Friday, January 28, 2011

KC Update


KC went to the vet yesterday and her poor mommy nearly collapsed.
But all is well now.

Thursday morning, KC started having severe difficulty breathing.
 Daddy Charley had been really sick all day Wednesday with a stomach flu.
I was so busy cleaning up, mopping, doing laundry and waiting on him.
I had not slept all day since Tuesday p.m. thru Thursday a.m., so I was exhausted.

About 8:00 a.m. Thursday, I could hear the snot trying to move in KC's tiny nose,
but it would not move, something that had never happened before.
She was panicking, and starting to whimper and meow softly,
and that just got to me.
I already had her in a vaporizer, and she had taken a decongestant a few hours before; 
they had not helped at all. I was close to panic.
I did not realize it, but Thursday was the one day The Houston Cat Hospital opens at 9 a.m.
I called them and got a "we are not open yet, please call an emergency vet" message, which in my "crazed" state just didn't compute.
I put KC in the car and drove 2 miles to a neighborhood vet who is not a cat specialist, but an excellent vet (he was Tazz & Bear's vet) and he has a way with animals.
KC was very quiet on the short trip over, which is unlike her.
The vet was concerned, said she was very sick, but pointed out it is normal in former feral cats where their membranes have been scarred.
He said she will be on daily antibiotics the rest of her life, which corresponds with what Dr. Smith has said.
He requested Dr. Smith's records so that he can coordinate the drugs that KC uses. 
His hours are more flexible, he is closer to us,
and will be able to see her on very short notice, maybe even open his office just for KC after hours.

pee ess: KC and I slept 12 hours under the vaporizer last night!!!
Oh, I never got what Daddy Charley got, I guess migraines give me immunity!!!!
And we got A/D and all kitties are very happy!!!


45 comments:

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, dear, oh, dear!!!! sweet miss golden paw!! we is purrin' an' purrrayin' SO FURRY HARD fur you, dear kitty, an' fur yer dear devoted exhausted mommy, an' fur yer darlin' sikkly daddy!!

mommy, you are a heroine!! (of course, mommies allus are, by nature.) but we sends you extra purrs an' gentle headbonks!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Poor little sweetie! We're all sending lots & lots of purrs, and we're going to ask about that daily antibiotics thing. Maybe that's what Max needs too. Be well!

Kea said...

Oh, noes....! What a scare for both of you! Our mom understands the absolute panic and anxiety sick kitties can cause in humans.

Our loudest purrs to KC and to you too! Paws crossed all will be well for you both.

(((Hugs))) and kitty kisses.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a scary time! We are sorry KC is so sick. We hope all of you - KC, Mom ML and Daddy Charley have rested and are doing MUCH better now.

Cat said...

Oh my gosh how frightening, we are very sorry to hear that KC so poorly!!! Hopefully the two vets working together can provide the best care at the more convenient location. Fingers and paws crossed that she will be feeling better soon!

Sammy and Andy said...

Darlin' sweet KC, you are in our purrayers.....as is your sweet mama.

xxxxxxxxx

Sparkle said...

Oh no! I hope the vet's recommendations help KC! I am purring lots for her!

P.S. KC, your human is working way too hard - she needs to take a break sometimes or she will make herself sick!

Harry Spotter said...

How scary! We are purring and praying for you sweetie. Huggs!

Catsparella said...

Purring very hard for sweet KC <3

Kat's Kats said...

Star says, "KC! Feel better soon!! We're very glad that you have a vet close who's willing to open up for you! Our vet in Murfreesboro is very very good about that, which is why mommy takes us there. We are sending purrs & our Feeders are sending prayers for you and your Feeders!!"

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh how very scairty for both of you! MommyML, please remember to take care of yourself too!!!
We is sending you lots of love and {{HUGS}} and kitty headbumpies.

KC honey, we is sending you many many many purrrsss. we loves you all!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Oh, KC. We just found out you are sickly. Please get well soonest.

Sending healing purrrrrrss to KC and Daddy Charlie, and a big {{group hug}} to ML, who probably needs one by now.

Bubbles, Madness and Trouble said...

Oh this sounds very scary. We hope KC is doing better now.

ABBY said...

Oh dear
OH DEAR KC!
We are so sorry you were not feeling well, but we are glad things are much better now.
We will be purrin for you.

purrin
xoxoxo
♥♥♥

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no you must have been frantic.. I hope KC and daddy Charlie are feeling better now. Hope you are able to get some rest and that things improve for you.. Purring hard.. Hugs GJ xx

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am SO SO SO sorry about KC and you too Mommy. It is a horrible thing to be so frightened for our babies.

I am purring extra extra hard for you.
xox

Brian said...

Oh no, my sisters and I will all be purring for you KC, and for your Mom too!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we hope KC is okay! We're purring for her.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we hope KC is okay! We're purring for her.

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor KC, we hope you are soon feeling better and you and your mum can get plenty of rest. Purrs to both of you.

Derby, Ducky said...

KC, get better and your mum needs to get some sleep too! That is an order!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Hope KC and Dad get better real quick so you can rest ML!

caspersmom said...

Oh Mom Mary Lynn, we are so sorry that you had to go through so much. Sounds like Daddy Charley has had a bad time let alone sweet sweet KC. Oh my beloved Missy please please keep an eye on all of them. So glad Mom ML and KC got a good sleep after all that. A lot of purrs and prayers for all three of you. Ooops Mom's eyes are misting. My sweet sweet Missy Blue Eyes I will meet you on the frig later, but I don't think we should play elephants with your brothers and sister Faith Boo for awhile. I think your Mom, Dad and KC needs it to be quiet for awhile.

Love you,
Casper

meowmeowmans said...

Oh ML and KC, that sounds so scary! We are glad you were able to get into your neighborhood vet, and KC's care can be coordinated between them and the Houston Cat Hospital.

Purrs and prayers for you all -- Sweet KC, Mommy ML and Daddy Charley. We love you!

((purrs, hugs and head bonks))

cwcwccw said...

KC, we are sending our prays & purrs to you all.


joanne, jane, jill, jay boy, jasmine & capu from singapore

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no KC, yoo hafta get better! We'z purring as hard as we can.

Jacqueline said...

We are purring for you all to feel better; we hope you all get rested and take care of each other...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Us4 Cats said...

oh my gosh! what a scare. sounds like all was handled well, and you are safe back home for snuggles. we send many
PURRS your way !!

Angel and Kirby said...

How very scary! We think Kirby has asthma and his breathing sounds really bad sometimes.

Fin said...

Poor things (YOU and KC)... Purrrrrrr

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Ohhh my friends... I have such strong RUMBLEPURRS that the worst of it is over for you all.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Purrrrrs, purrrrrs, purrrrrs and lots of healing prayers for you all!!
(((((((HUGGGSSSSS)))))))) and lotsof kittyy kisses to you all!!
Your TX furiends,

Furkidsmom said...

Yikes that had to be furry skeery! We're glad you are all okay and we hope things stay that way.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Marg said...

Wow, sounds like a rough week for Mom. Glad KC is doing all right. Never heard of being on antibiotics for the rest of KC's life. Guess she will have to take something else to combat that too.
Thanks for comment about Shelter day Saturdays. That is terrific especially for Black cats.
Please do not worry about an auction for us. There are so many that need it more than we do unless someone gets really sick. Please take care all of you.

AFSocksScylla said...

Thank goodness KC is OK, that had to be incredibly scary for all of you. Healing purrs to KC, Daddy Charley, & the Mom and some comforting purrs for all of you. ~(Hugs)

Clarissa said...

We will keep KC in our purrs and prayers. It's so hard when one of the furs isn't well.

You have a lovely clowder of cats! We wanted to thank you for visiting our site yesterday. And Capt. Puff said all of you are welcome to fly on his airship!

Purrs,
Clarissa & Co.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi darlin'! Wow, that sounds like quite a day. I hope that everyone is doing better today. Poor little KC! Plus, poor Mommy ML. I know that you are so worried about her. KC will be fine. Please give all of the kitties kisses from their auntie. I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Love, Deb

betweencatsblog said...

Oh dear, that all sounds very stressful. Poor little KC! Dora is purring up a storm for you to feel better, she thinks of you as her role model in how to be a tortie with a golden paw!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Checking in to see how KC is doing today. I hope she and Charlie are feeling better. You, if you can ML, need to try and get a little rest yourself. I will send the good throughts and lots of purrs your way.

caspersmom said...

Oh my sweetest Missy Blue Eyes thank you so much for not leaving your Mom, Dad, and KC's side. Sure glad we had our time together but decided to leave early cause you need your rest too. I pray that all are doing a lot better today and that KC is breathing a lot better. Mom put your Mom's favorite Bible verse on our blog for today. God Bless all of you.
Purrs and Prayers still going up.

Love you,
Casper

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, mommie...so many worries and you need to take care of yourself, too. We know we can't come and help cuz we are far away but we send healing thoughts and purrs your way for KC's and Charley's getting back to feeling fine again!

Harry Spotter said...

I heard you and your daddy are not feeling well. So we are sending you our super special hugs, purrs and prayers to get well soon.

Maggie May said...

Lots and lots of purrayers and healing vibes headed everyone's way! We are so sorry to hear the KC and daddy Charley are feeling so poorly. We hope very much that they both feel better very soon!

Our mom uses a nebulizer on sick foster kitties and Saylor even had to use it once when she got very, very sick with a URI that lasted a month. It's great to have around. Here is the link: http://catnipkids.homestead.com/nebulizer.html

XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness! What a mess! We are glad that KC is starting to feel better, and that Charley is doing better and that you are hanging in there although you have a migraine! Purrs and hugs to all of you!

Luf, Us and Maw

Luna T. Katt said...

OMC what a scare! We hope you stay all betters now KC!!! PURSS Love & Licks =^_^=

Luna & Zulu