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Hello, My name is Cathy and I am the proud owner of nine cats and four dogs. Actually, they pretty much own me. They are a lot of work but well worth it. I have two special needs kitties...one who is 13yrs old with cerebellar hypoplasia and a 17mo. old kitty with a liver shunt. I came across this site while searching for information about cats who have had surgery for liver shunts. My shunt kitty, as the vet calls him, Scooter, is the love of my life and I cannot imagine losing him. It absolutely terrifies me. Have been through so much with him since day one. We manage his problem with a special diet and medications and he does pretty good unless he gets into regular cat food which will cause a seizure. I am planning to have the shunt repaired in a few months and would love to hear from anyone who has had success with this operation on their cat.
post #2 of 17
Hi, CathyC!! Welcome to TCS!! This is the greatest place to be--everyone is so nice. I am so happy to know your special needs kitties have someone like you. Its amazing how some animals have such human-like problems. You're an angel for helping them out, though. Glad to meet you and we'll see ya around the forums!!
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Welcome Cathy

If you post your question in the Health forum, I think you might get more responses. It's amazing the care that you give to Scooter. He's very lucky to have found you

If I can help you navigate the site, please click on my user name and send me a private message.
post #4 of 17
Welcome from another NC member. I have an adorable little Scooter, too. I don't have any info on the operation on your kitty, but would like to wish him good luck, and a quick recovery. You came to the right place, TCS vibes are very strong when we all pull together for our furry members.
post #5 of 17
Hi Cathy! Welcome to TCS.
I'm sorry, I don't know much about it either, but am also wishing him a successful operation & quick recovery
If you post about it in another forum on here, you may get more advice.

Hope you find what you need to on here
post #6 of 17
Hello Cathy and welcome to The Cat Site.

We are so glad you found us...

You'll love it here!

Wow, that's a big animal family! Looking forward to seeing pics of them all.

post #7 of 17
Hello it's nice to meet you!!!

post #8 of 17
Welcome Cathy! Sounds like you have your hands full lol. We would love to see pictures of your fur family so please dont be shy!
post #9 of 17
Hi Cathy! You certainly do have a big fur family! Welcome to all of you!!!
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Hi there Cathi we're so happy to welcome you and your furbabies to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

I hope you find some answers for your liver shunt kitty
post #11 of 17
I am always glad to welcome new members from NC. You have a nice family of fur friends. I hope you find someone to talk to about the liver shunt kitty. I am sure there must be someone here who has dealt with this problem.
I wish you the best with this special needs kitty.
post #12 of 17
Darn it! I wish I had remembered we had a TCS member from Wilmington! I took Fluffy to the Humane Society there yesterday, and ended up sitting in my car at the HS office most of the day reading and napping. We could have met for coffee or something. I have never actually met another member, and would love to. Maybe another time. I am from Jacksonville.
post #13 of 17
Welcome to the site CathyC!

Scooter is one lucky kitty to have such a loving Mom Please keep us updated on how he is from time to time, ok?

Can't wait to learn more about you and the rest of the furry family!
post #14 of 17
Welcome to TCS. I've never had a cat with a liver shunt, but from the sound of it, he is in excellent hands!
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Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you and your family to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better! It's so wonderful to meet a fellow NCian! My girlies and I live here in Emerald Isle, so we're just a short distance away from each other! I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Please, feel free to contact me anytime by simply clicking on my user name to send me a Private Message!

post #16 of 17
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!

See you on the forums!
post #17 of 17
Hi Cathy, I'm in North Carolina too.
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