Saturday, January 10, 2009

Not again

We had to bring Boo to the vet yesterday. He was once again suffering from a head cold the poor guy. This time, though, he was blowing out green snot which means he needed antibiotics. As Dr. Country Bob did his exam, he noted to me that he was losing weight. It has been a gradual decline of about 1 1/2lbs over the past two years. Dr. Bob decided it would be a good idea to do the full blood panel "just in case." I got the results this morning and everything is fine thankfully.

If Boo was sick I don't know what I would do. Things have been so hard over the past eighteen months. First we lost Ayla, then we lost Bomber on Thanksgiving, and Kukai is struggling to keep some weight on him. If Boo had something like kidney failure or cancer I think I would have lost it.

Bear and I wondered if it might be the house. We've been here for two years and we lost two cats to cancer and now one has thyroid issues. However, the other cats seem to be flourishing. Both Loki and Bailey are not skinny kitties and all of the young 'uns are incredibly active. We also give them top notch food so that isn't it either. Our brood, though, is getting older so that is probably what is causing the issues.

Kukai is back on the appetite stimulant and he's eating up a storm. He's also really tolerating the sweater which is really surprising. I just hope it's keeping him somewhat warm.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

We hope Boo starts feeling better. You have had an awful lot to deal with lately.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are purring that Boo starts to feel better soon. We love Kukai's new sweater. It looks nice and warm. Mom says that one of the ones who came before used to have trouble regulating his body temp when he was old (15+) and she used to wrap him up in a baby blanket. She wishes there had been heated cat beds then.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

The Meezers said...

oh we are glad that Boo's bloodwork is ok. We hope that he starts to feel better soon. and we are glad that Kukai is eating better now, hopefully it will continue without the appetite stimulant. {{HUGS}} to you all

Piggy said...

We are sending so much love and purrs your way!