Thursday, October 12, 2006

NOT feeling much better

Cat Couch here ...

Chatham was getting better, but then seemed to be feeling bad again. He had a follow-up exam with the Vet on Tuesday. The good news is that the bladder infection was better, but the bad news is that it wasn't gone. So that means another ten days of antibotics.

And Chatham has lost more weight. In his "hay day" he was over 12 pounds. Now the scale didn't even quite get to 8 pounds. He's lost .3 pounds in ten days. He seems to be a little nauseated. We bought a "Magic Bullet" to puree food and to mix in some fiber and the Cosequin.

He's been spending most days up in our bed, coming down to use the litter boxes (I did move one up to our bedroom for a day, but he seemed annoyed by that). I bring food up to him frequently and encourage him to eat. He'll usually eat a little each time I do this.

Hopefully the medicine will work better this time. I'll keep you all updated.

~ Cat Couch (aka dddragon)


Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Aw, we's sorry to hear you's not feeling so good Chatham. And that you've gotta take more meddycine. We'll be sending you lotsa purrs and purrayers and pawsitive thoughts.
Purrrrrrrrrs and *gentle headbutts*
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

11:18 AM  
Blogger Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Oh, we're sorry to hear this. We're purrayin' that the (nasty but necessary) medicine works this time and that you're feelin' better soon, Chatham. Purrs to you, Cat Couch and efurryone.

11:51 AM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

We are so sorry to hear this. It's always a tricky thing with older kitties to get them feeling perkier. When Ralphie was sick we practically stood on our heads to get him to eat more than 3 mouthfulls of food - especially after we had to stab him and give him his fluids, like you have to do with Chatham. He seemed more annoyed when we tried to force food into him. But stage 1 baby food - like ham and lamb and turkey were always winners. He could eat an entire jar of that at a time. Has your v-e-t said it's ok to give baby food to Chatham to get him to eat something? - Meezers Mom Mary

1:12 PM  
Blogger Maobert Nichols said...

I'm krossing my paws hoping yoo'll feel better soon, Chatham. I'm sending purrs and get-well thots yer way!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

I'm no stranjer to barfy medisin, so I feel for yoo, Chatham. I hope yer bak to yer old self soon!

1:16 PM  
Blogger DEBRA said...


We's is purring furry hard and saying our purrayers dat yu feel bett'r furry soon.

When yu's feels up to it, we's would like to teleport ofur and have a nap/purr pile to make yu feels gud!

*ABBY and the gang

1:28 PM  
Blogger nels, ed, nitro, and/or xing said...

we hopes you gets furry much better in a hurry! maybe some of that baby foods the meezers talked about will hit the spot. when we had a sticky little person stay here one time, we cleaned out his dishes efurry time. the beans didn't efen hafta wash 'em!

we'll purrrrrr and purrrray for you, startin' RIGHT NOW!

the meowers from missouri--
nels, ed, nitro, & xing

4:36 PM  
Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Oh, we are gathering around and purring good for sweet Chatham. Lot of those pawsitive thoughts too from the Big Piney Woods


5:22 PM  
Blogger Derby said...

Chatham sorry to hear that your problems are continuing. Healing kittie vibes to you.

6:40 PM  
Blogger The Tower Hill Mob said...

We're sorry you're not feeling well, Chatham. We hope the new medicine works. We're sending prayers and headbutts your way. Take care of yourself!

6:44 PM  
Blogger Gigolo Kitty said...

We are hoping for the best for Chatham. The Giggy is wishing very hard that everything works out for his buddy. Even the Evil!Troll is keeping her fingers crossed for him (as is the Unfortunate!Mistress and Missy the Fluffy Kitten).

8:10 PM  
Blogger Rascal said...

We are sorry at our house too. We really want Chatham to feel better. Purrs!

8:18 PM  
Blogger Feline Oligarchy said...

As a wise cat once said "this getting old stuff isn't for Siamese or was that Sissies?" ...I don't hear so well anymore on top of everything else. But 10 more days of antibiotics? Man. That will get rid of whatever is ailing you. Hope you're feeling better real soon! Alberta (et al)

8:45 PM  
Blogger Sahara said...

Thinking about you Chatham. Hope the tummy feels better and your appetite returns.

7:38 AM  
Blogger THE ZOO said...

wes sorry your still sicky chatham. we hope you feel better real soon.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Gemini said...

Oh Chatham, we are furry sorry you aren't feeling any better. I will start purring for you in my window so that you feel much better.

Could the abx be making him a little nauseated?

8:55 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

I hope for all my heart, that in next post you are far better.

A lot of Purssssss, force and good vibrations from Spain.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

Bladder infecshuns are not fun. They makes people really sick nefurmind cats. It takes really strong antibiotics to knock that buggy out. Purrs to you. We will say purrayers that you will feel better reel soon.

4:11 PM  
Blogger PrincessMia said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I hope Chatham will start feeling better. lots of love an purrs,

4:26 PM  
Blogger Gigolo Kitty said...

How is Chatham doing? The Giggy misses him very much.

5:17 PM  
Blogger one of us said...

Poor Chatam, those Aunties Biotics are so hard on the systems, but you need them. Just make sure to drink A LOT and always eat somefing when you take them. Gets betters ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO

12:58 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I am glad it is getting better. I hope this is the last round of medicine.

5:41 AM  

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