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post #91 of 112
Come on Pax...
post #92 of 112
I hope he will be ok.

post #93 of 112
Come on kitty...

Just had a thought...can they IV-drip some fluid and nutrients into him to buy him time for the meds to kick in?
post #94 of 112
You have done and are doing everything possible to save this little guys life - you have given him every chance possible, and now it's up to his system.

Sending lots and lots of continued
post #95 of 112
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Originally Posted by ebrillblaiddes View Post
Come on kitty...

Just had a thought...can they IV-drip some fluid and nutrients into him to buy him time for the meds to kick in?
possibly if they could find a vein that has not collapsed.
post #96 of 112
I'm so sad to hear these latest developments. Can you do more of the steam baths for Pax? When my husband had pneumonia, he said he felt that it helped him feel better. Since Pax' temperature is below normal, I would also think that keeping him warm would help too.

Sending all the heathy and strong I can muster for little Pax. He's got a world of people behind him here, and I can only hope that TCS vibes can pull out another miracle.
post #97 of 112
Oh sweet Pax, there is still hope and I am clinging onto that. Chris you're doing everything for him and beyond, there is nothing there to criticize..
Is he staying at the vets tonight? did he actually eat on his own?? Hopefully the food will give him the strength needed. I hope it's like Carolina said, that the metacam shot will work really quickly!

post #98 of 112
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I'm so sad to hear these latest developments. Can you do more of the steam baths for Pax? When my husband had pneumonia, he said he felt that it helped him feel better. Since Pax' temperature is below normal, I would also think that keeping him warm would help too.
I just did one..... he meow'd at me when I got out of the shower. He hasn't meowed in a couple days.

Prior to that, I thought he was dying in my arms. He was laying on his side, and reached out with his wee paws to bring my hand to his chest (he always liked being pet on the chest and sucking my finger). Once I calmed a bit and my rational mind took over my heart, I went and did the shower.

Now I am leaving him alone, so he can be relaxed and not stressed, and hope for the best when I check on him in the morning. I don't want to get my hopes up...I'd rather expect the worse, and have it not happen, than expect the best and get the worst.

Mariya: no, he's home with me...there's nothing more the vet can do. He is not eating or drinking on his own... the vet forcefed him some, I force fed him some (we're talking 1/4 tsp that I gave him). My vet said to try little amounts every 3-4hrs through the day, but to stop if he really fights and starts breathing heavy.... last time I fed him was when I thought he was dying. He only got a little bit, one small bite, and he was stressed, so I quit.

I hope to wake up tomorrow with good news, but I expect not. It's easier that way.


Thank you all again, I truly appreciate it.
post #99 of 112


Hoping for a TCS miracle, one more time.

Laurie
post #100 of 112
Still sending those and prayers! That little boy is a fighter, and we'll help him fight!
post #101 of 112
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What we did for him today was support: he had a tetracycline based antibiotic + Baytril + an anti-inflammatory (Metacam) as well as fluids, and some food. (the day prior, he had a different antibiotic and fluids)

because I know it will come up, the topic of Metacam: I was extremely hesitant because of what I've read. It was our only option. He needs an anti inflammatory to hopefully open up his bronchial tubes so that he can get more O2 flow. If we didn't try everything we could, he would die.

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Oh honey, please don't worry about that. There are times when we have to go right away with the hardest-hitting stuff or procedures we can, and don't have the luxury of time for trying other things and seeing how it goes. You are taking wonderful care of him -- as someone else said, now it's up to his little body.

prayers and wishes...Try to stay here, Pax.
post #102 of 112
If he is unable to eat or drink, he is dying slowly of starvation/dehydration. If force feeding isn't working, then I suggest you talk to your vet about letting him go, rather than making him suffer much longer.
post #103 of 112
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If he is unable to eat or drink, he is dying slowly of starvation/dehydration. If force feeding isn't working, then I suggest you talk to your vet about letting him go, rather than making him suffer much longer.
Did you actually read the update????

We have been giving him fluids, and FF in a different manner than syringe feeding.

We are trying to buy time to see if the meds will help, if not, as previously stated, his suffering will end tomorrow.

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He needs to respond to the meds NOW, or he will die. If no improvement whatsoever tommorrow, it is obvious he is not strong enough to fight this and instead of letting him starve of oxygen and food, he will have to be euthanised.

There is always hope, but realistically, unless a miracle occurs, the odds are against him. If he was not a kitten, there'd be more of a chance of survival. But right now, his chance of survival if he doesn't respond to meds, is none.

That is about all I can tell you right now.

I leave this with a plea: If you want to critisize my choice of meds, or my decisions, please don't, or do so privately. Even if you don't like me, and would love to take a dig, I beg of you not to. You can rest assured I feel awful as it is.
post #104 of 112
I just don't know what to say. for you and Pax
post #105 of 112
Yes, I read the posts. I know it's not easy for you to decide to euthanize such a small kitten, and I've had to many times. I know I have no tact left, it has been a most long day.....but if that kitten was in my house, and not improving the way you are describing, it would be hard, but I would euthanize him. I know it's probably not much consolation, but I've seen adult cats euthanized for pneumonia One kitty that stuck in my mind had mild URI symptoms, yet 2 days later he was beyond hope. He went downhill that fast. I won't jump you, or criticize your decision, as I know there are many who dislike me for my "gung - ho" attitude on euthanizing.

I'm hoping & praying he improves soon, but if he doesn't, I will be thinking of you, your family, & Pax tomorrow.
post #106 of 112
Chris, don't loose hope baby...... Hope dies last, and is very very powerful and worth it.
Don't loose hope...
:vi bes:
post #107 of 112
I would not give up yet either.
I was told Meeko would not live at 3 months and to think of having her pts .
She is now 9 years old.
Her temperature was 95.6 then.
If you want I can give you what her numbers were then.
I do not blame you for giving him another night and trying to save him.
post #108 of 112
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Yes, I read the posts. I know it's not easy for you to decide to euthanize such a small kitten, and I've had to many times.
The decision has already been made. He has been given some time to let the medicine try to help, if no improvement tommorrow, he sadly will be euthanised. That decision was made prior to me even posting the update, and I thought it was relatively clear that that was what was going to happen, which is why I asked if you actually read the post, because your response seemed like I was trying to prolong his pain when that is the furthest thing from my mind. I am well aware of what starvation can do, and would not wish it upon even my worst enemy.

I am the one who has been by Pax's side since he got sick, I'm am fully aware of what is going on with him.

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Thank you to everyone for the vibes and support through this difficult time.
post #109 of 112
I'm crossing my fingers that Pax is feeling a bit better today!

I saw Zoey go from rock bottom (I drove home from work thinking I was going to have to put her to sleep that night) to on the road to recovery (by the time I got home, she was sitting on my boyfriend's lap eating her second plate of food - more than she had eaten in over a week. Zoey was older, but was about the same weight as Pax.

for good things to happen today!
post #110 of 112
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If he is unable to eat or drink, he is dying slowly of starvation/dehydration. If force feeding isn't working, then I suggest you talk to your vet about letting him go, rather than making him suffer much longer.
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Yes, I read the posts. I know it's not easy for you to decide to euthanize such a small kitten, and I've had to many times. I know I have no tact left, it has been a most long day.....but if that kitten was in my house, and not improving the way you are describing, it would be hard, but I would euthanize him. I know it's probably not much consolation, but I've seen adult cats euthanized for pneumonia One kitty that stuck in my mind had mild URI symptoms, yet 2 days later he was beyond hope. He went downhill that fast. I won't jump you, or criticize your decision, as I know there are many who dislike me for my "gung - ho" attitude on euthanizing.

I'm hoping & praying he improves soon, but if he doesn't, I will be thinking of you, your family, & Pax tomorrow.
Nat, I think Chris was reacting to the fact that the decision's already been made to give it the one, last night. There wasn't anything to do at 12:30 in the morning.

Chris, I think Nat was just trying to communicate her support for your decision, if it comes to that.



Laurie
post #111 of 112
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
The decision has already been made. He has been given some time to let the medicine try to help, if no improvement tommorrow, he sadly will be euthanised. That decision was made prior to me even posting the update, and I thought it was relatively clear that that was what was going to happen, which is why I asked if you actually read the post, because your response seemed like I was trying to prolong his pain when that is the furthest thing from my mind. I am well aware of what starvation can do, and would not wish it upon even my worst enemy.

I am the one who has been by Pax's side since he got sick, I'm am fully aware of what is going on with him.

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Thank you to everyone for the vibes and support through this difficult time.
I hope the morning finds Pax feeling better....it IS possible and I too would not have yet given up hope on a KITTEN; you and your vet were doing everything possible to make him comfortable and POSSIBLY improve his condition..giving him another night after getting metacam and letting the antibiotics kick in sounds reasonable to me. I just recently had to make this decision for my 16 year old cat but I too TRIED for a few more days and we WERE able to make her more comfortable before letting her go. And this was an OLD cat. Hope Pax is better...don't let ANYONE try to make you feel bad!!!! That's just not fair.
post #112 of 112
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Pax as of 8:30am on my husbands birthday, the day after my anniversary, is now resting comfortably in peace

I thank you all for your support.
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