Wednesday, December 31, 2014

At Last - A Good Update.

At last we can post something positive.
As I said in the previous update, Flynn has one good day and then one bad day. Lately the days have started bad but got better later in the day giving us hope he was getting better. The next day though and he would be back to not feeling good.
Yesterday was different! He still didn't want to eat. I rubbed the AD diet onto his paw and he would clean it off. He ate a small amount that way. In the afternoon he was looking for food as he usually does so I opened a fresh tin for him. He sniffed it like he usually does but instead of walking away, he sat down to eat. By the time we went to bed last night he had eaten most of 3 85gram tins, approximately 8 ounces. He has eaten another small tin this morning and also a few treats. He is still having the appetite pills every day. They had stopped having any effect on him but appear to be working again.
Our vet rang me yesterday with his blood test results. The liver and renal numbers are all good. His lymphocyte level is very slightly raised. He doesn't think that is anything sinister but more likely caused by inflammation caused by prolonged diarrhoea.
He started on a short course of Metacam but we have to watch carefully to ensure the diarrhoea doesn't return. He is on Zantac twice a day which hopefully will guard against that.
He has been very good to pill but has now started to fight it. Hopefully that is a sign he is feeling better. I was able to give him his 2 pills this morning in pieces of chewy stick treats which is better for him.
He has had no diarrhoea for 2 days now so we are cautiously optimistic.

Okay that's enough from mum. I know you want to see the main man, and I don't mean my dad.
Thank you everybody for all the purrs and prayers. I know that is what is helping me feel better. Thank you for all the suggestions too. Some I liked better than others, but mum said we had to try.
Those are some of my Christmas cards behind me, and I also got more than my mum and dad. I am going to get mum to scan them all so I can put them on my snail mail card page. I will let you know when it's done.
We are sorry we haven't commented much lately but hopefully in the New Year we will get back into it again.

67 comments:

Brian said...

We are so happy to see some good news, we love you Flynn, keep it up pal!!! This is only my opinion, but you should back off the Metacam as soon as you can...and read the package insert. Happy New Year dear friends.

Simba said...

Flynn, I am so happy to hear about you eating, and that your diarrhea has stopped. Here's to nothing but good health for you and your family in the New Year.

Punapippuri said...

Yay! HAPPY DANCE for this update. I know, I know we are still in the woods but this is great. Looking for food, eating it and fighting the pills. Well done dude. Go Flynn!

Jacqueline said...

YAY!!!!!!!!...This wonderful news made our whole day!!!!!...We are so grateful and relieved to hear you are feeling better and hope your recovery is easier from here on...We absolutely adore you and your lovely parents, precious Flynn and we couldn't have heard better news...Wishing you and your family a New Year filled with great health, great joy and great love, sweet friend...We love you guys...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Shaggy and Scout said...

*Turning in circles of joy*
Good news!

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Flynn, this is most wonderful news! Happy New Year!

Austin Towers said...

I commented but blogger must have eaten it!!!

Anyway, Flynn, that's great news. Keep it up, buddy

Hugs Austin xox

The Florida Furkids said...

Oh sweet Flynn this update makes us soooo happy!! Keep up the pawsome work eating!!!

We love you! Happy New Year to you and your Mom and Dad.
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...furst.....YAY !!! ♥♥♥♥

9) noe a polly geez kneaded ore necessaree

a) hills ad iz veree VEREE good for ewe...eat mor coz it will help put on poundz pluz itz packed fulla vitaminz, new tree ants but we dont think ya get a prize in de tin.....bummer

F) ya knead ta get bak yur fizz eek ☺

3) grazin iz best.....eat sum...walk a way, come bak for mor, pree tned like yur a cattle

P) dont give yur mum de biznezz when ya take yur pillz...coz her could N can hide em in any thing.....but sure...itz for yur own good

3) eat dood...eat.....

heerz two a burd free, happee, healthee N blessed 2015 ♥♥♥♥♥

Meowers from Missouri said...

dear furriend, how furry glad we are that you is eatin' an' yer bloodwerk looks good! we ain't gonna quit purrin' fur you, howsomefur, until you is out prowlin' the fields again.

we is so extatic to hear this that we are charged up, an' gonna go run up an' down the hallway to work off the extasy energy (an' maybe stop fur a brawl or two).

We wishes great good health to you, Flynn, an' yer dear mum an' dad, fur 2015 an' far, far beyond! *bonks*

da tabbies o trout towne said...

agreed ~

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

This is such lovely news to close the year with. We are sending purrs, woofs and neighs that Flynn will go on and on improving!

Everyone at The Poupounette

Sweet Purrfections said...

Keep on eating Flynn. We're purring you'll be back to normal very soon.

The Whiskeratti said...

What wonderful news! We're so glad, and we know your family is too. Happy new year!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Such happy news ~ we are leaky eyed with relief. Keep getting better Flynn. xxxxxx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh and a very happy new year to you all. We were so overcome with joy, we forgot to say it!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Flynn!!! 😍 BABEEEEEEEEE!!! You are eating! Way to go buddy. Keep it up. Love Ya

onespoiledcat said...

I am overjoyed to see this update Flynn....my Mom got all leaky-eyed because she was so happy as well. I'm happy you're eating - I think you will feel much better with food so you won't be so weak.....so please try to keep eating! You've been so good with your pills but I know after a while it gets tough.....maybe she can try something like I get my pills in - crushed up tiny in my strawberry yogurt! YUM! Anyway, I'm happy that your Mum and Dad are supporting you in every way and giving all the "love energy" you need to get better. My BIGGEST wish for the new year is that you get healthy again.

Love, your Pal Across the Pond, Sammy
p.s. Mom says you and I could be twins - I'm about your size now too!!!

Random Felines said...

that is good news to start the new year!!

Kwee Cats and Art said...

Oh Flynn! Don't worry about commenting, visiting or whatever! We are so happy to see you and for all the good news! Hey, do what you can when you can - that's the rule we go by. You are looking good, and we love the happy face on your Dad. We have no doubt your Mom is smiling big today too. Whew. Just keep taking it easy, and getting better. We will keep the purrs and prayers strong for you, sweet boy! And for your Mom and Dad too. Hugs and love to you all - thank you for sharing the good news. We are smiling today!

GLOGIRLY said...

This is all wonderful news, Flynn!!! A purr-fect start to a wonderful new year. We'll keep the purr motors running for you. xo

Happy New Year!
love,
Katie, Waffles & Glogirly

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Happy New Year, Flynn & Humans too. We are very happy to hear you are feeling better and eating! I'll keep purring for you ;-)

Caren Gittleman said...

YAY YAY YAY for GOOD NEWS!!!! Keep it goin' Flynn!!! Soooooooooo proud of you little Man!! We sooo understand about not commenting....ALL of the blogs I follow come via email....last night I was so emotionally exhausted I signed off with over 300 emails to go thru, haven't even opened them yet today.......I will be backed up for days. With Cody being super lethargic and my energy being focused on him, I soooooooooo understand! Sending much love and wishes for a healthier 2015 for all! xoxoxoxo

Maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

Keep up the good work, Flynn! It will make 2015 a very happy year for your people.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Flynn! The Woman is so happy she has tears in her eyes! YEAH!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Flynn this is such great new on Mew Years Eve we couldn't be happier and we know so are your Mum and Dad!! YAY!!!!!

Jenna said...

We're glad to hear some promising news! How wonderful Flynn ate almost a whole can of food :-)

The human was going to suggest warming up Flynn's food for 5-8 seconds in the microwave. Adding warm water to make a thick slurry works at the shelter, too.

Helen said...

YaY!!!!

Bengal Trio ~ Zulu, Elena and Deene said...

Glad Flynn is eating noms! Happy Mew Year from Bengal Duo =^_^=

Forty Paws said...

Flynn, we are so happy that you have eaten!!! And no squirts for 2 days! That is awesome!!! Tons of purrs, purrayers, hugs, and headbutts to you on this New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Luf, G.T., Dorf, Reno, Smokey, Sally, Orinch, Madeline, Marmalade, Misty, Midnight, and Maw

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, Flynn, we're just so happy to read a good update. Three 85 gram tins, with or with appetite stimulant, is great! Keep up the eating. It's very encouraging that all your test results don't indicate anything dire, so we have hope things will be sorted out.

Continued purrs and purrayers to you and to your humans. We hope they're easier in their minds right now, as the old year draws to an end and a new one begins.

Baby Patches said...

Oh Flynn! So furry happy to see you feeling a bit betters and eating. And the good news from the doc is pawsome! Loves you so much and your angel brofur. Sending you all over there many purrrrs. *nosetaps*

Marg said...

Oh Flynn, that is such great news. We are so excited for you. That is just terrific. We are sure doing a happy dance for you and the Mum and Dad. A very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you.

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad for this good news...and we're purring that Flynn continues to eat and that he gets better.

Bernadette said...

Such wonderful news! Hopefully he just had a reaction to medication and now he'll be able to adjust and try something else. Happy New year!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Oh we are crying happy tears! Happy New Year! Keep getting better Flynn. We luvs you!
Angie and da beans

Summer said...

I am so glad to hear this, Flynn! I'm purring like mad that you continue to improve!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

YAAAY for good news !
Wish you a Happy Happy New Year !

XOXO

Primroses Attic said...

Flynn well done for eating.... So glad you are on the mend.
Mum and Dad are doing a wonderful job.
Rosezeeta

Ellen in Oregon said...

So happy to hear Flynn is moving in the right direction. Keep on eating & getting better little guy. You made so many people's day better knowing you are doing better. We will keep on sending purrs & gentle headbutts that you continue to feel better every day. We are cheering you on Flynn. We hope 2015 is a much better year for you & your mom & dad.. Happy New Year to you all. May the New Year bring you good health & happiness. .

A few Good Cats said...

Woo - hoo! We are so glad to hear this good news, Flynn.

Cherry City Kitties said...

* sound of 4 kitties chanting like hooligans* Flynn, Flynn, Flynn, FLYNN, FLYNN!!!!!!
This is pawesome news, way to make the new year happy dood!
We'll keep up the purring, you keep up the healing!
Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

No need to apologize for not commenting-take your time and feel better. I am glad you are on the mend, we will keep praying and purring for you sweet Flynn.

Mr Puddy said...

Hooray !!! This is BEST PRESENT EVER !
Flynn, you are super good boy :)
Keep it up !!! Me keeps purring & paw crossed till you get 100% yourself back. And Happy New Year !!!
Lots of love
xox

Cathy Keisha said...

Of course I want to see you and I see my card right behind you! I love you Flynn and I’m still bringing those healing purrz. Hope my “visit” made you feel better.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're very happy you start the new year with good news ! Happy New Year and all the best for 2015 ! Purrs

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What great news to start the new year. Keep eating, Flynn, so you can get strong again. Lots of love and purrs from all of us.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We love good news. Glad you are beginning the new year on a positive note, Flynn. We, like all your friends, have been very worried about you.

William said...

Flynn, that is the best news ever! You and your mum and dad have a great New Year's Eve and Happy New Year to all of you!

Colehaus Cats said...

Sending purrs that you continue your upward trend, Flynn, and wishing you and your family a wonderful Happy New Year!

Kari said...

Oh Flynnie! This is such wonderful news! It's a very nice meal you've eaten; keep up the good work.
This beautiful news has given us a sign that 2015 will be a better year for us all. So as we approach the turning of the year, we do so with joy and renewed hope in our hearts. Maybe a good turn will happen with our cat-brother Spirit too! We love you like you were our own. Happy New Year, Sweetheart. God bless you and your wonderful Mum and Dad. All our love always.

Cats of wildcat woods said...

So good to hear you ate Flynn! We know how hard it is to have to try and feed a sick kitty. Let's hope this is a good sign for 2015. Have a blessed New Year.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Wow this is such good news! We have all been purring hard for you my furend and sending support to Dad and Mom too. They love you so much.
Our Dad saw a really interesting article today about the human medication Remeron. It is an antidepressant but very good due to the side effects of Anti Nausea and Appetite Stimulation. The Cat dose is twice a week so easy to pill. If you want the link to the info let us know!
Purrs big guy
Timmy Dad and Family

rainbow said...

So pleased you have good news; we continue to send strong healing purrs to dear Flynn and our paws are crossed for a sustained improvement.
Purrs ... Rainbow

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news! I so hope you continue to make more progress every day and will soon be out having your walkie adventures on the farm again.

I will be praying for you and checking back. Blessings upon all three of your for 2015!

Love,
Lily

Just a quick question. Is Flynn not able to have Radio-Active Iodine Treatment for his thyroid condition? When two of our kitties' thyroid numbers got too high because of thyroid tumors they under went the same procedure a human in the U. S. can have. It worked very well for both of them and they needed no other treatment. It appears to be available in the U. K. but I don’t know if maybe Flynn isn’t a good candidate for it because of other condition. But I wanted to ask just in case. Also, one of my sister’s cats has had surgery for a thyroid tumor that was raising her numbers and has done very well for a couple of years. Is that a possibility to do one of these so Flynn wouldn’t need other treatment?

Lisa Kolosey said...

So wonderful to hear good news and that you are feeling better! We'll continue purrs and prayers for you!
~MamaLisa

Robyn Harton said...

Yay! That's great Flynn. We'll keep purring for you until you feel all better.
purrs,
your bud Pepi

Ann Boyajian said...

That is wonderful news! Do keep eating, Flynn!

Katie Isabella said...

Flynn you have made mommy and me very very happy with your excellent news about eating. I can't wait till you go out into the fields again! Sending both of our love, mom and me. ❤️❤️❤️

The Cat Guy said...

yea!!!! So thankful for the good news!! Keep eating my friend, food is your friend!!

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Hooray! I am so happy to hear that you are eating better now, Flynn! Happy Mew Year to you and your Mum and Dad!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Georgia and Julie said...

Oh boy! This is great news to start off 2015 :)
We purr you keep going Flynn.
Enjoy that tasty food.
Happy New Year !
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

speedyrabbit said...

Keep getting better Flynn,xx Speedy

Mr. Black said...

Hoping for the best for you, little buddy.

Kitties Blue said...

Such excellent news. Purrlease keep eating, dear furiend. Hope you can start stringing together days of feeling better and eating. We continue to purr and pray for you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Sherri-Ellen T-D. said...

Hello Flynn Sherri-Ellen here! You are one very brave mancat to take your meds & continue to fight!! I am praying for you as is Siddhartha doing his POTP...
We hope you make a good & full recovery soon.
Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha

Anonymous said...

So pleased to hear you is feelin' better xx