1 December 2011

More update....

Hello everyone, A little more update today. I wish could say that things are much better but I cant. Barrie and I are getting some of the liquid food into Jasper but it is hard and we feel for him so because he really does not feel like us messing with him. I think though that he realises that we are trying to help him but he looks at us so sadly. We are syringing the liquid food into jasper and it is making a mess of his lovely fur. We got the meds into him by crushing and mixing with the liquid. Jasper is still making no attempt to feed himself and is so lethargic and frail looking. I cant tell you how worried we are. We will use the last of the liquid stuff and then in the morning try the canned medicinal food watered down by syringe. I am beginning to think that if it was an infection surely he would be picking up now. I hope I am wrong and that he turns the corner soon. Jasper is not even trying to clean his fur where it has spilled and that is not like him as he is usually so clean and hates anything on his fur.
Come on my little man turn that corner please.
Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments and please excuse me for not visiting at the moment..
Love to all Carol and GJ xxxx

81 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Carol, I *know* how stressed and worried you are--most of us understand it from personal experience. I wish I had the power to help you through this and help GJ turn that corner and be well.

Please just know you're in my thoughts and prayers and that the boys are purring their hardest for GJ.

I light a candle for you all at www.gratefulness.org.

Peace and Blessings.

-Kim

Katnip Lounge said...

We are worried along with you...GJ, PLEASE pick up and eat a little! Our best thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Hang in there.
Love, Trish, Scott & The Kats xx

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

Oh, JG...we, too, are so worried about you. And Carol, we know how anxious you must be, too.

Our Teri is off work for the next 4 days and has Skype, if you think it might help to talk with her about GJ.

Has your vet talked with you about installing a feeding tube to help GJ? While this may sound gruesome and extreme, they do a lot of them at the cat hospital where Teri works and the kitties do well with them, as you can get 40cc of food into them 3 x a day and not make a mess of their furs or stress them.

With kitties not eating, they often go into pancreatitis or hepatic lipidosis...that is when the cat hospital does most of the feeding tube treatment...

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We are sending lot s and lots of love and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs!
Alla Us Hotties

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, carol, we are so sorry to hear this. We are all pulling for GJ to be better. Hang in there. You have lots of support and prayers from around the world. We all hope today is a ether one for poor Ginger.

Hugs andWoos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning, and Mom

Brian said...

Come on gJ, help Mom and Dad out a bit please, they could use a little encouragement from you. I hope your Mom gets to Skype with Teri, smart she is. We love you GJ and we still have the purrs coming full steam.

GTnCo said...

Oh GJ we are purrring for you and your people! Please feel better soon and stop worrying your pawrents so!

Deb said...

I'll say a prayer for him. Sometimes it takes longer than we wish to see some positive results. Hugs to you and GJ

Nola said...

Paws crossed for you and your people! Get well soon!
Hopeful Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Come on sweet GJ, eat up!!! We are purring and purring for you!!!!!

Old Kitty said...

Oh my goodness. :-( I am feeling really weepy now. I'm so sorry Carol and Barrie - what you both must be going through now. It sounds as if sweet GJ's completely exhausted by whatever this is BUT I really really really hope that he finds the strength to fight this infection. I really hope so. He was doing so well and was looking so good so I know he can fight whatever this is. I hope the vets come up with something asap too. I have everything crossed for you all and will keep on sending tons of healing hugs too. Take care
x

Simba said...

How worrying for you. We are feeling so sad for GJ because he is obviously not feeling good at all. We will really purr for him to turn a corner. If he does have an infection, it is not surprising that he has no appetite. Poor fella.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi All, we are sending Ginger Jasper all our best thoughts and wishes to get better soon. We love you little fluffy one. If you don't get better soon, Rory said he will come over and clean you himself. Now you don't want that to happen. Seriously, come on little man, get well soon. Hugs to all. No worries (especially for you GJ) and love, Stella and Rory

GreatGranny said...

It hurts us all too, to know that our furry friends are ill. Please know we are praying for your sweetheart, Ginger J.

The Monkeys said...

We are sending our best purrs to you and our Mom is sending as many positive thoughts as she can for GJ to start feeling better soon!! We know you can do it, GJ. Everyone loves you.

The Whiskeratti said...

Jasper, your parents really love you and need you to get better! We're sending our best prayers for your quick recovery.

BeadedTail said...

We're worried too but we believe in the power of the purr and kitties around the world are sending lots of purrs to Jasper to get better soon! We've been purring and will continue to do so until he is well again. Hugs to mum and dad too.

Laila and Minchie said...

GJ, we are all so worried about you and know how hard this must be for you and your mum and dad. We pray and purr for you everyday that you can beat this. (((HUGS))) and love to you.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Come on, Jasper. Eat something, OK? You'll feel better once you do.

Have you tried baby food? Sometimes something with beef or chicken (and no onions) will help start a kittie up again.

Dad has just force-fed little pieces of chicken into a couple of us when he was getting desparate to get us to eat, and it seemed to help. (we got better after than, anyway) Just push it down like a pill. At least it gives the kittie something to digest.

Some on, Ginger, we're all purrrrrrrring for you.

Frankie Furter said...

Frankie's MOM here. We were away for the first of this distressing situation. I don't know if your vet checked to see if G.J. could possibly have a problem with a tooth/teeth. OR if the vet checked for some obstruction in his throat.
I feel so badly for the poor fellow. I hope that he improves quickly.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh that is so hard. We had to do that to Chey for a week--but at least we knew what it wasn't with her. Our thoughts to you and the kitties will purr hard for Ginger Jasper-

ZOOLATRY said...

Please, dear little fur-baby, c'mon and be better, try ... we are all pulling for you.

Prancer Pie said...

Speshul purrs and purrayers fur you, GJ. You can do this, dood. We haf faith. xoxo

The WriggleButts said...

We're keeping our paws crossed for better news tomorrow. Feel better GJ!

Kari said...

We must have faith and believe the medicine will work! You were strong and healthy before this situation began. Something has hit you hard but you must fight, precious one. You must! Could you have possibly eaten something toxic to you? All that time alone, you could have become bored and eaten something you shouldn't. We think that your mum and dad should talk to Teri. She has seen so much in her experience. Every piece if information might just be the one to solve this terrible puzzle. We are praying very hard for you. All of our love.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I know what you must be going through as I had a cat with diabetes and needed constant care.

I do hope GJ feels better tomorrow.
I will be thinking of you all.

Yvonne.

ABBY said...

We are keeping you all in our purrs and prayers.
Feel better Jasper.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Brian said...

Just us stopping by to drop off more purrs. Love ya GJ!

Sparkle said...

I am purring as hard as I can for you, GJ! Please get better - and please keep us posted!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

oh no! I feel awful! I have been away from reading the blogs for a few days and I didn't know any of this!!! C'mon GJ! I stopped by to send you get well wishes and to beg you to EAT!!
((((hugs))))))) sending you positive purrs and MUCH LOVE!

Jenna and Sissy said...

Our human is so sad to hear you are not doing better. She wonders if you can eat baby food. We are sending more purrs and hugs.

ArtemisiaFSS said...
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ArtemisiaFSS said...

Please don't even try to visit you need to spend all your time and energy on GJ and taking care of yourself. We know you are very worried about him. We are sending healing & comforting purrs and paws and fingers crossed he starts to show improvement soon. Thanks for keeping us updated GJ we ♥ you, ~Hugs~ Artemisia, Fenris, Socks, Scylla & Alasandra

Pattyskypants said...

We will keep purraying fur U GJ! Pleez, pleez get well. xxoo Patty & Bhu

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh GJ -

PLEASE
PLEASE
PLEASE

Get better!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mr Puddy said...

With my love, Please eat GJ !!!
I'm panic now !!!!
Mega Purrs for you
xoxo

Derby, Ducky said...

Hugs and purrs to you all. Please eat some GJ, you need to get stronger again.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

I am so sorry things are not going well for GJ! We had been busy with two of us being sick. Sending pots of purrs for things to improve and quickly!

The Island Cats said...

Oh no...we are worried about you too, GJ! We are purring very hard that you will start eating and feeling better.

Clooney said...

Sending you all lots of prayers and big, big purrs. Jasper, we are holding you in our thoughts for getting your appetite back, recovering and being in good health. We love you Mr. Nose Freckles.

Punapippuri said...

We are purring for you as loudly as we can. Come on GJ, buddy xxxx

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope you can feel all of the love and purrs we are sending to you. Please get better.

The Cat From Hell said...

We is send yous and GJ lots of gentle loving purrs and kisses. Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will. We is all behing yous.
Our claws is crossed
Nellie, Kozmo, the Hairy Slobber Sisters and their Mommy and Daddy

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dearest friends, momma sends her love and strength and positive thoughts to you...feel her arms around you. We are begging the Universe to do right by GJ and help him fight his way back to health. Know we care and believe.

Team Tabby said...

Dear GJ and mom Carol, we are sending our loudest purrs and heartfelt purrayers that you, GJ, respond to all the loving and care your beans are giving you. Please turn the corner soon.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Lots of purrs and woofs being sent your way. We sure want GJ to get better and start eating on his own.

Poppy Q said...

Poor GJ, we know how hard it is at a time like this for you and your mum and dad. Rest up buddie, and we hopes you feels a little better soon.

Love
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Carol, I know how much you both love Ginger Jasper, and how worried you must be feeling. We are sending you and GJ so much love, and PURRS from Milo and Alfie.
We so hope your ginger boy feels better soon.

Jan xx

Marg said...

Oh Carol, we are sending you gigantic hugs. We just saw this news and we are so sad. We are sending tons more purrs. Come on Ginger Jasper, get to eating right now. The donkeys have their hooves crossed as hard as they can. We are all crossing our paws too. Like I said, big hugs coming your way.

Mango said...

This is very sad news. I don't even know how to begin. It must be heartbreaking for you. I will keep the little guy in my thoughts today.

Mango Momma

Daisy said...

Oh GJ, I am so sad that you are feeling poorly. Harley and I are sending you our very, very best healing purrs.

CRIZ LAI said...

We have been there before and we know how both of you are feeling right now. Please stay strong and have faith that GJ will be better soon~ If there's a bug in GJ, we'll team up to shoo it away permanently~ Get well soon GJ~ :)

Sending all our positive vibes towards GJ & family,

Criz & the J Family Kitties

Max the Quilt Cat said...

We continue to send you strong purrrs to get better, pal. It's time to perk up right now so your mom and dad can put a smile on their faces. WE love you very, very much GJ, so we are hoping to hear good news about you soon.

pawhugs and special love, Mas, Bugsy and Knuckes... and of course HH too.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

So sorry to hear this Jasper. We hope you get bettrs soon. We'll kept you in our thoughts & prayers.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Dear GJ,
Get better now, special kitty!

Dear Carol...
I am so sorry to hear about GJ. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope he turns the corner soon.

Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

dearest sweet friends....such sorrowful days in your kitchen....I know how hard this is on all of you. do keep on and watch for Jasper to let you know his wishes...kitties often rebound quickly and that is our Christmas wish for all of you...XOXOXO

Maggie May said...

GJ, we are so sad to hear you are feeling poorly. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are sending you lots of healing vibes. Please get well soon, friend.
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Tillie and Georgia said...

Dear Jasper, we want you to feel better so much!!We know you do not want to eat, but you must maintain your fluids and get energy.
We are purring very hard for you!!!
Hugs for your Mom & Dad!!
Purrs Tillie & Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Hannah and Lucy said...

Dear GJ - we are sorry you are feeling so poorly and we hope with your Mum and Dad's help you will start to get better soon. We are saying our purrayers for you and want you to know WE LOVE YOU.
With lots of kisses and gentle headbutts Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh GJ, please eat some!! you need your strength!! We are sending many many purrrrssssss to you buddy

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are so sorry to hear GJ is not eating. We are purring and purraying are very hardest and hope you will get better right away!
JB, Chester, CB, Armani, Gaia, Charli and mom Deb

FURKIDSMOM said...

Thanks for the update. The purrs and prayers are still going out to you. When Mom and Dad had to feed Sniffie they made a huge bib with a towel and wrapped her almost completely with it. She still got food on her furs, but it was easier. Mom would hold the towel and Dad would feed her.
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Momma Tea (also Ronnii, Uji and Izzy whose open ids wont work) said...

Sendin Mr GJ our veri bestest healin forts, vibes n prayers. Wee is finkin ovs yoo little ginger buddy

Lovs
Ronnii, Izzy N Uji
x x x x x x x x

Christine and FAZ said...

we are thinking of you and Jasper. FAZ

Jacqueline said...

Oh no, we are so worried and upset to hear this news=our loudest purrs and strongest prayers are with all of you...We love you so much, precious GJ and will only believe that you will get better asap=hang in there sweetie and fight fight fight...Huge hugs and much love...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Percy the Cat said...

We're sending lots and lots of purrs! And mum sends snuggles for GJ and hugs for mum and dad.

xo

Nikita & Elvira Mistress of Felinity said...

On the sidelines stands an arthritic Pussy named Nikita, with a bullhorn to his lips, yelling a fight song, while...

In front of the stands, encouraging everyone to join him, by prancing about, & twitching her bewitching, young tortie tush, and waving poms poms, is elvira Mistress of Felinity...

Ginger Jasper, Ginger Jasper, rah, rah, rah!!!

Get better soon!

Shish, Boom, Bah! ;-D

Stella said...

Hi Ginger Jasper:

This is just a note asking you to please get well. We are so sorry to hear you have felt so poorly for so long.

We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prays, GJ!

Kisses,

Stella, Ali Zophia and Mom

Random Felines said...

We are purring so very hard - please get better GJ!!

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

We are sending healing purrs and <3 for Ginger Jasper

crazykittykat1 said...

Purrs and prayers your way. Sorry to hear you are soooo sick. Don't worry about messy fur. Just get the meds and the liquids down. purr purr purr

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Oh, sweet GJ we are so sorry you are not feeling better yet. We are still praying that you get all better. We are saying prayers for your mom and dad too. We leave you all lots of love, hugs and nose kisses

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Please know that there are tears being shed in northern Michigan for precious Jasper and his family. Sending tender thoughts and PURRayers.

Father Tom said...

Carol & GJ,

Hugs and prayers to you both. Hang in there, buddy. GJ, be strong as we're all pulling for you to get better. We love you. There are still a bunch of spiders waiting for your swift paw!

We'll be thinking hopeful thoughts along with hugs, nosekisses, prayers, hey, we're pulling out all the stops for you and we're not gonna quit!

Tom & Julie

The Cat Realm said...

oh poor jasper. we are sending lots and lots of purrs and hope you will start eating any moment now!!!
the cat realm

CCL Wendy said...

Hang in there, GJ! Our purrs are louder than ever. We hope you can feel their healing vibes and take a turn for the better.

It's very important to keep your strength up, so please cooperate with your Mum and Dad.

TK and Squashies said...

We is purring extra Extra hard GJ. Please get better!

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

W are with you, sweet GJ, and are purring and purring that you will turn the corner soon.

Sashahelen said...

Get well soon Ginger Jasper xx

Madi and Mom said...

GJ, Mom and Dad...
We are so very sorry to hear GJ is feeling poorly. Mom and I are sending you lots of purrs, hugs and prayers. Nose taps to you GJ from your friend across the pond,
Madi

Sagira said...

You guys must be so worried. :( Our paws are still crossed for you my friend.