I am cat obsessed at the moment.
I was right in knowing that by bringing in another cat to help for Katrina victims that I would willingly donate more to help an actual cat than I would if I just opened the wallet and sent a check. I just didn't expect it to be quite this expensive. Apparently the girls have caught the sniffles from Tom. Even though he went on an antibiotic as soon as he got here, Colin caught something, and then Spider and Sassy got something.
Colin, thank goodness is getting better. He's drinking and eating enough to where I don't have to keep taking him in for more subcutaneous fluids (at $18.50 a shot). He's moving into his second week of Clavamox though, liquid this time. The Clavamox pills were the only ones he actually tried to pocket and spit out later. He has more energy and is back to wanting to cuddle, and he has a little bit of an appetite. Hooray!
Spider is sneezy. She has adorable sneezes. Yes, tigers can be adorable. At 7.7 pounds she is our lightest cat. She's been sneezing a lot these past 3 days.
Sassy has a watery eye and is blowing nosebubbles. She's also not washing her butt properly. This makes this little blob of blubber really attractive. She's shorter than Spider, and weighs now 13.9 pounds. This is back up 2 pounds from her low this summer after a year away at fat camp. :(
So I took both girls in to the vet's today. Dr. L was gracious enough about seeing both of them. Spider has been pronounced too healthy to need the antibiotics. Sassy on the other hand is getting the Clavamox too. And it's been strongly urged that we give Lysine to all of them to get rid of the Herpes Simplex virus that they are likely to have been exposed to thanks to Tom. That's probably why Sassy's eye is weepy, and likely to have been what started the damage to Tom's eye. So it would really suck if we managed to get his eye working again only to re-infect it. And we don't want Colin getting a weepy eye either. The doc also said that if Pepe or Spider starting having green stuff in the nose, nosebubbles or other more serious symptoms, she'll just go ahead and prescribe some Clavamox for them too. She knows how much I've paid in vet bills this month, and is being kind about that. If I see any more serious eye troubles in any of them, back they gotta go. ASAP.
If we can get this band feeling better, it'll be a very purry kissmoose indeed. I do worry a little that I'll have to forgo the road trip so I can be here for medicating cats. But if that's what I gotta do, that's what I'll do.
And as for Dog, she's all better. The wound is completely healed. We just have to wait for her fur to grow back. But we're back to letting her run and jump, and she's one very happy Dog.