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About KevinTheCat

  • Birthday 12/07/1983

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Austin, TX
  • Interests Animals, Animal Rescue, All forms of Art, Makeup-Artistry
  1. I thought I had updated the other day, but I must've fell asleep while typing it or I just never clicked the "POST" button. Either way, it didn't get posted! I apologize for that! There's not much to update though... Kevin is still doing well. We finally finished out the bag of dry food we had and we went and got a specific Urinary Tract formula, as 3 out of the 4 cats we have are males, so we figure it can only help prevent the same thing from happening to the others. I just don't ever want to see another little baby go through what Kevin did. It was really hard to watch him struggling to stay alive.... Thank Heaven for IMOM, this community and for the kind people that donated to our last minute fundraiser!!!
  2. Hi everyone! Not much to report yet. Kevin's appt yesterday had to be rescheduled, however I haven't asked Josh what day he rescheduled for yet, but I'll post here again when I know the exact date. Kevin is loving this new all wet food diet and he's eating and drinking as usual, however, I've noticed a couple things yesterday and today that concern me.... yesterday Kevin vomited on the living room rug. When I went to pick it up I realized that it wasn't a hairball, it was a long piece of curling ribbon. Josh's birthday was a few weeks ago and instead of wrapping them, I put them in a nice gift bag and curled some ribbon to decorate the bag's handles. Apparently Kevin got ahold of the bag and chewed all of the ribbon off, so we're worried that the rest of the ribbon is stuck inside somewhere.... and we've noticed that he's been peeing outside of the litter box again :/ Which worries us. I'm going to have Josh call the Dr. tomorrow while I'm at work. I hope he's not going to need surgery. We'll update more when we know!
  3. Thank you Dawn and Kathy for your support! He's doing wonderfully! ****** Phewww! This week flew by so fast, and I'm so glad that it's almost over. This has been a particularly tough week, for all of us, so I just wanted to again thank everyone who helped make all of this possible. Without you guys, this week would've been a complete nightmare and not only would I be completely exhausted and frustrated, but I'd also be heartbroken. So thank you again everyone!!!! Anyhow, there hasn't been much of a change since my last post. Thursday was Kevin's last appt for the week and though I wasn't able to go due to work, I heard that he was such a little champ They checked his kidney levels and bloodwork again and everything came back normal!!!!! Yay! Kevin is still eating well (he loves this new "Wet Food Everyday" diet he's on, hahaha!) and we're making sure he is getting plenty of water. He's back to lounging outside on our (third floor apartment) back balcony and watching the ducks and squirrels run around and playing with his best friend/girlfriend Elvira. He's just totally enjoying the fact that he can lay around the house all day and eat delicious wet food and play with his friends again without being in excruciating pain. I'm actually pretty impressed that he's right back to his old self again, because ANYBODY who had to visit the doctor for bloodwork, tests, exams and then have weird things stuck inside your genitals and anus would be a little bent outta shape, but to deal with that 3-4 days IN A ROW on top of sitting at the hospital for 8 or 9 hours each day?! I think many of us would need a bit more than a day to shake all of that frustration off. I think my little buddy Kev deserves some sort of medal... some sort of Amazing Kitty or Tough Cookie Cat medal!! His next appt is on Monday, and I imagine everything will go just fine. But we'll keep everyone updated! I'll have to post some pics soon too. He's just hilarious.
  4. Hello everyone! Quick update for the 16th and 17th! I've been at work all day (with another long shift tomorrow!) so I'm getting these updates in kind of late at night! My apologies! Wednesday, The 16th: We brought Kevin in to the vet for a follow-up just yesterday at 7 in the morning. The Dr was still very pleased with his recovery and behavior, but when she started feeling his bladder she thought that it felt a little "hard". Dr Pasternak started to massage Kevin's lower abdomen to get a better feel for how enlarged his bladder was when all of the sudden Kevin started to PEE RIGHT THERE! We didn't notice at first because he was sitting on his collapsable carrier, but we sure noticed once he moved!! TONS of urine all over his little red carrier and most of his back end, haha. It was funny but also a big relief as I thought to myself, "Okay well, even though we're probably gonna be the pet-parents of the "smelly cat" in town (which is right up there with being the "stinky kid" in class!) at least we know he's not having any trouble peeing anymore!"The staff there are so amazing and they offered to run our carrier through their wash cycle and they gave us a plastic carrier to borrow. Dr. Pasternak then had one of the Vet Techs inject some more fluids beneath Kevin's skin, just for good measure, and also to really make sure that everything was completely flushed out. They also drew some blood (poor Kevin! He was TERRIFIED!) and ran some basic tests. The results were good, most everything was normal, except for his kidney levels... again. Dr Pasternak told us that they had definitely gone down closer to where they should be, but they weren't in that "Normal" realm yet, so she asked to see him back the very next day to re-check his kidney levels. Last night at home, it was like we had the old Kevin back.... he was eating norma, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of rest. Thursday, The 17th: Kevin went for his follow-up appointment today at 2:30. They checked him over and drew blood once more. THIS time we got to hear the news we had been waiting for:Kevin's kidney levels are back to normal! He's still at home, his appetite is right back to where it was before the blockage, along with everything else! You'd never even know by looking at him that he was on the verge of death just a few days ago! Kevin has another Vet appt on Monday, and we're hoping that it'll be the LAST appt for quite some time now! Updates to come!!! Thank you everyone for keeping Kevin in your prayers, we appreciate it!
  5. Hello everyone! First off, let me say 'thank you' to IMOM, the community and to all who donated to save Kevin's life, he is only 2.5 years old and we KNOW that he has a lot more living to do. Thank you's also go out to everyone on Facebook who liked and shared SaveKevin and who donated to the YouCaring.com fundraiser! Kevin is now home with us and eating, drinking, urinating, walking and being cute as normal! He spent the entire morning, afternoon and part of the evening at the vet. The Dr said that he seemed to be doing well from just the non-invasive removal of the blockage but she wanted to monitor him closely all day and keep him on IV fluids to make sure there aren't anymore crystals or grit still left over that could potentially get lodged in his urethra again. He will return to the vet tomorrow afternoon for some bloodwork, and as long as his kidney's look good, he is still urinating, eating and drinking normally, Kevin may not even need the surgery to place the catheter!! Fingers crossed!! The money that was donated by everyone went to keeping Kevin in the hospital all day, the IV fluids he desperately needed to flush out all the grit in his urinary system, steady monitoring of his condition, bloodwork, pain medications, sedation, and the BEST care any little furbaby could ask for. The people at Windsor Park Vet are the absolute BEST and we will continue to bring our pets there as long as we are in Austin! We will update more on his condition after his bloodwork/vet visit tomorrow! Thanks again IMOM!!
  6. Kevin is now home with us and doing 100% better! Thanks to all of you and those that donated to our fundraiser! He is now eating, drinking and urinating as he should be. He has an appt for bloodwork tomorrow, so we'll update more then!