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post #31 of 58
AD is probably the best thing Hills have made EVER - it has been a real life saver with cats that cant / wont eat and is liquid enough for easy forcefeeding. We always have a few cases of it at the shelter
post #32 of 58
YAY! Thanks for the happy update. Well done!
post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rang_27 View Post
2 weeks ago I was regreting my decision to take her home, now I am so thrilled. I feel like at the very least she knows someone loves her & cares enough about her to fight for her. .
of course that know it!...



post #34 of 58
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She ate another whole can yesterday! Then last night ate some more. I just keep leaving her food. As long as she is willing to eat she can eat what she wants. I let her take a short stroll out of the bathroom last night. She basicly walked out went around my bed & then walked back in. She is still very weak & a little tipsy, but at least she is eating!
post #35 of 58
Go Tiger!
I'm so glad to see a positive update. Sending plenty more your little darling and a for you for fighting for her.
post #36 of 58
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So we had another difficult vet trip on Saturday. The vet can now feel her liver & it feels enlarged. She has also lost more weight. She was 6.1 lbs 2 weeks ago, on Saturday she was down to 4.7. I am waiting to hear on blood tests. He feels it is probably cancer.
Other than that she is eating like a champ. She is now eating 2 cans of AD food a day, thats 11 oz of wet food a day. The vet wants to do an x-ray, but I'm struggling with what to do for her. She has quality of life right now despite being so thin. I'm happy that she is eating, but concnerned about what the outcome of all of this is going to be. Please keep sending those vibes for her, she can really use them. (I could use some too, this is more difficult than I could have imagined).
post #37 of 58
oh rats, I am sorry to hear about Tiger's weight loss and possible tumor diagnosis.

Hurray for you for giving her such an excellent quality of life, that she is eating is wonderful, though the weight loss in spite of it is troubling. It could be so many things. Cancer, or simply hyperthyroid...when was her last superchem?

Whatever happens, because of you, Tiger is spending her remaining life surrounded by love and care, and there is nothing better than that.
xo
post #38 of 58


I am sorry about the possible bad news. I'm glad Tiger is fighting and eating so much, I honestly can't even believe that......

If it's cancer there isn't much you can do..... If it's not then only time will tell....
post #39 of 58
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Just talked to the vet. Her blood work shows very slight improvement in liver values, but she still shows some sort of infection. He is happy to hear that she is eating so much. I should be getting a better scale some time this weeks, so I will be able to monitor her weight on my own. She needs to be put on a differnt antibiotic now.
post #40 of 58
You are absolutely amazing in what you have done for this cat! And I believe that your love and faith in her is what is giving her the strength to fight on! You go girls!!!!
post #41 of 58


It really is amazing the progress she's making in spite of everything. Hopefully it's not cancer and she'll keep on improving.
post #42 of 58
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I am hopeing at this point that she does not throw up what she ate this morning. She was eating super fast & by the time I left had finished almost the whole can of AD food. She sure loves her AD food!
post #43 of 58
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I am excitedly waiting to get my baby scale. I should get it today, but since it is comming UPS I might need to sign for it. That means I won't get it until tomorrow. Either way I am excited because to me Tiger looks like she is gaining a little wait. I can't imagine that she wouldn't be since she is still eating 2 cans of AD food a day. She cracks me up every morning. She eat like she is starving to death. She still have about a 1/2 a can when I went to bed last night. Then this morning she was crying for food & dove right in like she hadn't eaten in days. She ate about 1/2 the can right away. I am sure by the time I get home it will be gone. I'm not sure if I should be giving her another can, or sticking with 2? I don't want to her eat so much she makes her self sick, but I do want her to gain wait. I'll be talking to the vet today or tomorrow about another cat so I will try to ask him then. Keep those vibes coming. She may spend the remainder of her days at my house but at least she seems to have some good days ahead of her.
post #44 of 58
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I looked at the package tracker on the baby scale & I can hardly wait to get home because it is there. Sad that I am so excited about a stupid scale, but I can hardly wait to weigh her tonight.
post #45 of 58
I know exactly what you mean. My baby scale is due to arrive today as well and I've been totally in the dark as to Whimsey's weight due to his irratic eating patterns.

Good luck!!!!!!
post #46 of 58
I have read this thread from the beginning and what an amazing woman you are you have done so much already and its just great tht Tiger has such an amazing quality of life and a mum that just has so much love to give.xx
post #47 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rang_27 View Post
I looked at the package tracker on the baby scale & I can hardly wait to get home because it is there. Sad that I am so excited about a stupid scale, but I can hardly wait to weigh her tonight.
LOL I was the same way when I first got my scale when kismet was sick! that's too funny. I do use it ALL the time now though, so worthwhile to have around. I weigh both cats atleast every other month, gives me a bit of an indication of health/

THinking about you bothj!
post #48 of 58
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I looked at the package tracker on the baby scale & I can hardly wait to get home because it is there. Sad that I am so excited about a stupid scale, but I can hardly wait to weigh her tonight.
it's not sad at all, it IS exciting! Can you give a link to the scale you bought, if you like it? I dithered over buying a scale for Ootay (rb 5/09) for ages, and never did get one because I couldn't make up my mind, they all seemed so complicated.

However eventually my other kitties will be seniors too and I will want to monitor their weight.

The request goes to lmunsie too, if it's a different model.

Thanks!
post #49 of 58
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Originally Posted by otto View Post
it's not sad at all, it IS exciting! Can you give a link to the scale you bought, if you like it? I dithered over buying a scale for Ootay (rb 5/09) for ages, and never did get one because I couldn't make up my mind, they all seemed so complicated.

However eventually my other kitties will be seniors too and I will want to monitor their weight.

The request goes to lmunsie too, if it's a different model.

Thanks!
If you look at digital scales on Amazon, you will read a review where someone originally purchased the scale to weigh their dog, but their cat spends all its time sleeping on it! I thought that seemed like a good choice.
post #50 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rang_27 View Post
I looked at the package tracker on the baby scale & I can hardly wait to get home because it is there. Sad that I am so excited about a stupid scale, but I can hardly wait to weigh her tonight.
Have fun with your weighing!!!! My scale came too and it is sitting in the middle of the living room and one kitty is sitting on it and and the other kitty is trying to crawl into the box that it came in. Isn't Hill's A/D wonderful stuff? Hang in there!
post #51 of 58
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Originally Posted by esrandall2000 View Post
If you look at digital scales on Amazon, you will read a review where someone originally purchased the scale to weigh their dog, but their cat spends all its time sleeping on it! I thought that seemed like a good choice.
thanks but there are a billion scales. Since people here have narrowed it down and made purchases, it would be nice to know which ones you chose, and how they work for you, to help others who want one.
post #52 of 58
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Well She weighed 5 lbs 6 oz. That is a great improvment from the 4.7 lbs that she weighed on Saturday. She is full of spunk & is sure to let Jordan know she does not like him in her face. I will look for the link later today, but I need to get to work now. Thank you all for listening & sending vibes for her. It's great to have the support of people who understand.
post #53 of 58
Wow! 5.6lbs is a big improvement!
Go Tiger! Keep on eating and getting better!
post #54 of 58
Rang27, that is the most wonderful news!!!! Yay!!!! Go, Tiger!!!!

post #55 of 58
Keep it up TIger
post #56 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rang_27 View Post
. Thank you all for listening & sending vibes for her. It's great to have the support of people who understand.

ahhhh you have no idea, I think about you and Tiger everyday!
post #57 of 58
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She is still eating her 2 cans of AD food every day. Every morning she meows at me like she hasn't eaten in days and shoves her face in the can as I'm trying to get it in her bowl. Keep those vibes comming. She is a funny cat, she wants to come out of the bathroom, but everytime she sees the other cats she changes her mind & goes running back in. She just does not like the other kitties.
post #58 of 58
Here you go.

Courage
Appetite
Health
Happiness
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