Monday, March 07, 2011

Purrs for KC

Just got home from the vet, KC was hiding all day. When I found her, she was having very labored breathing. Rushed her to the vet nearest us and still open.
He gave her an antibiotic shot, thinks this could be related to her problems as a kitten or might be something worse. He said to watch her closely all night for symptoms of worsening. I have an emergency number to call, the Sugarland Emergency Vet Number.
It may a polyp blocking her breathing, it maybe a cold, or it could be something else.
His plan is to try a round of antibiotics and see if it works, if her breathing, which is very labored and strained, improves. He said it was very bad.
If it doesn't, he wants to send her to a specialist for surgery and tests.
She is really uncomfortable, is having a hard time breathing, it is breaking my heart.
She will not let me set her down.
Please send her purrs that is just a cold or her problem from being a stray.

pee ess: Yes, thank you for the suggestion... I did take her in the bathroom and let her sit on the side of the tub while I took a quickie bath. It's her favorite thing to do. She loves to test the water temp with her tail. Of course, I got out sorta fast when she started snorting into the tub. But that was good for her.
And I do have the vaporizer going right by the bed, aimed at her "spot". That's what she was wanting from the time I got her home, to go to bed and lay in the steam. She's a pretty smart little tortie.

Update: 2:30 AM
KC has been "steaming" and is getting rid of more snot. One nose is almost completely clear.

That helps so much, because all day both sides were totally blocked. She was shaky, gasping and struggling to get air. When I asked the vet if she would be all right overnight, since her breathing was so labored, he just said, "I hope so". Didn't sound very hopeful.
Maybe we can both get a few hours rest now.

126 comments:

Sparkle said...

I am sending KC lots and lots of emergency purrs!

Katnip Lounge said...

Huge purrs from all of us and {{hugs}} from Mommy.

alcatmom said...

Lots of purrs for sweet KC from all the furballs here.

Karen said...

Sending lots of healing purrs and prayers to KC

Karen, Pixel and Samba

Anonymous said...

We're sending lots of purrs and prayers to the sweetest, little KC ever!!
Barbie-Lou & Taylor & Clay

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Oh my goodness! We'll be purring and praying for sweet KC at Cat of Nine Tales.....
~Lisa Co9T

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring and purring and purring. Will it help to go in teh bathroom, turn on the hot water and let some steam build?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Purrs and tail wags for little KC.

Cat said...

Sweet KC we are sending purrs to you and hoping you have a restful night!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, poor KC! And poor you, too, ML. We are purring and praying big time for you both. We love you!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Oh, our beloved cats can worry us so! We hope KC improves and that she gets strong enough for treatment by the specialists, too.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh noes !!!!!!!! Poor sweet little KC!!
We will be purring as hard as we can to see her through this!!!
Hugs for you ML.

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we will purr very hard for KC!

ABBY said...

Mega purrs for KC and for you too ML.

Abby

Derby, Ducky said...

Goodness! I am feeling better and now you is not well. I send my huge purrs to you. Derby too.

Ducky

Bubbles, Madness and Trouble said...

We hope KC will feel better soon. Lots of hugs and purrs.

momsbusy said...

sending healing purrs for kc.

kazoku neko

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Sending lots of healing purrs for KC and hugs to you Mom.

Catsparella said...

Sending lots of love and purrs to KC! I hope she starts feeling better very soon!

Laila and Minchie said...

Sounds to us like you are doing all the right things. We are keeping KC in our purrayers she feels better soon. (((HUGS)))

Fin said...

PUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Huffle Mawson said...

I send my best purrs for KC!

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are puffing the loudest we can!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and healing vibes to KC!!
(((((((BIG ARM KITTY HUGSS)))) to you all!!
Your TX furiends,

Happy Cat Family said...

Oh KC, we are purring and purring hard for you! Hugs for mom ML! Lots of love from your good furriends here ~

Chesney Cats said...

Poor little KC! We are purring & purraying our furry hardest for you to feel better. We also send lots of love & hugs to the whole Sherwood Bunch!

Cloon said...

The very best and biggest purrs and prayers to you KC from us.

catsynth said...

Oh no! We're sending healing thoughts and purrs for KC.

Ikaika said...

Lots of healing purrs and loves coming at you, sweet KC! Purrs for ML, too.

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending healing purrs to poor KC - we know you are so worried about her, we are sending you kisses too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Everycat said...

We have the purr motors revved up here for KC and you ML. Poor KC, it must be frightening for her when the little nosey is so bunged up. The steam and the vapouriser must be helping her lots and lots.

We hope she feels much better in the morning

Rumbly purrs and love

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
Gerry
& The Apes

Karen Jo said...

I hope and pray that KC will feel better soon and that there is a fairly simple solution to her breathing problem. Herman and Emma are sending healing purrs.

Mr Puddy said...

KC, You has my purrs and my big hugs
xxx

Parker said...

Big snot-free purrs to her, I'm glad she's a little better now!

Marg said...

Oh Gosh KC, we are sending so many purrs that you will get better soon. And we sure are telling the donkeys to get those hooves crossed for you. It sounds like maybe the steaming worked somewhat. We sure hope the anitbiotics work too. Big hugs to ML too. What a tough time you are having right now and you are sure in our thoughts.

MoMo said...

Oh nos, I just found out about your being so sickie KC, so I hurried over. Hope you are a bit better now.

Hugs and purrs form SS and me. Will be back tomorrow to check on you. Please get well soonest, sweetie. SS is praying for you.

Kea said...

Our loudest purrs and most heartfelt purrayers are being sent for KC...and you!

-Nicki and Derry

Maggy and Zoey, Zoolatry said...

ML, my heart is sad, crying for you and for KC. We are praying all will be well.
Ann

Sweet Praline said...

Oh no! I just heard that KC is sick. I'm sending some of my strongest purrs that KC will have this yechy stuff cleared up soon and back to your beautiful kitty!

Purrs to you, too, ML

Millie said...

I am sending mega-purrs for my pal KC. She's a tough a** tortie, and I'm rooting for her!

Daisy said...

Oh KC, I am so sorry you are feeling so poorly. Harley and I are sending you are very best healing purrs.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Lots of soft woos for KC from the OP Pack for her to be much better this morning.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Poor little baby! We are sending lots of purrSSSSS and prayers to all of you! I know that you are taking her to see the Famous Dr. Smith today, please keep me posted.

Much love,

Auntie Deb

Angus Mhor said...

I'm sure praying and hoping KC is muy muy better this morning. And for you, ML, lots of soft purrs and head bonks. We love you!

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

Sending tons of prayers, love, and positive thoughts.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The mom said git our purrs a goin and then we all felt the need to sing "head out on the highway" - Can we come purr wif all da kittehs at yer house?

KC yoo git well and show the boogie monster whose boss - yer a tortie yoo know how its done! :)

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
I is Jake!
Mom Laure

Random Felines said...

We are sending you purrs and kitty kisses!! It can be scary when they get so sick. I often wonder why no one makes nose drops for kitties...

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are purring hard for KC and sending lotsa (((HUGS))) to Mom!
~ The Bunch

CCL Wendy said...

We are sending lots of love and healing vibes KC's way! She's a real little fighter so we're hopeful that she will improve. It certainly sounds good that one of her nasal passages has cleared with the steam.

Rest is important to recovery as well, so I'm glad she could get some sleep (and you, as well).

Mishkat said...

We're joining everyone else in sending many many purrs to the lovely KC - and purrs and hugs to mom ML.

Lots of love from
Franklin, Dobby, Tasha, and mom Katie

Brian said...

Sorry I'm late, but my sisters and I are sending all of our best purrs to you KC.

Cyber-sibes said...

Sending Sibe vibes that KC will recover quickly.

jack & moo

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, NOES!!!! we is purrin' an' prayin' our furry hardest that our bestest furriend, miss kc goldenpaw, will be all better soon!!!

dear ml--enormous hugs to you, sweet woman!!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh precious dearest KC. Lots of love and lots of purrs from me and prayers from mommy that you get all better. I am so sorry you went through that and are still struggling but thank heavens one nostril is clear. PURRS and lots of love and hugs and more hugs and love.

Marilynn said...

All our purrs and prayers are being sent to KC -- and to you, ML, too.

Marilynn, Grace & Company

danielle said...

ML I am so sorry to hear the last two posts. I haven't been on line in while. Happy Birthday To Missy. My strongest prayers to KC and my love to you.
Danielle

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon KC! You are such a beautiful little girl! You and Momma are in my prayers. Marian in Houston

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are purrrring very hard for Miss KC

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet KC, we are purraying for you.....and we're hoping that this message finds you feeling better today.

Mama is praying for you and for your mama. We love you both.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so sorry to hear that sweet little KC is unwell. We are sending her HUGE rumbly healing purrs, and (((((hugs)))) for the mom.

Camie's Kitties said...

We will put our purrers into overtime. We hope you feel lots better soon.

Cody & Gracie

Debra Taylor said...

I am sending prayers that it's only a cold and that it is easily treatable. Dear Miss KC deserves a healthy life.

Hey! Wishing all you cats and ‘beans great well-being and happiness! Please visit my blog about a colony of abandoned/feral cats near my home. http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/
Thank you,
Debby

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness KC! You get that snot out of your nose so that you can breathe! We are sending you tons of purrs and many purrayers that you will feel tons better today!

Luf, Us and Maw

Junior and Orion said...

We are still purring and purring for KC. Glad the steaming is helping. Is she getting lysine too? Sounds like a kitty cold and lysine sure helped Junior with is.

Tia said...

Oh, KC, you poor thing. It's not fun, is it? Only one of my nose holes was blocked, and I didn't like it one little tiny bit! Get well soon, huh?

DaisyMae Maus said...

KC:
We are purrin' furry hard for you. Can you hear us? Purr, purr ...

Feel better, okay?

Love,
DMM and the Feline Americans

cwcwccw said...

We are prays & purrs for you Kc.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from Singapore

Rose and the Royals said...

The Royals all have very special purrs going up for KC today, and for their Mom ML.
We All Love You Both, so very much!

Emmylou said...

Sending big Texas size purrs for all of you.

Elvira Mistress of Pussydom said...

I'm steamed, Nikita's steamed, Daddy's steamed, we're all glad that YOU got steamed!

And that it is helping you!!

Dear friend, and fellow Tortie, all of us are worried about you, and purring, and praying for you to get better, and stay that way for a very long time!

{{{{{ KC }}}}}

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

We are sending up prayers for sweet KC and hope to hear she is doing a lot better very soon. Hugs and nose kisses

Asta said...

I'm so sowwy to heaw this
I am pwaying and puww-woofing fow KC
Get well little dawling. We awe all sowwounding you wif love and stwength
Smoochie kisses
ASTA

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh KC, we sends you LOTS and LOTS of purrs from us Hotties. We will come over n blow more steem in yore face if yoo needs it. And purr on Mommy ML. Mommy send Reiki too. We rootin for yoo to be all way better fast.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs n luvs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

AFSocksScylla said...

WE are so very sorry that KC is so sick. Cats with respiratory problems are really scary.

(Alasandra) When Whiskers nose was stopped up I would put a small amount of Vick's Vapor Rub on my finger wave it under his nose and pull the snot out with a nasal aspirator.

Healing purrs and loving thoughts for KC.

Old Kitty said...

Me and Charlie are sending beautiful KC lots and lots and lots and lots of healing purrs and hugs!!! Poor Miss KC! :-(

Hugs, hugs, hugs! take care
x

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

KC, we are sending our strongest purrs and purrayers that you can get over this without having to have any type of surgery, that sounds soooo scary :(
Hopefully the steam will help you get better quickly, sweet girl ♥
(((Hugs)))
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Rusty's Mom said...

ML, I am sending KC and you lots of hugs. I hope that KC improves very quickly.

Mo said...

Sending love & healing vibes to KC, and love & HUGS to you, ML.
You are in our thoughts & prayers,
NTM & The Purries

China Cat said...

Willow and I just found out that KC isn't feeling well. We are glad that the steam is helping and we are sending over our strongest healing purrs!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring and praying for KC! We hope it's just a cold.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Ginger Jasper said...

I am purring my loudest purrs and mum is praying hard that it is a cold and will ease with meds.. Come on KC sweet little one you have a lot of friends pulling for you.. Hugs GJ xx

caspersmom said...

Oh KC please get well. Mom has tears in her eyes. We are purring and praying like crazy for you and for you Mom. Hang in there!!

Casper, Cleo, Patches and Mom.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending our best healing purrrrrrrss and purrrayers to KC and the whole Bunch. Hang in there, KC.

Egypt & The Musketeers said...

Lots of purrs for KC. Glad the vaporizer treatment is helping her.

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor little KC.We are sending you lots of purrs and hope the antibiotics help you feel better. We are sending purrs and hugs to your mum too.

Maggie May said...

Lots and lots of love and healing purrs to KC! We hope your breathing improves majorly, sweetheart!!!!!!!
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Sending you the biggest, bestest healing purrrrrrrs X 6, plus prayers, hugs & much love. Mommy ML, if KC is panicked about not being able to breathe well, maybe you could play some soothing music or sing to her while doing the vapor thing. Our Lady says this is very good for relaxing, and it's so much easier to breathe when you're relaxed.

Freya's Staff said...

KAYCEE!!! KC! You HAVE to get better! You're not allowed to be ill, You're KC!!

Get better soon, we're sending our strongest healing purrs to you, and also to your Mom too, as she's really worried about you.

xxxx

Repositório said...

I´m sendind my special purrrs and praying for KC!
Hugs from Brazil

PDX pride said...

Oh, no! We're all purrrrrrraying like crazy here!!! Our angel kits are on their way to sprinkle some healing dust on you, too! Much love and purrrrayers from all of us at the PDX pride, and from Mommy, too!

OKcats said...

Oh man, we sure hope that Miss KC is doing a whole lot better today. We'll both turn up our motors for her - and for Mommy ML.

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for KC and hope she will be better soon.

~*Connie*~ said...

I'm so sorry she's not feeling well, and lots of healing purrs she feels better soon!!

Since you are getting snot out of the nostrils, you might want to consider saline nasal drops. It does help get a lot of gunk out. For kittens who are severely congested I've even used pediatric nasal drops (medicated) very sparingly usually one drop per day, but for a cat, I might do one drop per nostril.

Breathing issues can be so very scarey.

Kate (Pablo's mum) said...

KC is in the best of care with you, ML! How blessed she is to have you looking after her. Sending prayers your way, hoping you both got some good rest overnight.

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

We are purring our best and hardest!

Au and Target said...

OMC we had no idea Missy was sick. We're purring that you had a good night sleep and that she is breathing properly again. We're purring for you.

Max said...

Oh man KC...BREATHE...we needs you here in teh CB!

Jacqueline said...

We are purring loudly for beautiful KC to recover and feel better soon; we are so glad to hear she is getting relief with the vaporizer...Sending her kisses and ML big hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

amilyn said...

Karen posted about KC not feeling well. Don't think we know each other on Catster. I'm mama to several, most known are Kittanna and Gaia Rose I think. Gaia started out the same way as your little KC and has chronic sinusitis which equals the sneezing and snot I see you talking about. I'm sure you already know this, but L-lysine works great! It has been a wonder for her! She'll have sneezing fits that scare me to death, but keeping her on the lysine seriously decreases the frequency! Hoping KC is feeling better soon!!

Harry Spotter said...

I am so sorry that KC is stikk so sick. We ahve not been on the CB lately due to work overload and being sick myself. We are sending healing purrs and prayers.

William said...

Get well soon, KC! We'll be purring for you!

Cory said...

Sending warm and healing purrs to KC!

Mr. Hendrix said...

We are turning our purr and prayer button up to 11 for KC. We are sending you all comforting hugs to help get you through this.

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Stella said...

KC, you don't know us, but we are sending you all the good wishes we have for a complete and FAST recovery!

Kisses,
Stella and her Kitty, Ali Zophia

CatLadyDiary.com said...

we are purring for you!

Beau said...

Purraying for the whole family! Sounds like a cold, and we pray it is and for quickly restore health.

A few Good Cats said...

We are sending healing vibes and purrayers to KC, so that she's feeling better soon.

Romeo, Pugsley and Staff said...

Sending love and healing sandpapery kisses! xo, Romeo, Pugsley and Staff

kraftekat said...

Dear sweet KC will be in my prayers, that the antibiotics will clear this infection up. Zelda had a bronchial problem when I picked her up off the street years ago. She was so scrawny I could feel every bone in her body. The antibiotics cleared it all up, so lets all feel positive that the antibiotics will work it's magic on KC.

The Crew said...

Dear KC, we're sending as many purrs as we can for you to get better.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

OMC! KC, we is purring and purraying...do yoo need us to send some chicken soup? Yoo hasta get better now, look at alla da kitties, woofies and beans who is purring and purraying. Surely Ceiling Cat can hear dem and send yoo some healing.

Kitty said...

Get well soon KC! Xanthe and Nishiko are sending you lots of purrs and soft headbutts. You will be in my thoughts.

Kitty xxx

Happy Cat Family said...

Still purring and purring for you, dearest KC.... Please, please get well soon, ok? Much love, from all of us ~

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

Oh KC dearest sweet girl...how can you be so sick right now...we are ever so sorry to learn this. Your mommy must be beside herself with worry. You simply must lay still and try to conserve your energy. We pray that your breathing opens your lungs wide. Our hearts are breaking knowing you are in such distress...it is as if we can also feel it with you. You are precious to us and we love you all so much...in our constant thoughts at the cozy cottage

Tamago said...

I read about KC at Admiral's blog. I am praying for her and my furry kids are purring.

Luna T. Katt said...

We're furry sad to hear KC is not feeling goods, we will purrrr extra extra lots and the woofie too!

Mr. Hendrix said...

Just checking in and sending some more purrrrrrs

meowmeowmans said...

Stopping by to see how our buddy KC is doing (and mom ML, too!). We are still purring and praying, dear friends!

Us4 Cats said...

we are here to see how KC is doing? we are purring hard for her!!!
this sounds like it might be an upper respiratory infection, which if so, antibiotics should work. it broke my hear when you said dhe wouldnt let you put her down- she wants to be with her mom for reassurance- it is sweet but heartbearking that she is scared.
keep on doing what you are doing, keeping an eagle eye on her.
we hope to hear good news soon.

purrs KC!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

BIG OPURRAYERS coming your way KC...you WILL feel better soon~!!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

KC, we are purring non stop for you!!!! You just have to get better.
PURR!! PURR!! PURR!!PURR!! PURR!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

KC, we are purring non stop for you!!!! You just have to get better.
PURR!! PURR!! PURR!!PURR!! PURR!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

MoMo said...

How are things going with KC? Still purring and purring for my lovely furriend.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Sending purrs to KC. And lots of pawhugs too.

Max

Wendy said...

We're SO sorrys your not feeling well, KC. And we be sending you LOTS of purrs and prayers.
Miss Bella and Sele
>^..^<

The Year of the Cats

Melody said...

Oh Im so sorry your sweet KC is sick. Sending lots of purrs your way.
Lots of Love, the stamps kitties