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MaydaysMom
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From:MO, USA
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posted 12-01-2003 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
I have had a horrible day. My dog died this morning and then this afternoon one of my kitten fosters who is 6 weeks started having seizures. I took him to the vet and they did blood tests and then sent him home with me for supportive care. The fecal came back negative and they wont have any blood results back until tomorrow. I cant stand watching this happen to him.
The vet said there are many causes for seizures and I have already lost 2 from this litter last week. I have 2 little girls left and I am so worried the same will happen to them.
Does anyone have any ideas? It is pure torture to sit here and wait not knowing.
I dont want him to suffer. Please help I am going out of my mind.

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nern

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posted 12-01-2003 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Im very sorry about your dog and for what your going through.
Were the 2 kittens that you lost also having seizures?
Im sorry I don't have any ideas for you but be sure and post an update when you get the results of the bloodwork.

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MaydaysMom
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posted 12-01-2003 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
The kittens had passed while I was at work.
Most of the vets that work with the rescue groups just pass it off as not having "the will to live"
He has a 50/50 chance to pull through. I hate 50/50's.

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emmit
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From:Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
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posted 12-01-2003 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for emmit     Edit/Delete Message
I'm really sorry to hear that all is not well. i don't no what advice to give you but to make the kitten feel loved while she's alive. i'll be thinking of you and i hope she recovers.

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Chessmind
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posted 12-01-2003 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I was a foster mom a couple of years ago. I was given four very ill kittens to care for and one healthy kitten. I was going to the vets sometimes three times a day.

I lost two very early on. They were just too ill and all the money in the world couldn't repair their frail little bodies. I then adopted the remaining three, knowing that two of them had serious problems and would most likely not make it either. I just wanted them to be in a loving home no matter how long they had. I think about them everyday. I miss them. However, I still have that one healthy kitten, who is now all grown up. He's the love of my life.

Again, I'm sorry for your loss, but they were lucky to have spent time with someone like you who cared for them.

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MaydaysMom
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posted 12-02-2003 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
Well we made it through the night!!!
He had several awful seizures last night and when I called the vet he said that euthanasia would be the best bet.
I was getting ready to take the kitten up there and decided we would have another go at force feeding, fluids, and water.
This time I actually got him to swallow. He ended up eating 25 cc of a/d and 15 cc of water, he recieved 50cc of fluids and he got up and moved around!!
he was purring so loudly my husband said you could hear him on the other side of the door! Maybe a half an hour later he had several small tremors, he would sleep and then get up again. He fought so hard. I slept on the bathroom floor with him, and this morning he woke me up trying to play!! I havent noted any seizures since.
I am so relieved. This little guy has given me the strength to keep going because he had so much strength to survive the night. Our recheck is this afternoon, hopefully we will get some answers.

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lucidity03
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posted 12-02-2003 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucidity03     Edit/Delete Message
Wow. I hope it all works out for you. I'm glad that the kitten is doing better so far. I can imagine how stressful it is.

I just wanted to tell you that I'll keep you guys in my thoughts.

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tiftgirl
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posted 12-02-2003 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tiftgirl     Edit/Delete Message
Did the vet check him for eplepsy? (I have no idea how to spell it) Anyway. I had a poodle that had it. He would have terrible, awful seizures. The vet put him on antseizure meds. He'd still have one occassionaly, but was really fine. And he lived a long time to. 15 years.

Good luck with your little guy. He sounds like a fighter and you are obviously a great mom.

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nern

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posted 12-02-2003 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
This is wonderful news. I Hope things continue to go well with him.

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MaydaysMom
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posted 12-02-2003 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
Well the lab wasnt able to get to the blood work today. Thank goodness he is doing much better otherwise I would have been livid. The vet suggested that he could be over run with parasites and that the regular deworming schedule may not be enough. So we are deworming him every day for the next 2 weeks with albon and panacur.
So I will definately post the results of his blood work tomorrow when I hopefully get them!
Thankyou all for your support. Sometimes you really need to know others are out there that care just as much as you do.

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Mojo
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posted 12-02-2003 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mojo     Edit/Delete Message
Whats the tough little guy's name? I will say a little prayer for him tonight. He's definately got "the will to live" and it sounds like with someone as attentive as yourself... he's got a good chance of making it through.

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MaydaysMom
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posted 12-03-2003 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaydaysMom     Edit/Delete Message
His name is Gemini. He is a 6 week old Domestic long hair with a purr louder than a sports car

Thankyou so much for your prayers

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