Monday, December 16, 2013

Mancat Model Monday with Snowball

Loved on 365 Project
Love - Snowball loving on his Pop.


We want to thank you all for your kind words, cards and messages about our sweet Yoko. Mom is still getting back to everyone to thank them personally.

Snowball is our model today and he has been having some rough times. A few days after we lost Yoko, he became obstructed and we had to bring him to the vet for enemas.  He did real well with all the procedures and finally hours later got down to business only to become blocked again a few days later.  Back to the vet again on Friday and he got another enema plus fluids.

So far so good - he has been able to move his bowels.  It looks like we are on a protocol of chia to keep regular, special goats milk with added probiotics, lactulose to soften  and pumpkin for fiber. It is working but we will have to give him fluids every few days to help move things thru. 

Thanks so much for all the suggestions and advise from those who have been there.  We hope to have things working smoothly soon.  The vet mentioned megacolon as something that may be going on or not.  Time will tell on that one.  We appreciate all the purrs and prayers for our dear boy.

We are waaay behind on our cards so expect them for New Years!  The tree is up and with lights on it when Mom did that for Yoko but she has not had the heart to finish decorating it.  It will be a toned down quiet holiday this year.  But that is OK!

27 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I hope things keep moving for Snowball - I am sending him lots of purrs!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Snowball, you sweetheart! We are sending you many healing purrs and hugs! Please please be ok and keep pooping!

Take care
x

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

It sounds like you have had your hands full, and we totally understand why you're having such a low-key holiday season. Lots of purrs for Snowball and for the rest of you, who must be feeling weary right now.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, we didn't know Snowball was having problems. :-(

Lots of purrs and purrayers to him from us, and hugs to you!

Marg said...

Sending lots of purrs to Snowball. Hope he feels better really soon. Have a great day.

CatInTheFridge said...

Good luck, snowball! We're working on the same thing with Rocky. We tried the pumpkin at first, but that didn't help and he lost weight. Now we're doing under the skin fluids at home twice a week, miralax in his food, and a little lax air twice a week. That's helping A LOT! He's moving a long great. Let us know if you want any advice. MomFOD's been doing a lot of research on it. She makes Rocky a special soup for food every day and that includes goat's milk with probiotics!

colehauscats said...

Sending comforting purrs to Snowball with hope that they help! PURRS....

The Swiss Cats said...

We send lots of healing purrs for Snowball ; go on dude, and keep pooping ! Purrs

Katiez Katz said...

Purrz fur Snowball to have better bowel movements. The Nana's kitty, Bibi has constipation too... Purring that all your efforts to help Snowball keep working.

Purring fur you as you miss Yoko who am patiently waiting fur you.

Katie Kat at
Katiez Furry Mewz.

ANGEL ABBY said...

We are so glad those remedies have worked for Snowball. I added slippery elm syrup, pumpkin and some organic flax to Abby's food to keep her bowels moving normally and it worked up unit,she flew to the RB. Hardest thing was the first meal I didn't have to do all of that or make up the slippery elm syrup anymore. What I'd give to still be doing it.
Keeping all of you in our thoughts.

Meg & Quill said...

Sending purrs for gentle movements for Snowball!

Mariodacat said...

Snowball is such a handsome mancat. I'm purring that his problem will be healed soon.

The Island Cats said...

We're glad Snowball is doing better. Let's hope those trains keep running on time! ;)

Katnip Lounge said...

Snowball, we're purring your trains keep leaving the station in a timely manner! When Felix gets corked up Mommy gives him 1/8 tsp Miralax in tuna juice, it helps keep water in his colon to help him go chuggin' along. She did this for a couple of months until he was back on track and no problems since.

Flynn said...

Sending purrs for things to keep moving for Snowball.

Brian said...

You are such a handsome dude Snowball! Purrs to you from all of us. I have an awful problem with constipation and the only thing that works for me is Royal Canin Fiber Response. It was a miracle for me.

Terri said...

We hope Snowball will feel much better soon. We understand the low key holiday.

Angel Keisha said...

Kiss kiss for Mr. Snowball. :) xoxoxoxo

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are keeping Snowball in our purrs. Mommy always smiles when she reads his name because her first cat was named Snowball.

Laila and Minchie said...

Love that big smile on your face, Snowball! Glad your plumbing is on the mend.

Caren Gittleman said...

so glad that Snowball is on the mend!! Ohhh tell us about being behind on cards! We are the same!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

snowball...de best oh fishes N Christmas wishes two ewe ya due KNOT haz megacolon N we hope yur doin oh kay...as all wayz...de blessing frum R rockin pal Frank two ewe...when yur mom ore dad haza minit later after stuff settles...tell em ta chek this site;

http://ibdkitties.net/

lisa haz sum info on megacolon ther....we bee noe inn her for yeerz...

XXXX

meowmeowmans said...

Snowball, please know that we are purring and praying for you, pal. We are glad things have been moving along.

Ann Boyajian said...

Purrs for Snowball. Skootch had that problem for several years. As soon as Mom bought the industrial size lactulose for him, he got the OPPOSITE problem (we think it was the arrival of the kittehs).
We hope things keep moving!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending purrs and hugs to Snowball and hope his problems ease away and he gets back to "normal".
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Basil Widdairs said...

Aaaawwwww I do hope mew feel better real soon :)

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There's a speshul something fur mew today.

Bestest purrs

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catsynth said...

Sending lots of purrs and thoughts for Snowball! We love the affection in that picture, too :)

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