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post #241 of 267
Oh poor Sierra. Sorry that she's throwing up still and howling... if you ever get an interpreter let us know how it goes! And I'm sorry you were scared... you should know that *I* know exactly how that feels, with my acrobatic Sierra! I'm glad she's okay and that she's not hiding in the sink and is feeling better!
post #242 of 267
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Definitely, Pat!
post #243 of 267
love and scritches to my darling Sierra

glad to hear that her fall was nothing serious. Hope she continues to feel better and no more vomiting sessions
post #244 of 267
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Ari, I thought about you and Bay! I sure did! I thought about the very conversation you and I had after she took her flying leap! When I was so scared Sierra was hurt, I thought about what you and I discussed and what I would say to someone else, what to check over and observe, and it really helped me feel better and realize she was ok! Guess logic will do that for you, but sometimes, it's difficult to be logical!
post #245 of 267
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Sierra sends back to Aunty Dan!
post #246 of 267
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
Ari, I thought about you and Bay! I sure did! I thought about the very conversation you and I had after she took her flying leap! When I was so scared Sierra was hurt, I thought about what you and I discussed and what I would say to someone else, what to check over and observe, and it really helped me feel better and realize she was ok! Guess logic will do that for you, but sometimes, it's difficult to be logical!
Aw! And you're right... sometimes it can be difficult to be logical. I guess we don't give cats the credit they deserve, we just think that if WE had done that, we would be hurt and assume they are hurt too. But Miss Sierra and Miss Baylee are ladies and know how to fall gracefully!
post #247 of 267
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Well, if that's possible, our little ladies certainly have it mastered!
post #248 of 267
The many times one of my two have lost their footing and walked of with their head in the air as if to say " I meant to fall like that! "

I hope she keeps her food down again Try and take a picture of Sierra with her new bed Stephanie!!
post #249 of 267
I'm glad Sierra's T4 results are normal! Great news!

Poor girl, I hope her tummy has settled. Do you raise up her food when she eats? I have to do that with Roo, because when she eats off of the floor more often than not she'll throw it up.
post #250 of 267
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I certainly will have pictures of my baby girl in her new bed, Susan, thank you!

Yes, Diane, thank you for that suggestion. Sierra's crystal dish is elevated on a lovely stand! It was one of her Christmas presents! Perhaps Roo would like to have a stand for her dish also!
post #251 of 267
They do scare us sometiimes - Ellie climbed one of my drapes and then fell off and walked away. But I was terrified. I am glad Sierra is doing OK.
post #252 of 267
Stephanie,

Work has been crazy lately so I haven't been getting my Sierra updates regularly. I keep you and her in prayers, of course -- I hope you know that.

Will you put Sierra on a special diet for IBS (is that Irritable Bowel Syndrome?) When will you know if that's what it is? Do you have to do an endoscopy to find out? In any case, I'm encouraged to hear that IBS is treatable.

I chuckled at your story of turning your head to pretend you didn't see that Sierra slipped -- smart move. Penelope's pride always seems wounded when she leaps for a counter or dresser and doesn't make it. Maybe that's because I immediately gasp and run to her to check and make sure she's okay (and she always is). I've obviously not learned the art of practicing nonchalance before checking to see she's okay! I will try and start doing that!

Love and prayers for you, Sierra, and your grandma. How is your grandma doing, by the way?
post #253 of 267
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
sometimes, it's difficult to be logical!
Yes, especially when it's a dear little pet you are worried about! Logic just flies out of the window.

Sue
post #254 of 267
Stephanie, I hesitate to post this, but you may have already seen the thread I started. A friend's 15-year-old Maine Coon, who had always gotten premium food, started vomiting regularly after eating. He endured a whole battery of tests, with no results. The vet told my friend to give him Whiska's Senior canned food (!), and he manages to keep that down, and is doing quite well. It sounds crazy, doesn't it?
post #255 of 267
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You really must have been terrified to see Ellie fall from your drapes, Jenny!

Of course we know we are always in your thoughts and prayers, Colleen, as you, Penelope and Molly are in ours! I am in the process of learning more about Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the best diets. I want to have all my facts together before discussing diagnostics and treatment options with her Specialist. I definitely would prefer to not put her through further testing at this time, so I'm hoping we can treat her symptoms without the endoscopy and ultrasound. Poor Penelope, I know what you mean, their pride surely is damaged, if only shortly, when they momentary slip from their usual graceful splendor!

Yes, Sue, right out the window! Thank you so much for understanding!

Well, this does sound crazy, Tricia, but definitely worth further consideration! Thank you so much for introducing this possibility! How wonderful of you to care enough about us to make special effort to be sure we are aware of your friends situation, we appreciate it so much!

Thank you to all who have checked in on Sierra and sent all of your well wishes the past few days! I stayed home from work with Sierra Sat. night, and after a couple of not feel so great days, Sierra could hardly wait to eat her dinner before work last night! This morning when I arrived home, she greeted me at the door telling me all about her night! Then we had our special cuddle time after which she enthusiastically enjoyed her breakfast!Just a bit ago, we had a wonderfully fun play time with her favorite toy right now, which is really funny, because it's the remains of one of her toys that fell apart! It's just an elastic string hanging from a pole! She chases it all over, up and around, rolls over, holds on to the string with her hands and kicks it with her feet!So precious!As I type this, she's trying to get into my black eyed peas, one of her favorites since she was a baby. We're having a great day! In a little while, we will go try to get a bit of sleep before tonight's shift. Thank you, again, each of you, for all of your love and support, where would we be without you!
post #256 of 267
YEA SIERRA! KICK THAT TOY!! So nice that she's having a good day Steph I will have to try to take a video of George next weekend with his Sockie. Sierra would like that.

I love the little "study" smiley!
post #257 of 267
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Originally Posted by jcat
Stephanie, I hesitate to post this, but you may have already seen the thread I started. A friend's 15-year-old Maine Coon, who had always gotten premium food, started vomiting regularly after eating. He endured a whole battery of tests, with no results. The vet told my friend to give him Whiska's Senior canned food (!), and he manages to keep that down, and is doing quite well. It sounds crazy, doesn't it?
Actually, my colleague has a cat who went through terrible bouts of explosive diarrhea. They tried everything until a friend suggested they try some of the cheaper commercial food (I guess it's more processed?) Now, the cat eats Fancy Feast fish meals everyday and is fine. Go figure.
post #258 of 267
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Originally Posted by SnowLeop
Actually, my colleague has a cat who went through terrible bouts of explosive diarrhea. They tried everything until a friend suggested they try some of the cheaper commercial food (I guess it's more processed?) Now, the cat eats Fancy Feast fish meals everyday and is fine. Go figure.
I was told that once when I had a kitten. Apparently it's not so rich (in protein?), so counts more as bland food.

Sue
post #259 of 267
Wooo hooo Spring is in the air with Sierra alright!
post #260 of 267
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This is definitely interesting about the Whiskas and Fancy Feast! Thank you for your feedback, Colleen and Sue! Funny, really, spend almost 11 years determined to feed her anything but, and now find myself actually considering the possibility!

Yes, Susan, Spring is absolutely in the air with my sweet girl feeling well!

Chris, Sierra would just love to see George playing with his Sockie!


Sierra had another wonderful day yesterday!How great is this! She ate well, and we had such fun playing! Her toy of choice is still her string on the end of that pole! You'd think she didn't have toys all over the house, just one broken down toy!I've decided if I can stand the wait, when her bed comes in this week, we'll save it for her Easter basket on Sunday!Yesterday, I dropped one of her pots of grass when I was watering it. Never knew mud could fly so far~across my bedroom at that.So, we'll be needing to get a new terra cotta pot. I'm at work now, and just can hardly wait to get home to my baby girl!
post #261 of 267
Awww this is brilliant!!

We spend so much money on their toys and it's the simple things like a broken down toy like Sierras, or a biscuit wrapper with Sophie, or a "bitten" off carnation head with Rosie that can keep them occupied for ages
post #262 of 267
what wonderful news

post #263 of 267
go Sierra!
post #264 of 267
Hi Stephanie and Sweet Sierra.

I am so sorry its taken me so long to read this thread but I have now read it from start to end. I am so sorry poor Sierra has had to go through all this and I am sending big cuddles and lots of love to her And Stephanie sweetie, I can't imagen how hard this must of been for you. I wish i could of been there to support you through this all but you have me now and always will. If you ever need me you just call me, email me, pm me ok?!

Sending you and Sierra lots of love and cuddles

Your friends

Eva, Eviecat and Molly xxx
post #265 of 267
Hi Stephanie,
As you know, I am fairly new to TCS. I want you to know that your kindness made such a difference to me when I was first learning how to navigate the forums here. I just now discovered your post about sweet Sierra's health challenge. I did not know that you were going through this with your darling furbaby. I read all of the posts in this thread & it sounds like Sweet Sierra is doing better. I know that this has been a terrifying experience for you. Please know that you & your darling Sweet Sierra are in my thoughts
& prayers.
Lei
post #266 of 267
lots of to you

I'm just reading the first few pages, and the doctor's visit with the 'cage' is one of the worst experiences i can image. That doctor should not be practicing medicine, i see no compassion in her
post #267 of 267
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Eva, Eviecat and Molly, thank you for reading my baby girl's thread, wow. Your support just means so much to us! You surprise me everyday!

Lei, Sadie, and Dexter, I've so much enjoyed getting to know the three of you since your first day with us. It's so very special to us that you took the time to read Sierra's thread! Yes, we've been through quite a difficult time, but thankfully, by the grace of God and the support of our wonderful friends here, we are winning in this situation, and Sierra will continue to improve!Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much, Marina and Marsh, for your compassion and understanding! Yes, that was quite an awful experience for my sweet girl.Thank you so much for sharing our thread and for your sweet empathy
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