Thursday, February 13, 2020

Two for the Hospital


Renn and Tucker visited the doctor this morning. I had called yesterday to try to append Renn on to Tucker’s appointment and was told initially that there wouldn’t be time. When I called back to make an appointment for my big boy, I was informed that I would indeed be able to bring him with the roly poly but, when I arrived, it turned out that there had been a misunderstanding – not on my part, as I had made sure of my comprehension in the case – and there would not be time for Renn. However, my usual veterinary arranged it so that she could examine Renn anyway. My cats’ hospital staff try to be accommodating that way.


Firstly, I will state that the report on Tucker will be given tomorrow. It is pretty interesting and, so far, things are progressing well with the experiment of which he is the subject.

In the meantime, Renn is still struggling with his cold and cough. As is always the case, he improved considerably the day of his medical appointment. The doctor checked his heart and lungs – the former strong, the latter clear – but based on my description felt that Renn was suffering a recurring viral infection. Anti-biotics would do nothing against that, of course, but Lysine was prescribed to inhibit the viral cycle. I will be attempting to give my big boy that substance later today.


The doctor heard Renn coughing and was a little concerned about asthma. She stated that a symptom of it could be frequent coughing in such a manner. Renn has been doing just that, so I will keep my ear on the frequency of it, and report back to the doctor. She said that only an x-ray would confirm asthma.

For now, though, Renn is in good condition, with some medicine to help him get over the repetition of his cold. I am not worried that it could, at this point, worsen into pneumonia or something equally dangerous. But I will keep vigilant.


17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update on both. Our purrs and purrayers to them. You already have my thoughts re: the possibility of asthma!

    Good luck with Tucker; I'll look for the update.

    BTW, every time it even crosses my mind to adopt again, I see a new post from you and that takes care of the thought (at least temporarily). :-D

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    1. Good Heavens, being a disincentive to adoption is not good for someone involved in cat-rescue!

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    2. It's the potentially ma$$ive vet bill$ (as with Nicki) and stress (for me) of coping on my own. And the whole sickness and death thing. So very hard on the heart.

      Your efforts in the rescue and foster arenas are to be commended!

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  2. Purrs and prayers to those sweeties from all of us here, we hope it isn't asthma.

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  3. doodz....even tho goin two de vet sux; itz nice ya could go two gether for support...we hope ya sang a nice duet de hole way ther AND de hole way home....glad for de most part yur ree portz waz aye oh kay ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Going there, they alternated peeping, high and low...

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  4. I'm so particularly sorry about Renn. He was always your healthiest, most trouble-free cat. It's distressing that he now has issues.

    Better health and happiness to them both.

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    1. Indeed, Renn has given me few worries over the years. But he will be thirteen this year and no longer a young fellow. Even so, he impresses me with his vigour.

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    2. He looked particularly perky in that bottom photo. :)

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  5. Glad both cats were able to be seen.

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  6. Two for the road!
    I add lysine to the wet food for The 'O' Cats.
    Here's hoping Renn improves quickly, and I'll tune in for Tucker's 'reveal' tomorrow!

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  7. I am glad your vet was able to see both together. It makes it much easier for you, and most likely for Renn and Tucker too knowing they have each other close by.
    I hope it isn't asthma and that the cough and cold soon clears up with the Lysine.

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  8. Thank you for telling us the outcome of today's visit. I truly hope the results on Tucker are satisfactory and that Renn feels better soon!

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  9. OH I am glad things seem to be doing well for Tucker and that Renn was seen after all! SO glad the vet got other the cough. I had to google coughing in cats to see if Katie had coughed. Ashe has as it turned out. I had never heard a cough. Lysine. I need to do that again. been a long time. It's good for them. I will have to ask Katie's sisfur-in-law the dosage. Renn...hurry and get all better and consider that lysine. XX

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  10. I'm so glad that the vet was able to see both Tucker and Renn today. Fingers and paws crossed that Renn will have a quick recovery, and I look forward to reading Tucker's report tomorrow. Meanwhile, Renn and Tucker - get well soon!!

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  11. Bet it was a bit of a relief to hear Renn's lungs were clear. Hopefully
    he will get this out of his system for good.
    What a good thing that the vet saw Renn too. Hope Tucker is doing well with the insert and the reading output.

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  12. It's good your vet saw both of them. I hope the meds help keep this virus at bay.

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