Saturday, March 28, 2009

Moki - Excessive Drooling


Well, momma bean was hoping to avoid this, but it looks like she is going to have to take Moki to the vet. While he has been doing good these past few weeks, yesterday he started acting kind of strange. He was slightly lethargic and drooling. Momma bean chalked it up to the warmer weather making him slightly dehydrated so she gave him some sub-q-fluids last night and waited until this morning to see how he was doing. This morning he was still acting a little under the weather, so she gave him some more sub-q-fluids. She was going to make an appointment with the vet today, but within an hour or so after giving him the sub-q-fluids, Moki started to perk up and was acting normal again, so she didn't worry too much about it. As of tonight, he is drooling and acting lethargic yet again. Some thing is not right and momma bean isn't sure what is going on. Momma bean did open Moki's mouth and his tongue looks slightly swollen. She may have to take him to the ER tonight if things get any worse. In the meantime, we ask that everyone please pray that whatever is going on, that it is nothing serious...After having just ordered more sub-q-fluids we are down to our last $30.00 in Moki's medical fund, and momma bean doesn't get her financial aid check for another couple of weeks, so if anyone can spare a dollar or two to help out with Moki's medical cost once again, we would greatly appreciated it. As always we will post a copy of his medical bill here on his blog after his appointment...

Thanks in advance for all your purs and support...
UPDATE:
Moki made it through the night ok. He slept curled up contently in my arms the whole time. At the moment he's not eating much and is rufusing to drink, but his physical appearance and attitude seem to be normal. So for now, we are going to continue to keep an eye on him until we can get an appointment to have him checked out by the doctor.

2nd UPDATE:
Momma bean needs some advice and she would really like your opinions. After calling the vet, momma bean learned that Moki's regular doctor, the one who is retiring, will not be in the office until Friday. The new doctor who bought the practice can see Moki before then if we want to give him a shot. Momma's concern is that the new doctor being unfamiliar with Moki's case, may miss something or send us down a direction we really need not go simply because he is unfamiliar with Moki's medical file. However in the same breath, waiting until Friday to get Moki checked out is an awfully long time, so momma bean isn't sure what she should do and would like your feedback as to what choice you would make.

3rd Update
Ok, momma bean went ahead and scheduled an appointment for Moki with the new doctor for 3:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. This way Moki can get seen sooner rather than later. Then if the new doctor doesn't work out for whatever reason momma bean can call and speak to Moki's regular doctor, the one who is retiring on Friday...So thats the game plan for now...



34 comments:

Liz said...

Poor Moki, I cannot donate much but I hope that my little bit helped. I will be keeping him in my thoughts and sending healing wishes! Please give him a warm kiss from me and my bunch!

PinkynAsh said...

We are purring for him, and donated what we could. Lot of purrs for Moki.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Sorry to hear Moki is having problems again. One of my cats had teeth problems and was drooling long stringy saliva..yet another had a viral cold and was drooling. And it may be dehydration since he perks up when hydrated. Wise to check it out. I could be anything. Purrs and prayers for the little guy!

The Island Cats said...

We're still purring for Moki and hope there's nothing serious going on with him....

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring for Moki too. We hope this is something simple. We read your other post and hope that you can find a Vet that you are happy with. We sent a donation to help.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Little Big Man said...

We think about you every day Moki. Momma bean donated to your fund. Its not much but them green papers are really low right now, and the future looks grim.
We hope you feels better Moki.

Rusty said...

Oh, I hope Moki feels better very soon. One time, Mom had a cat who drooled excessively and it turned out he had some kind of virus that gave him sores in his mouth. A trip to the vet for medicine cleared it right up. I hope that Moki's illness is easily resolved.

Hansel said...

oh moki we are purraying for you. can you have your mom send us your address through our email please?


floofy mc flufferson AT gmail DOT com

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Moki, we're so sorry you aren't feeling well. We're all purring and purraying our very hardest for you, and going to come up with a few green papers to donate soon.

Purrs,
Rocky

Daisy said...

Oh dear! I hope the drooling is nothing serious. I am purring and purring for you, Moki!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

We're praying for you Moki! You sure yoo didn't get into any plants or eat somefin yoo shouldn't have?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We sure hope this isn't serious and Moki is okay.

Cliff and Olivia said...

We made our humans donate a small amount. We so hope that Moki will get better.

Purrs.

Everycat said...

Large rumbly purrs heading your way Moki. We hope the vet finds something simple and easily treatable. Our Mum thinks it's a great idea to ask your regular vet to continue to look after Moki when he retires. The value of a good vet who really knows the case is huge.

Love to Crystal too

Whicky Wuudler

The Cat Realm said...

Lots of purrs for you Moki! We hope you'll get better soon!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

noze kisses moki

mog said...

Purring and purraying for you, Moki. Hope it's nothing serious. Let us know how it goes at the vet.

Moz Mog and Meowza

Sweet Praline said...

Poor Moki. Mom said we are going to donate a litte bit of my vet fund to help out. It's not much, but we do care. I really wish it could be more, but mom needs to spend about $300 on me in a couple of weeks.

I hope Moki is doing better soon.

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring and purring for Moki! Keep fighting buddy!

-d ma said...

hope this is just another minor setback... get well moki!

The Creek Cats said...

Moki, we are sending you our very best purrs and healing vibes! Please feel better soon!

ML said...

Moki, I's made you's a grafik an posted it on tha CB.
I also donated a little bit to help you out. I know how them dollars can add up.
We's all purring and purraying fur you...
Love,
KC

Rosie(who else?) said...

....stay well Moki....me and Mousie are thinking of you....

Honey P. Sunshine said...

i would schedule to go in and ask before hand that the new doctor update hisself on moki's file before you arrive

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a dilemma. We hope you resolve it. But we think we agree with Honey P. Sunshine. Even though he's new, if Moki needs help .....

Cats and Dogs Naturally said...

I would take Moki in to see the new vet and make sure he is up to date with all his medical issues. It could be something not related to his other issues...you never know. Good luck and we are all purring and praying!

Furkidsmom said...

We hope the new vet can figure out what is wrong with Moki. At least you have your regular vet to check things out with.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Hansel said...

Poor poor moki we iz pullin fur yoo

Karen Jo said...

Moki, I am praying very hard for you to get better. I really hope that this is something that can be easily resolved.

Kaz's Cats said...

G'day Moki, we don't have a lot to spare, but we'll give what we can and we're purring lots for you to get better. We hope the new v-e-t can help you out,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Lily said...

Hi moki and bean tell you vet to read all about Moki tell him all u know If he is not doing what you want him to tell him i think u will be fine just let them know u want the to get to now you Ask his old vet to talk to the new one good luck moki love and miss u

Niko and Cloud said...

So Moki is your appointment Tuesday at 3pm? Because of the updates we are a little confused which day "Tomorrow" is?

Save Moki said...

Thanks everyone for all your support, prayers, purrs and donations. To clear things up Moki's appointment is today, Tuesday at 3:00 so we will have another update for you sometime after then!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Poor Moki! I will turn my purr button on high the VET will have good news. I'm sure he is good or the doctor you've gone to wouldn't have invited him to join the practice.

It is just now 3 in Ohio so we'll be purring hard. Keep us posted when you can!