Fifi has been back to the vets this week she has not gained any weight but she has not lost it either she is still 2.20kg. Our vets Bridgefield Veterinary Surgery Wem are referring to a specialist in Manchester who deals in facial reconstruction she has an appointment at 10am on Tuesday 18th March, the drool is no better 🙁 so this is her last chance as we will have explored every avenue, she has been with us since 10th January and although she has improved weight wise the drool hasn’t, if something can be done that will be great but if not she really does not have any quality of life so it will mean she will be put to sleep, sad as that will be 🙁 Lets keep positive until Tuesday and I will update again then……keeping absolutely everything crossed, she looks a hell of a lot better than when she came in, it’s just the drool we need to get under control if that is possible
Fifi has spent the night in the vets, she has had a long lasting antibiotic jab which hopefully help her skin, she has had another bath and cream applied to her skin, she now has to wear an inflatable buster collar to stop her trying to groom her skin which she can’t do due to her tongue and the drool that settles on her skin is full of bacteria, hence the infected skin, she only has the collar off to eat and then it’s straight back on, this is really her last chance to get better, she will go for another health check in two weeks time and we will see what the vet thinks, although they are worried about her thick scarred tongue, lets think positive until then, on a brighter note she has gained weight once again, she now weighs 2.20kg so slow but sure, I pray to god she makes it :/
I have had to take and leave Fifi at the vets this morning 🙁 her skin is very sore and looks like she has an ulcer on her leg, both vets were operating and will take a good look at her once they are finished, hopefully antibiotics will do the trick, watch this space, C’mon Fifi you can fight this 😥
Fifi is putting on weight nicely, she now weighs 2.17kg so heading in the right direction, she went for a bath on Thursday and had her nails clipped as she is still drooling quite badly when she has her prescription food, her throat has healed very well indeed but the vet does not know if the tongue will reduce in size, only time will tell. She is a little quiet today and seems off her food a bit, I have spoken to the vet who said keep an eye on her and if problems to take her in. All of us at Sleapy Cat Rescue want her to get fully recovered and find her forever loving home when the time is right………watch this space!!
Dave has yet again had to give up his pen to an emergency intake of 9 cats from Telford, the council told the owner she must re-home 9 of her 12 cats, we took in 8 as she managed to re-home one but one was heavily pregnant and gave birth on 5th Feb, Dave moved out of his pen on 25th Jan 2014 and as no interest in the 5 we have left in there he is still in a normal rescue pen, he was a bit disgruntled to begin with but has settled well and think he likes the company of the other cats either side of him, hopefully it won’t be long before he can go back into his pen, as a treat for him giving up his pen to help his fellow felines we have a nice new lrg scratch post for him when he goes back, he is such a good lad and we all love him 🙂
Fi fi is doing ok ish, still badly drooling when she is lapping her prescription diet food and I have to wash her face and head twice a day as it sets like concrete, but the diet is working she went y/day for weighing and I am very pleased to say she now weighs 2.07kg, I cant wait for next week to see how much she has put on. We have got her an inflatable buster collar to stop her grooming as she is making her back legs and rear end quite sore, she has an antibacterial cream that I put on twice daily that seems to be working. Further weigh in and update next week after Thursday.
Fi Fi has been sedated today to examine her thoroughly and brilliant news her tongue is not rotting away, it appears she had a big amount of fur at the back of her mouth that she could not swollow or bring back up, she has had the rest of her hard fur shaved off and had a lovely warm bath and looks and feels and smells a lot better, so it’s onwards and upwards with her prescription diet and hopefully will put more weight on, god bless ya Fifi xxxx
A huge thank you to our vet Anna who has given Fifi so much time and attention, what a wonderful person she is, Fifi enjoyed her nice warm bath afterwards and smells and feels so much better bless her, watch this space as she will go for another weigh next Thursday, keeping absolutely everything crossed 🙂
Fifi has put on a little weight, last week she was 1.84kg this week after being on a prescription high fat diet she weighs 1.96kg so we decided to shave her rock hard fur off but our vet noticed she has a funny smell about her (which she has always had) so looked in her mouth and part of her tongue is rotting away, the vet thinks the part that is rotting will eventually fall off hopefully leaving enough for her to eat and lap, so she has been left at the vets today and tomorrow will be sedated and a thorough examination and if viable then we will continue to shave her fur and continue with her high fat diet, will update more as and when things happen
Update on Fifi, she went back to the vets last Thursday and lost more weight which I thought strange because she had been eating (mushy food) quite well although still badly drooling, she now weighs 1.84kg which is less than a kitten before neutering! We are having a last ditch attempt for her to put weight on so we have her on Royal Canin Convalescence Support and Complivit which are high in fat and liquid so easy for her to swallow, I will be taking her back next Thursday for weighing and a re examine. Her fur is still very stiff so Anna one of our vets treated Fifi to a special foam bath which softens and moisturizes the skin, it does help a bit and am doing it twice daily in between her 4/5 meals a day which she has little and often. Lets pray she puts some weight on, next update Thursday 13th Feb lets hope its a lucky No for her