Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We Are No More Living In A House Of Lazarus

People, it's good news all round. 

Target had a tiny sniffle of cat flue a few weeks ago and recovered in seconds thanks to being up to date on his inoculations.

Then Au got it and being FIV positive was a zombie cat.  Having been given extra vitamins for a week, Au is now fine again.  He has zombie eyes for ten minutes after he wakens up, and then they clear.  His appetite has been excellent, and I'm happy to say he's putting on weight.

In fact, Au is looking better all over.  His fur is sleeker, and that horrible stegosaurus feel along his spine is lessening too.

I know he's better because he's stuffing his face all day, and not wakening me up at 1AM and 4AM anymore.  Yes, I am now allowed to sleep until 5AM undisturbed!

Guido was fine in principle during this time, but he had a dicky tummy.  When we got him, we were warned he didn't do well on cat biscuits and that he had a sensitive tummy. 

Trying this, that and the other thing, we eliminated various foods as the potential problem.  Guido was fine but he had pudding-poop which worried me.

We finally tried him on RetroMAD1.  If the pudding poop was caused by a background virus, that would sort it.  Plus, it wouldn't do him any harm.  And, other methods hadn't worked.

A drop of 1.4ml a day and after 3 days we had solid poop in the litter box.  Guido now eats less which is a great sign as he must be absorbing all the nutrients from his food. The pics are of him eating chicken.



As I said, good news all round.  Hope you all have a great day too!

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37 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome to see!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad everybuddy is feeling better!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty E,
You must be relieved all the kitties are healthier now. And getting more sleep too. Cheers to all. purr...meow!

pointe.csl said...

Glad to hear all kitties are OK. Must be the unsettling weather that could be affecting them, not to mention including the humans too. Purrs and cheers all around to them and not to mention Ellen and Tom too. :)

Sparkle said...

I'd like some of that chicken! Seriously, I am glad everyone is doing well.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

WE are glad to hear that there is good news all around. I'll be over for some of that chicken...

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

So good to see all of them doing well! Stay well and stay strong, dear Au, Target and Guido! I am sure Au doesn't miss being a Zombie Cat!

Roy said...

Great news. So glad there is major improvement all around.

Here's to everyone getting well and gaining weight (where needed), and getting to enjoy the happy times again.

Take care and come when you can.

Gattina said...

All in all very good news ! It's always so worrying when a cat doesn't eat. Arthur besides eating junk food (supplier Mr. G.) has not a good appetite for the moment. But he is going out a lot and I suspect that he eats elsewhere !

Mr Puddy said...

That's good news ! Improvement ! Improvement !
But seriously, I still paws crossed and do more purrs for both of you.
and extra hugs to your mom, she is the best nurse : )
Hugs to all
xoxo

We love LUNA said...

So nice that Au is eating and feeling better.And thanks dear Ellen for updating the news.
I'm sending love to you all!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Fluffy and Heather said...

That's really great news :) It must be difficult getting over even the smallest ailments for Au, being FIV positive. He's a very brave little kitty.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Slippery elm powder is really good for the poop issues...

Purring LOUD for Au that he keeps feeling better!!

Old Kitty said...

Oh gorgeous Au, Target and Guido! Me and Charlie are so sorry you had the flu and sniffles and funny tummy!! Oh dear!! Glad to read that you are getting better now though - please please take care! big hugs x

Mango said...

What wonderful news indeed! Great way to start my day to learn that you are all doing well.

Slobbers,
Mango

Team Tabby said...

We're so glad to hear every kitty at your house is feeling better and able to eat chicken! Keep up da good health.

We must remind our mom dat we like chicken too,

purrs,
Mindy
Moe
BonBon
Cookie
Mike

Random Felines said...

paws crossed everyone stays healthy!!! love those ginger boys. ;)

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Glad to hear all came thru fine!

Life Ramblings said...

this is wonderful. hope everyone stays healthy.

Remington said...

GREAT news!

Brian said...

Oh my, that really is great news, and it made my whiskers grin up!

The Whiskeratti said...

We're so glad to hear everyone is doing well!

The Cat From Hell said...

Thanks for the update and mes loves the pictures of Guido!
Kisses
Nellie

Whisppy said...

Yeay!!! Guido is looking furry handsome!

Katnip Lounge said...

That's it. If we ever get a dicky tummy we're coming over...where the living is good and the chicken appears daily! Um, we might come over anyway...

meowmeowmans said...

What awesome news! We are glad t hear everyone's doing better. :)

ABBY said...

We are so glad to hear all three boys are doing well. We worry so about Au, but we know he is doing so well, but if he gets a cold we k now it must be harder for him to get rid of it. We are so glad that you are taking such good care of him. And Guido& Target what a sweet ones!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

catsynth said...

Glad to see everyone is feeling better and things are looking up!

mizzyN said...

I guess next time i should translate my posts. I just read the most recent one via google translate and the actual message was lost in translation.

Hope the kitties get well soon.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Such good news that all are recovering! xx

Donna Heber said...

So glad to hear everyone is doing well and on the mend. You take such good care of your feline friends.

Huffle Mawson said...

That is great news for everyone!

GrammyMouseTails said...

Pawesome to hear all the kitties are doing well! more chikins meats for all!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

This is good news. I am sure you are relieved. It is such a worry when are furry ones are under the weather. I'm glad to hear that you are getting more sleep now. How good of you to feed at all hours through the night. You are definitely a wonderful mama to your babies.

Eric and Flynn said...

Good news all round. We are glad everyone is doing well.

john said...

Sorry to get here so late! I'm happy that Au is doing better. It's always a scary thing when one of our little buddies gets ill. Even worse when it's a cat with an underlying problem like FIV. I'm glad he's on the mend!

Blackie Bond said...

Awesome news!