Monday, January 18, 2010
THANK YOU for all your prayers!
Ty, "I'm here for you Tinker."
Tinker, "Look at my poor legs and neck......they took my furs!"
I would like to thank all of you for such kind words and all your prayers. The last six months have been draining. On the up side, Tinker is improving every day. He was on antibiotics for crystals in his urine but apparently they stopped working. An infection started going to his kidneys, we found him frozen in a walk position in the kitchen. It was Sunday, 2am when my son and I rushed him to the emergency vet clinic. We were there till 5am when he was stable and comfortable. After much needed sleep, we went to visit him later that day. There were several other male cats with urine blockages and infections also on IVs and huddled under blankets. Tinker started purring and rubbing on the towel under him when I approached his cage. The assistant opened the door so I could cuddle him and he even ate some food after awhile. They released him, the following Tuesday afternoon with an agreement between the vet and myself that he stay on the food he was given for 3 weeks. I was not thrilled but agreed. Since the ingredients are not the best......... by products, corn....when was the last time you saw a cat willingly eat corn?????? Cellulose, guar gum, and the first ingredient is water........is it purified....does it contain bleach from city water? (Remembering the last few years in Levittown, turning on the tap first time in the morning and the strong smell of bleach!)
A week after Tinker is off the antibiotics he needs to return for a check up and have his urine checked for crystals then.....he is off to a Holistic Vet!!!! I have since changed his cat litter to Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Senior litter RX.......it is also to help prevent kidney failure & urinary infections by not promoting
E-Coli bacteria growth. I was in Pet Smart getting a new litter pan for the cage Tinker would be in for awhile to monitor his pee output when I spotted this new litter. It also works fantastic in the automatic cat pan because it doesn't waste litter and it doesn't gum up the works....LOVE IT!!!!!
Well, it's time for Tinker's pills and water tubes....again, Thank you!!! Holly