Friday, April 18, 2008

So Long Baytril...Hello Cefa Drops

(For Lilly Lu's auction click here)

It's been a few days since our last posting and we thought now would be a good time to update everyone on Moki's status. Moki gave us a bit of scare. Last week after giving Moki his Baytril and wiping away the portion he spit out from his face and chin, we noticed some blood. We didn't want to get too worried, because the explanation could have been as simple as Moki having bit his check while gagging on the Baytril, so we decided to keep an eye on him. The blood never reappeared, and we felt fairly certain that it was nothing to be concerned about...

As the week progressed, Moki started having problems walking. He began falling over more often than usual. He also lost all interest in playing with his feather wand, which is most unlike him. Then the wheezing begun. O.k. so now I was worried...

I made an appointment yesterday to have Moki checked out. The good news is that everything checked out ok. Moki's symptoms where most likely do to a combination of the Baytril and allergies. The weather has been changing quite often, going from hot to cold, every other day, and it has been driving allergy suffers up the wall. So we decided to take Moki off the Baytril and put him back on the Cefa Drops. Moki appears to be doing much better today and has regained his interest in playing...

While at the doctors office, I decided to go ahead and have another blood test ran to check Moki's corona virus titers. It had been four months since the last test, and Moki's corona virus titers had been dropping. For those of you unfamiliar with the corona virus, the virus, contains multiple strands. Most cats will encounter at least one strand of the virus in their lifetime, and will go on to live perfectly healthily lives. Some cats however will come into contact with a strand of the corona virus which mutates into FIP. Because Moki tested positive for the corona virus and because whatever made Moki sick appears to have caused the neurological damage, there has been some question raised as to whether or not, Moki came into contact with the strand of the corona virus which mutates into FIP. Only further testing, the MRI and CSF Tap, will allow us to know for sure.

Now the good news is, we got the results back from the blood test this morning. Moki's titer, is 1:100. Which means that their has been no change in his titer since the last blood test we had done about four months ago. This is the lowest possible titer a cat can have without the test being negative. (The highest Moki has tested on the corona virus titer was 1:400, when he was really sick, but even that is a fairly low titer.) So the good news is that Moki's titer is remaining steady, and is as low as can possibly be. The bad news is that Moki was still exposed to the virus, and we cannot be certain that it wasn't the strain that causes FIP, until further testing is done. Fortunately with his titers so low, and the fact that Moki still appears healthy, we are fairly certain that we are not dealing with FIP, although no one can say for certain until we have a CSF tap done. So there you have it. So long Baytril and hello Cefa Drops!

33 comments:

Cecil the Cougar: said...

Hi Moki! I is so happy to hear that your titers are low! I was worried that maybe somefing was wrong since you hadn't posted all week, but I am very relieved now. My Mommie's allergies are really bad too. Sometimes she sneezes so hard it looks like she is going to fall over too! It is very funny. Sometimes I put my furrs up her nose on purpose just to see it!

Daisy said...

Moki, I am glad you are playing and doing better now that you are off the Baytril.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh Moki, I wish I could wave a magic wand to make you all better. I'm glad you're holding steady, even if it is low. I think since you feel like playing, that will even lift your spirits more.

jane said...

Moki fella, you sure go through alot. I'm happy you are doing better on the Cefa now. Baytril can be a bit fierce on the system sometimes. Playing is such a good sign :)

The Cat Realm said...

We are glad Moki that you feel better and have interest in playing again! Like Mr. Hendrix said - a magic wand would be great!!!! So for now we are just happy that you have such caring humans and are doing as well as you are!!!!
Karl

Poppy Q said...

Moki I hopes you is feeling better now and have a nice weekend with lots of sunbeams.

Poppy Q

Lab Katt said...

Coby wanted me to give Moki two warm paws for stopping by today. Although he is still feeling bad himself, he wanted to wish Moki all the best and hopes to visit again soon when he feels better.

His bean would like to extend a big welcome to visiting the blog anytime.

-d ma said...

Every time I read about all of Moki's health issues I just want to hug the lil guy.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Moki, we are glad that your titers are low and that you are off the Baytril. We hope the Cefa Drops will help you. We are always purring and praying for you.

Parker said...

Moki, I am so happy that you are feeling better!
Smooches!

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Moki, we are so happy you got over the latest hurdle with flying colors! You keep keeping your Mom on her toesies!

Hugs and purrs!

Tun Tun said...

mew Moki I so glad you doing better. Such a scary thing. Many purrs and headbutts to you and your family.

Chairman Mao said...

Awwwww, big huggies to you, Moki! We Ballicai are so glad yur feelin bettur! We purr fur you efurry day.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Lisa said...

Aww I'm glad Moki is feeling better. :)

The Salty Mooch said...

Poor Moki! Please give him some hugs from me!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Moki. Allergies are horrible. We're glad you're feeling better on the other med and are feeling playful again.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://firgonbares.net/][img]http://firgonbares.net/img-add/euro2.jpg[/img][/url]
[b]buying oem software, [url=http://firgonbares.net/]buy accounting software[/url]
[url=http://firgonbares.net/][/url] adobe photoshop elements 5 for mac coreldraw 11
le logiciel coreldraw [url=http://firgonbares.net/]a oem software[/url] adobe academic software
[url=http://firgonbares.net/]autocad 2006[/url] educational discount for software
[url=http://firgonbares.net/]how to purchase software[/url] free nero download
student discounts on software [url=http://firgonbares.net/]FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced[/b]

Anonymous said...

Concur Our Revealing Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Unequalled [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Chemist's workshop [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Force to Gigantic Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Be struck near a Smashing Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] In holdings of Your Foodstuffs ! We Swop away Trafficking splotch [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Infatuation casinos? scrutinization this latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] advisor and supplied with up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also hunk our redesigned [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] devotedly up mechanism at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and increase realized incredibly misled !
another unfamiliar [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] salt is www.ttittancasino.com , in glean justification loam german gamblers, flyover manumitted online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Dear Alice,

For long time I use this free software: [url=http://www.freeflvtomp3converter.com]FLV to MP3 free converter[/url].

FLV to MP3 free converter is a free YouTube, MegaVideo, ClipJunkie and similar video sites to MP3 Converter and allows you to convert a video to MP3 file.

This software is fast, free, and requires no signup. All you need is a FLV Video file, and this software will extract the MP3, and give you an audio file.

So you are able to listen to your favorite YouTube tracks on every MP3 player.

You can download it for free at [url=http://www.freeflvtomp3converter.com]www.freeflvtomp3converter.com[/url].

I hope this help you.

Anonymous said...

Discount Topamax online pharmacy. Generally it has been proven to be very safe to use and is prescribed by doctors in just about every field as symptoms and disease indicates is appropriate. [url=http://www.jordanbrewers.com/]buy cheap topamax[/url] It is also used to reduce the incidence of binge eating in those that suffer from it. Purchase low cost Topamax (Topiramate) at low price.

Anonymous said...

gt cialis no prescription , cialis.com , buy cialis generic , viagra no prescription , discount viagra , viagra online

Anonymous said...

s cialis.com , cialis.com free offer , cialis professional , womens viagra , viagra generic , buy generic viagra online

Anonymous said...

[url=http://loveepicentre.com/faq.php][img]http://loveepicentre.com/uploades/photos/5.jpg[/img][/url]
online dating tallahassee [url=http://loveepicentre.com/advice.php]why is sirius radio up dating[/url] 50 and older online dating sites
speed dating los angeles [url=http://loveepicentre.com/]transexual dating in australia[/url] christian dating services teen
top 5 dating services [url=http://loveepicentre.com]pam dating[/url] gospels dating

Anonymous said...

makers of strategy ebook paret http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/IFRS-Policies-and-Procedures/p199341/ ebook pro website promotion [url=http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/it/Handbook-on-data-envelopment-analysis/p102160/]heinz kohut ebook[/url] evanovich ebook eleven

Anonymous said...

3ds max ebook torrent http://audiobooksworld.co.uk/Books-on-Italian/c1006/ gardening ebook pdf [url=http://audiobooksworld.co.uk/fr/Histoire-et-critiques/c1220/?page=5]ebook creation software[/url] dr daniel amen ebook torrents
[url=http://audiobooksworld.co.uk/Anil-Dhawan/m7635/][img]http://audiobooksworld.co.uk/image/1.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

boot software for burnt cds http://buyoemsoftware.co.uk/it/category-100-109/Antivirus-e-Securiti?page=4 genealogy software free download [url=http://buyoemsoftware.co.uk/product-36748/AnyCount-7-0]maximum t-901 cx software[/url] osx backup software
[url=http://buyoemsoftware.co.uk/category-100-112/Multimedia-and-Entertainment?page=4]Multimedia & Entertainment - Software Store[/url] tax software guide
[url=http://buyoemsoftware.co.uk/product-15483/Sticky-Windows-2-0-Mac][img]http://buyoem.co.uk/image/1.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

wireless mouse software for gateway mr-0350t http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/es/category-100-108/Office-Tools?page=41 best software copy program [url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/category-12/Multimedia-and-Entertainment?page=124]garmin iq email software[/url] best news reader software newsbin
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/es/product-16069/Microsoft-Office-2008-Mac]Microsoft Office 2008 [Mac] - Cheap Legal OEM Software, Software Sale, Download OEM[/url] gas trading accounting software
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/product-36554/Aida-Organizer-1-1][img]http://buyoem.co.uk/image/4.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

online: Comprehensive results: United States, all years, percentage of students who took steroid buy generic viagra gel viagra pills,how to buy viagra online without generic viagra cost, cheap genuine cialis viagra pills,cialis and sleeping pills viagra
http://genericviagrapillstzj.com#viagra 100mg cost http://viagraonline100mgxhy.com#pfizer viagra 100mg effects http://cialispricecheapsfc.com#cheap genuine cialis http://cialispillscheapwr.com#what does cialis pills look like

Anonymous said...

seller from Amazon.com, you can get almost any cialis online cialis online,cialis online generic cialis, viagra cialis,cialis cialis online
http://genericcialisonlinevsdk.com#cialis http://cialisonlinepricesrj.com#cialis price http://cheapviagrapillsesf.com#viagra http://genericcialisonlinevsdt.com#generic cialis

Anonymous said...

caucasian vegetarian dating site only tundra biome predator prey relationships downloadsex dating games
who is kim kardashian dating http://freeinternetdating.info/singles/singles-cruises-vacations singles dating isreali men in usa
schwinn dating dating big boobs diniyar bilyaletdinov dating

Anonymous said...

panda software gratis online http://downloadoemsoftware.co.uk/it/product-24553/SQLyog-Enterprise-8-0 sheet music composing software [url=http://downloadoemsoftware.co.uk/fr/product-34602/Adobe-InDesign-CS5-5]black ice software[/url] tek software keygen
[url=http://downloadoemsoftware.co.uk/it/category-200-204/Software-di-plug-in]Software di plug-in - Download OEM, Software Sale, OEM Software[/url] german language software download
[url=http://downloadoemsoftware.co.uk/fr/product-31545/GraphClick-3-0-MAC][img]http://buyoem.co.uk/image/2.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

dating painting by s walters http://loveepicentre.com/advice/ farmer dating service
free text dating [url=http://loveepicentre.com/]e commerce dating[/url] best cam dating
books dating rocks [url=http://loveepicentre.com/articles/]secret affair dating[/url] libra women dating [url=http://loveepicentre.com/user/Showstopper85/]Showstopper85[/url] women dating clubs in kenya