Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Heidi's weigh in.

It was time for Heidi's medication revue today. She is going to be on tablets for the rest of her life. The dosage at the moment has been one tablet every other day, but she has been a little bit quiet and sad for a week or so. After having a blood test today, the count has gone down from last time, and is a bit too low. David has advised that we up the dosage to one and a half tablets every day for a week, to give her a boost, then go back in a couple of weeks for another check.

Her appetite for wet food has gone down a bit but she still nibbles the dry at intervals during the day, and she drinks normally. Her weight is stable, she hasn't lost any.

It's an illness that is unpredictable, her white blood cells are attacking her red cells. She needs constant monitoring and checking at the vet.

She is a little sweetheart, so calm and placid, and always easy to get in at night. I open the door and call her, and she appears.

Heidi was a stray and brought into rescue with four kittens, so her history is unknown. I decided to keep her. She wouldn't have lasted long in the wild. Hopefully we can keep on top of this and she will have a few more years yet.
ilona

14 comments:

  1. Heidi is fortunate to have you taking such good care of her. X

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  2. Oh I so hope that Heidi is alright.It is awful when a pet is unwell,I know...But I just hope n pray that Heidi will be well again soon and have many more years with her loving Family.Love to you all,xx

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  3. Poor Heidi I hope she well and back to herself soon she is acoreable

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  4. How wonderful that you are taking such good care of her!

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  5. Hope dear Heidi will be feeling better soon. It is a worry when cats have illnesses but you are a very good owner and love her very much. Get well soon Heidi. Love from Liz dear Amy and Benny.xxx

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  6. She is very fortunate to have you and what you are doing is adding to her quality of life as she does to yours.

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  7. Aw,poor little Heidi!she is so lucky to have you looking after her! Hope she picks up!😍😘

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  8. I do hope Heidi can have several more years with you. She is a darling cat and I know you take wonderful care of her

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  9. You have to be a bit of a detective looking after a poorly pet. She was so lucky to cross paths with you Ilona. I'm sure she appreciates all the love and care you give her.

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  10. My cat, Fifi, is also going to be on tablets for rest of her life; she is a rescue cat but I think currently approx 14-15 years old. My vet gave me a tip that a tsp of cream cheese is a good way of disguising the pills so that they will not get spat out. (I get Lidl version of 'philadelphia').

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    1. What a great idea. We don't have a cat but I will share it with friends who do have them.

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    2. You have a tender heart. It was her lucky day when you adopted her and she has , in return, given you much joy.

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  11. Much love to Heidi I do hope she will improve.One thing is for sure she couldn't be in better more caring hands.Thank you for the boost your sharing of your yellow sticker shopping gave me recently you keep me going.Life on a tight budget is about accepting it and thanks to you I am embracing my new reality with confidence.

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  12. Sending positive thoughts to Heidi. I hope the increased dose of medication works and that she’s back to her old self soon.

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