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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #242 on: March 03, 2018, 07:18:38 AM »
Sweetheart.  We're here for you, but put your mind at ease and check  :hug:  :hug:

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« Reply #241 on: March 03, 2018, 06:38:52 AM »
Just woke up after having an awful nightmare where Bella died. Scared to go downstairs now just in case

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #240 on: March 03, 2018, 01:13:18 AM »
Bella could not have more love and care. I really hope that she picks up again. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :Luv:
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #239 on: March 02, 2018, 13:03:29 PM »
Adding my thoughts to Bella for her recovery

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #238 on: March 02, 2018, 08:06:54 AM »
She's not great again, resps up and looking at her you can tell fluids building up, increased her fruisamide to every 8 hours to try and shift it. She's not eating properly, which I'm guessing is because she's uncomfortable, so me and daughter are giving her dreamies as at least she's eating something. If I can get to the shops (snow/ice is bad) we'll get her some chicken/salmon/tuna to tempt her. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed she's picks back up

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #237 on: February 02, 2018, 08:55:33 AM »
glad she is doing well  :hug:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #236 on: February 02, 2018, 08:05:49 AM »
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  I bet. 

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #235 on: February 02, 2018, 07:54:22 AM »
It is,  he was really positive he said hopefully we could have a couple more months with her. He said Bella is such a lovely placid cat (he wouldn't have said that if he'd seen me getting her in her cat basket  :rofl:) and it's lovely how she's bonded with dd

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #234 on: February 02, 2018, 06:51:42 AM »
Never mind Bella, bless her - I bet that's given you and your Daughter a real boost.   ;D :hug:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #233 on: February 02, 2018, 05:49:18 AM »
Really good news. We need some of that. ;D :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #232 on: February 01, 2018, 16:26:06 PM »
 Just had Bella to the vets for her check up, he's pleased with her, says shes lots brighter than last time, so keep doing what we're doing and if not before see her in a month. Asked him about bellas boosters and he said not to bother having them done

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #231 on: January 31, 2018, 16:54:27 PM »
"And I am unanimous in that." as Mrs Slocombe would say. :rofl:
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #230 on: January 31, 2018, 08:23:01 AM »
I wouldn't bother
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #229 on: January 31, 2018, 06:59:23 AM »
I wouldn't have them done no point in stressing her out over it, she will have immunity anyway from her previous ones x
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #228 on: January 31, 2018, 06:58:03 AM »
I probably wouldn't get her boosters done either at this point.    :hug:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #227 on: January 31, 2018, 06:03:57 AM »
All three cats are house cats the other two are upto date with there's

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #226 on: January 30, 2018, 23:31:50 PM »
TBH, if she isn't going out then I wouldn't bother, if she does, probably best in case her immune system is compromised. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #225 on: January 30, 2018, 19:53:38 PM »
She's okayish, bit sleepy but then eating all her food and she looks comfy.
Just got the remainder for her boosters for next month but can't decide if we should have them done or not.  Just think it's another stress she can do without

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #224 on: January 30, 2018, 07:38:17 AM »
How is Bella today?   :)

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #223 on: January 26, 2018, 21:25:14 PM »
:hug: :hug:  Sounds like one typical cat.   :evillaugh:

Absolutely, send Meouwmy into a total panic and wander out wondering what all of the fuss was about. :naughty:
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #222 on: January 26, 2018, 08:20:45 AM »
 :hug: :hug:  Sounds like one typical cat.   :evillaugh:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #221 on: January 26, 2018, 07:26:19 AM »
I swear she is trying to put me in a early grave. Just came down and couldn't find her anywhere, even rattling the dreamies didn't bring her out. Finally found her under the sofa and she still wouldn't come out for dreamies , mind went into overdrive has she had a stroke/broken a bone/got a blood cut, sofa to heavy for me to lift. On phone to dh in a panic when she walks out the other side of the sofa as if to say what are you on about, and yes she has had some of the dreamies

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #220 on: January 22, 2018, 08:52:29 AM »
At this stage, I don't think I'd worry about her enjoying cheese.   :hug:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #219 on: January 22, 2018, 08:12:37 AM »
Thank you all for your kind  words, she's slowly picking up, she's back to eating most her food and is taking her medication with a few dreamies and bits of cheese as a bribe. I know the cheese isn't the healthiest but the vet said at this point it's more important to get the medication into her. Her breathing is settling her respiratory rate is 32 but the vet is happy with that given her heart. 

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #218 on: January 22, 2018, 08:05:29 AM »
How are things with you this morning?  Hoping that Bella - and all of you -  have had a better and more comfortable weekend.   :hug:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #217 on: January 19, 2018, 23:22:20 PM »
That is really good news, hopefully she is with you for longer. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #216 on: January 19, 2018, 20:22:27 PM »
Fingers crossed it was the infection and you have lots more quality time
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #215 on: January 19, 2018, 19:30:01 PM »
Fingers crossed the infection made her ill and she perks up soon x

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #214 on: January 19, 2018, 19:16:18 PM »
Am so pleased.   :)

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #213 on: January 19, 2018, 18:19:50 PM »
Had a long chat with the vet and he's lovely, he said it sounds like she had a crisis but is slowly improving with the medication. At this point in time he thinks she's still got quality of life so wouldn't recommend putting her to sleep, but if she has another crisis it may well be time. Then found out she's got a temp, so he thinks she's got a virus and because everything came on so quickly that may have triggered her breathing problems. He said if that is the cause once she's better we may have her with us for a while longer, injection of antibiotics and he's dropped her furosemide to 2 times a day. Far better news then we were expecting :)

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #212 on: January 19, 2018, 12:39:15 PM »
Good luck this afternoon, sounds like the meds are working. Lovely that DD is being brave enough to come with you.
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #211 on: January 19, 2018, 10:19:36 AM »
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #210 on: January 19, 2018, 09:29:49 AM »

Sounds like the furosemide is doing its work.  It will make Bella very thirsty so need to ensure water bowls are kept topped up.  I used to medicate Boris every 8 hours so know well how tiring that is  :hug:

One of the side effects of Furosemide to watch for is possible low potassium due to lots of peeing.  That showed itself with Boris with him going off food and unable to jump due to muscle weakness. 

You're on a horrible ride but sounds like Bella more comfy and the fact she was grooming Jess sounds very positive  :)

I'm still not sure whether I did the right thing nursing Boris so intensely those last 4 months.  It was very hard.  He was uncomfortable every so often as I learned to adjust Furosemide dose in response to his respiration rates but I just hope he was OK most of the time.
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #209 on: January 19, 2018, 07:47:37 AM »
Not rambling at all, but even if it was, you can do that safely with us.   :hug: :hug:  I can understand your DD wanting to accompany you.  This is a big learning curve for her, and she wants to adopt responsibility, knowing how hard that can be.  She's a young lady you can be proud of.  She understands the value of love and loving.   :hug:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #208 on: January 19, 2018, 07:38:55 AM »
Thanks everyone she's not at the vets till 5pm so dh can come. She pee'd a lot yesterday and actually looks less like a barrel, she seemed comfier when resting and jumped onto the back of the sofa (her napping place).
 Poor jess is beside herself, we got jess at 11weeks old when Bella was 2. Bella mothered her, jess was abandoned in a carrier as a tiny kitten and hand raised so Bella is the only mum she's known, both me and dh think jess knows Bella is ill, jess is so quite and looks so sad, she even let Bella clean her last night with no complaints.  So am now trying to comfort jess and dd. Dd has said she wants to come to the vets tonight but wants to sit in the waiting room and then I can explain what he's said. Sorry if this is rambling but got up at 1am to give Bella her tablet and didn't go back to sleep till 4

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #207 on: January 19, 2018, 06:55:57 AM »
Sending my thoughts  to you all too.   :hug:

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #206 on: January 19, 2018, 05:38:21 AM »

Wishing Bella all the best for today's vet visit  :care: :care:


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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #205 on: January 18, 2018, 13:49:12 PM »
I think asking your vet what they would do if it was their cat is the best thing you can do. Poor DD
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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #204 on: January 18, 2018, 08:30:33 AM »
She's looking a bit brighter,  I'm not as got up at 1am to give her, her tablet but if that's what I have to do so be it. Her breathing doesn't seem as laboured this morning so hopefully she's a bit more comfy. Dd told me she cried all day at school yesterday (I work 12 hour shifts so didn't see her till this morning) and this morning we've discussed that we might need to put her to sleep and why, she's upset but understands

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Re: Think bellas just had an absence seizure
« Reply #203 on: January 18, 2018, 08:02:45 AM »
How is Bella today? xxx
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