Saturday, December 27, 2014

Update- Saturday

Firstly thank you to everyone for all your good wishes, emails and suggestions on how to help Flynn.
The vet rang me again this morning to check on how he is doing.
I was able to tell him that he started eating about 3pm yesterday and had a reasonable amount, not as much as I would like, but a huge improvement on nothing!
As he has eaten, that means he doesn't have to be hospitalised at this point.
He is peeing and pooping. He still has diarrhoea but not as liquid, more of a cow pat.
I told him my biggest worry is that I had given him a Mirtazapine on Christmas Eve and also the night before that, neither of which had any effect. I was afraid that if he felt a bit better from the Zantac injections it would be those pills that were encouraging him to eat. It seems that this is what is happening as he only ate a very small amount this morning and nothing since.
The vet said he doesn't want him to have anything at all apart from the Zantac which we are injecting him with twice a day, not even the fortiflora as he doesn't want anything to mask how he is doing.
He is drinking on his own and we are also giving him additional water via syringe.
I have cooked him some fish which is cooling and hope that will tempt his appetite.
He is very thin and frail but looks much brighter today. He is sleeping at the moment and looks much more comfortable and relaxed.
Several of you have suggested Cyproheptadine as an appetite stimulant. I have some Periactin left from Eric and #1 from the Poupounette told me that is the other name for it. I won't give him any before I ring the vet on Monday morning, but I will ask if it is okay to give it then.
Thank you again for all your good thoughts and purrs for our boy. Ivor and I appreciate it very much.

74 comments:

  1. My Cat Scout furrend Sammy says that Flynn needs some purrs and prayers. Sending healing loads of kitty purrs and heartfelt prayers to Flynn and his family.
    Cat Scout Charles and his seven fur sibs

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  2. Thank you for the update. We know this is such a difficult time for you and your family right now. We continue to purray for Flynn's good health, and for your strength.

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  3. Purring hard for Flynn, hoping things will resolve on their own. Diarrhea is a possible side effect of mirtazepine in humans. Thinking of you all three.

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  4. I'm still purrin' for you, buddy, and will keep on purrin' for as long as you need the healin' purrs.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  5. We continue to send purrs and positive vibes to Flynn.
    We know it is stressful caring for sick and older kitties,
    so we send you extra purrs as well.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  6. yea flynn, yoo shood eat lots of temptashuns

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  7. Fank yoo for the update! I am charging up mine purrs to supermax which is furry strong for regular kitties, but ultra strong from a Maine Coon likes me.
    Keeps getting better, Flynn!
    Toffee

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  8. Hurrah Flynnie, you're eating! You don't need to eat a lot at one time, lots of small meals, as long as you eat. Hopefully you won't need the Cyproheptadine 'cause the Zantac will make your belly feel better. We're keeping you in our prayers, precious one. We love you like you were our own.
    Thank you, Jackie, for taking the time to post updates on Flynn's condition. His loving friends worldwide are grateful for any news, Our love and support are with you.

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  9. YOu've got all of us out here purring very strongly for you Flynn. We all love you and want your tummy to feel better so you feel like eating. Feel better dear friend. We are all here for you. (hugs)

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  10. Dear Flynn and peeps
    This is encouraging and we know things like this work best in baby steps especially when one has not eaten..So sweet boy keep it up and we just know you will love the fish your mom has prepared
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  11. The purrs and prayers will continue until Flynn is 100% better.

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  12. Thank you for the update. We know how hard this is for you. Purrs and Prayers and POTP coming your way. Wish there was more we could do.
    Tons of Luvs
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

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  13. Thanks for the Update,prayers and Speedy Snuggles are on their way again,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  14. We appreciate the update on Flynn. Continued purrs and purrayers to him and to you both too. (((Hugs)))

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  15. We are glad Flynn ate . We hope he will continue to do so. You all continue to be in our thoughts.

    your pals,
    the critters in the cottage xo

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  16. dood...de food serviss gurl leeved N leeved de moe bull on charge...sew eye sneeked over thiz way bee for her ree terns....pleez keep eatin buddy...even if ya hafta eat a dam chickn burd...pleez pleez eat..mum haz cooked yur fav o rite sew pleez due her a favor and eat de hole fish...mor blessings oh st francis two ewe dood...xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  17. Continuing to send our strongest healing purrs - hang on in there, dear Flynn and do try to eat even if it is only a little bit at a time.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  18. We are relieved but still worried for you and keeping all the digits crossed our lovely Flynn is on the road to recovery.

    It is also so fabulous the help and support other blogosphere bloggers offer so freely and generously. It is so heartwarming.

    Hoping the fish goes down a treat!
    XXX

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  19. Flynn, I am so glad you're feeling better - I will be purring lots for you until you are back 100%!

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  20. Fish, Flynn. Fish. How can you resist! We hope that you continue to improve and get back to your old self now that you are off the meds that weren't agreeing with you.

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  21. Flynn, mes had my purrayer on overdrive for yous! Mes is glad yous doing better, so mes not stopping!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  22. I will keep praying and the kitties will keep purring.

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  23. Flynn buddy! I am purring up a storm for you and mum is praying! We are so glad you are doing better. You hang in there and EAT ok! It's what we do!!

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  24. Flynn's mommy, please discuss with your vet S Boulardii.... I promise it's not going to hurt him.... it's only going to help him... <3 Fortiflora is really not a good probiotic, it's GREAT to entice a kitty to eat by sprinkling it lightly over the food..... but aside from that, it doesn't do much - here is the link for Saccharomyces Boulardii in the UK - you can get in on Amazon UK: Jarrow Saccharomyces Boulardii It will stop this diarrhea.....
    Also, since you are in the UK and might not have access to Beech nut, I am sending you a recipe for bone Broth - it's about one of the best foods for sick kitties and pups, - very healing and nutritious - here is a video from Dr. Karen Becker:
    Dr. Becker Demonstrates How to Make A Bone Broth

    And here are the instructions in a PDF file, if you want to print:
    Dr. Becker’s Bone Broth Instruction/Mercola

    They LOVE the stage one of the bone broth, and you can feed it in just a couple of hours. If he is having issues chewing, you can blend it in a food processor.
    Last, but not least, here are the Four Paw feeding Syringes, in the Amazon UK - Get them from HBM Sales, since they ship from there, and not from the US:
    Four Paws Feeding Syringes


    Flynn, we are praying hard fro you buddy, you get better, ok?
    xoxo

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  25. We're still sending purrs, Flynn, and hope that you feel better and are out monitoring those field mousies very soon! PURRS....

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  26. Thanks so much for updating. Me still keeps purring & prayer for You, Flynn. & keeps my paw crossed.
    xox

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  27. Just saying for your appetite , I love prawn...it's snack...my mom bought a bag of freezing prawn and she heats them up in the microwave with water, then she will tear to little piece and drops back into the water. She notice I love the smell when it cooked and I love to drink the water. ( mom mix cold water in to the prawn water ) probably like Happy Cat Family said...the bone broth really help cat's appetite.
    I just said...any meat or bone broth may help Flynn's appetite

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  28. Thanks for the update, we are purring for Flynn's good health.

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  29. I hope your Flynn improves soon.
    Sending lots of hugs.
    Rosezeeta.

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  30. Glad to hear you ate, Flynn, but once is not enough! Keep eating. We'll keep purring!

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  31. We will be keeping Flynn and his people in our thoughts.
    Purrs for an improvement.

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  32. We've got everything (paws, tail, eyes) crossed that Flynn starts feeling better quickly. Know how difficult this must be... Hugs and purrs,

    Lizzie, Max & Tuck

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  33. Sending lots of love and healing purrs!

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  34. We sure love you Flynn and that big noise you her is our purrs headed your way pal. Eat!

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  35. Sending purrs with all my might all the day long and will continue until I know you are better.

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  36. Thanks for the update! Please consider whipping a portion of fish in a blender with enough water to make a paste. Place your lad on your lap, facing front, then gently use your middle finger to tuck a taste inside the side of his mouth, between his upper teeth and lip.

    Does he like to drink water running from a tap? It's good that you're ensuring adequate hydration with an eye-dropper!

    And there's a gel-like product available here in the States called NutriCal I heartily recommend for emergency nutrition: a tasty inch a day, tucked into the kitty's mouth, keeps his system working while healing happens.

    Blessings on you all.

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  37. We're still sending tons of purrs and purrayers and hugs to Flynn!!!!

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  38. Flynn you are getting a lot of Purrs and Prayers from us Please hang in there and get better.

    Love,
    Cleopatra and Mom

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  39. We hope the vet has something good for you on Monday. Thank you for the update. We got strong purrs and prayers for Flynn. So, you just hand in there, boy! Hugs and love to all of you. You got great pawrents, Flynn.

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  40. Ah...fish on the menu...that sounds good, my furriend. Now, you eat again something, okay and I'll check on you later to see if you have left something for me ;) We continue Healing Pawkisses <3 <3 <3

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  41. Just stopping by to send you more purrs.... We love you Flynn! Get better, please!

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  42. Happy to hear there's some improvement but continuing to send a lot of purrs and prayers that Flynn fights back and gets to a much better place with his health. HUGS ALL AROUND.

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

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  43. Flynn we pleased to read that you have eaten some more and we hope you will keep on eating. Sometimes we think little and often meals are better than big ones when you are not really feeling much like eating.
    We're sending purrs and a wet nose kiss from each of us and hope they will help you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  44. Sweet Flynn we are happy to hear you are eating a little. We are keeping the purrs and prayers going for you sweetie. Hugs and nose kisses

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  45. Still purring with all my might that you will soon get better. Please keep doing as the mom, dad, and vet need you to do. Love you bunches.

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  46. Thanks for the update. Sending more purrs and prayers.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  47. Flynn, we sure are glad you're eating a bit more. Please get better, dear friend. We love you so much, and are purring and praying no-stop for you. Hugs to you, Mom and Dad.

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  48. Oh Flynn, we sure hope you get to feeling better really soon. We send tons and tons of purrs and many prayers. We also appreciate all the prayers you sent to our Joe boy. Will be thinking about you Flynn.

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  49. We are purring and praying for continued improvement with precious Flynn!!!!!! Keep it up buddy! Love, Cody

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  50. We continue to purr and pray for Flynn. This is encouraging news as it means he will not have to be hospitalized, but we know he is not out of the woods, and we will keep him in our hearts and thoughts. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  51. Oh, Flynn, please be well. We are purring as hard as we can for you.

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  52. dearest flynn, we are purring non-stop for you to get better and better! we know you can do it! lots of love, the cat realm

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  53. Flynn, just stopping by to leave you more purrs and prayers.
    Xoxo

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  54. Many purrs and snuggls to all of you while you deal with Flynn's illness. Remeber to take some time to recharge your own batteries while taking care of Flynn.

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  55. So sorry weez not been able to comment and very sorry Flynn has to go fwu this. But we hav been purrayin' hawd fur him and y'all. We will of course continue to purray and hope dat Flynn gets better and stwonger.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  56. Deawest Flynn,
    I just heawd that you awe vewy poolwly. I am so vewy vewy sowwy to heaw it. I am sending you tons and tons of healing smoochies and Mommi and I awe pwaying fow you to get bettew.
    All my love
    Asta

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  57. Flynn, dood, we sure are purring for you over here!!! Many paws crossed that you begin feeling much better!!!

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  58. Just a note to tell you how much we love you and that our prayers are always with you. My God bless you darling boy.

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  59. Sending more healing purrz. Please pull through, Flynn.

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  60. Oh dearest Flynn, I am praying for you even as I type. I hope you will keep eating - the bone broth sounds like a very good idea. (I make my own for my own health issues and think it helps me.)

    And Jackie and Ivor, you are also in my prayers. I know how very hard this is for you.

    Sending much love to all,
    Lily

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  61. So glad you are a little better Flynn. Please hang in there, we all love you so much❤️

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  62. We will keep dear Flynn in our prayers... Love and hugs from Katie and the Katz

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  63. We are so glad you have eaten, please keep your appetite up and eat more Flynn, sending you much love and many, many prayers.

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  64. Keep up with the good work, Flynn. Continuing our purrs and prayers for you, dude.

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  65. This is unbelievable. I didn't read any blogs over the Christmas Day weekend, and now I read this. I am hoping and wishing very hard for Flynn's recovery. I am glad that he's eaten something. That may tide him over until medicine starts to work. Enjoy that fish, Flynn - please.

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  66. Oh, also, does the vet recommend syringe feeding? I've had to do that with some of my cats. None liked it, but it got a slushy version of food into them and kept them going until their appetites returned.

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  67. Flynn & Furammily:

    We are SO sorry we haven't contacted you about this and wished you well but we've read the posts during the holidays and are glad that you are doing better. Better late than never, but we finally got here to send you a message. BIG PURRS for you my dear Firriend!

    Love
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  68. Mee-you Flynn an Pawentss you do not know mee as mee iss new to thee bloggin werld. Mee name iss 'Purrince' siddhartha an mee took over frum Nylablue at Thee Purrfect Pad. We herd thru Unccle Sammy that you are sick Flynn an mee wantss you to know mee is usin mee POTP an sayin a purrayer fur you to get bettur soon.
    Try to stay wif yur pawentss; they need you ALOT!
    Yur furend, Siddhartha an *LadyMum* Sherriellen x0x0x0

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  69. Oh My dear pal Flynn you get better real fast now as we want to see you chasing those mousies! You are our hero my furend! Sending purrs and prayers to your dear Dad and Mom too so they know we love them and support them.
    Purrs Prayers an love
    Timmy Dad Pete and Family

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  70. How is sweet Flynn today? He and his dear Mum and Dad have been much in my and my husbands prayers. We are with you in every way we can be.

    Love to all 3 of you,
    Lily

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