Amazing transformation...Not that I'm at all complacent...she still has a ways to go, but I do feel that she'll survive. (look at her!) Her walk is still stiff, and wobbly, and she's still in "stay quiet and recover" mode. She's eating better, with fewer enhancements needed. Likes the broth. Have yet to see her drink any water at all. She loves to be touched, and is very trusting of humans, but hisses at all the other cats. What WAS her history? July the communicator said that she'd been neglected. that she was close to dying, actually, when I took her from the driveway on that cold, wet day. I'm still giving her fluids, colloidal silver, enteric (GI) support, etc. Feeling my way. Thanks for all our love and support!!
I told the beginning of her story in the previous blog post. This is Cybelle...she was found immobile, head down, soaking wet, in a neighbor's driveway. From a message on the site Nextdoor.com. I like it...like a craigslist for your own neighborhood. Brought her home...wobbly, no motor control. Not like epilepsy, not like cerebellum hyperplasia...just random movements...could not hold her head still to eat. (but she managed)
Doctor Margaret Holiday the wondrous chiropractor, saw her. Said her back end was very tight, worked on her, and when she got home she was walking tentatively. Huge YAY!!! she had hardly been able to sit up before the treatment. I thought she'd just keep improving. Dr. Han then gave her a general exam, all okay, and Dr. Reed, our holistic vet, did the same and gave her acupuncture. I was happy...all three docs agreed that it was probably some toxin she'd ingested, or been sprayed with (?) She ate, pooped, and could even now use the litter box. However, yesterday she started breathing hard. Back in today for x-rays, which showed a very very tiny bit of congestion in her lungs, but not such as to cause the strange breathing. She has not eaten now for two days. Even sauteed mackerel. Just does not want anything. Gave her fluids, food via syringe, and sent videos to Dr. Reed...Lord!! WHAT is going on?? Anyone have ideas?
My day so far…
UP, urgent things: make sure Ji-San has eaten (he had) feed nursing mothers, two of them, change waters and litter, check, email , trap & recovery cage not coming back today, folks who borrowed it want to give donation (yay!)
Call from Jane in Vallejo..found a kitten. Store had nursing bottles, but NO FORMULA! Unheard of…till now. Taking her to Humane Society…heard it crying. Fingers crossed.
Showered and took two young’uns with colds in with me, and turned on the steam machine too. Had them both in a small carrier on the vanity through two showers…
Raining lightly. Still, some of the cats in front will come to eat. Took food down…the boys (in the cage) are letting me get a bit closer now, and coming to eat before I leave the area…baby steps.
Got a call from dearly beloved adopter, Donna. Her adoptee Dulce has a cold..she had a real scare this week: Dulce threw up all night one night, but was okay after that. Now a cold…small potatoes. I packed up a new bottle of Clavamox I happened to have (don’t try this at home, always see a vet) and got it off to her.
Baby Lola got a swollen eye, common…her first problem: she’s about six weeks old now..strong enough to weather this I’m sure. Had a slight fever. Teramycin into the eye and amoxicillin.
Made food, fed, charges, picked up the fat four babies...somebody's got to do it...gave various medications, then...Think it was around 2:00, had breakfast.
‘Nother call…A neighbor who had found a cat "injured or very sick, maybe dying". Long story short, she's a tortie, safe and sound here at my rescue...One of the callers was good enough to pick me up (just three blocks) and take me to get her. Soaked, dehydrated, thin, full of burrs...seems to be nothing broken. She let me use the hair dryer to dry her, then let me give her fluids (I'd given her an opiate first, as she seemed to be in generalized pain) and B-12. Then the test: and she's eating! My raw organic plus...and a bit of canned fish to make sure she eats! On the other hand, she has a neurological problem, which could be toxoplasmosis or cerebelllum hyperplasia (Too much information?) but we'll see what's going on. She's wobbly, her eyes dilate and she growls at times...confusion or pain. Who knows how she came to be in this state, all alone, and in the rain? If Dr. Han has a cancellation today, she's in...otherwise it's Monday, 3:00. Stay tuned :-)
Went to Pet Vet..$125.00 worth of fluids & supplements, met another animal friend...fed my colonies...home to start making dinner for them all. Rain has stopped. New girl Cybelle I think I'll call her, still okay, but growly. She's in my big cage in the living room, not seemingly bothered by the other cats.
Bless her heart.
Well, when I went to move her, to get her out of the carrier bottom so that she could maybe stretch out, she had a seizure. Unlike an epileptic one. So maybe she's had an injury...We'll have to hang on till Monday. Just don't have the funds for the ER, alas.
Took her onto the couch to change her bed. Moving her sets her off. Just don't know. Doesn't want to eat any more. She resting calmly now....on her heating pad.
The rest of the day was routine..and as usual, quit before I've finished everything I intended to do in that day. Will just add that I got two new donors today..one monthly! Ending on a good note! 'Nite!
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2011 Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care became a registered non-profit.