Thomas update

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by GoingNorth, May 7, 2016.

  1. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    He's feeling better today. He's been out from under the bed, eaten a few bites,got some loving.

    He then had diarrhea all over himself. I sorta got him cleaned up in the tub, wrecked my back, and I think I may have to lioñ clip him once all is said and done
    Called vet about medications and he said to cut back to 2x day.
     
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  2. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Good. Poor guy. On top of everything else the indignity of soiling himself and a bath.

    Reassure him these things happen to us as we age.
     
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  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad he's feeling better!
     
  4. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    It is good to know he's doing better, Going. I hope your back isn't bothering you too much. I think you told us once that Thomas was a very big cat. Bathing him in the tub must have been awkward.

    Cedar
     
  5. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Actualy, he's a good boy for a bath. Problem is that I cannot kneel so had to bend over. That and the poor guy being mortified at at having soiled himself.
     
  6. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad he's feeling better and that you love him so much. Sorry about your back!
     
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  7. PonyGirl65

    PonyGirl65 Active Member

    (((((Thomas))))) and (((((GoingNorth))))) thinking all good healing thoughts for you both!!
     
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  8. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Will he bathe in a sink? Comet will clean it afterwards...
     
  9. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    Going, how is your back today, and how is Thomas?

    Cedar
     
  10. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    I had to come back and add that I thought of you this morning. At the other house, our cat would sit in the kitchen sink in the morning. The first thing I would see when I came downstairs was Sarah, smiling at me from the kitchen sink like cats do, and waiting for me to turn the water on. She doesn't seem to like the kitchen sink here for some reason.

    Here, she must have been waiting in the bath tub.

    But we have a shower curtain there. So, I haven't been seeing her. This morning, she did that little thing cats do where they get between our legs when we're walking, to get our attention.

    And then, she hopped into the tub.

    So I turned the water on.

    And she was happy, and I thought of you and Thomas.

    Cedar
     
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  11. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Thomas slept with me last night, we had some cuddles
    His purrbox is again working. Back is a little better but I've gotten tramadol and muscle relaxers on board.

    Missing mother's day due to. Taking care of my big guy.
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  12. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Love conquers all. I am happy, Going.

    Happy Mother's Day
     
  13. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Going, I hope your back is soon better. The only thing I have done today is bake scones (tried a new recipe, not so good), ate them, and read a mystery in bed. I paid phone bill so I could get online. That is it. I recommend bed and a mystery for back pain.
     
  14. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    My back is a little better today. It was miserable earlier, but with tramadol and Ibuprofen and muscle relaxers, it's bearable.

    I've been sleeping much of the day as a result.

    Thomas is currently asleep in the easy chair. He is also able to get on the bed and table, which is an improvement.
     
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  15. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Good job, Going. I have done nothing much at all, either. Without an excuse.
     
  16. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Well, now Thomas is making up for the cuddles he missed out on while he was sicker.

    He's far from out of the woods yet, but things are looking more hopeful.
     
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  17. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Good.

    We are worried about Dolly our 7 year old boxer. Two days ago she was lethargic, warm dry nose, and we had to entice to eat with Beef Barley soup. After 2 days of soup on their croquettes the two dogs are refusing to eat altogether while they wait for their real dinner. More soup.

    But we are worried. Mixed signs. She seems happy today. Lots of barking in the yard talking with her friends across the fence. But warm dry nose, still. She seems happy sleeping in the house most of the day near us.

    Two years ago she had Mast Cell tumors and new ones this year which were removed. We brought her to an oncologist who said boxers rarely die from this kind of cancer and recommended against the only medication available (she was on it 2 years ago) because it is highly toxic and damaging to internal organs.

    M does not want any heroic measures and neither do I. But it is so hard to face losing her. Perhaps it has nothing to do with the cancer....
     
  18. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I have a lot of dog experience, but not a lot with mast cell. In the few cases I be seen, it seems to start with 1 tumor. That's removed and buys some time and then it comes back systemically.

    No one i know has done the chemo as it is supposed to be very harsh and not that effective.

    Boxers are prone to cancer.in my opinion I would have her seen by a vet and find out what it is

    If it's bad, you can at least get comfort medications for her
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  19. Nature

    Nature Active Member

    Sending pawsitive thoughts (yes I meant to spell it that way) to both Thomas and Dolly. Hugs to their moms.
     
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