Monday, July 24, 2006

KC: Day 2

Looky here, put breakfast down for KC. Turned back to see if she was eating....and Bear had dropped by to share.

Tiny KC had her first vet appointment with Dr. Elizabeth Smith of the Houston Cat Hospital at 3:00 pm. We really missed Deb and Sloane being there for KC's first vet visit. We had been planning on it for a while. But Deb is doing what she should be doing, staying in bed, resting and healing. (She better be!)

KC passed the exams with FLYING COLORS! At first Dr. Smith was unsure about KC's prognosis. But when she saw her gobbling down food, prancing around playing, attacking fingers, snuggling to sleep on my shoulder, she knew it was okay. Here are the facts on KC:
  • She is about 4 weeks old.
  • She doesn't have all her baby teeth.
  • She does not have Leukemia or Feline AIDS.
  • She does not have worms or tapeworms. (she had de-worming medicine)
  • She does not have a single flea.
  • She barely weighs 14.5 ounces.
  • She has a respiratory infection. (she got antibiotic)
  • She has an upset tummy.

There was one health issue: her weight. It's hard to tell with all that lavish fur, but she is way too thin. She will have to visit the vet's office two times a week for a while. If she can't gain weight, she could be in serious trouble. I'm optimistic that voracious appetite will see her through.

Everyone just fell madly in love with her [DUH!]. They all agreed she is a tortie!!?? I don't know much about cats, but Deb's torties don't look a thing like her. But it's just a name, who cares.

Just talked to Deb again. Spats was sprawled out over her, to keep her from moving. Think its a team effort, her five cats are working in shifts to make sure she doesn't get up. She seems to be feeling good and understands the need for rest and relaxation right now.


momsbusy said...

hope the v-e-t appt goes well. make sure they know about the upset tummy. give kc lots of hugs and kisses from my gang. kimiko, yuki, rex (the dog) and momsbusy

Victor Tabbycat said...

I fink KC's a tortoiseshell and, like calicos, they're girls most of the time. She sure is CUTE! My VET said sum soft stools an upset tummy is normal as kitty adjusts to new home an new food. Good luck, KC! The VET's not so bad, reely.

When I dopted Mom, she asked if I should haf kitten food or cat food cuz I was 8 months old. The nice girl reached in to see if I had a "tummy", an I wrapped myself round her hand, purring like crazy. So whether or not I had a tummy, Mom knew I like belly rubs!

I wonder if KC should haf Kitten Milk Replacement? As fur Deb, I'm purrscribin my favorite Fur an Purr Therapy to help her feel better.

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

KC, are you letting that big woofie eat your fancy stinky goodness? It's for kittens, not big, old woofies!

ML, I hope you are taking that WONDERFUL photographer with you to the vet. We need pictures of the whole process, and a picture of the pretty vet.

Hot(M)BC said...

We's glad her pointment with the V-E-T went good. She's furry cute. She's lil like I was when I dopted my Mommy and Grandma. Purrs and headbutts to KC!
~~ Sanjee

The Meezers said...

we is glad that deb is ok. and we is glad that KC's v-e-t appointment wented well too. she is sooo cute. gramma trixie and grampa norton were about 4 weeks old when mommy and daddy finded them in the road and rescued them.

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

I know you have lots to do, and no time, since you have to watch KC every minute(even when she's asleep), but--MORE PICTURES, PLEASE!!!

I just love the picture of KC and Bear together. How is Hiss, I mean Missy doing today? Someone else who got a second kitten with rather explosive results said that she saw Maggie give Molly a lick, but she wasn't sure whether it was a kiss or just a taste to see if Molly needed more salt!

Sometimes it just takes a while for a new baby to "take," although with KC being SO small, it should be quicker.

Rose said...

Awwww-only 4 weeks old? That means they "branded" her with the Dreaded Yellow Dot when she was THREE weeks old?! They really ought to be made fools of...oh, yeah...they already did THAT for themselves! BIG HUMANS BEING AFRAID OF 3 WEEK OLD KITTEN!!
Should make headlines somewhere!

I'm also glad Deb's 5 cats are working shifts to keep their Lady down and resting!

Xavier said...

What a little cutie!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Thanks Victor, I am going to check out tortoiseshell, that makes more sense.

And I think Furr and Purr Therapy is just what Deb needs.

And yes, Mumma, I now realize woofies shouldn't eat the cat food. Ask me how I know that. Let's just say I've been scrubbing today!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hello there KC, Bear & Missy! It sounds like the Sherwood family is doing just fine! Bear, maybe you should not eat KC's food, it sounds like it is a little too much for your tummy! Missy, I'm so proud of you!

ML: Get ready for an early morning telephone call :)!

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

Are you two STILL on the phone?

DEB-I'm so glad you're feeling better, but PLEASE, take it easy. Spats's email last night was, uh, colorful. I'm glad she's not allowed to use those words! Serious Bummer about the house...Onward!

Bonnie Underfoot said...

As little as you are, KC, you are big enuf to show that nosey woofie who's the boss. There are lotsa movies on YouTube wif little kitties chasin off big woofies - maybe you should do some research. Hissy-Missy, where are you? Victor an I share our blog, but we take terns. Don't let KC start hoggin the bloggin, or next she'll hog all the bestest spots in the house!

Karen C. said...

hi baby fuzz! just checking for more pictures and stories (hint, hint)