Saturday, August 30, 2008

Moki Update:

Sorry we haven't posted all week. Things have been a little crazy around here...Anyway, we have many blogs to catch up on, and hope to do so sometime this weekend...In the meantime, I thought I'd give everyone a little update on Moki...
The congestion in Moki's chest is back...unfortunately it sounds much worse than before. It is now interfering with Moki's ability to eat. He can only eat a few small bites of wet food, before he starts coughing and sneezing. For some reason he tends to do a little better on a dry food diet, (he coughs much less after eating this...) A few times this week, he has gotten food caught in his throat, and has shot it back up as a result of the coughing...
His heart rate speeds up greatly when the coughing begins and he starts breathing very heavy. At least once this week, Moki scared me bad enough that I almost took him to the ER. (After reasoning things through, I ended up waiting it out, the coughing and other symptoms lasted approximately 30 mins. I reasoned however that their was much the ER doctors could do give Moki's current condition...)
After giving it some though I called Moki's regular doctor yesterday and spoke to him about things. Personally I feel that the thoracic inlet problem, is only part of what is causing the congestion and coughing. After discussing things with Moki's doctor, we decided to put Moki back on Tamiflu. Unfortunately this choice is not without costs. The prescription has to be compounded, and the compounding pharmacy informed us, that the prescription will come to a total of $70.00. This is for a 15 day supple...(Yikes!)
In addition to the Tamiflu, Moki will continue to take the Clindamycin for his UTI problem, which while not quite cleared up is beginning to show signs of improvement...We did a swab on Moki today as well. After talking to Moki regular doctor, there are a few things I want to rule out as being contributing facts. The swab will test for various URI causes. We should have the results back in about four or five days (it is going to take a little longer due to the holiday this weekend.)
Hopefully between the Tamiflu, Clindamycin and swab test, we can start to get things back under control. We'll have to wait and see...
----------------------In other news------------------------
Our "Autographed Book Raffle," will be ending tomorrow at midnight (pacific time,) so if you haven't yet bought a ticket and wish to do so, now would be the time!
Also we are currently working on updating the appearance of Moki's blog. Please let us know what you think of the changes. (We are having a few problems uploading our new header, but have read that others are having similar problems with Blogspot as well so we hope it is only a temporary glitch...)
And on a final note. Due to Moki's congestion, we canceled his physical therapy appointment this week. I felt that with the severity of the coughing, emerging him in water this week, would not be the right thing to do...Moki will return to his "swimming lessons," just as soon as we get his cough/congestion under better control.

20 comments:

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

O Moki i can handel knowing u ar sick i to have the same thing u do but mine is after smoking for 42 yers i will pray u get better soon sweet boy

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

our bean is so worred her furget to tell u how cuite u blogin is we like the beeeeeeeesssssssssssssss andthe treew and we fink u did a good job did u bean hep u??George+5

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, poor Moki, it's like a never-ending parade of problems for him. He's a real trooper. We hope he comes through this quickly.

We like the new look of your blog.

The Cat Realm said...

Poor Moki - we hope things will get better... When we saw the picture of you in the grass we thought they were - you look nice out there, and happy.....
We like the new blog look!
Lots of purrs for you Moki!

Camie's Kitties said...

Oh poor Moki, We are so sorry that you aren't feeling well. We are purring for you that your congestion and cough go away soon with the new medicine, and that your doctors can soon find a way to solve this problem of yours.

We too like the new look.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Whicky Wuudler said...

Oh Moki, I do hope you can get through this latest wave of problems quickly. It's really unfair that you don't get much of a break between bad bouts. As others have said, you are a real trooper.

Your new blog look is super, I really like it!

Little Big Man said...

Moki,
You are in our thoughts and purrayers. Mommy bought some more of your raffle tickets today, even though she doesn't have many green things. But she lufs you and wants to help out.
You look good outside dude! We too like your new bloggy.
Purrs & Headbutts,
The Hallie Kitties

-d ma said...

i hope moki feels better soon. i love the comic background. it's great.

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Moki-we hope you are feeling better today! Coughing and congestion isn't fun! But we know you are being well taken care of!!! Get better-we are always sending purrs your way!!!

Kodak, Winton, 3 Perf and Blossom

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope he recovers soon. It's no fun to be sick like that.

We finally posted the nekkid fridge photos. Thanks for helping dress him.

Karen Jo said...

I like the new blog look. I hope that Moki's congestion clears up soon.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're sorry that Moki isn't feeling so good - we're sending our best purrs and purrayers for little Moki to start getting better,

hugs and purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Tesla said...

Moki, me and mom are thinking about you every day and hoping that things get better. We have your thank you card and picture on our desk near our computer. :)

Hope the meds will help... mom is going to check the company they get their compounding stuff from at work... maybe she can find a way to see if the company will let you buy the stuff and give it to the doctor? If you buy the main stuff and just have your vet formulate it... you think it'd be cheaper?

Anyway- she's gonna check it out. Its called FlavoRx

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh, Moki, it's like a never-ending problems for him. Mommy says he reminds her of HER! Mokie is a fighter....he will be fine!

Mickey said...

Purrs to you Moki :) I hope you feel better soon.I will keep sending purrs.I hope they help :)

Purrs Mickey

Gizmo, Franky, Bucky and Abbey said...

We send you all our purrs to get well soon Moki!

Tara said...

Hang in there Moki,we are purrin for you to feel better really soon!

Tara

Parker said...

Oh that poor baby! We continue to pray for him. I hope he gets better soon!

Junior said...

Oh Mokster! It just isn 't fair that some kitties have to cope with so much! You are such a brave fighter! We are purring and purring for your congestion to go away, the UTi to go away and for the thoracic inlet problem to find a fix quickly!

Sending gentle head butts and snuggles to you and yours!

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Bingolady said...

I wish Moki getting better soon! It is always sad to see such little one being ill.

I like the website theme :)
Purrs and strengthening hugs!