Friday, December 26, 2014

Purrs Desperately Needed. Updated

UPDATE:
We have just got home and have been given hope for Flynn. The vet thinks it is a severe reaction to the thyroid tablets and he is to come off his thyroid meds for a week. He is having Zantac injected every 12 hours to try and stop the diarrhoea which has been ongoing for 3 months now despite various treatments. Also he hasn't eaten for 2 days, and very little for 2 days before that. The Mirtazapine no longer works to encourage the appetite. He MUST start eating by tomorrow morning as he is running an increased risk of getting fatty liver disease. The Zantac may make him feel more like eating. If this works he will be tried on a different thyroid pill at a later date. 
He appears to be in discomfort rather than pain and looks for his food but then walks away. At this moment he has 3 different flavours of wet food down, cooked fish and kibble and nothing encourages him to eat it.
Please keep our boy in your thoughts.

Flynn is going to the vet this morning. He is very ill. Please purr and pray for him that we can bring him home again.

123 comments:

  1. Ooh Noooz !
    Sending lots and lots of (((purrs)))

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  2. Oh no! I'm purring all I can for Flynn! PLEASE keep us posted!

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  3. XXXXXXXLots And Lots of PurrsXXXXXXX
    (((HUGS)))

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  4. Sending Healing Pawkisses. Hang in there dear Flynn <3 <3 <3

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  5. Oh no! Of course we're sending all our purrs and purrayers, and universal healing Light. We hope for a good update later, when you're able. (((Hugs)))

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  6. I send my BEST purrs & prayers to you Flynn.
    Lots of love
    xox

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  7. Our purrs and our prayers are as strong as we can make them. Please dear Flynn, be well ... with our love.
    Ann and the Zoolatry Girls

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  8. Sending all of our biggest purrs and lots of love for you, Flynn.

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  9. We are so sorry to hear that Flynn is very ill and we are sending healing purrs and all our prayers to him and love to you all. We hope the vet is able to make him start to feel much better.
    Love Sue and Hannah and Lucy xx xx xx

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  10. Lucy and I are purring like mad for Flynn…
    We love you buddy!

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  11. Oh no! I'm sending very special purrs and prayers and so is my Mom......Flynn, I hope you're alright my friend........

    Love, Sammy

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  12. Oh No!!! Flynn, I am sending my biggest and loudest purrs for you, buddy, and mum is praying hard x0x0x0x0x

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  13. Our strongest healing purrs are flying to you, dear Flynn and our paws are crossed for good news.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  14. Please try a tiny bit of crushed garlic on top of the food. Desperate times, I know. Also attempt to smear a dab of wet food gently inside his upper lip. In his late teen, my dear old tom Gus would stop eating until I got his mouth wet again.

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  15. Oh so glad there is a little hope.
    We sure send lots of purrs and prayers to you Flynn. Just start eating right now, OK. You sure will be in our thoughts.

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  16. Dear Jackie and Ivor and dear Sweet Flynn
    Mom and I are so very sorry to read that you are feeling so bad.
    We are sending you lots of healing kitty purrs and Mom hugs.
    Lots of love to all of you
    Madi,Cecilia and Bryan

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  17. Sweet Flynn. We pray you will be okay.

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  18. Hang in there Flynn! Healing purrs ongoing for you, buddy xox

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  19. We're purring and praying super loud and hard for Flynn. We hope they can get him feeling better quickly.

    Love,
    The Florida Furkids

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  20. We are purring here with all our might for Flynn! Tinker says to eat up to stay strong. xx

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  21. We too have got our paws crossed and are sending many prayers your way. Come on Flynn, eat some of your yummy food it will make you feel better.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  22. Healing purrs and prayers Flynn. You have to get better Flynn. Hang tough. I am right there with you in spirit and love.

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  23. Oh my dear Flynn, we are all sending you constant purrs and prayers and we need you to start eating. We love you so very much.

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  24. Dearest Flynn, we are keeping all paws and fingers crossed that you regain your appetite. Little Red is most distressed that his 'grown up twin' is unwell. Take care and if loving wishes could make everything better then you'd be fit as a flea. Get well soon lovely.
    RedSetter, Magic and Red xxxx

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  25. I've lit a candle for you, beautiful sweet Flynn. Please know how much you are loved, and how much we are all praying for your recovery.

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  26. Sending many healing purrs and good positive vibes for darling Flynn! Please eat something, sweet Flynn! Lots of love and take care
    x

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  27. Dear Flynn is on my prayers as are mum and dad.
    The boys are purring.

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  28. Oh no! We're purring mega purrs for Flynn and hope he eats some.

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  29. Oh Flynn I'll keep the snuggles going for you my friend,you have to get better dude,xx Speedy

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  30. Keeping you all in our thoughts and purring big time for Flynn.

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  31. Many purrs and prayers for dear Flynn.

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  32. We are sending our strongest purrs for our buddy Flynn. In the meantime you are all in our thoughts and purrayers.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  33. We have tons of purrs and good wishes for you speedy recovery, sweet Flynn. Out the door and on their way now!

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  34. Take very small bits of food on a plate right up to the kitty and stroke him while he eats.
    Sasha

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  35. Remember us?
    Miles and Pierro.
    Dear Flynn, please get better soon. You are loved a lot by so many kitties and we think you have a few more good years in you!
    Make sure your mum and dad take care of you round the clock
    They can take short breaks. I think that will get you up and bouncing in no time
    Love and Merry Christmas

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  36. We do not like this news. :( Flynn, you are in our purrs and prayers that you get well real soon. You have the whole CB purring for you, and you know the power of the purr. (((hugs)))

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  37. I will pray for Flynn, we can't loose anyone else this year. Love Henry cat.

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  38. Flynn, we are sending huge healing purrs to you. The last update sounds a bit more positive, and we hope the new meds will kick in, and you will feel like eating again soon. Hang in there buddy!

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  39. Oh no! This is not good news at all. I am purring for you for all I am worth pal. Please get well friend. M has you in her prayers too. Purr purr purr................

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  40. Flynn, sending tons of purrs, after my surgery mommie mixed my stinky fuds wif water and fed it to me wif an eyedropper and i ated it, please eat flynn, luvs honey and mommie

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  41. Flynn, we are purring up a storm for you, buddy! XOXOXOXO

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  42. I pray now for that med to clear from his system quickly and for his appetite to come back. hugs from Florida, I saw you on POPT blog... I was on that same blog for Baby last week, she nearly died from diarrhea and vomiting, one week today and she is better and eating and sleeping... we thought we might lose her and i pray for this same thing to happen to Flynn. hugs

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  43. Oh, beloved Flynnie! May you gain strength and health, and come home to your Mum and Dad much better. We love you SO much!!

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  44. We appreciate the update very much. Continued purrs and purrayers to Flynn and to you all. Much love and Light being sent to you all.

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  45. We are sending our biggest purrs to Flynn !
    Beadbumps to Mom and Dad.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  46. So very sad...good vibes from us and purrs from Gracie and Millie! I learned about Flynn from Katie Isabella.

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  47. Continuing to send our strongest healing purrs - so glad the update gives hope - hang on in there, dear Flynn.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  48. We are so thankful for this update! We started purring and praying early this morning when we first got Ms. Ann's email alerting everyone. We are so glad to find this when we finally got here to visit you guys. I know, as a pawrent, you are so worried. But Flynn could not have a more loving and caring Mum and Dad. All of you are in our hearts, thoughts, purrs and prayers. Hugs, love, headbokns, and kitty kisses to each if you, especially sweet Flynn.

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  49. We are thankful for your update and worried deeply about dear Flynn. We just got online and checked our emails and saw the one from Ann. We will pray and continue to send deep mega purrs for Flynn. Dear sweet one please please feel better and eat. You are in our hearts and we love you so much Flynn. ((FLYNN))

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  50. Sending prayers and lots of POTP to Flynn. Feel better soon.

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  51. I'm over from Margs Animals. Prayers in progress. ☺

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  52. Poor Flynn, we went through this with Setzer and it really helped giving him clear Pedialyte, (it has no artificial sugars) our vet was surprised. It also helped Tang for awhile, he was not dehydrated when they gave him the shot. Prayers and purrz for dear Flynn, Holly & ICE and theCatStreetBoyz

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  53. I am so sorry. We will all have our paws crossed for him.

    XO,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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  54. Flynn, we hope you cam be tempted to eat a little bit, sweetie. We are sending you love and purrs. Hugs to your Mama too.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  55. We just heard. Oh poor Flynn! We're purring for him - and you. Hope to hear good news from you. Meow from Target, Guido and Ellen.

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  56. Flynn, dear friend.... We send our mightiest purrs and prayers out to you!

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  57. Best of luck, Flynn. Medicine is amazing. Feel better soon.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  58. Sending powerful Maine Coon purrs to mine friend, Flynn. Feels better an' eats yur foods, dood!
    Toffee

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  59. Sending you tons of purrs and purrayers and head butts Flynn! Please eat some foods very soon, okay?

    Luf and Hugs, Us and Maw

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  60. We are sending big purrs. We hope Flynn gets better very soon.

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  61. We are purring as loudly as we can for Flynn. We hope the Zantac will make him want to eat so he can gain strength and recover.

    We love you, Flynn!

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  62. Prayers for your boy. I am a vet tech and when we have cats with reactions to the Methimazole tablets which is common we switch them to a transdermal which is a gel you wipe in the ear. It works really well and you don't see the reactions you do with the pills. Email me if you would like and I will let you know where we get it from. j_stancer@yahoo.com good luck and hugs for your boy.

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  63. All the purrs and love we've got are coming your way! Be well, sweet Flynn!
    Grr, Midnight, Cocoa
    Rascal, Riley
    Max
    Fluff, Mini
    Karen

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  64. We are purring so hard that you get your appetite back and that the diarrhea goes away and that you feel better. We all love you Flynn!

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  65. Sending mega purrs so that you get better. Purrs-motor purrs-

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  66. Sweet Flynn, we are sending all our yummy food purrs your way and hope you feel better very, very soon! PURRS....

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  67. Oh thank Cod you have hope! Sending purrrs to our Flynn and hugs to mum and dad!
    Xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  68. I lost my Patches to thyroid meds! I guess if they work, they are great, she was allergic to them. I blame the vets, she went to 2 different ones. I was giving it to her via her ears :(it was a gel type) and her ears broke out and then her body started attacking itself. It was so horrible. We are sending tons of purrs to you.

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  69. dood...we canna even see what we iz typin sew we hope it makes sense". az always de manee manee manee blessings oh st francis two ewe....ya gotta eat buddy, at thiz poi t matterz knot what, just pleez eat....ewe is stressin, mum iz stressin, dad iz stressin N all yur palz iz stressin sew letz make a deel N have stress few noo yeer, be healthee, be happee, get well. be well, stay well N we gotta call in ta Bastet two...bee tween her, frank N all oh uz.....ewe WILL get better.... we love ya dood...signed, uz

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  70. We are purring! Hope it all works!

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  71. We are sending our most powerful healing purrs & love to Flynn!!

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  72. Cranking up the purrs from Norf Carolina!! We'll even get the woofie to wag and the horses to whinny, sints we know Flynn has some horsy furiends.

    Lots of love & hugs & purrs & wags & whinnies,
    Buddy, Jazzy, Cuzzin Cavalli, Gibbs & McGee the Barn Cats, Callie the Woofie, Max, Zeta, Lisco, Buck, Norman, Clea, Louie and Lottie the Horsies

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  73. We're sending lots of hugs and purrs from our house. The human suggests you offer meat flavored baby food to Flynn.

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  74. Sending lots of purrs and hugs.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  75. Sending lots of purrs and prayers that Flynn gets better and starts eating soon! hugs to all of you

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  76. WE are purring and praying for Flynn, And for Mom and Dad, too!

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  77. I am so very sorry that Flynn is so ill. You are already doing everything that I do to encourage a cat to eat, so I have no advice. I send hugs and prayers and the kitties send healing purrs. Horus sends the power of his mighty tiger paw.

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  78. We hope Flynn gets better soon, sending purrs and prayers xx

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  79. Sending purrs and hoping Flynn will start eating and gain strength.
    I'm sure you've tried baby food- plain chicken or turkey. That always works for us. Paws crossed for you.

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  80. Sending purrs, hugs and prayers for dear Flynn. Feel better soon!

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  81. We are so sorry your dear Flynn is not well. Sending purrs and prayers to him.

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  82. Purrs and prayers for our boy Flynn from everyone at Marshwood Cottage! Healing, Peace and Love to you all.
    ~MamaLisa

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  83. Just heard the news. We're purring madly for Flynn.

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  84. Lots of purrs and tail wags for Flynn!

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  85. Flynn, we're glad there is some good news - now just start eating! When I didn't want to eat because of my antibiotic awhile back Mom gave me some Fancy Feast broth topper, it helped spark some interest.

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  86. Flynn pal, PLEASE EAT!!! We are all pulling for you! We know you can eat! Pretend the food is a nice juicy mousie! We are so sorry you aren't feeling well and we are purring and praying with everything we have! We send love to ALL of you! xoxoxo

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  87. Oh we are glad to see this update and will be purring and praying for dear Flynn. Please eat something Flynn. We are keeping you all in our thoughts.

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  88. We are purring just as hard as we can for poor Flynn! Please eat soon sweet buddy! We are crossing our paws hoping the vet will find the right meds so foods will be appetizing again. Purrs and headbonks, Flynn.

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  89. Oh no! We are so sorry that Flynn is so sick. Please know we are purring and praying and sending all good thoughts. We love you so much, Flynn. Please get better. Hugs and love to you all.

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  90. Just checked email and saw dear, sweet Flynn is not feeling well. Lots of purrs and prayers for him from us. Hugs and nose kisses for him.

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  91. Crikey we haven't met before ...... I'm Charlie from downunder in Australia. I just heard you were crook and wanted to call in to say G'day and drop some good old POTP off whilst here. I sure hope you are feeling better real soon, Flynn. Being crook at Christmas just isn't right, aye??

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  92. We are sending purrs and hope Flynn is better soon. Socks had a bad reaction to the thyroid pills he isn't able to take them and we use the Hills Science Diet y/d food instead.

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  93. Oh Flynn... we are purring harder than ever for you, special boy. Please be ok, and have some food. You and your family are in our thoughts.

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  94. Oh Dear Flynn! We hope ya get yer appetite back somehow. We know that Nip and Wand Toy play get us hungry. And we know that when TBT tosses individual kibbles across the floor, that sure gets our attention. An chickie broth usually gets us innerested in drinking.

    Our Purrs to you, dear friend...

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  95. Oh my goodness sweet Flynn we are sending our best and rumbly healing purrs to get you feeling better soon!!

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  96. Flynn, I am sending over my biggest and strongest (I am a big ginger mancat now) purrs over to you so you can eat and feel better!!!!! <3

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  97. Purring and praying for precious Flynn...You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Flynn, Jackie and Ivor=we love you guys and have faith things will improve with the Zantac and new meds...Hang in there, sweet friends=we know your beloved Angel Eric is watching over and all will be well...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat
    PS. Mommy Cat has hyperthyroidism and takes Felimazole (methimazole) tablets, 2.5 mg 2xday for almost 2 years now and does very well with it. xoxo

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  98. OMC We are sending our strongest POTP and purrs and prayers for Flynn! Hang in there our dear friend! We love you!!!!
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

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  99. Oh no!! We hope the new stuff will make him feel better! Lots of prayers and purrs for you Flynn!
    Your TX furiends,
    Samantha & Mom

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  100. Sending Flynn mega healing purrz and hoping the power of my furs will persuade him to eat.

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  101. Oh Flynn... I'm purrin' for you, my friend. I'm purrin' and the peep is prayin'. You need to start eating, okay? You really, really do.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

    PS. Flynn, after I had my knee surgery, I was on this anti-inflammatory medicine called Metacam, for pain. It gave me the munchies. Perhaps your mum could ask your doctor if it would be safe for you to have a little of that? purrs

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  102. Sending every purr + prayer I have to Flynn. Please get better. Have you tried syring feeding him with AD food mixed w/ water or meat baby food? It really helps sometimes. One of our cats had a bad reaction to that thyroid med. He lost weight had scabby skin and didn't feel good. We had to stop the pills. We got him the radiation treatment, it was worth every penny, he gained his weight back and his hair filled in. He is back to his old self. Maybe it would help Flynn. We will be thinking of him, please get well Flynn. Maybe also try Pepcid AC reg strength 1/4 of pill once a day for his upset tummy.

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  103. Flynn, sweetheart, you will be in our thoughts, purrs and prayers. Purrlease eat so you can get better. We love you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  104. We are praying very hard for Flynn. We beg the Father to make him well again.
    Can you get a pill called cyproheptadine called periactin in the US? It is used as an appetite stimulant in cats and for some works better than mirtazapine. I believe Jasper was on it and the Poupounette Gang was able to get it for him. Possibly
    Carol may have some left? My cats respond to it better. We love Flynn like he was our own and will keep him in our prayers.

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    1. Cyproheptadine Is the generic
      Periactin is the name brand.

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  105. Hi Flynn <3 <3 <3 Momma runs a forum called Raw feeding for IBD cats, and she has a bit of experience with this.... I hope this helps a little..... First, ask your VET for Cyproheptadine - it is a better appetite stimulant than Mirtazapine....
    Second - Ask your momma to feed you baby food - Beech Nut Stage one, Meet and Broth - NOT GERBER - Beech nut can be found on walmart, and on many stores, like Whole foods - it will have only meat and broth. The very best syringes in momma's opinion are these: Four Paws Easy Feed Syringe Feeder 2pk

    Momma buys them on Amazon, but there are some places that sell them too.
    Now - to stop that Diarrhea Immediately - Give him Saccharomyces Boulardii. It's a probiotic, but it's a very special one. You can get it a whole foods, or in another natural store, such as sprouts - here it is Jarrow Sacharomyces Boulardii

    Normally, you would give 1/2 capsule in the morning and 1/2 capsule at night, but since he is so bad, you might want to try what we call the emergency protocol.
    here it is:
    For emergency “stop diarrhea” use, it is recommended to purchase size 3 empty capsules. Fill 10 or so of
    these, and administer them to your cat every 2 hours. This usually stops diarrhea within 24 hours. This
    can be continued into a second day if necessary.
    When the diarrhea has resolved, begin use of S. boulardii at the therapeutic dose level (2.5 billion CFU
    twice daily) and continue for one week; then adjust dose to the maintenance level (half that), or use the
    Nexabiotic 21-strain probiotic (page 2) for maintenance. If stools soften, resume use of S. boulardii at the
    therapeutic dose for up to one month.
    Please, please stop the kibble - syringe feed him a bland bland diet to stop this diarrhea, give him S boulardii, and change him to cyproheptadine..... IMHO it's a great shot for him to get better.
    Flynn, I have all toes, and the kitties have all paws crossed for you..... If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, ok, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox <3 <3 <3 <3

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  106. Aww Flynnie Flynster we have our fingers, toes and paws crossed for you.

    love
    julie and poppy Q
    xxx

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  107. Came by to see how you're doing, dear Flynn and bring you lots of Healing Pawkisses. You know you have to eat, so give it a try, boy...you don't have to choose, but you have it all... We're purraying for you. Check on you later again :) <3 <3 <3

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  108. We have already begun purring on Facebook, and we go on : hang on, Flynn ! Purrs

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  109. we are sad that you are ill sweet ginger boy...but also glad of the hope! PLEASE pull yourself to the feeding bowls and nibble up some goodness...we would be delighted to have that be a gift your mum and dad this season...hang tight...we love you so!

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  110. We just wanted to check in this morning to see if Flynn is eating yet. We hope so!

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  111. This is our 6th try at a comment. We keep deleting them. We think we should wait...

    Peace, friend...

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  112. Our dear friend Sammy Kimmel sent us over to your blog. We are so sorry to hear that Flynn is very ill. We are sending healing purrs and prayers to him. We hope he starts eating soon! (((BIG HUGS))) Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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  113. Sending lots of extra purrs and encouraging hugs to your worried parents, Flynn. Keep eating, buddy. You can do it!

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