Tuesday, August 30, 2016

An Update


I am happy to say that I am improving daily.

My vet, Mark has been ringing my mum every 12 hours to get an update on me and now thinks it is less likely that I had a clot although he can't entirely dismiss it..

My walking is improving and I no longer throw my leg to the side as I try to walk, and my legs don't buckle beneath me any more. I have a bit of stiffness in my back end and a bit of a limp.

I only had the one steroid injection as Mark wanted to get me back on the Prednisalone as soon as possible as that is what is helping with my T4.

Depending on my continuing improvement, my further treatment will be discussed tomorrow. It is possible I will have an aspirin twice a week. Please see the note from my mum below about aspirin and cats.

As you can see, I am enjoying convalescing in the sun. Excuse the photo not being centred, it was taken from the bedroom window so as not to disturb me.

Thank you all for all the good thoughts, purrs and prayers. They have definitely helped me through this.

Aspirin and cats

I must stress that Aspirin is TOXIC TO CATS so should never be given without veterinary advice. It is toxic because it forms salisylic acid in the body and cats don't have the enzyme to metabolise it, so it can build up in the body. A single 300mg tablet can be fatal.
If Flynn does need Aspirin to prevent clotting he will have a low dose 75mg tablet no more often than once every three days. Hopefully he will not need it.


58 comments:

Punapippuri said...

Any photo of you is wonderful and we are so very happy to see you and read this post too. Mark sounds totally excellent (we all need a vet who is trained so much in serving us!). Paws are tightly crossed and we hope for much more sunshine for you to bask in! And we are also really pleased that the info about aspirin is posted- essential to know. We know your dose is very carefully monitored.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are purring for you to feel better soon Flynn and we are so relieved that you are enjoying the wonderful sunshine. Purrs to you and your Mum and Dad.

Maggie @ shelter-cats said...

This is a happy update. Keep up the good work, dear Flynn! We wish everyone had such a caring vet.

Austin Towers said...

We are so happy you are doing better, Flynn! You are having very good care and a lot of lovins from your mum and dad and all your pals! ❤️❤️

Marty the Manx said...

Flynn it is good to see you my friend! Maybe you pinched a nerve in your back?? Purring and praying hard for you my friend!!!! Thank you for the update.
Luvs
Marty, Mom and the Gang

Katie Isabella said...

Flynn, it is music to my heart to see you resting in the sun. Sending love.

The Menagerie Mom said...

We are so happy to see you today, Flynn! And we are so happy for this positive update! It is wonderful to hear that you seem to be improving. We will of course continue our purrs and prayers for you, though, handsome boy!

The Island Cats said...

Flynn, we're SO glad you're doing better. And we purr that you continue to improve every day. That sun looks great on you.

The Swiss Cats said...

We keep purring for you, Flynn, and we're glad to read your update ! Purrs

Random Felines said...

we are glad you are doing better and that your v-e-t is keeping a close eye on you

Marg said...

Oh that is so great that he is doing better. Sounds like you have such a great vet. You have made our day with this news. We still send lots of purrs and good thoughts, that you continue to do better.

John Bellen said...

Wow, this is good to read, Flynn. I know it is a matter of being watchful daily, but it's good to see improvement, isn't it? And I was wondering about cats and aspirin; thanks to your mum for writing that explanation.

The Florida Furkids said...

We think that's a purrfect photo!! We're purring and praying that you get better every day!!

We love you!

The Florida Furkids

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad you are getting back to your old self! We love you Flynn.

Cathy Keisha said...

So happy you are improving, Flynn. You keep giving me scares. Look, half of my furs are gray.

Fur Everywhere said...

We are so glad to hear that you are continuing to improve, Flynn! We love you and continue to send you lots of healing purrs and prayers.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Flynn, we're relieved you've improved quite a bit! Continued purrs and purrayers for you and we certainly hope you won't need the aspirin. Hugs and kitty kisses.

Nicki and Derry

The Church Cat Family said...

Such good news..Chopin has 1/4 tablet of baby aspirin 2x a week to prevent clotting, too. I'll tell him Flynn is joining him in an effort to maintain good health! The power of purrs and prayers is truly amazing. x

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

Oh Flynn, this is such great news! And Z-girl appreciated the notation about Aspirin, because as she was reading she thought, isn't that toxic? But it makes sense the way the Mum explained it! We love seeing your photo in the sun, and knowing that you are improving. We will keep sending the purrs n prayers!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Flynn, you do look very comfy out there enjoying the sun. I am so happy to see you are feeling better. I am praying for you sweet boy. XO

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

We are so delighted with this update, Flynn! Please continue to get better!

Purrs,
The Chans

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're glad Flynn is doing better! He evidently has a very caring vet.

Madi and Mom said...

Flynn what a wonderful bit of news and your photo today is just so handsome!!
Big hugs Madi your bfff

The Whiskeratti said...

It's good to hear this update. We were so worried. You look so relaxed in the sun.

Summer said...

I am so glad that you are improving, Flynn! Thanks so much for the update.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're so happy to hear of the progress. Thanks for the update.

Brian said...

That is the most wonderful news! Hugs from all of us Flynn!!!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Flynn we are so delighted to know you are feeling so much better. WE keep you in our purrs and prayers always.

Kari said...

Wonderful news! Just wonderful to hear you are on the mend. You look positively glorious basking in the sun. Forever the kitten good looks! We'll be keeping you in our prayers sweetheart. We love you very much and send hugs and kisses to you from all of us.
Hugs for your mum and dad too. They've been through a lot, they love you so.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Yay! So glad to hear that you are still improving.
We'll keep the purrs and purrayers coming from us.
Thank you for keeping us updated.

XOXO

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Yay! So glad to hear that you are still improving.
We'll keep the purrs and purrayers coming from us.
Thank you for keeping us updated.

XOXO

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

Flynn, we are so happy that you are feeling better and that you were able to go out and enjoy that sunshine! Sending over more purrs, prayers and good wishes to you, your Mum and Dad, and your wonderful Vet Mark!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

meowmeowmans said...

This makes us so happy, Flynn! Keep up the good work of getting better, okay? Purrs, and much love to you, Mum and Dad. Hugs!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

So happy to hear that you are doing better! We're all purring that you continue to improve!!

Mickey's Musings said...

We are sorry you had such a scary time Flynn.
It is good to hear that you are doing much better and we purr that continues :)
We send lots of purrs.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Ah! That's great, wonderful news Flynn!x
Well done you..may it continue..and nice
seeing you in the sunshine..enjoy it!
Bless!x

onespoiledcat said...

Oh Flynn it's so good to see you enjoying the sunshine AND feeling better. Thank heavens you are BACK and getting your strength to walk around. You know what? I limp a little too from my arthritis. Mom says I walk with a swagger now! HAHA I will continue to pray that you STAY strong dear friend. I am happy now that you're better - blessings to Mark the Miracle Vet!

Love, Sammy

Simba said...

Flynn, Mom has been out of the blogging loop the past 2 months, but just read this. All the best purrs for you to continue to improve and do well.

katsrus said...

So glad he is doing better. Have a great day.
Sue B

Kitties Blue said...

Flynn, such wonderful news that you are improving. And it looks as if you have found the purrfect spot to enjoy the sun and a nap. We continue to purr and pray for you. Mom was happy to get the info about the aspirin that your mom sent her, and so happy you included it here. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

We're happy to hear that you're doing better! Rest up and go for a couple extra treats now and then :)

Caren Gittleman said...

oh sweet boy we are soooo happy you are doing better!!!!! We love you Flynn! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You are beautiful in any photo, Flynn! I am so sorry that I didn't know you were not feeling well. I am glad that you are feeling better and will be praying for your continued healing. Rest and get better soon, OK?

Colehaus Cats said...

Yippee for feeling better and for finding a great sun puddle! We'll continue to send all our purrs!

Three Chatty Cats said...

So happy to hear that you're improving each day! And thank you for the warning about aspirin.

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da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Mary McNeil said...

So glad for good news, dear Flynn ! One of my cats was throwing his leg out to one side because his kneecap kept slipping out of place and that action put it back in place. It has since healed up (the tendon or ligament ) but I wonder if that happened to you ? Anyway - you are feeling better and that is the best part !

rainbow said...

So glad you are feeling better - well done, Flynn - keep up the good work!
Purrs ... Rainbow

Laila and Minchie said...

Great update Flynn!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are so sorry you are having difficulties again, but glad you seem to be doing better now.

Just Ducky said...

Yay that you are doing better now. Gotta love a VET guy that calls twice a day to check on you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Flynn,
It was great to read you are doing better. I will continue to remember you.
It is so good to see you out laying contentedly in the sunshine. I hope you got nice and warm and comfy.
Love,
Lily

angelswhisper2011 said...

Oh My Sweet Furriend, we are so relieved to hear that you are fine and that you are even enjoying the sun. Yeah! for your vet and your peeps. Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers continue <3 <3 <3

SuziQCat said...

Glad your walking is improving and you feel like sun bathing.

Tanner was given aspirin to try and prevent clots due to his HCM, but he could not tolerate it...projectile vomiting after the first dose. He ended up on Plavix/Clopidegral to help prevent them.

Nellie Kowalik said...

Thanks for the update. We have been purraying hard for Flynn and think about him every day.
Kisses
Nellie

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Good to hear about answered purrs!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We send purrs a plenty from all of us here Flynn. So glad you are doing better. Buddy and Rumpy both take triamcinolone which is another steroid and it works well for us. Buddy in fact is coming off it. Dad weaned him over 3 weeks. Very slow. Now he is happy and loves to sleep on Dad.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Timmy Dad and Family