Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easy Like Sunday and Selfie and Update.

Thank you to everybody for all the purrs and good thoughts you have been sending my way. It is hard to think that this time last week I was so ill that mum and dad didn't think I would make it.
The Clavaseptin pills I had been taking were making me feel very ill and weak with really bad diarrhoea and vomiting so I had to cut short the 10 day course.
I had an emergency appointment and saw another vet who gave me an antibiotic injection which lasts 14 days. Mum and dad didn't know at the time that it was Convenia and they didn't know about all the bad side effects it can cause. Within 24 hours I was very weak and kept lying down after every few footsteps. I laid on the bed stretched out looking almost comatose. They were going to take me in through the night but were afraid they might be told that nothing could be done for me. They decided to wait until the morning and kept telling me how much they loved me. In the morning I was slightly better and have continued to improve every day. After being so ill they have told the vet they don't want me to have any more antibiotics. I still have blood in my urine but it is not causing me any problems. It was only discovered by chance when my blood and urine was being rechecked after being on my thyroid pills.
My vet has sent my urine away to see if a culture can be grown. If nothing shows there, I will have an ultrasound scan.
I have been taking Mirtazapine tablets to help me want to eat. I was taking one every 24 hours, but when I ate 6 x 85g cans (approximately 16 ounces total) of food in 24 hours mum said it needed to be cut back to every 36 hours.
I have started to take short walks in the fields again. Mum and dad carry me there and back so I don't tire myself. Hopefully I will soon be able to lead the way again!
Okay, on to my easy Sunday.

We have been getting lots of sun so I have been napping under the azaleas again.

It feels good to get the sun on my back.

There has been quite a cold wind though so I go back to my pot when I get chilly.

I haven't felt like practising my selfies this week so this is the next best thing.

I like to drink from the horse troughs and I can see myself in them. You get two Flynns for the price of one!

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60 comments:

  1. Oh goodness...I sure hope you feel better soon. Sending LOTS of good thoughts your way.

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  2. Darn those antibiotics... You are one tough cookie, though, and it sounds like you're winning the battle. We recommend a few walks, continued rest, and lots of sun baths in your pot. We're letting the whiskers go for the moment, but still keeping our paws crossed.

    Lizzie, Max & Tuck

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  3. We are so very happy that you are doing some better Flynn, keep it up pal. We all love you!!!

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  4. We hope the improvement continues. You have our bestest purrayers!

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  5. Please feel MUCH better soon, Flynn! I'm glad you are making progress, and hope things get back to normal for you without any more side effects from meds.

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  6. Please feel so so much better dearest Flynn.

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  7. Do you think the blood could be from the thyroid pills since you didn’t have it before? Just a thought. I’m so glad you’re coming around. I had a shot of that once years ago way before it cost Prancer Pie his life. I don’t think I’ll get another one ever again. Sending healing purrz and kisses.

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  8. Flynn, we're so glad you're doing better now. Keep it up, buddy! We're gonna keep purring for you, too.

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  9. So, so glad to hear you are doing better. Continuing to send yo purrs!

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  10. Flynn! Yous is gorgeous and me purrticularly likes gettind 2s of yous from the price of one picture!
    And mes loves the picture of yous in the pot too (and under the azaleas), mes LOVES snuggling in that spot!
    Kisses
    your
    Nellie Bellie

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  11. It is SO good to see you up and about!
    We'll keep sending the purrs, sweet boy.
    XOXO

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  12. Flynn, Soooooo gooood to know you feel better and Thanks to your pawrents to get rid off evil medicine. Me does believe...probably Angel Eric's whispering : )
    I do keep purring & paw crossed for you Buddy !
    I hope your pee is back to normal very soon
    Love you lots
    PURRS !!!
    xox

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  13. We are glad you got your appetite back and then some! And we hope things keep improving and they find out what's up.

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  14. Glad you're startin to feel better. Sending POTP!

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  15. We're so happy you feel a little bit better ! We keep purring for you ! Purrs

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  16. now isn't that peculiar both Flynn and Speedy had antibiotics and became poorly,and he is still not right,he's getting better but its slow going and its been nearly two weeks,feel better soon Flynn,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  17. Lots more purrs and X's coming your way Flynn..Hang in there...Take things easy, and, lots of cuddles to..! Bless!x

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  18. We love the picture of you and your reflection Flynn and it makes a great selfie. We are looking forward to seeing you feeling better and telling your Mum and Dad to hurry up and catch you up in the fields.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  19. So glad you're recovering! Hope you find some juicy mousies in those fields! The reflection photo is exceptional.

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  20. Flynn, we hope you continue to improve every day -- we're continuing to purr and purray for you. Paws crossed the culture and sensitivity test (what it's called here, anyway) comes back negative. Good for your beans for doing that--it's not commonly done here, unless the human knows about it. The vets our human has dealt with certainly have never mentioned it.

    Headbutts and hugs.

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  21. Now we have leaky eyes, dear Flynn, but your Sunday Selfie made us smile again. That's a Purrfect Selfie :) We're thinking of you. Healing Pawkisses <3 <3 <3

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  22. Oh Flynn, that sure makes us all so happy that you are better. I love the picture of you in your large pot. Still sending tons of purrs that you keep improving. We are sure doing a Happy Dance.

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  23. Oh lovely Flynn, we couldn't be any happier to hear this and have finally let out a huge big sigh of relief. You are obviously still very wiped out but with your two humans in your corner you'll have the very best care and support to boost you back to health.

    The first I ever read of this convenia was from Prancer Pie's Mum and it scared me witless. I know one cat's experience is not definitive evidence and could have been for a multitude of reasons but reading around there seem to be a pattern. When Magic was at her ordinary vet I was offered it as it would 'make it easier for me' than wrestling tablets into her esp when they wrongly diagnosed HCM. I totally refused when I realised it was that drug as she was so sick I couldn't risk it. I am utterly convinced that due to how critically ill she was from undiagnosed Diabetic ketoacidosis that that would have pushed her over the edge.

    At the vet school after her correct diagnosis she needed some antibiotics for a clipper rash and the vet offered type with a reduced dosing and I asked if it was convenia as I wouldn't allow it. The vet there wasn't keen on it either and said they don't really use it except as a thirdline antibiotic and only if it is that particular antibiotic which is specifically indicated. So I sort of guessed that general vet practices are using it for convenience (as per the name) rather than when it is indicated and there isn't a great acceptance of it from those using a stronger research base. It seems like it just seems to make a sick animal worse and more if you, Speedy and Prancer Pie are anything to go by.

    Red, your little ginger buddy, says you've just to keep gathering your strength and take it easy. He loves watching me get a fright each time I see your blog pop up cos you two look so alike. Gingies rule!

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  24. Flynn, buddy, it is so good to know you are feeling better! Does my heart good! :) Your Sunday selfie is very innovative I think!! xoxox

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  25. Flynn we are all running around with our tails in the air knowing that you feel better. That Convenia is tough stuff. One of us had it before as this family member refuses pills and liquids and, well, bites.
    Enjoy the sun my furend. We will keep the purrs and prayers coming.
    Timmy Dad and Family

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  26. We're so thrilled to see you up and about and feeling so much better! We really like your selfie!

    The Florida Furkids

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  27. Flynn, it is so good to hear you are feeling much better day by day and also to see you outside enjoying your special pot! Cheers to your mom and dad for taking such good care of you.

    Purrs to all of you!

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  28. Flynn I'm happy you're feeling better.....that sun in the garden feels GREAT doesn't it? I hope the scans show NOTHING...but the blood is a worry. We have paws crossed for you my friend.....

    Hugs, Your Friend Across the Pond
    Sammy

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  29. Flynn, I am soooo happy you are starting to spend some time in the field again. You love it there! When Cody had a DIRE reaction to vaccines a few months ago, he was EXACTLY as what you stated here: "Within 24 hours I was very weak and kept lying down after every few footsteps. I laid on the bed stretched out looking almost comatose"....he was projectile vomiting and extremely ill. I am thinking twice about ANY vaccines moving forward and I will never, ever do two at once.
    I will also be hesitant giving him an antibiotic shot (but I have in the past and he was fine), with age, sometimes these things have negative effects on our kitties.
    xoxoxo

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  30. Flynn, we are so glad you're doing so much better! Please know that we are purring and praying for your continued recovery. Keep up the good work, buddy. We love you!

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  31. We are so glad to hear you are continuing to get well, Flynn. We were quite worried about you there for a while.

    The Mom put in our vet files to never give us the Convenia injection after she heard about all the yucky side effects it can cause. We sure are glad that you are okay!

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  32. Flynn, we love your twofer selfie, but what we love best is how much better you are doing, We have been just as frightened as your humans at how poorly you were. We know that just getting outside has to make you feel better. We are going to continue purring and praying for you to get back to your usual self so that you can go out and capture mousies. Thank you so much for joining us and supporting the Blog Hop. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  33. Flynn , that is great news! We hope by next week you will be running to your beloved fields without any help at all from your humans. You are still in our thoughts. We are sending lots of love and hugs to you and to your humans.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  34. We are so relieved that you are recovering and we pray for a full and complete one. We will keep purring until you're 100% better Flynn and we're just so happy to see you doing so well.

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  35. YAYAYAYAYAY Flynn your mum and dad are the best and they know what is best for their handsome orange boy. Keep us posted...(my peeps we be away at the end of next week with limited internet access).
    YOUR SELFIE IS THE VERY BEST AND MOST UNIQUE WE HAVE SEE.
    LOTS OF HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  36. Hi Flynn, so good that you are feeling better 😺 keep getting better every day. I love your selfie, two of you is even more handsome than your one handsome self. Love and purrs for you

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  37. Yow Flynn we iz so glad yer on da mend!!
    Me haz had Convenia quite a few timez wifout any side effectz as me not take pillz wifout goin 'cougarey' on Mum. We haz read so much bad stuff b'out it yet me haz allwayz dun well. Minda ya, Mum iz beein more mindfull n told Dr Dave unless me haz BAD infeckshun we pass on da med.
    Phankfully me haz not had any infeckshun fer a long time!
    As fer yer pix yer lookin fine n we adore da 'selfie' piccie 'cause it iz 2 Flynn'z in 1...
    Yer furendz Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum

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  38. Awww Flynn, we are so happy to hear you have been improving in tiny little steps. I'm going to keep purring for you pal. We've heard so many bad things about Convenia, that M wants to tell the vet to put it on my records not to give me that stuff. Keep getting better pal.

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  39. I am SO happy to hear that you're feelin' so much better. So very, VERY happy to hear that.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  40. Oh Flynn so sowwy yous had such bad weactions to yous medicine. But meez vewy happy to hear yous duin' so much better. And it's pawsum to see yous lookin' better too.

    Luv ya'


    Dezi

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  41. This made us all feel sad,but your selfie made us all smile again!
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

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  42. Flynn, we're glad to see you're feeling better, eating, and getting out for some fresh air and sunshine. Those injectable antibiotics are convenient, but we're always a bit nervous about them because if something goes wrong, there's no way to get it out of your body - not like stopping a pill. We hope you continue to get better.

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  43. Wow, we are sorry you've been so sick, buddy. Glad you are improving! We look forward to gearing reports of you walking out to your fields and frolicking on your own!
    P.S. Caster got a long acting antibiotic shot a couple weeks ago when he went to the vet to get the nail sheath that was stuck in his eye removed. I'm not sure on the name of the antibiotic (I need to check the receipt print off of services from the visit), but now I'm worried it might have been Convenia. He is fine and hasn't had any negative reaction, but I had no idea it was bad. Thank you for mentioning that - I won't be going that route again.

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  44. Flynn you have no idea how thrilled we are to still have you here with us :) We knew how ill you were and were very very worried. So glad you are getting stronger and eating more. Fantastic to see you out enjoying the sunshine and your flowerpot.
    Luv ya!
    Marty and Mom

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  45. Poor Flynn (and family) it sounds like it's been hard on all of you. We are purring you feel better very soon my friend!!

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  46. We continue to purr and pray for you and your family, Flynn.

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  47. Side effects from medication that is supposed to make you feel better are so frightening. We hope you can now put all this behind you, Flynn.

    We love your "Reflectie"!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  48. We love seeing you outside enjoying the sun on your furs and being potted! Knowing you are feeling better has brought tears of joy to our eyes. Have you ever taken an antibiotic that you could tolerate? Good to know its name for your own safety. You remain in our prayers, dearest boy. We love you like you were our own.
    The photo of you reflected in the water is so beautiful. Your mum captured a magic moment.

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  49. Wow, the medicine you were being given did a number on you, eh, Flynn? I haven't heard too many good things about Convenia, and I am glad that you are mostly being allowed to heal; yourself. Those six tins of food may have been overdoing it, but they probably gave you a lot of what you needed, nonetheless. It's good to see you outside again. Continued improvement to you.

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  50. Sweet Flynn, this is the best post that I read today!!!
    Thanks for share your good news!
    You make my day more happy!

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  51. We are glad you are feeling better, Flynn :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  52. Sweet Flynn we are so happy to read that you are feeling some better. Keep getting better and better sweetie. It was nice to hear that you were able to enjoy the fields again some with mom and dad's help to carry you there and back. You just look so cute in your pot resting. We think that is just a super place to rest. Keep enjoying the sunshine, rest and get all well. Hugs, purrs and nose kisses

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  53. Dearest Flynn, we're madly purring the worst is over. Purrs to mum and dad during the stressful time too.

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  54. dood...ewe haz taken sum awesum fotoz...but we gotta say de last one iz reeeeeeeeely rockin awesum !! mum shuld send it in for a contest ore sum thing N we bet ewe wood win cash monee...like a bazillion dollars....or may bee even sum donuts !! ♥♥♥

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  55. Oh, you poor boy, going through all that rubbish. I'm glad you're feeling better and hope that that continues until you're 100% again. We loved the two-for-one Flynns!

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  56. That is a beautiful photo with your reflection, Flynn! We send our biggest purrs for you to keep feeling better and better and to keep eating, lots of love to you and your Mum and Dad.

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  57. Oh dearest Flynn, you are on the mend for sure. Such wonderful news and you have been to visit your beloved fields

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  58. Flynn, we are glad to hear you are improving and also happy to know the possible cause for all your troubles! Antibiotics can work a number one a kitty for sure. Mojo used to only be able to take Zenequin, and only if we were on his allergy/immune suppressing meds at the same time. Otherwise, he would get terrible diarrhea. Sending more purrs for your continued path to full recovery!

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