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post #31 of 43
Yes, I think he should remain isolated from the others until he is recovered. However, it wouldn't hurt to change up once in a while, like every other day or so. Put the others in the one room and let Alex have the house while you are at work., or maybe at night they go in the room and he stays out with you. That is only fair. Can't he sleep in your room at night with you, keep the others out, so you can administer morning meds as soon as you get up?

He needs extra care right now, don't slack off until he is totally recovered. If he is out with the others he might not get enough food or they might pick on him because he is weak. You need to spread the love.
post #32 of 43
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Thanks Gail. Our bedroom is a second-story open loft with no door(and no privacy) so it'll be a while till Alex can sleep with me.
I am going to take your suggestion and let him out this evening while we are up, (locking Joey up), but he'll still have to be isolated to keep the others from picking on him and starving him. I know that he is still not able to hold his own while I'm not there.
I called the vet today and they are calling in some more meds to continue until we see her on Friday.
post #33 of 43
Glad that your little guy seems to be doing better! I bet he'll enjoy getting to be out with you in the evening. Continued prayers for you and Alex!
post #34 of 43
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Thank goodness we go to the vet tomorrow. Alex seems to be doing better, and I can sure tell because he is REALLY fighting me to get the meds down now. He says "ughhh" when I come in his room now, as he knows that meds are coming. I am hoping we are about done with that because it hurts when my sweet kitty runs from me.
Not since I was a new mom(to human kids) have I ever been so excited to see a big fat happy poop! To me, that's a good sign that he really is getting better.
I was reading another thread about getting meds down. I'm having more trouble with the liquid amoxicillin by syringe than the pills or powder.
Thanks for your continued prayers and vibes for Alex.
post #35 of 43
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We just got back from the vet, and Alex has made amazing progress. His bilirubin count went down from 10(2 weeks ago) to 1.4 today The vet was extremely pleased. She said she would like to see it go down to .6, so we are to continue with the meds.
He also gained over 3 pounds---from 12.1 to 15.7 !! She would like to see him back around 16, so that is really good. I know 16lb sounds like overweight, but Alex is a giant. Can I post pictures here?
I sincerely want to thank you all for advice, prayers and vibes for my sweet Alex.
Sierra
post #36 of 43
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Can I post pictures here?
I sincerely want to thank you all for advice, prayers and vibes for my sweet Alex.
Sierra
do you mean, here at the site, or in this thread?
i know it's ok, site-wise - we have a special forum for , 'cause we all love them sooooooo much! here's the link: fur pictures & videos only
if it were me, i'd post a new thread there, then come back here & post the link. that's what i did w/Firefox's pix.
post #37 of 43
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We just got back from the vet, and Alex has made amazing progress. His bilirubin count went down from 10(2 weeks ago) to 1.4 today The vet was extremely pleased. She said she would like to see it go down to .6, so we are to continue with the meds.
He also gained over 3 pounds---from 12.1 to 15.7 !! She would like to see him back around 16, so that is really good. I know 16lb sounds like overweight, but Alex is a giant. Can I post pictures here?
I sincerely want to thank you all for advice, prayers and vibes for my sweet Alex.
Sierra

Absolutely WONDERFUL news!!! I'm so glad things are going so well for Alex. I would really love to see a picture of the guy who has been in my prayers! Please give that sweet boy a hug from me and my girls!
post #38 of 43
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Thank you, Pookie-Poo! Everyone that works in that vets office came in to see him because they were amazed at how much better he is!
I posted a couple of older pictures of Alex on the pics and videos section, but don't know how to link it here.
Thanks for your continued prayers....they have certainly worked. I really got the impression that the vet didn't expect my boy to pull through.
post #39 of 43
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I posted a couple of older pictures of Alex on the pics and videos section, but don't know how to link it here.
here you are! Alex the handsome tabby
post #40 of 43
Good Job!! You are to be commended for your hard work.
Alex is very lucky to have you as his meowmy.

I am very happy for you.
post #41 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thank you, Laureen for the link.
Thank you Gail for the and support.
You know, it has been hard, and in the beginning I was worried that Alex would end up hating me because I had to constantly be cramming stuff down his throat. He hasn't gotten any better about taking the meds (worse, in fact, because he is so much stronger and can fight me now) but he actually has gotten more affectionate. I get head-butt kisses every day
post #42 of 43
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Alex slept with me last night After a long month of being isolated, my sweet boy is back in the house with the family. It was so neat to have him laying on my pillow and purring. My hubby even commented that his purr was the sound of "all is right with the world". It was the last thing I heard as I said my prayers(being thankful) and drifted off to sleep.
Thanks again for all of your support, advice, prayers, and vibes.
I now hope that all of you who are going through trials with your kitties have the result that I did.
Sierra
post #43 of 43
Oh Sierra...your post gave me goosebumps! I'm so happy for you and for Alex. This is just the best news to start my day out. You are a wonderful kitty mom to stick with it, and help Alex down the long road to recovery.

~~Big Hugs~~
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