Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thankful to be Alive

Sorry I dont have a picture for this entry, but I am in the middle of midterms now through Tuesday. Anyway, I just wanted to give everyone a quick update. Moki is now back to eating regularly on his own. He still wont eat much wet food, but he is chowing down a couple of times a day on dry food. As for his drinking, the sub-q-fluids has had a positive effect on it. I guess Moki doesn't like being poked with needles, because he has started to drink more ever since we started the sub-q-fluids. Moki still is not drinking quite as much as he needs to, but he is drinking enough now that we dont need to do sub-q-fluids everyday. At the moment, we are getting by on doing sub-q-fluids every other day.

One of Moki's good friends (you'll have to keep checking in, to find out who,) actually offered to send Moki a Platinum Drinkwell Fountain that they can no longer use. (We will reveal their name when the fountain arrives...until then we want it to be a surprise!) Anyway, it's our hope that the Platinum Drinkwell Fountain will get Moki drinking enough on his own that we can take him off the sub-q-fluids altogether. We'll have to wait and see. In any event, Moki's urine continues to appear normal, with no blood in it!

As for Moki's congestion and runny/stuffy nose, he is continuing to do well on the Tamiflu. While still not completely gone there has been a HUGE improvement! We can tell that Moki is feeling much, much better. All I have to do is just walk in the room and the minute Moki sees me he starts purring just as loud as he can. If I stay in the room for more than a minute, he insists on walking up to me, being picked up and snuggled. It's funny I have nursed many a cats back to health, but I have never encountered one as grateful as Moki. It's as if, he seems to know that his life keeps hanging on the line, and thanks to all your help, we keep pulling him back from the edge...It's hard to put into words, but I have honestly never seen another animal, so thankful to be alive.

20 comments:

Misha said...

Go Moki!

Forever Foster said...

You're a champion, little buddy!!! What a wonderful friend you have so send their fountain. We love ours, and we think you'll have fun with yours:)

Good luck to your mum with her mid-terms:)

-d ma said...

yay moki.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is really good news!

The Creek Cats said...

We are so glad to hear this news of improvement, Moki!!! Keep doing well!!

Junior said...

Well, Moki is a fighter and he is just glad that he has a family that will fight as hard as he does!

We are so glad you are feeling better Moki.

Riley & Tiki said...

Way to go, Moki! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Camie's Kitties said...

Moki, we are so glad to hear the news that you are continuing to improve. We are also glad you have such a great mama to figure out what is wrong with you each time.

Purrs,

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Daisy said...

Moki has such a beautiful and strong spirit! He is an inspiration.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Keep going! We're cheering for you.

castle diva said...

Moki is an inspiration.

Crystal, hearing your sweet boy's loud purr and his walking up to you to be snuggled must be a wonderful feeling.

We'll keep on purring for all of you.

Ms. P, Cinza and the woman

DEBRA said...

Moki is simply a very special kitty spirit...

purrs
Abby

Hansel said...

i wonder if he's drinking more just because when they get so dehydrated- they overall feel awful. You've hydrated him enough to eat and drink on his own.

I hope you're as proud of yourself for fighting for him as i am of you and moki!

Grrreta said...

You and Moki are such an inspiration to us all.

Furkidsmom said...

Great news! Moki, you're a real fighter with a true love for life! We're so happy that you are responding so well!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Karen Jo said...

Good luck on your mid-terms, Crystal. Moki, hang in there! You are doing so well now and it makes me very happy. How kind of someone to send you a drinking fountain for Moki.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

We are so happy to hear that little Moki is feeling better! *purrs*

jimbo said...

that is so good!! u r one strong cat!!

love,
JiMbO

felinesopher said...

What a miracle...we thank God for Moki's positive progress & continually sending healing purrrss & purrayers for Moki & his family. We're touched by the continuous fight & spirit that you both have.

Good luck with Mom Crystal mid-terms:)


Felinesophy & Meaouwy Troops

The Cat Realm said...

How wonderful to hear good news!!! We have been absent quiet a while and it warms our hearts to hear these news about Moki! What a boy, we all love him! And you, for caring for him so much!
The Cat Realm