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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2016, 05:27:32 PM »

She looks darling. Bless you for taking her in.
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2016, 09:59:28 AM »

Well so far I've fostered 3 for this rescue - and adopted 2, so that's a high failed-foster rate....

Honey is now mine, took her to my vet and had ultrasound and more blood tests yesterday.  FeLv and Fiv clear, and kidney readings looked better than those 2 days after we found her.  BUN 25 - originally was well over 40 - the rescue vet said "that high not worth looking at prescise number".  My vet surprised, said 40 is where it gets really bad zone, and never known a case of it then dropping back down.  Here they go with normal around 13.

And creatinine 240 - again top of normal here is 210, so she's not vastly high.  He resckons with good management she should last well on that front.

But more serious are the mammary lumps - she didnt seem to be hurting when he examined them, not in distress.  But she's not well enough for surgery - seems for these they have to have total mammary tissue removal which is a major op.  So a case of seeing how well she goes with that condition before it starts to impinge on her happiness or to spread.  His feeling is this will be the crunch rather than the CRF.

Now moved her to the study bedroom from the attic - means she gets more company from me as I'm on the computer in here.  And will try gentle intros soon - if OK she can come down in the evenings and site with us.  Not sure how may go with Eppie tho - 2 torties together...??!!!
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2016, 10:26:53 AM »

Bless you for welcoming Honey into your permanent family!  I'm sure she will get the best of care and have many more quality days with you.  Her improvement is remarkable, and hopefully she will continue to improve. 

Hmmmmm...... Double "tortitude"!  You never know, though, they may get along quite well after all!   Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2016, 10:36:45 AM »

Aw, poor Honey.  I hope she gets well enough for surgery soon.

We need a new updated picture, though, Jo.
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2016, 02:09:33 AM »

hanks Merrihart - she will never be well enough for surgery unfortunately - it's a major op to take all the mammary tissue - vets thinks a long anaesthetic like that would push her kidneys over the edge  Cry

Will get some pics soonish - been really busy helping out the rescue - being a small organisation of all volunteers working from home, and it's spring so all the strays are appearing (or being noticed by people who are out around their properties more) - plus of course kitten time.

We are having to turn away loads too - apart from real emergencies - i.e. pregnant/kittens/injuries.  To cap it off - see my post on the members thread (dont want this next bit publicly posted)
http://itchmoforums.com/members-only/to-continue-the-rescue-tale-t15245.0.html
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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2016, 10:16:01 AM »

So Honey is doing well - has met all the others and is being a total tortie drama queen - even Midnight is cautious with her.  She has a good appetite - eats the renal food mostly (tho is a bit fussier now, perhaps she's over the days of eating anything in desparation.

She also wants to be No1 with me - again I assume she wants to keep closest to her saviour and provider!  She loves sitting on the bed if I go for a rest during the day, and coming downstairs of an evening and lying on my lap...so spends the night in the study - otherwise she would monopolise me to the extent Eppie wouldn't get to lie under the duvet with head next to mine on my pillow!

Her mammary lumps seem about the same - as the vet said it will be a q of if/when the cancer spreads to other parts of her.  For now she just 'leaks' a lot from 3 of her nipples - it's a colourless fluid, slighty greasy and vet advised I sequeeze some out every few days to make her more comfortable - which she seems to tolerate well.  Unlike trying to get any meds down her - she fights that with more vigour than the other 4 put together!

Here are couple pics from last few weeks.  Can't believe it's been over 2months now.



and one sharing my bed with Rudi (before the stress of the cat in the attic)
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2016, 07:46:35 PM »

She looks so much better! I'm so happy she is doing so well!
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2016, 08:39:55 PM »

She is a beauty!  I hope she has many more quality days with you.  So sweet that she has become so fond of being with you!   Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2016, 03:14:52 AM »

Aw, so nice to see her potential shining.   Kiss
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2016, 04:07:26 AM »

She is beautiful! I'm sorry you are having to deal with so many issues right now. Hopefully, you can find a balance and get everyone what he/she needs. Don't forget to take care of yourself, in the meantime.
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2016, 04:16:00 PM »

What a difference those 2 months made ! She looks wonderful  Smiley I hope things settle down soon for you .
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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2016, 02:04:26 PM »

She really does look comfortable and quite content.   Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2016, 07:20:03 PM »

She's a beauty! I hope she's still doing well, JoMax.
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2016, 06:42:34 PM »

Oh JoMax, she is just beautiful!!!  You are indeed her savior!  Bless you, Bless you for rescuing her.  And even more blessings for taking her into your home and giving her such superb, loving care.   I am so glad that her crf problem is improved.  I had 3 crf cats back in 2007, during the pet food debacle, and I had my Barkley Peeperton for several years in good shape despite the crf by giving him fluids, and I learned how to give him the fluids myself here on Itchmo.   So I was hoping, as I read, that her crf would not be fatal.    So sorry about the breast tumors, but hopefully she can manage to make it till she is stronger for the surgery.   Tho they are a serious threat, of course if malignant.

I am so happy she has a loving home now, and pray that she will have a good time longer with her wonderful new cat mom, so she can enjoy all your love.  Heaven only knows what misfortune befell her to wind up in such deplorable condition.  Heartbreaking to read of all the things she tried to eat to fill her aching empty tummy.  No creature should have to suffer such hunger and deprivation. 
Thank you for sharing her story, and for letting her find love and kindness now.
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