Thursday, May 28, 2009

Missy Gotcha Day - Friday Frootbat Update

A very happy gotcha day to my beautiful Missy Blue Eyes. Without her, there would not be a Sherwood Bunch. A neighbor was sick and had to get rid of her cat, Missy. She brought her over to ask if I could take her, well knowing I did not like cats. However, one look in Missy's huge clear blue eyes, and I said "YES".

Well, I guess Charlie Taylor is a frootbat, he sure does have the ears for it.

The news at the vet was mixed. His weight, 10 pounds 13 ounces, had not changed. They said that was good, usually they lose weight when they return home.

Xrays shows lots of fluid all around his lungs, pushing them inward. They had hoped the fluids would be going down, but they haven't changed at all. She said his kidney numbers are very high, failure level, but there is nothing to do about it. They treat what would kill them first, which in Charlie's case is heart failure.

Also good is that he is very happy at our home. He has decided I am his mommy. He sleeps right beside me and sings and talks to me all night. He has started to socialize with the other cats. Tomorrow we go buy him a water fountain all his own.

And thanks so much for all the donations, this time paying was easy (thanks to you). The bill was $220.65, which included a lasik refill and the xrays. Our next appointment is in ten days, on June 10th, at 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Smith's email is cathospital AT peoplepc DOT com. Please fell free to email her and her excellent staff about their care of Charlie Taylor. She is the same vet who saved KC when she died during surgery to repair a botched ladygardenectomy. She is also the same vet who cured Miss Jade, by going over her faxed records to find the problem. She is one of the best vets ever -- cats only -- and she will consult with a vet anywhere, just fax her the records.


Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad he is holding his own!

Angus Mhor said...

Awww, I'm so glad he's holdin' fairly steady. And that he's found somebody to love!

Robyn and HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!!!
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

jenianddean said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We're purring our hardest for Charlie. Hang in there...

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy Blue Eyes and many, many many mooooore!! We love your hat!!
We are glad Charlie Cat is making himself at home!! Purrrs for him!!
Your FL furiends,

cwcwccw said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy.

Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy, Jasmine & Capu from Singapore

peggy and The Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy. You are probably the reason the CB came to be, so you are very important. We are glad to hear Charlie Cat is getting lots of love from your mom. You deserve all the TLC you can get.

Baby Patches said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!! *nosetap*

I is glads to hears dat Charlie lays wif you and it doesn't sounds too bad report from vet. Hangs in der! Sendings more purrrrrrrrs!

The Cat Realm said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!!!
From the post before it sounds as if things are going reasonably well, we will purr for things to go astoundingly well now!
We sent an email to Dr. Smith and we are sending lots of purrs to you all!
Mrs. OZ
(Karl is busy packing...)

Chesney Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!! Wow, we can't imagine anyone not liking cats! Sure glad you changed Mommy ML's heart.

Glad to hear that Charlie is loving being part of the Sherwood Bunch. We're still purring & purraying for him!

pughy said...

Happy Gotcha day beautiful.

So glad that Charlie is holding his own. Hang in there little one.

Mumsaid she has never had so much truble geting an E Mail to go before, they keep on bouncing back. Could you let her have your snail mail pleeeeese.

Hugs GJ xx

The Meezers said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY beautiful Missy Blue Eyes!!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy Blue Eyes!
We are purring for Charlie cat and glad that he is happy and sleeping with your mum.

Zoolatry said...

Happy Day - Everyday
to the founder and queen of the Sherwood Bunch.

CTS... keep on struttin'

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!!! You are such a beauty!! Hope your day is filled with love, scritches and treats!

Dr. Smith sounds like a lifesaver, literally! Sounds as though Charlie is in very good hands, so that must be a huge comfort!
We will keep purring for Charlie Cat and Charley Dad!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Missy!!! We hope you have a great day!

And we're happy to hear Charlie is hanging in there and is getting lots of love!

Tuck said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!! I'm glad to hear that Charlie is still fighting...hopefully he will continue to hold his own.

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

Have you given any thought to cooking Charlie a totally salt free diet to get the water down around his lungs? Also, I read somewhere that the water can be aspirated out which gives immediate relief. Just thinking...

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

Oh, we were so busy thinking about Charlie that we forgot to send your sweetie a happy gotcha day wish! It's so good to have a home and feel safe and sound...human, cat, dog. All life needs to feel safe and loved.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY MISSY!!! Thank you for starting the Sherwood Bunch!!!

We are glad to hear that Charlie Cat is holding his own. We are sure that he loves could he not!!!

Love from uSSSSS!

Anita said...

We wish you from Spain: Happy Gotcha Day pretty Missy!


Alasandra said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!!!!!! ~S,S,C & F

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Miss Blue Eyes!!

We're going to continue to purr for Charlie Cat too!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Missy!

I wish we had a vet like Dr. Smith up here.

Noll's Nip said...

Happy Gotcha Day pretty blue eyes!

Fin said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy!!!

Hope Everyone improves or continues too. Purr Purr

The Meowers from Missouri said...

happy gotcha day, missy!!! we are glad you are there!! purrrrrrrrs!

good news on charlie t, he's still in our purrrrs & purrrrayers!!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Missy Blue Eyes. we hope you have a great day!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Glad Charley Cat is enjoying living with you guys. Some info for you and your vet. My cat Chica was diagnosed with kidney failure and our vet put her on Standard Process Feline Renal Support - that was 3 years ago and Chica age 18 is going fine. Only vets can order the product but they do have a website under Standard Process. They also have heart supplements too. Hope your vet can buy Charley more time with his new family!

Amy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy! I am glad to hear the good (ish) news about Charlie Cat - although he still has problems it seems that he knows he has a happy loving home, and that means a lot.

Hansel said...

we hope that charlie is on Lasix (Salix) and Enalipril or Enacard, all really good heart medications. :) please keep us all informed. We will be donating the fundraiser money into your account this weekend.

Happy happy gotcha day to missy blue eyes! :) You're so beautiful!

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Missy! You are a very important kitty!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.
Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.
Happy gotcha day to Missy Blue Eyes-ooo.
Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.

Sorry about the howling but Buddy is a hound.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

(From one of Mommy's favorite musicals: RENT by Jonathan Larson)

Your Eyes
As We Said Our Goodbyes
Can't Get Them Out Of My Mind
And I Find I Can't Hide (From)
Your Eyes
The Ones That Took Me By Surprise
The Night You Came Into My Life
Where There's Moonlight
I See Your Eyes

When I Looked Into Your Eyes
Why Does Distance Make Us Wise?
You Were The Song All Along
And Before The Song Dies

I Should Tell You I Should Tell You
I Have Always Loved You
You Can See It In My Eyes


Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Good fur you, turning your mom into a kitty-aholic! We're all purring fur Charlie Cat. Dr. Smith is the bestest. She was very helpful with Max too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, furriend. We're happy that you got gotted!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Hoorah fur Missy Blue Eyeballzez!!! Happpy Happyyy Gotcha Day!!!!
I broughtsez a ham dat weighz abouts 567 poundz. Iz dat enuff fur evfurry cat???
Dr Tweety

Reese =^..^= said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy! Glad to hear everyone is holding their own!

Have a great weekend!

Derby said...

Happy Gotcha Day Miss Missy Blue Eyes! The founding 'mother' of the Sherwood Bunch.

Forty Paws said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy! You are so purrty!

Luf, Us

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy! It's nice how yoo changed yoor mom into a cat lover...hehehe

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ach, mom hit enter afore we was done dictating...we'z glad Charlie is happy. We'll keeping purring and purraying fur him. He deserves some happy home time.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Gotcha Day pretty Missy Blue Eyes. There would be no way your mommy could turn you away once she saw that pretty face and those stunning eyes! We love love love celebrating Gotcha Days, they're the best.

We are glad Charlie is holding his own. I'm sure being happy and comfortable in a loving home will be very good medicine for him too. purrrrrrrrrrrs he improves completely soon!

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Missy! I am so glad that you turned your Mom into a cat lover. I am glad that Charlie Cat seems to be holding his own that that he is comfortable in his new home. I will continue to pray for him.

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day Missy. We are glad that she warmed up your heart to cats. The Sherwood bunch is a bunch of adorable. We're glad to hear Charlie cat has such a good vet.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY DEAR MISSY!!! Ahhh Charlie cat singing and purrrrrring next to you ML...what could be better? Maybe that the aukshun and comment challenge has added up to pay for this last Vet visit? YEAH!!!
The matchers are:
Niko & Cloud
Auntie Deb
Tracy & Huffle
Samantha & Mr. Tigger
Meepsie, Smokey & Mumma Jan (they have no blog?)
We are so excited!!

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Gotcha Day yesterday, Missy Blue Eyes!

We are glad Charlie Cat is happy with you. Knowing he is loved can make a huge difference in how he responds to his treatment.

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Kaz's Cats said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Missy! You did a great job starting off the Sherwood Bunch!


Gypsy & Tasha

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Every day he has with you is a day of love and caring. However long that is for, you know your heart makes his heart happy.

We're glad you gotcha a good vet, just like we got Teri who is a vet tech and 2 wonderful cat doctors and some very special cardiologists too (they sent Teri a sympathy card when Spot died.

Teri's had 3 HCM cats and knows what you are going thru--it's a not so great combo to have CRF and HCM at the same time, but you know that and you are doing everything you can to make Charlie T happy and comfortable.

Teri says you are angels and you make her smile!