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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #60 on: Today at 05:28:05 »


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #59 on: Today at 00:18:06 »
Yes she ate it the 1st time but not since >:(

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #58 on: Yesterday at 20:30:03 »
That is really good news Heather  ;D Have you tried the cat putty for the tablets?

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #57 on: Yesterday at 20:27:13 »
Silvie is still doing well, eating well and seems happy. Doesn't want to go out though. Still sneezing on and off but no more gunk or blood coming out of her nose. Still doing her best to avoid taking her steroid pill little madam! Back to vets on Friday morning for a check up.  ;D

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2018, 13:46:12 PM »
Sounds like she's well on the mend, lovely to hear.
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2018, 13:35:51 PM »
Glad the vet is happy with Sylvie, fingers crossed it was just a sinus infection that had spread and she continues to improve.
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2018, 13:16:55 PM »
ITS SUCH A WORRY WHEN CATS ARE ILL BUT I DO HOPE THAT SYLVIE HAS TURNED THE CORNER AND IS ON HER WAY BACK TO HEALTH AGAIN

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2018, 07:00:32 AM »


This is such a good post to start the day.   ;D  Heather, it's natural you'll read up on it - we all do it.  And whilst it can help us be "aware" and can give lots of useful food for thought, worrying about "what if" won't change the current position, or alter what is going on in Silvie's body, so I'd say let each day take its course, and see what happens.  Hopefully, she'll go from strength to strength.  Just enjoy seeing her making the most of life again.   :hug:


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2018, 22:18:29 PM »
Thanks for the update Heather, long may Sylvie continue to improve. :Luv:
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2018, 19:23:39 PM »
Vet really pleased with Silvie today, although she kept wriggling when trying to have her eyes and mouth looked at! She has put on weight, up from 3 kgs to 3.3!  She jumped off the table and walked around and then eyed up the window sill. Vet was saying look at her she wants to jump up there. Silvie then did! Knocking off a few things too :naughty: Vet wants to keep her on steroids for another 10 days and then see her back again. She stlil would like her to go for MRI scan to clarify but I haven't got £3k.  She still not sure what it was, maybe a tumour with infection round it, but I don't think it was that, I am sure she would have been having fits and really ill. Hoping still it was a sinus infection that spread. But she looks so well at the moment I hope she stays like that. Vet said if any problems or she goes downhill again (which could happen but hopefully not) to bring her back.  I did scare myself reading on the internet that if people/pets have radiotherapy sometimes it can cause brain tumours and she did have radioactive iodine treatment over 2 years ago, but I am sure I am just scaring myself and thats not the case. Will keep you all posted :)

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2018, 06:52:50 AM »



Morning Heather

Hoping that everything goes really well for today.   ;D :hug:


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2018, 22:06:14 PM »



Hoping Silvie is still full of bounce.  :)



She certainly is :wow: back to vets tomorrow at 915am. Hope vet is still optimistic ;D

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2018, 05:41:20 AM »



Hoping Silvie is still full of bounce.  :)


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2018, 20:55:10 PM »

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Did you cat have lymphoma in the brain or somewhere else?
I'm not sure, I think it was the liver (it was many years ago).
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2018, 20:49:24 PM »
Yes, Sky has half a tablet of prednisolone in about 10g of the Gourmet pate.

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2018, 19:52:25 PM »

(BTW, I lost a cat to lymphoma many years ago, and his symptoms were nothing like Silvie's.)

Did you cat have lymphoma in the brain or somewhere else? :(

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2018, 19:50:55 PM »
My two love the little tins of Gourmet pate, so I hide pills in a bit of that - I have to hand-feed it to them, though.


Bass wouldt take anything with butter - not healthy, I know, but good in an emergency.

Yes i have the gourmet tins which she loves, but very suspicious as there is a very nasty anti-Silvie tasting pill in there :evillaugh:

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2018, 18:02:19 PM »
SOMPLEASED SHE FELT LIKE BOUNCING ON YOUR HEAD

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2018, 17:31:18 PM »




Butter, ham, cheese, lick-e-lix - whatever she'll eat!  Norty cats are usually on the way back to good health in my book.   ;) :)


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2018, 17:08:26 PM »
I was putting Pi's AB's in lick-e-lix and he scoffed them down, you'd have to crush it though.

I am so pleased that she is getting better. :Luv:
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2018, 16:20:01 PM »
My two love the little tins of Gourmet pate, so I hide pills in a bit of that - I have to hand-feed it to them, though.


Bass wouldt take anything with butter - not healthy, I know, but good in an emergency.
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2018, 16:13:37 PM »
Silvie was bouncing on my head and pillow at 4am  :naughty: seemed fine this morning but refused her pill! I left it in her food before i came to work little madam!

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2018, 09:58:47 AM »
Thanks for the update, I hope Sylvie continues to improve. Sky has her steroid crushed into a small amount of food, and we have never had any problem with her not taking it.

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2018, 07:07:03 AM »



Popping by to say "Morning Silvie - how're you feeling today?"   :catlove2:
Hope she is continuing to improve, Heather.



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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2018, 15:24:46 PM »
Heather, that's great news.  :wow:
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2018, 13:53:01 PM »
Fantastic news! Hope Silvie keeps on improving.


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2018, 13:37:58 PM »
Silvie seems fine she is eating well jumped on my bed slept there purring head butting me😁no more green mucus or blood but she did make sneezy/coughing noises once last night. Her eyes seem fine and she ate her steroid pill after 2 goes. Really hoping still it was infection. Back 2 vets weds am for check up. Silvie says thanks everyone for your :Luv2:

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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2018, 12:16:54 PM »
So pleased that Sylvie is showing some improvement, long may it continue. :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2018, 08:12:55 AM »
Glad the vet feels there has been some improvement, fingers crossed.
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« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2018, 06:38:03 AM »

Morning sweetheart.  How are you both this Morning?


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2018, 21:23:38 PM »
I am glad that the steroid has helped Sylvie. My Sky eats a huge amount since she has been on steroids!

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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2018, 16:41:51 PM »
I'm so pleased there's been an improvement.
Steriods are wonderful for reducing inflammation (and therefore pain). Whatever the cause of her illness, it sounds like Silvie is enjoying life again if she's eating well. I hope so much that she continues to improve.
It really sounds like an infection of some sort, doesn't it?

(BTW, I lost a cat to lymphoma many years ago, and his symptoms were nothing like Silvie's.)
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2018, 15:11:43 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2018, 13:46:47 PM »
Silvie did pace around quite a bit last night but she did eat for the 1st time since tues, and she ate 2 packets of food! the steroid did help. THis morning I was a bit unsure if she had a fit, I went into my room and she was running round in circles with a saliva bubble in her mouth. The about 20 mins later I heard her coughing and went in and she had a huge long string of green mucus hanging off her nose/chin :sick: but the good news is I took her back to the vet and she has got her sight back, not 100% but def much better, and we both agree her eye swelling had gone down a bit. Vet said she was very pleased as the steroid has reduced swelling somewhere so she is a lot more optimistic. She even said look she is staring at me! She had another steroid injection and now got tablets and back to see vet on wednesday. She still not sure what it is, could be lymphoma, granuloma or infection. She said I should have taken into the green stuff she coughed up as could send it off for pathology, i said i nearly did bring it in but if it happens again I will take a sample in. So now a bit happier, oh and she has also put back on a bit of weight. It may be only short term but just got to see how she goes. :Luv2:

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2018, 08:34:24 AM »
I'm sorry that there was no definitive answer, do hope the steroid injection works. The antibiotic injection might not have been strong enough so I would ask when she could have a different antibiotic
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Re: Silvie not very well
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Heather, I can only imagine how you're feeling, but if it's in my gift, then I'm  showering Silvie with millions and millions of healing thoughts and recovery vibes.  Let us know how she is today.  I imagine you won't have had much sleep, so sending a hug to you too.   :hug:


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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2018, 23:54:33 PM »
After a long nailbiting day and I couldnt face going to work so I lost a days pay, I rang the vet at 3pm. They were just in the process of xraying Silvie and she was under GA. I knew if the vet rang in the next 10 mins it would be bad news. She rang me at 330pm and said they couldnt find a bad tooth, no eye abscess but they were some suspicious areas in her brain. An MRI would give them more details but I can't afford another £3k :'( There were 3 options, 1) referral for MRI, 2) PTS or 3) bring her round and try her on steroids which may help reduce any inflammation. As all her blood tests were fine as well as blood pressure she was fine under the GA. I opted for the 3) option. Vet did say she couldnt tell from the xray but she was disappointed it wasnt a tooth/eye infection. She thinks there is some sort of brain lesion there but possibly could be infection/infllammation.  I went back to collect Silvie who looked quite bright. They still think she is def blind but she does seem to see a bit. She has been wandering round my room most of the evening, keeps going into her litter tray but not doing anything. She hasn't eaten since tues pm but I left 2 dishes of food and she has actually nibbled some of it so thats a good sign. I always thought with brain lesions cats had fits, but vet said not always. So its back to vet tomorrow for another steroid injection. She said sometimes they have a rapid improvement with them so fingers and toes crossed it does help her. Then its just a waiting game. I am hoping it has just been some sort of infection that has gone from her nose to her eye and then brain and the long lasting antibiotic injection helps clear it. Hoping for a miracle really : Today's little visit for a drip, xrays and meds was £495. (Total vet bills this week £1250 :Crazy: Thank you for all your good wishes  :Luv:

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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2018, 23:52:31 PM »
I have cried often too, even at good news, they are used to it. All my love to you and Sylvie. :care: :care: :care: :blow kiss:
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2018, 19:06:57 PM »
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Re: Silvie not very well
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2018, 12:38:30 PM »
Fingers crossed the vet doesn’t find anything nasty and it is just a dodgy tooth. Vets are used to people being upset, I got introduced to a new receptionist once as ‘a client you’ll see cry often’! (that was when I had a lot of poorly cats and lost at least one a year)
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