Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Lazy Day

I know many of you have been patiently waiting for an update on Moki, and I apologize for not being able to get one out to you sooner...I also want to apologize for the delay in sending out thank you's to everyone who has recently made donations and or sent their well wishes. Please bear with me a little while longer and at the end of March, when I have a week long break between quarters, I will set some time aside just to show our appreciation and thanks! In addition, a friend of ours sent Moki a DrinkWell Platinum Fountain, and we plan to get pictures up of it and reveal their name hopefully later on this week...Now on to the update...

Moki has shown major signs of improvement since our last update. His eyes are bright and clear and his nose is no longer runny. He continues to remain a little stuffed up, but over all is doing well on the Tamiflu. His temperature is remaining within normal ranges, but do to the colder weather and his inability to generate body heat from exercise like most cats, we are continuing to use the many clothes sent to us to help keep him warm. Since it has been a little colder outside lately, Moki prefers to spend most of his day snuggling up and sleeping away in his cat bed with a nice blanket placed on top of him. The blood in his urine did come back slightly when we started to give him sub-q-fluids every 2 to 3 days, so we have moved back to giving him sub-q-fluids every day to every other day. Since changing the routine, the blood has disappeared again. Over all Moki is doing pretty good at this moment in time compared to all the health problems he suffered from in the past several months. His appetite is back, and we have found that when offered, Moki will eat approximately 1 1/2 cans to 2 cans of food a day. The increase in the amount of food offered, and Moki's willingness to eat it, have thus resulted in Moki regaining some of the weight he lost. He now has a nice, round, little belly, and we couldn't be happier to see it. Regaining the weight for Moki, is probably the biggest sign of improvement. Having the weight back on him means that he is becoming stronger, and can continue to fight. We are very blessed to have him still here, and our very thankful for all of you for purred, prayed and showed your support...

35 comments:

Misha said...

Great news Moki! Keep it up!

Daisy said...

I was a little bit worried about Moki when we hadn't heard from you in a while, but it makes me so happy to read about how well he is doing! Eating so well and getting a little belleh is such a great sign. I think the very best thing is that you know for sure why he had the bloody urine and what to do to treat it.

We're still struggling to find the cause of Harley's EGC, and he had to have another Depo Medrol injection.

Go, Moki, go!

Laila and Minchie said...

Good going little Moki! We are so excited to hear you are getting a little round belly! Keep up the good health little one!

Hugs and purrs.

Laila, Minchie and Peggy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Good for Moki! He certainly is a little fighter. We hope he continues to grown stronger and healthier.

mog said...

Round bellies are good, way to go Moki. Glad you're doing better. You look cute all snuggled up in your bed.

purrrrrrrs

Miz Mog and Meowza

meemsnyc said...

Oh Moki, we are so happy that you are feeling much better. Continue to gain weight dear kitty.

Hansel said...

Hurrah for moki! we are so happy! HANSEL & benny

momsbusy said...

yippeeee!!!! moki gots a little tummy! that is great news that he is gaining weight from eating lots of stinky goodness.

y2k

Cliff and Olivia said...

Dear Moki
It's so good to hear you're getting better. Continue fighting.

Purrs and thoughts

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad to hear that Moki is doing so well. We worry about him all the time. We will continue to purr for him.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

-d ma said...

I am SO glad to hear Moki is doing better. And the boyz and I have given you an award. Stop on by the blog when you have a moment...

Forever Foster said...

Your progress is sounding great, Moki! It's awesome that you have found a way to deal with the blood. You look so snug in your bed:)

Karen Jo said...

This is such great news! Keep it up, Moki! I am so happy that he has regained some weight and that his kitty cold is almost gone.

possumlady said...

Way to go Moki!! Bright eyes, a round belly, no blood in urine...wow! Not only does that make you feel better, it makes all of us in the CB feel better!! What great news to wake up to on an early Sunday morning.

The Island Cats said...

Moki, we are so happy you are doing better!!! Yay!

Alexi said...

Moki and family, we love you and are purring and praying for you! We are so glad to read the news of your improvements! Purrrssss and :::hugs:::

Alexi and the Krasota Castle crew

Parker said...

Yay! Good news is such a welcome thing!
Please give him a big smooch for me!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

moki, mommie wants to rub yor round little belly

Cats and Dogs Naturally said...

Great to hear you are doing better Moki. Lots of beans are praying for you!

Cheri and the Cats of Wildcat Woods

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

hi moki so good to know u ar getin better i know how it feel to be cold all the times us bean sr getin sick of it to and i just luve tour beautifu pic you bea post on here

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We knew you could do it, Moki. So tell mom not to worry so much about thank you notes. We know you both appreciate everybody's generosity.

castle diva said...

Moki, we're glad to hear you're doing so much better and we'll continue to send purrs for you and your family.

Ms. P and Cinza

JB's Big World said...

Moki is eating a lot, this is good. Fight, Moki, fight!
--JB

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

So glad to hear that Moki is showing some positive signs of improvement!

Sweet Praline said...

I am so glad to hear that Moki is eating well! I'm purraying for him everyday!

Furkidsmom said...

We're so happy to hear such good news about Moki. We always get nervous when we don't hear anything. A belly! GO Moki!!


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Southbay Girl said...

we are so happy to hear Moki is feeling better and has gained weight!!! yeah for eating lots of food!!!

Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom

Rosie(who else?) said...

......always thinking of you....no matter how busy I am......

George said...

Our cat has been experiencing the same problems as Moki now for about a month.. The SubQ fluids do seem to help dillute the blood but it would be nice to know what the solution is! I think this is what our kitty has:

http://fairviewvet.com/articles_search.php?category=0&id=205

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

It makes me so happy to hear that Moki is eating more foods! Continue to get better my little friend : )

Rahel said...

Great news about Moki and especially his new little belly. I hope he continues to get stronger!

Furkidsmom said...

We're just checking in to see how Moki is doing.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Lily said...

Hi moki ask your bean to come over i got samthing ur her and u

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We so glad that you are feeling better, Moki!

Sending purrs for continued improvement,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

We keep praying for you to get better, with continuing improvement.