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Forum: Senior cats January 7th, 2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By tiggy2
He was tested for diabetes, hyperthyroid and...

He was tested for diabetes, hyperthyroid and kidney a couple of months ago. The kidney is a little above normal but Dr. did a urine test before we put feeding tube in and it was ok. I had an...
Forum: Senior cats January 6th, 2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By tiggy2
Well he's not hiding as much:) but he's lost...

Well he's not hiding as much:) but he's lost weight down to 7.8 pounds. I'm increasing his food intake and increasing the amount I feed him per sitting. I'm trying to get up to 60ml, 4 times a day....
Forum: Senior cats January 3rd, 2015, 11:19 PM
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Posted By tiggy2
Only med's Tig is on is Pred., 5mg 2 times a day...

Only med's Tig is on is Pred., 5mg 2 times a day which I mix in his water. Food is 130ml of recovery AD and I split it over 4 feedings. He has a heating pad in a large box that he gets into sometimes...
Forum: Senior cats January 3rd, 2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By tiggy2
Day 3 and he's still not moving around. He just...

Day 3 and he's still not moving around. He just sleeps in a ball somewhere, mostly in boxes I have scattered around the house:) Cheep cat condo's.

Last night he was shivering and I had him on my...
Forum: Senior cats January 2nd, 2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By tiggy2
:thumbs up:thumbs up I could weep with...

:thumbs up:thumbs up

I could weep with relief. Tigger had a non-frothy pee and a soft but formed poop, he's even cleaning himself. First hurdle over.
Forum: Senior cats January 1st, 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
I did contact my vet with my concerns and he...

I did contact my vet with my concerns and he eased my mind. The frothy pee could be due to air in his bladder from a test we had done to check urine/kidney/protein levels. He's at least opening his...
Forum: Senior cats January 1st, 2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By tiggy2
its 24 hours now and he just had a pee that was...

its 24 hours now and he just had a pee that was frothy and still not moving. I've given him 30ml of Recovery A/D cat food and going to give another 30 now. He's had a prednisolone which I crushed up...
Forum: Senior cats January 1st, 2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
How long before moving around

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Just wondering how long before Tig will start moving around? For those who have had ETubes before, did your cat stay hunched up for a period of time? Every time I pick him up he...
Forum: Senior cats January 1st, 2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
Right now he looks awful. Has not moved in hours....

Right now he looks awful. Has not moved in hours. Pick him up and he moans...sigh. Is it like humans where you have to move around in order to get things moving. I have to check he's breathing, other...
Forum: Senior cats December 31st, 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
Feeding tube is in and he's home. Not a very...

Feeding tube is in and he's home. Not a very happy camper at this point, but he's had a tough day. Got 60ml of food in him trying to decide if I should put more in. He has a phlegmy cough, I presume...
Forum: Senior cats December 31st, 2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
Yes an E-Tube and thanks Sugarcatmom for the...

Yes an E-Tube and thanks Sugarcatmom for the support. I feel bad enough having to put him through surgery but if he's generally healthy I want to give him a good life and watching him stave to death...
Forum: Senior cats December 31st, 2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
Thanks for all the info I'll have a look at it...

Thanks for all the info I'll have a look at it tomorrow and let you know how he does. Fingers crossed
Forum: Senior cats December 29th, 2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
Thanks for the info, makes me feel a little less...

Thanks for the info, makes me feel a little less anxious. How much did you have to feed your cat? Tig is 8 pounds and does well at 9 pounds. The problem I'm having with Syringe feeding is getting...
Forum: Senior cats December 29th, 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By tiggy2
Hence I want to get an e-Tube put into place, to...

Hence I want to get an e-Tube put into place, to take away the stress and the aversion/negative connotation to food. It's a royal mess:(

I was hoping it would only be a short period of force...
Forum: Senior cats December 29th, 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By tiggy2
I'm scheduling an e-tube as soon as possible,...

I'm scheduling an e-tube as soon as possible, probably in the New Year, I'm hoping this will help both of us, im very tired of being the bad guy and I can't syringe feed again for another 4-5 months,...
Forum: Senior cats December 28th, 2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By tiggy2
Hi Sugarcatmom The fosters were separate...

Hi Sugarcatmom

The fosters were separate until there were too old to keep behind the gate, they could jump over it, so everyone is all together. As for feeding stations, any suggestions on how to...
Forum: Senior cats December 28th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By tiggy2
My concern with appetite stimulants and...

My concern with appetite stimulants and prednislone is it makes him more aggressive. But the pred. Seems to be making him hungarier.

I'm going to throw out a behavioral issues, anyone out there...
Forum: Senior cats December 28th, 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By tiggy2
Has anyone had any luck getting raw food liquidy...

Has anyone had any luck getting raw food liquidy enough to syringe feed? And what foods are good or bad for IBD in cats?

Thanks again guys for all you help and please send the strength, I'm...
Forum: Senior cats December 28th, 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By tiggy2
Thank you Marko for the info. It does put things...

Thank you Marko for the info. It does put things into perspective and will help with my other 2 elderly kitties, one with very bad arthritis.

This will be the 3rd time Tig has come through this...
Forum: Senior cats December 27th, 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By tiggy2
I would let him go if I knew he had cancer, but...

I would let him go if I knew he had cancer, but there is no evidence that he does. He can keep food down, as he has done so the past week and put on .2 of Kg. I think he was throwing up because I was...
Forum: Senior cats December 27th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By tiggy2
Feeding tube or let him go - E-tubes for cats

Hi guys

Back again with Tig and not eating again. I just read over some of my posts and it was less than a year ago that I went through the force feeding. This time he's still losing weight. The 9...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 24th, 2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By tiggy2
Eating but still spraying

It's been close to a year now and Tig is doing so much better. He eats on his own and actually put on a little weight, up to 9 pounds, but lost it over the past few months...blame it on the heat. But...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 19th, 2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By tiggy2
Update Tig is starting to eat on his...

Update

Tig is starting to eat on his own...:fingerscr that he will continue. I have only force fed him 3 times over the last 5 days and so far he's maintaining the 8.4 - 8.6 weight, now to...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 13th, 2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By tiggy2
Unfortunately we do not know why he won't eat....

Unfortunately we do not know why he won't eat. After blood work, 2 sets of X-rays and an ultrasound, the only thing that stood out was a thickening of stomache and intestinal walls. If I did not feed...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 12th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By tiggy2
Just checked out the site and all are valid...

Just checked out the site and all are valid explanations. I'm leaning towards anxiety or just too crowded to eat.

But, yesterday he was locked in the garage with 2 plates of food and water, when...
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