Thursday, January 29, 2009

Moki's getting Sub-Q-Fluids



Well, we are back from the vet and we have a bit of good news...Moki's temperature is back to normal! We gave Moki some more sub q fluids and the doctor wrote us a prescription for the Tamiflu. The pharmacy was closed by the time we got out of the vet's office so we will have to pick it up tomorrow. Now that Moki is hydrated again, he actually weighs a little more, mostly weight gain from the fluids, but still good to hear. The congestion is still present, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Tamiflu will knock it out. Going forward we are going to try an experiment. I bought a bag of sub-q-fluids to bring home with us to help keep Moki hydrated until he starts drinking again, he will thus receive fluids everyday to every other day for the next 10 days. During this time we are going to monitor the amounts of blood in Moki's urine. If I am correct in my assumptions, then the regular dose of sub-q-fluids should eliminate the blood in Moki's urine in addition to keeping him hydrated. At the end of 10 days, I will report my finding back to the vet and we will go forward from there.

As long as we can keep Moki hydrated and eating then I think we may be able to get every thing under control once again. We have done it before and I WILL NOT give up hope that it can be done again. As long as Moki's chooses to fight, we will stand by him!

Thank you so much to everyone who is purring, praying and showing their support for Moki! God is listening and he is working on answering our prayers!

36 comments:

Angel said...

purrs ans head butts that this all comes out well! Bless his little heart.

Furkidsmom said...

YIPPEEE that's all good news! Moki isn't ready to go anywhere! Fight Moki - you can do it!! We're purring even louder here!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Honey P. Sunshine said...

woohoo!!.....haffin to pee is a gud thing!!!keeses moki

i am a mystery said...

Moki, we are sending head butts (gentle ones) and lots of purrayers.

brandi
mama Carol
our neighbor Mystery

CRIZ LAI said...

I just heard about Moki's condition. Our prayers here for his speedy recovery.

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Ikaika said...

We are so happy to hear that Moki is doing better today! Sub-q's can make a big difference in the way a kitty feels. We'll keep purring - lots.

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Note from 'Kaika's mom: If sub-q's are going to be a part of Moki's treatment plan for a while, an inexpensive source of lactated ringer solution is KV Vet Supply online. All you need is a prescription faxed from your vet. I was paying $20 per bag when I was buying from the vet, but the cost is significantly less from KV. You can also order the lines and sharps, too. Hang in there...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're all cheering for Moki to get better! He's a fighter. And so are you.

Forever Foster said...

Moki, we are sending you love and light and strength. We know you can win this battle! Fight, little guy! We believe in you, and we believe in your wonderful family.

Laila and Minchie said...

Again, more good news! What a fighter you are little guy!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad to hear that Moki is doing better after receiving the sub-q fluids. We will be purring that this will go a long way to help him get over his URI and the blood in his urine.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

meemsnyc said...

That is such wonderful news that Moki is feeling better. We'll continue to purr and think good thoughts that he gains more weight.

Chesney Cats said...

Moki, we know you can do it!! We are sooo happy to hear that you are doing better....keep eating & drinking! Hopefully the Tamiflu will take care of the URI quickly, so you can get back to your old self! We love you, little guy!!!

peggy and The Cats said...

Yea Moki!
We hope you have as good a result with the Sub-q's as we are with Babe. It's amazing how much better they seem to feel when they aren't dehydrated. Hugs to you :)

Karen Jo said...

Fight, Moki, fight! I am glad that your temperature is back to normal and that you and your Mom may have found the solution to the blood in your urine. While you are fighting, chow down and drink up!

Ramses said...

I fink you are right about the fluids, my housemate Tigmut'hep has FLUTD that My Mummy has been managing in him for (nearly 7 yrs) longer than I've even been alive! The trick has been to get more fluid into him, this saves him having bouts of cystitis and blood in his pee. In fact Mummy's got it so well under control now that Tigmut'hep has been able to get back to eating more of the food he likes and off the Rx food that he hated! Of course this has somewhat improved Tigmut'hep's mood, although he's still a big black grumper for the most part! ;)

I shall purr for Moki and hope that it the fluids do their trick and make him feel a LOT better fast! :)

Purrs,
Ramses
x

Boots and Brenda said...

Hang in there Moki and bless you Moki's mom!!

Brenda & Boots

Alasandra said...

We are purring for Moki and will keep him in our thoughts. Thanks for keeping us posted. ~S,S & C

The Creek Cats said...

We are so glad to wake up and read some good news on our friend, Moki!
We will not stop the purring and purraying until Moki is all better!!

Cafe Cats said...

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Riley & Tiki said...

Keep on fighting, Moki!
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-d ma said...

i am so HAPPY to read that Moki is getting a little better. I admire you for fighting so hard for such a special little guy.

vickie said...

We are with you, Moki. Sending you our prayers. Gobs of (((HUGS)))

Junior said...

WOO HOO!!!!! Great job Moki! Your strength amazes us!

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Little Big Man said...

Yeah Moki and Crystal,
Just ignore those other ruuude hoomans. No one knows Moki like you do! We is purrin' and prayin' for you efurry day. We luf you and hope the SubQs work.
Purrs and gentle headbonkies to you.

The Island Cats said...

Yay Moki! We hope you continue to improve!

castle diva said...

We're happy to hear Moki is doing better!!! We'll keep on purring for all of you.

By the way, we don't know if this would help, but our humans will add boiled water from the kettle into our canned food to get more liquid into us, especially for Ms. P who has kidney issues.

Have a wonderful, healing weekend.

Ms. P and Cinza

Daisy said...

Woohoo! I am very happy to learn that Moki is doing a little better. I sure hope the fluids will make his potty all better. I didn't think he was ready to give up!

Cliff and Olivia said...

Keep fighting Moki!

We'll be purring for you.

Cliff and Olivia

snowforest said...

So very happy to learn that Moki is doing better. We thought our hearts were going to be broken once again by the loss of a furriend but we are soooooo glad that Moki has improved and hopefully he'll continue to improve and become totally healthy one day :)

Sending all of you our mightiest purrs and purrayers...

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Yay! We are so happy to hear that Moki is doing better. We'll continue to purr and pray for you, Moki and you keep wroking to get better, little guy.

Purrs,
Charlemagne and Tamar

DEBRA said...

*claps paws*

this was such good news to read.
we had all been so worried about you Moki and to hear things are improving is jusst well wonderful.

we will continue to purr for you and hope for the very best

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Abby

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

Way to go, Moki! Keep it up!

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Glad to hear that Moki is feeling a bit better! He certainly is a fighter! *purrs*

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Go Moki Go...we'll keep purring and purraying and sending extra strength to yoo as long as yoo want to keep fighting! Mom just wants to hold yoo and kiss yoo like a little baby...she's silly sometimes but in dis case we agree with her.

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

YOU go Moki u show them u ar not giving up

Teri said...

This is not our first visit to Moki's page, but we think it's our first comment. We are happy to see today that he is responding to the sq fluids and the Tamiflu is a miracle drug, so hopefully he can get through the URI without any residual effects. Teri's a vet tech and helps keep us healthy but even we get sick sometimes. If Moki needs sq fluids every day for the rest of his life to keep the UTI from coming back, that's cheap and easy. She said another thing you may not have tried is Metacam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. At the cat hospital where she works, they use it a lot in FIC cats (Feline Interstitial Cystitis). Do your vets think you could have that?

Anyway, keep getting better!

The cats of Furrydance and Teri