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post #31 of 57
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I rang the rescues vet, and they saw her, and I have to admit to considering changing - I like my vets, but things are cheaper with this one, not that much travelling (although more than now), and as it is a husband and wife team, more things are done in house so if they were having a basic blood test, I could have results in 15 mins rather than waiting overnight. But anyway!! The new vet said it is actually quite mild, and that hopefully with steroids, it can be kept at that level for years, and he does now agree that he doesn't really want to mess much surgically. So, she has had a steroid injection this week, and goes back in a fortnight for one - normally he uses one that lasts a month, but he ran out, so we are going to try it on this, and if it works, then go for hte once a month shot (as she is on monthly weigh ins at the mo, and can combine it with the boys weigh in), rather than pill her. Feel so much better!! Hopefully this will reduce the redness and inflammation for her, and he listened to her chest and said her lungs are clear, but she is breathing a lot from higher up, as he put the stethoscope against her throat. Doesn't think her wart is anything to bother with either, but I didnt opt for having her weighed, I know it will be different on new scales!! I am going to start giving her a/d once a week though.
post #32 of 57
I am glad to hear some good news for her This is promising.
post #33 of 57
It does sound like you have found vets who understand your situation and Pebbles needs.
This is very hopeful.
Good for you for sticking with it and not giving up.
post #34 of 57
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Cheers guys - he did say that he couldn't say for definite it was SCC without a biopsy, and did rattle off a few other names. But, if the steroids work how they are supposed to (this is PEbbles though, and she does like to do things differently!!) then we will just continue to give her monthly/fortnightly steroid injections till they stop working - must ask him about any side effects actually .She is a bit off her food, but has been for a couple of days, I think it is the heat, as the other day she didn't show any interest until I went and took her food to her!! She will eat dry though, so not overly concerned this time.
xocats - there was never an option to give up with her, although there obv was an option not to pursue any treatment and just give her a good quality, but he seems to think this could stay like this for years in this country.
post #35 of 57
You are giving Pebbles so much love and care that is top quality...
She is a lucky girl.
post #36 of 57
I'm glad you have chosen to go with the rescue vets - they really sound fantastic!

I'm still positive that Pebbles will do something unexpected....yet again!
post #37 of 57
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WEll, some of the redness has come back, and the scabs haven't really gone down any. She is back on Thurs, so will see what the vet says. Her spine is feeling a bit bony, and her remaining back leg is looking a bit thin and sunken, but am hoping I am just over reacting, but will find out on Thurs. She is fine in herself though, she decided to run away from me twice on Sat (and I can't catch her!!) and was playing yesterday. Couple of recent pics of her.



post #38 of 57
Hope all goes well.
Anne
post #39 of 57
Hopefully the vet will be able to guage if they think the jabs are working successfully! Good luck for the appointment on Thursday!

Many, many }}}VIBES{{{ coming to you and Pebbles!
post #40 of 57
Pebbles is such a pretty girl and brave too.
Lots of positive vibes for sweet Pebbles.
Thanks for her posting latest pictures.
post #41 of 57
Good luck to both of you - you are both in my prayers.
post #42 of 57
I had no idea about any of this. Book tigger... bless your heart. This is so hard I know. Poor little kitty girl.

I am praying for your baby that her scabs/cancer/leg all heal rapidly. This poor baby has been through alot. She is probably so grateful you have her. Not many people would take a 10 yr old cat and give her the quality of life that you are bestowing on her. Thank god for people like you.

You will be blessed and I pray that her recovery is part of that blessing.

With much love and prayers for both of you, Jenn
post #43 of 57
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Thanks for the prayers, they do mean a lot. She is very lucky to have someone like me, although I dont think she will agree at times - she hadn't had a vet visit in years before coming to me, and is now up there at least once a month!! I hope her recovery is part of my blessing, but even if it isn't, I am blessed by sharing my home with these oldies, and knowing that whatever happens, I can say that I gave them the best life I could, and that they went happy and loved, and that is why I take on the oldies, however hard it is at times. Fortunately she is the only one with any major health queries (both boys have slight health issues, but nothign that ever concerns me!!)
post #44 of 57
Poor sweet Pebbles! Hope the steroids help. BTW, she is beautiful!
post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by booktigger View Post
I am blessed by sharing my home with these oldies, and knowing that whatever happens, I can say that I gave them the best life I could, and that they went happy and loved, and that is why I take on the oldies, however hard it is at times.
You are an inspiration.
Thank you.
post #46 of 57
I can't wait to hear if the steroids work. I sure hope so......
Good vibes coming your way........

Jenn and JJ
post #47 of 57
Do we have an update yet Booktigger on Pebbles little nose? I hope she's doing ok.........

Jenn
post #48 of 57
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Yep - have been on hol this week, so not caught up on the computer yet. The vet is happy with her nose, and has given her another steroid injection, and we go back in 2 weeks to check how well this one has worked, as it is a slightly different injection. i did forget to ask about any side effects (had the two boys with me too!!). She has put weight on though, which is really good. Tom has put a slight bit of weight on, and Ginger has lost a slight bit, so all in all, a pretty good (and cheap) vet visit!! And I Got home today to find Tom, PEbbles and Molly all very close on the bed, and Tom and Pebbles looked like they were holding paws!! Will post pics later, as it was so sweet - Tom loves PEbbles and Molly, but they tend to have a go at him for licking them!!
post #49 of 57
Sounds like good news concerning Pebbles; got my fingers crossed that the steroids continue to help.
post #50 of 57
aw, I can't wait to see the pictures.... and that is great that Pebbles is gaining weight!!!

When I take one of mine to the vet, they all gather round the crate before I leave and act like something bad is fixing to happen. And then they are all so happy when we get back. And I bet your kitties know that Pebbles is not feeling all the way up to par and they are staying close to her to make her feel better.

I read somewhere that cats purring helps them stay healthy and actually makes broken bones heal faster. So possibly they were helping her by laying close. They sound very bonded with each other.

I will watch for some pics dear Booktigger.........

Jenn and the gang.
post #51 of 57
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It was weird actually as while the 3 of them sleep on my bed a lot, they aren't normally close!! Me and my friend joke that Tom loves PEbbles, but she doesn't normally tolerate him (and did have a spit at him a few hours later), maybe things are changing now, as he has been here nearly 13 months. Here are the pics



and a close up

post #52 of 57
Awwww! That is so sweet!
post #53 of 57
Your fur kids look so comfortable.
I am sending lots of healing vibes for Pebbles sweet nose.
post #54 of 57
OK, let me get their names straight. Pebbles is the Tux, Molly is the black and Tom is the one in the rear with the black spots on the front of his face? Is that right?

Molly, Tom and Pebbles are so cute. I love their names. They sound like names I would choose. They looks so cute and love their big bed. That's how mine are too.

I'm so glad you posted the pics!!! And you know since Tom is a boy, the big girls might be bossing him around.... And he loves his little women. You can tell...

Jenn
post #55 of 57
Thread Starter 
Yep, that's right. I have a thread in Fur Pics (Houseful of Oldies) that have pics of the others. They have all come named - and Tom is nearly 4kg heavier than either PEbbles or Molly!!! In fact, I think if you add their weights together, it is less than Tom's.
post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by jcribbs View Post
Not many people would take a 10 yr old cat and give her the quality of life that you are bestowing on her. Thank god for people like you.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Pebbles is a very beautiful girl and I wish her all the best and many healthy years ahead!
post #57 of 57
I think you are a very good meowma to those kitties, and I pray for them all, esp sweet Pebbles
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