Monday, January 26, 2015

Mancat Monday

Oliver and Tanner had a big week last week.  The stress of time away from one another, and the relief of achieving complete remission after so many months of fighting, have taken their toll on the boys!
This weekend was a time for catching up on sleep!  The Mancats are tired!  Tanner is trying to get his strength back and catch up on lost sleep from spending two nights at the vet school.  Oliver seems to be coming down with a cold, lots of sneezing and a crusty nose, so he is more subdued lately too. 
This photo is from Saturday, Tanners first day back home.  He was simply exhausted!  Do you see one of his bruises on his side? (purplish spot near the blanket edge)  This is from the kidney aspirates.  He has a couple other smaller places on his belly from the liver and spleen aspirates. 
Tanner is eating pretty good these days.  He is now on a canned kidney diet, and seems to enjoy it.  He actually needs to put a bit of weight back on, as he is really bony. (yes, I see his pouch)  He currently weighs 13 pounds 7 ounces.  This is down a pound from where he had been maintaining.

He is feeling better though, and playing more each day.  We will go next week and have the renal values checked again.  Then in late February we will have another ultrasound to monitor him.  The oncologists are hoping that we just did a small amount of damage to the kidneys, and this increased value will be his new normal, and we will just hang out here for a long while to come.  We will be closely monitoring the values to watch for rising trends and respond/treat accordingly.  Right now, he only needs special food to help make it easier for the kidneys to process.
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Tanner is enjoying some play time as well.  This video doesn't show a lot of movement, but he is getting around better each day...last night he was jumping some for his string!  The potassium levels have come up slightly (at least he is in the correct range now, just the low end), so he is less wobbly.  Enjoy the photo bomb by Oliver!

If it doesn't play above, here is a link to the youtube site...


11 comments:

  1. We're glad to see Tanner taking an interest in the string toy. Poor boy, he's been through a lot, no wonder he's exhausted. Continued purrs to him from us!

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  2. Oh, dear dear boys. I haven't been here in too long but I have not forgotten you at all. And I am so glad to learn that you are both doing better and gaining strength. I send ALL my love and warmth to wrap you both us. xxoox

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  3. I'm so glad that Tanner is doing so well! Paws crossed that he continues to bounce back from the treatments and he'll be back to his fighting weight soon.

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  4. I am very glad that Tanner is doing so well and hope he soon gets his energy back again.

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  5. We're glad Tanner is doing so well ! We purr for him getting better and better each day ! Purrs

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  6. Rest up, boys! Tanner, we're glad you're doing better. And we hope you gain the weight you lost. It must be fun to actually have to gain weight.

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  7. Hope he feels a lot better! {{{Hugs}}}

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  8. I am glad Tanner is improving. I pray both boys are in perfect health soon.

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  9. glad they are both doing better! It is so hard when they can't talk to us and tell us how they feel :(

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  10. So happy to see Tanner eating and interested in playing :) Glad the boys are together again so that they are both less stressed.
    Luv
    Marty and Mom

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  11. It is wonderful that Tanner is home and eating! We bet the boys are happy to be back together. Spoil them both (we are sure you will)! :)

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