of his lobes.  They are talking possible surgery. I have thought about it,  talked to other vets, read up on the procedure and he is not going to have surgery.  I feel deep in my guts that he will die for sure if we do the surgery.  The vet and I discussed it and they are going to stop flushing the chest tube and see if he is still producing pus in his chest. (The fluid earlier this morning was clear under the microscope) IF he is not producing pus, he will get the chest tube removed and he is coming home on Friday. He will be on antibiotics for a long time (months) but we have to try it this way first. I want him home for open house.  If he is going to die,  he is going to have one last open house to be loved on by everyone. He is active, alert and wants to come home. I am just praying I am making the right decision. I am making an informed decision, just hope I not making an emotional one.
Ray got his eye taken care of,  there was ocular tissue
left behind. I lucked out,  Tabitha was going just as a consult and then I would have to bring her back for surgery.  They came out and said they were not backed up in surgery and could to Tabitha too if I wanted to go ahead and have hers done the same day..  YES!!  Tabitha also had ocular tissue left behind.  I am going to just start taking them to Raleigh for eyes unless it is an emergency.
Autumn is hanging in there.  She is going more sniffy, nasally sounding.  Her lung sounds are clear.  I suspect the tumor has gotten larger.  The sniffy sounds are what made us take her to the vet the first time because it did not clear up after a week of antibiotics.  She is eating and holding her weight.
Nicky has a feeding tube right now for the meds we are giving him.  We are redoing his blood work on Monday and he will be getting the needle biopsy next week.  I wanted to see what the blood work would look like after 10 days of antibiotics.  I think he has cancer.  I think his time with us is coming to a close.
Casey is getting new blood work on Monday and chest x-rays  and see where she stands.  She is eating on her own,  holding her weight BUT has not regained as much weight as I would like to see.  She is still on antibiotics and vitamins.
Meet Rusty
This sad looking fellow is Rusty.  He came out of the woods looking for food.  Covered with sores, ticks, full of worms,  dehydrated, thin, not neutered (surprise, surprise,  sarcasm fully meant) and drum roll ...... FIV+    Imagine that  (more sarcasm)  This is the 4th FIV+ that has shown up looking for help. I wonder how long he was in the woods before he found his way to us... As hot as it has been he would have gotten in trouble without water. He is such a friendly fellow.  This guy loves humans! I just hope he likes cats as much as he does humans. He will go into the Sunday room once we no longer smell the testosterone in his urine.  It STINKS!
FREE WAYS to Help The Cats Click every day:   http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate/donate?ctd=4 Do you shop with Schawns?  Use our link and it helps the cats: http://schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care Do you shop with Amazon?  Shop through  http://smile.amazon.com  and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity and their foundation will make a donation to the cats Make your own fundraiser for the cats.  Share your birthday, anniversary or anything else you would like.     http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/Members?cards=1 Do you like to run, walk, jog?  Download the resqwalk app, pick Blind Cat rescue and then will donate to us for every mile you walk.  Apple and droids :)    http://resqwalk.com
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Thank you for the prayers and wishes for Snicker and my great grandson. I am going to try to make a run to see him and my granddaughter next Thursday if the cats will co-operate with me.
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Looking better already after a week Next Week I will introduce our new little FELV Cat. I don’t have any pictures of her and want to get this finished and out today :)   Also we have not settled on a name for her.  Not overly fond of the name she came with
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June 10, 2015
Shirts for sale!  Only 5 days to go! http://booster.com/building All net proceeds will go to our building fund to help more blind & leukemia positive cats.
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Please help us win 5000 pounds of litter! http://www.freekatlitter.com/litter4kitties Here is the info they will ask you... Shelter Name: Blind Cat Rescue State: NC   City: St Pauls  Type,  Shelter   Put in your email address.
CATS UPDATE
As you all know,  Snicker is sick. The staff noticed he was having difficulty breathing and I was rushed him to the vet. He was running 105 fever!  My vet called me 3 hours later and the more she talked the more horrified I got!  I thought to myself he will die if I leave him there.  They said he kept turning blue (look at the gums) I asked would he survive the drive to Raleigh she said she thought so.  I told her to get him ready and send the referrals, tell them I am coming in as an emergency and I would be there top pick him up in 15 minutes.  Got him to Raleigh and they took him straight to the back.  Looking at the x-rays from my vet they said he had fluid in his chest and asked for permission to tap it (I was thinking come on!!  why haven’t you already done that!) My vet tapped and got nothing,  with x-rays she still did not get the right spot. The emergency vet said that it could be cancer, FIP,  pyrothorax.  I am sitting there saying let it be the pryothorax.  He can survive that, the others are fatal.    They did the tap and tested it,  it was bacteria and pus, pyrothorax.   Treatable,  can still be fatal but he has a chance. So for the last week he has had a chest tube flushing the infection, a feeding tube and lots of antibiotics.  They did a CT scan yesterday and found pneumonia in one of his lobes.  They are talking possible surgery. I have thought about it,  talked to other vets, read up on the procedure and he is not going to have surgery.  I feel deep in my guts that he will die for sure if we do the surgery.  The vet and I discussed it and they are going to stop flushing the chest tube and see if he is still producing pus in his chest. (The fluid earlier this morning was clear under the microscope) IF he is not producing pus, he will get the chest tube removed and he is coming home on Friday. He will be on antibiotics for a long time (months) but we have to try it this way first. I want him home for open house.  If he is going to die,  he is going to have one last open house to be loved on by everyone. He is active, alert and wants to come home. I am just praying I am making the right decision. I am making an informed decision, just hope I not making an emotional one.
Ray got his eye taken care of,  there was ocular tissue
left behind. I lucked out,  Tabitha was going just as a consult and then I would have to bring her back for surgery.  They came out and said they were not backed up in surgery and could to Tabitha too if I wanted to go ahead and have hers done the same day..  YES!!  Tabitha also had ocular tissue left behind.  I am going to just start taking them to Raleigh for eyes unless it is an emergency.
Autumn is hanging in there.  She is going more sniffy, nasally sounding.  Her lung sounds are clear.  I suspect the tumor has gotten larger.  The sniffy sounds are what made us take her to the vet the first time because it did not clear up after a week of antibiotics.  She is eating and holding her weight.
Nicky has a feeding tube right now for the meds we are giving him.  We are redoing his blood work on Monday and he will be getting the needle biopsy next week.  I wanted to see what the blood work would look like after 10 days of antibiotics.  I think he has cancer.   I think his time with us is coming to a close  :(
Casey is getting new blood work on Monday and chest x-rays  and see where she stands.  She is eating on her own,  holding her weight BUT has not regained as much weight as I would like to see.  She is still on antibiotics and vitamins.
Meet Rusty
This sad looking fellow is Rusty.  He came out of the woods looking for food.  Covered with sores, ticks, full of worms,  dehydrated, thin, not neutered (surprise, surprise,  sarcasm fully meant) and drum roll ...... FIV+    Imagine that  (more sarcasm)  This is the 4th FIV+ that has shown up looking for help. I wonder how long he was in the woods before he found his way to us... As hot as it has been he would have gotten in trouble without water. He is such a friendly fellow.  This guy loves humans! I just hope he likes cats as much as he does humans. He will go into the Sunday room once we no longer smell the testosterone in his urine.  It STINKS!
FREE WAYS to Help The Cats Click every day:   http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate/donate?ctd=4 Do you shop with Schawns?  Use our link and it helps the cats: http://schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care Do you shop with Amazon?  Shop through  http://smile.amazon.com  and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity and their foundation will make a donation to the cats Make your own fundraiser for the cats.  Share your birthday, anniversary or anything else you would like.     http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/Members?cards=1 Do you like to run, walk, jog?  Download the resqwalk app, pick Blind Cat rescue and then will donate to us for every mile you walk.  Apple and droids :)    http://resqwalk.com
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