Woo hoo!!!!!! I have tears too! I love my cats so much, but these feral rescues are really special. And you are special people too, to be able to give so much and have so many worries! Here's hoping for a smooth recovery for baby Flowerbelle.
oh boy.... my heart nearly popped out when i read thru the thread... oh boy..thank god that she's FIP negative... i'll pray that she's gonna be ok and without pain and sickness for the rest of the time... she's gonna have many happy long years with u guys...
I am just now seeing this and had tears in my eyes. I was scanning ultra fast through all the vibe posts to find out if she was okay. I'm so thankful she doesn't have FIP and I will continue to pray for that little angel. (((((HUGS)))) to you, Gary, and Flowerbelle.
Flowerbelle did not get to come home Thursday night, she got to come home yesterday afternoon (Friday). They wanted to wait for some of the cultures they'd sent out to come back. But there are two more pending - should be in this weekend or Monday.
She has stitches in her eye again (of course). We have to put in drops three times a day. She HATES it!!!!
As a matter of fact, she is such a feisty struggler, they had to sedate her at the vet to get blood samples.
There is NO sign of parasites in her, period.
HOWEVER - it appears that the parasitic pneumonia caused tissue damage in her lungs that then allowed a bacterial infection. She received her antibiotics via injection at the vet - we have to pill her twice a day.
We have learned how to wrap a cat. (Which, I've learned, is actually dangerous. If not done properly, it can really hurt the cat).
The vet says the other two cultures still pending will give him more detail about whether or not she's on the right antibiotics, but she isn't contagious and this should clear up with this course of meds!!!!!
I remember when I had to give Nakita eye drops right after her spay operation. It was not fun, and I totally know how such a small package can be very fiesty!
The best way we found was to have Rob hold Nakita and put her back to his stomach, and I would tilt her head up and put the eye drops in while he held her. I wasn't very successful, but we somehow lived through it. I'm dreading the day I have to medicate Nakita again, because now she is twice the weight!
I think I'll have to come down & visit that little one soon, because her fighting spirit is making me melt!