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Leslie B.

Swirlie And Max Ortiz - Special Needs Cats -

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Hi

He is doing a bit better today, the fluid gal did not stop by last night and I hope she is ok. I left her another message today. I wish someone would teach me how to give him fluids myself.

He is eating a bit now and playing. I dare not weigh him cause I will freak out but I am going to in a bit here anyhow.

The Pepcid really helps him lots, and so does the Prednisolone and the fluids. I think vitamins would help but I am not a vet. It seems this entire madness brewed out of his fang falling out. I honestly think that mouth issue of his flared this entire thing up.

I wish he could talk.

Thanks 4 tuning in and I will stop by soon, we love and appreciate u all,,,,,,,,, have a great week forward, Max and me,,,,,,

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Howdddiiieeee

Max is giving us solid beautiful poos ,,,, not eating great but eating, off the fluids for now, 1/2 the Pred amount, his Pred goal is back to 2.5 mg, and then back to the every other day on that amount,,,,,,

   he is acting a bit bored and u know I cater to his needs beyond so that behavior is hopefully telling us that he is back to his annoying demanding of attention self which is a good sign cause it means back to who he is,,,,,,,,,,I feel sorry for him as I did the others when it comes to that cause I understand the need to go outside and be "cats", I feel horrible that I do not have a yard where I can allow that,,,,,,just horrible and it crucifies me,,,,,

Enjoy the Super Moon tonight, as the next one of this kind will be in 2034,,,,,,,the best time to watch it is at sunset while it rises, tonight and tomorrow night, also the Sun is at its incredible ultimate colors while it sets due to all of this so if u can find a high enough place to view, start climbing, but the beach is the best place to watch it rise,,,,,,,but then u will miss the sunset at the same time, unless ur in Key West,,,,

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:pp_animal_362:

 

Bad news. Max all of a sudden started wobbling with his head down and tilted yesterday.

We have an appointment Monday and thank u angels due to ur donations he has enough to cover the visit and blood. It is part of his annual. I was holding off but this happened.

We r doing only the necessary for now to figure out what on earth went wrong as he was doing so well. Could it be that as once the tapering off the Pred started happening he started on this path. But perhaps that is not what it is.

The blood work will hopefully tell. He lays with his head hanging way down and it seems this is what he prefers. Dr is not ruling out a stroke. He is also sleeping with his eyes open something he has never done. It is really scaring me the open eye thing. He is in deep sleep as I type this and eyes r open.

Of course my luck it happens on a Saturday and the vet is gone for the weekend. I have not slept today making tonight second day and I dare not, I am truly scared.

Please share ALL stories and help me brain storm. I pray intensive tests r not needed and mostly that come Monday he will be turning this around.

We r still giving him fluids and if the gal comes tonight it will be the 4th night in a row. She has an overflowing plate and still finds the time to stop by. The Dr said he really needs the fluids. My Dr also works so hard with that clinic out the door with clients and especially now with the short week coming.

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Ok sponsors listen up and out;;;;;;; we appreciate u guys intensively. Please send prayers and keep them coming,,,,,,,,,,,,:animcnda_lg:

 

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I'm just not familiar with what is happening with Max being a cat. I don't know if cats have vestibular issues like dogs can have. When Justice has vertigo his head tilts and he is wobbly and falls over. I hope that's what is wrong with max and nothing more serious.

Hoping that tmw the vet can figure out what is going on with Max.

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Thanks Cindy, his blood work came back and it appears his Kidney have gotten worse.

His Prednisolone mg was lowered, we r transforming him to k/d from the I/d, (I will find out if he can once transformed have the I/d as a treat)

He was recommended fluids but I am having difficulties finding a helper for that. If there is a way I will find it, u all know that. Hopefully I will be able to do it alone but he is very squirmy even with 2 of us.

 

Have a great Holiday and hope u r all with those u love,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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I hope u are able to find help giving the SubQ fluids to Max. I'm sorry his kidney values were worse. We'll keep praying some of the changes will help him feel better.

I hope u and Max have a good Thanksgiving.

Hugs!

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Hey there

Max is up and down, if they lower his Pred he has spaltters which in turn calls for fluids If they up his Pred he poos just great but eats less, I am no Dr so it is not my call, I am in no where land with it all, he likes his new food and the 50/50 on the food works for him, I will keep u on the up and up,,,,,,,


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It's so hard with these rollercoaster kids! Hope Max is having a good day. U are a good mama!!

hugs!

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My neighbor came by to fluid Max. First fluid since his annual.

He has not eaten for 2 days now & is now constipated. She is leaving Tuesday and will try to come for the next 2 days which he totally needs. His eyes are sunken and he is wobbling again.

Taking him to the vets for fluids is not an option due to $ and the fact that it takes him at least 4 days to calm down after a vet visit/drive. If I had $ the Dr could do a house run. See, $ is nice to have. I have asked everyone to help and only this one gal will. She is so back to back with life, her job and 2 shelters not to mention her own live in cat crew and foster kittens. I honestly do not know how she does it all. 

Yes I have considered doing it myself but Max is not a lay still sort of guy. U need 2 people that are cat knowledgeable's; he is after all, "Max" the last of a feral colony. 

Now I need all of u to PRAY that he eats like the parana he was after his pain shot.

 

Please pray that he goes back to how he was after his pain application the day he went to the vet. He was jumping, eating, running, how I wish he could have that medicine more often. 

 

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God Bless your neighbor.

I hope Max starts doing better.

hugs.

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His kidneys r at 10%. He will not be with us much longer. The vet did lots today to make him feel comfortable. He wont even come sit by me. I placed a cross I have with Jesus on it by one of his beds and he drags himself to it and just stares at it. Yes it could be curiosity but I feel it is more then that.

Please light a candle for him when u get a second. The light will be good.

 

Meanwhile thank u 4 all ur kind words during his process that led to this and for all ur help. Rather helping me with his physical needs and or listening to me trying to make this last, u were all there for him when I reached out about his problems. For this I am thankful to u all.

 

Oh God, I feel so lost,,,,,,,,why , damn it why,,,,,,, I want to leave with him,,,,,,I know the others are there, I know that much,,,,,,

 

 

 

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Oh Bibi, sending prayers and hugs to you and Max.

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Sending prayers and light to u both.

hugs.

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Hi!  Just wondering how you and Max are doing...

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We received an email from Max's vet today stating "I'm sure Bibi told you that we lost him a few days ago. :(".  We have not heard from Bibi but our hearts go out to her.  We can only imagine how horrible she must feel.

Thanks to all who have supported Max and Swirlie throughout the years.  You gave them more time and gave Bibi much needed support.  I am personally very sad. I will miss helping Bibi and wish her the best.

Godspeed, Max.  Find Swirlie and send love down to your Mom.  She needs that very much.

Cindy/IMOM

 
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Oh, Bibi, my heart is breaking for you ... sending big hugs and much love.

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Oh, Bibi I am so very sorry. My heart just breaks for u. 

I know Swirlie found his new angel brother, Max, and they will send u love in many different ways. They will both always be in ur heart. 

I am just so sorry.

hugs,

 

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I'm so sorry for your loss.  I know Max was so loved.  Rest in Peace sweet one.

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Max was put down a week ago today.

  I have been extremely sick since both physically and emotionally.

I appreciate all the kind words above and all that you did for us.

Posting immediately was not a priority to me. I do not feel that a week later is inappropriate. On Dec 5th I posted that it was time.

As you all know, it is hard for me to get to a computer to post.

Have a safe Holiday Season and may God be with you all. Thank you all for everything you did for Swirlie and Max. May your good deeds be returned in your most needed time and needs. Blessed Be you all,,,,,,,,

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On ‎12‎/‎14‎/‎2016 at 11:43 AM, Maxwell Junior said:

Max was put down a week ago today.

  I have been extremely sick since both physically and emotionally.

I appreciate all the kind words above and all that you did for us.

Posting immediately was not a priority to me. I do not feel that a week later is inappropriate. On Dec 5th I posted that it was time.

As you all know, it is hard for me to get to a computer to post.

Have a safe Holiday Season and may God be with you all. Thank you all for everything you did for Swirlie and Max. May your good deeds be returned in your most needed time and needs. Blessed Be you all,,,,,,,,

For Max...

 

A Parting Prayer

Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign him to a place of honor,
for he has been a faithful servant
and has always done his best to please me.

Bless the hands that send him to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing him from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of his life
with the love he has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor him
by sharing those memories with others.

Let him remember me as well
and let him know that I will always love him.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow him to accompany those
who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of his companionship
and for the time we've had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give him to you now.

Amen.

- © Brandy Duckworth, 1998

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