Monday, February 02, 2015

Mancat Monday

Tanner has had a pretty good week at home.  He has turned into quite the lap cat too!  He insists on either sitting completely on your lap, or propped up on your legs, and prefers to be covered up with the down throw.  He gets all toasty warm and takes a nice long nap, complete with twitching paws!

Tanner lost weight again this week and now weighs 13 lbs 1 oz.  I was actually hoping he would gain, as he really doesn't need to lose anymore weight.  You can easily feel each bone in his spine!  He is still eating pretty well, but I can tell there are times when he is hungry, but nothing seems to be what he wants.  We are opening multiple cans to find one that smells good to him.  I gave him a shot of famotidine over the weekend to see if that would help his stomach to feel better.  I wish he could tell me how he is feeling!

We stopped the antibiotic because he is having major diarrhea, even with the probiotic in his food.  I hope getting this out of his system will perk him up too.

He is doing well with taking his potassium pill, and he regular heart meds.  He is asking to play more, and will run around some.  His back legs are getting stronger looking, but if he stands with his feet too close together, he wobbles.

He seems dehydrated, so I have brought out the fluids and gave him 50ml on Thursday and Sunday.  This seems to help.  Tanner goes to the vet on Thursday afternoon for blood work recheck, and I made an actual appointment to have time with the vet as well.  I want to talk about how much fluid and how often can we safely give them.  I need to know that we are doing all we can right now to support Tanner and give him good quality.


  1. We continue to send strong healing purrs to Tanner - so pleased he has had a better week; our paws are corssed that the vet will be able to give you some positive advice.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

  2. I'm sending more purrs to Tanner too - it's so hard sometimes to get the mixture of meds and care just right with these elder kitties when they have health issues.

  3. I am continuing to purr for Tanner.
    Flynn gets the same major diarrhoea problems with antibiotics.

  4. Tanner sure is in good hands. We purr that his appetite improves...though we sometimes are the same way...nothing seems to appeal to us.

  5. Paws and fingers crossed that you will find something Tanner wants to eat. Maybe with being off the antibiotics things will start to turn around. He is still the first name in my prayers every night.
    Marty's Mom

  6. We will keep purring and praying for Tanner. I hope he finds something he wants to eat.


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