7 April 2011

Updates and thanks

Hello everyone. Firstly sorry for not posting yesterday but we were waiting on vets to see what was happening. yesterday I ate nothing at all and as you can imagine this was driving mum and dad mad with worry and frustration. Mum spoke to the vet as to what we were going to do. Firstly I have been back to have more blood taken, this time to go away to a special lab to test for pancreatic problems. The next stage will be a ultrasound to look for something not showing in other tests. I have been taking the anti-inflammatory each day. When I went today I saw a different vet who after a struggle with me took more blood from my neck. This vet examined me again and she said my teeth apart from the small broken one look fine. the vet also said she could feel that I had solid feces waiting to come out which was a good sign, she wondered if I have had fur balls sitting there and That I have been feeling sick with this and therefore not wanting to eat. I have for the past couple days been drinking cat milk which is very rich and full of vitamins. It is also quite greasy which would help with fur. We get the results for the blood tests hopefully early next week and if not showing positive for pancreatitis I will have the ultrasound. Mum had bought some very cheap smelly stinky goodness that one of my blog friends suggested. We came back from thee vet and I ate some of that and drank some milk. That I can tell you is a bonus. I do thank everyone for all the purrs, woofs and prayers and please know we appreciate them very much.. I love you all.. I will keep you all updated .. With love and hugs GJ xxx Carol and Barrie xxx

56 comments:

Kari in WeHo said...

glad you ate some of the stinky food. please do get better soon

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Laila and Minchie said...

Thank you for the update! Glad to hear you ate some of the stinky goodness and drank some cat milk. We are purring for you like crazy! (((HUGS)))

jen said...

we've been wondering if there hasn't been some kind of blockage in your tummy that's making you feel full and not wanting to eat.

--jen and edda

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We have been checking in regularly all day to see if there were any updates and were relieved to find one.

#1 remembers that with her first cat, Ikkyu, there was once a problem with an, ahem..., intestinal blockage. He had to have some serious drugs to "clear the pathways" and was fine after that.

Anyway, we are thinking of you, GJ, and your Mom, and sending purrs, woofs, neighs and big hugs.

Marg said...

Hi Ginger Jasper. We have been so worried about you. I sure am glad you ate some of that cheap stinky food. And drank the milk. We sure hope the blood work doesn't show anything bad but we sure wish the vet would come up with something easy to fix you. So GJ, get busy eating right NOW.We need you to get better.

Junior and Orion said...

Well GJ, we hope that stinky goodness and the milk helps mover things along. We have cat-lax here that Meowm gives us now and then to help move hairballs along. Do they have anything like that owhere you are? It's basically a flavored petroleum jelly.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we hopes that you start feeling better really soon Jasper!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Great news that you ate some, GJ! I hope the vets can figure out what is going on with you soon! We are all very worried about you.

Kea said...

Purrs, purrs and more purrs, GJ. You don't want to have that feces in your colon too long, otherwise it becomes too hard. Never mind all the enemas poor Annie had to have, but Derry did have just a baby enema back in March -- tiny squirt up the bum, and presto! poop!

We'll cross our paws it's something simple like that, not pancreatitis.

-Fuzzy Tales

Cat said...

Oh GJ we are so worried about you! Please try very hard to keep eating even if it is just a little. My boys are sending their very best purrs to you and your mum and dad. We hope the vet can figure out soon what is wrong.

Katnip Lounge said...

GJ, we were thinking about you, Mommy was *this* close to emailing your Mum. Thanks for the update. We are purring you continue to eat a little, and maybe a bite more after that.
Love and headbutts from alla us at the Lounge.

Simba said...

Good about the bit of eating, GJ, and I am purring for your test results to be ok. So many friends only want you to get better. Purrs to your Mom and Dad too.

What was the recommended stinky goodness? We should all know about it!

Sweet Praline said...

So glad you ate some of the stinky goodness. Who cares if it is cheap as long as you eat it?

Thank you for the update. I was getting worried! Purring extremely hard for you.

ButterBean said...

glad you are eating something ... and drinking some too ... when Moosie was so sick the vets gave him a "Cammel back" or fluids under the skin that had nutrients and medicines to help him feel better. maybe your vet can do that? we hope you get betters soon

Anya said...

Nice to hear that you had eat a little bit GJ !!!!
We purrrrr everyday for you
you are always in our mind .

Hugs Love from Kareltje & Betsie
and Anya

SuziQCat said...

We are glad to hear you are eating a bit...we are praying for a fur ball and nothing more serious.

Furkidsmom said...

Oh sweetie we've been so worried about you. We hope they figure out what is going on soon. Your Mom and Dad must be so worried. We're purring and praying for you.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

The Island Cats said...

GJ, we're happy that you ate some stinky goodness today! We continue to purr for you and we want you to be well!

Ikaika said...

Glad you ate some foods, GJ. We are sending lots of purrs for you to get well.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

GJ - we're hoping to read that you are well on the road to recovery!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Kari said...

Hello, precious love! We were worried sick about you!
It's thrilling to know that you have had something to eat and drink! Hurrah for very stinky goodness and cat milk! Hopefully that will get the intestines back on track. As a previous poster said, if the stool gets too dry it's hard to move it. And fiber, in the absence of adequate hydration can cause real constipation. Did you vet give you anything to help things along?
We are so happy to hear from you! We know that it is your mum and dad's place to be by your side but we are very glad they gave us an update. Praying and purring for you and your mum and dad. ALL of our love.

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

we love you, GJ, and we continue to purray for you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad you ate something. Guess the stinkier the better. Get well.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Maybe the could check your colon too? Pepe got a hyperlarge colon as one of the symptoms of that horrible disease he got. Not to worry though, cos you don't have the other symptoms.

Admiral Hestorb said...

SUCH kisses sweet GJ. Many many many.

Old Kitty said...

Oh GJ!!!!! Me and Charlie are glad that you ate a little and drank your yummy milk!!! Well done brave beautiful GJ!!

We have everything - everything! crossed that it's your fur balls causing this and that it could be all fixed so you'll feel much better and start to eat again.!! We are so worried about you!! Please please take care and keep drinking your milk and eating your stinky goodness. We are sending your mum and dad zillions of purrs and hugs too! Take care
x

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Awww...we are thinking of you sipping milk and being brave at the vets and that the tests show your vets how best to make you get better. Pancreatitis would be kinda good cuz it's treatable, and not a bad diagnosis. Teri has kinda a short memory so she can't remember if she sent you info on pancreatitis, but here's a few links to info on pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease--three things often linked together:

http://felipedia.org/~felipedi/wiki/index.php/Triaditis

http://justforcatsvet.com/siteSearch/view/169215_TriaditisintheCat.pml;jsessionid=187b87pqh5k0a

http://www.manhattancats.com/Articles/pancreatitis_test.html

http://feline-nutrition.org/health/feline-triaditis-three-strikes-at-once

http://zimmer-foundation.org/sch/csc.html

BeadedTail said...

We've been thinking of you GJ and are glad to hear that you ate some stinky goodness and drank some milk too. We sure hope you get better soon! Sending you lots of love, purrs and smooches!

Mr Puddy said...

Miss GJ, Thank you for this update and the best part, You do EAT !!!
Cheap Stinky Goodness Trap your appetite...That made me so happy !
And I do extreme purring for you, My sweet heart

Always Want to Hug you
xoxo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So happy to see a post. That is good news about your teeth. We hope that all the blood work comes back fine and that this is just a matter of needing to pass some furballs. Hugs again to you and do try to eat, GJ.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sagira said...

GJ, I sure do hope they figure out what is going on with you SOON! I am worried as well and sending you good thoughts and hope you start eating again soon.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope the vets soon get to the bottowm of your not being well.
Take extra care of your self.

Yvonne.

Oskar said...

Oh Ginger, we will be saying pawerful prayers for those Dr's to know what is going on soon & be able to fix it fast.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Brian said...

I sure am glad you had a little something to eat GJ, we've sure been so very worried about you too. Thanks to your Mum for posting an update, we sure appreciate it. Purrs, love and hugs my friend.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

glad that you ate at least a little something. Am hoping the vet can find out what it is. If it is fur balls you can also get that petroleum stuff (I can't think of the name, but I bet others know) that has malt in it. You put it on your finger and let GJ lick it off....that will also help to soften it to get it out. Thinking of you!

Au and Target said...

Fur balls, now THAT could be the problem. Remember how sick Chey was last year with that? We're purring for you GJ! Get better soon please.

Tillie and Georgia said...

Jasper, we are happy you had something to eat :)
We will purr very hard so that the Vet will find an east solution to your problem.
We want you to be better!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

♥I am Holly♥ said...

GJ, so glad to see this post and know that you ate some of that food! We are still saying prayers for you and your mum and dad...please get better real soon. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Good to hear ya ate some food an drank some milk. Iffen it helps, we eat high-quality healthy stuff, but sometimes it doesnt smell all that great. So TBT sometimes puts one good (but not great-healthy) treat next ta our bowls. We eat THAT then our tummies want more stuff, so we eat the healthy stuff.

Its worth a try...

Poppy Q said...

Honey, we are glad that you ate a tiny bit and are taking sips of the cat milk. We hope you are getting lots of good rests and we are sending our hugs your way. Hugs to mum and dad too.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope you eat a little more and get good reports from the vet

m.q said...

please get well quickly GJ
purrss and kisses...
BoBo Salem & ChaCha

Lorenza said...

Thanks for letting us how you have been GJ!
Stinky food sounds great!
I hope you enjoy it!
Paws crossed!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is a good start!

NOW: KEEP IT UP!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Please don't make me send Ben after woo!

Jenner said...

I am so happy to hear that you are eating something! Make sure you're pooping, too, otherwise the vet will want to do an emema and I am sure you don't want that. I think of you every day, Jasper!! Me and the peapod are pulling for your recovery!!

san said...

We are very glad you ate some stinky goodness. WOHOO!

the amigos and san

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Glad to hear you ate a bit and are drinking kitty milk. The waiting and not knowing is driving everyone crazy so we can only imagine that mum and dad must be out of their heads with worry. We send soft woos of comfort and belief that all will be well. Also the very strongest White Dog healing energies are coming your way GJ!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh GJ,
Your peeps must be so worried about you. I know that helpless feeling too well. One step at a time,dear friends. Each moment cherished...
We love you. Hang in there.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Hannah and Lucy said...

GJ we were worried when we didn't see a post from you yesterday but you must have posted when mum had
gone out. We are purring and purring for you and will do so until you have hopefully pooped yourself better. We hope that cheapo stinky goodness does the trick.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cezar and Léia said...

Poor Jasper!
I'm keeping purring for you and my mommy is praying for your faster recover!
Be strong dear friend,
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Punapippuri said...

We are glad you have eaten something and have our paws crossed that you will eat more. You know how much everyone wants you to feel better so we really hope the test results come soon. It's so hard for you...... This is where Äiti always says 'if only we could talk'. Nose rubs from your fincat friends

Margaret said...

Sending hugs your way!
Mandu

The Monkeys said...

We are purring that it is as simple as fur balls or constipation that is making you feel poorly, GJ! We want you better quickly!

KarenMcG said...

Thank God for stinky goodness! And cat milk.

We're glad to hear you're getting a little bit of nibbles and drink in your tummy. Especially when you're taking medicine, too.

Well, we'll keep our prayers and good thoughts coming, too, especially for getting good test results.

The Army of Four said...

You continue to be in our prayers, GJ!
Hey, do they sell a product there called NutriCal? It comes in a tube and is a high-calorie nutritional supplement - they make it for dogs and for cats. You might want to check the pet shops for it!
Play bows,
Zim

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Dearest GJ, we just now learned that you are not feeling too goods. This makes our mommas eyes all wets. We want you to know that we are purrin' like mad for you to get betters.

Momma would like to tell your momma that sometimes when we are sick and don't want to eat she boils up chicken livers and then blends then into a pate'. Stinky goodness that is good for you! Try it, you might like it.