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post #31 of 56
Poor little James, he's so cute. im sending good vibes to you and james.x.
post #32 of 56
, James!
I'm relieved to hear he's doing a bit better. that his condition continues to improve.
post #33 of 56
Sweel little James is doing better! Yay! He continues to be in my prayers.
post #34 of 56
Sending LOTS of good vibes his way!
post #35 of 56
Can the vet check to see if it is labyrinthitis? Poor little baby, I hope and pray that he continues to improve.
post #36 of 56
Glad to hear he is eating well. More prayers on the way for you both. Hugs too.
post #37 of 56
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys so much for all the thoughts and prayers. It is so nice to be able to talk to people who understand just how much this matters to me, and that even though I've only had him a few weeks and still hope to adopt him out one day, I do love him very much and it hurts to see him like this.

Today I let him play a bit, and he had fun with his brothers who mostly took advantage of the fact that he is now disabled, but at least he seemed to enjoy it. He also played some with a toy.

Meanwhile I discovered that while I wasn't watching carefully enough Jane started throwing up and is now dehydrated. So now I am having to take special care of HER too. She is wrapped up in a blanket and purring on my lap right now.

Oy vey. I was supposed to relax this week.
post #38 of 56
Oh, dear! I'm glad you picked up on it. Poor little Jane, I hope she feels better soon! And her brother James, too.
post #39 of 56
Thread Starter 
I think this will be my final update to this thread unless anything major happens. I just wanted to let anyone who was thinking of him know that he seems a lot better.

That isn't to say he isn't still totally off balance, in fact, I'm not sure that has improved much.

But I think he is dealing with it better, and I actually saw him having fun this morning, which was the most important thing. I didn't know what I'd do if we had to put him to sleep because his life was too miserable. But today he came out to play instead of just laying in the cage, and explored my room and crept into the living room, and I even (gently) played with him with the feather toy, which he seemed to like.

We're going to get some acupuncture done on him (wild huh?) to see if that helps, and try to adopt him out with Francis who seems to also have some nuerological damage (to a lesser extent). I will continue to love and work on him until we find a good home for him.

My dehydrated kitten is also doing better.

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. We can always use good thoughts, but I think the situation is now far less urgent.
post #40 of 56
You & your sweet kitties will remain in my thoughts.
post #41 of 56
I am glad to hear he is doing better. I will continue to pray for him to get back to normal and also for his sister. Bless you for caring for these wee ones. Hugs.
post #42 of 56
I'm so glad to hear that they are both doing better.

You said that Francis has neurological damage too? Was that something you knew before the neuter?

You're a wonderful foster mom!
post #43 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by valanhb
I'm so glad to hear that they are both doing better.

You said that Francis has neurological damage too? Was that something you knew before the neuter?

You're a wonderful foster mom!
Unfortunately the little black one has been hospitalized, she kept throwing up and getting dehydrated. We'll see how she is doing tomorrow. I was stressing out so much watching her become a skeleton, so I'm glad she has full care now.

Francis' nuerological damage was known before the nueter. It's hard to describe. He winks one eye funny A Lot, and sometimes shows less grace than a normal kitten (falling on his side instead of feet). He's just Not Quite Right. Oh, and he can't figure out the litter box.
post #44 of 56
awa..i hope all is well..and my prayers go to you and kitties.
post #45 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatrawfish
Unfortunately the little black one has been hospitalized, she kept throwing up and getting dehydrated. We'll see how she is doing tomorrow. I was stressing out so much watching her become a skeleton, so I'm glad she has full care now.

Francis' nuerological damage was known before the nueter. It's hard to describe. He winks one eye funny A Lot, and sometimes shows less grace than a normal kitten (falling on his side instead of feet). He's just Not Quite Right. Oh, and he can't figure out the litter box.
Oh, poor little Jane! It sounds like this litter of kittens has a hard road ahead of them to be healthy cats.

Sending more healthy vibes to Jane, James and Francis!
post #46 of 56
Just a quick question about Francis - do you know which anesthetic they used? I've heard Ketamine isn't too good with neurological symptoms. (Which is what they used on my cat yesterday. )
post #47 of 56
Sara, I'm still sending vibes and prayers for James, Jane, Francis and the little black kitty.
post #48 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kluchetta
Just a quick question about Francis - do you know which anesthetic they used? I've heard Ketamine isn't too good with neurological symptoms. (Which is what they used on my cat yesterday. )
Huh, I had not heard that, but I did tell the Vet that was what they used (and another... Iflurine? something like that). The thing is, Francis came through the nueter brilliaintly. It was James, who showed no prior symptoms of any nuerological problems, who started acting brain damaged.

Unfortunately the colony they came from was not managed or healthy before these guys got trapped. I doubt any of them would have made it much longer on their own as it was.
post #49 of 56
Well, I think it's awesome how you're doing with them, and they are SO sweet looking.
post #50 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kluchetta
Well, I think it's awesome how you're doing with them, and they are SO sweet looking.
Oh, they are all sweeties. If you know anyone in my area who wants some slightly-off kittens, one with litter box issues, send them my way.
post #51 of 56
Well, uh, guess you've got a bit of a challenge there...
post #52 of 56
You & your troubled kittens are in my prayers. Thank you for taking care of these poor little babies.
post #53 of 56
Thread Starter 
Jane is doing much better!!!!



I'm going to pick her up today. I worried ALL yesterday.
post #54 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatrawfish
Jane is doing much better!!!!



I'm going to pick her up today. I worried ALL yesterday.

YAY, that's great news. How is James this morning? Hoping he is better as well.
post #55 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by carolcat
YAY, that's great news. How is James this morning? Hoping he is better as well.
Yup, in fact he's started hissing at me again. Guess it's time to stop worrying about his health and work on his socialization...
post #56 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatrawfish
Yup, in fact he's started hissing at me again. Guess it's time to stop worrying about his health and work on his socialization...

Hee hee, sorry about the hiss, but that PROVES he is getting back to his old self...happy socializing!
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