Well Moki has been hanging in there. After everything he has been through, he has been doing pretty good we must admit. The URI which was very mild to begin with, seems to be clearing up, the UTI is gone, but we are still facing one remaining problem, Moki continues to be constipated. Normally we just give Moki a little bit of milk and that seems to get things moving, but the milk has stopped working at this point, and Moki keeps trying to pass a bowel movement, but just doesn't seem able to. We place him in the litter box and he shakes like normal, but nothing happens, so it's back to the vet we go. We have an appointment at 11:15 today, and will let you know what the doctor says upon our return.
Our auction to help out Misty, Beau, Billy Sweetfeets, Criz Cats and Moki, ended last night. For those who placed a bid and won an item (the highest bid per item wins,) you can submit your payment to us via our Paypal account. Once all the money is in it will then be divided between everyone. We will be re-raffling the items not yet bidded on starting tomorrow. Thanks to all of you who placed a bid to help these kitties out!
The Good and Bad of Moki's Most Recent Vet Visit:
Ok, well let me start with the good news. We got out of the vets office today for under $100.00! Can you believe it!!! We where so stunned momma bean almost fainted...hehe!
Now for the bad news. Moki temperature is continuing to remain low at 99 degrees. He is somewhat constipated but not to bad at this point, so our vet recommended giving him Laxatone and Metamucil. We are going to try combining the two to see if we can get things moving. Since the steriod we last gave him had both positive and negative side effects, we have opted to try Delta Albaplex, another stronger steriod, but we are trying it at a much lower dose. We are hoping that the positive effects will far out weigh the negative ones. With any luck, the Delta Albaplex, might help raise Moki's temperature, as well as have a positive effect on Moki's shaking when he goes to the bathroom. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed. Now here is the biggest downer, Moki has lost approximately a quarter of a pound, which would be about 10% of his body weight. At 5 pds he is already very tiny for his age, and can't afford to be losing weight, so we are going to try to beef him up a bit, and get him to regain the weight loss by feeding him a combination of A/D and kitten food 2 to 3 times a day. Lets keep our fingers crossed that the combination works, and that we start to see weight gain real soon!