Thursday, June 8, 2017

Gooood Morning!

Thank you Elisabeth for stopping over during the night and leaving B1 pills, and AD and CN food for Spencer.  I crushed up the pill like you said, put it in syringe with warm water, gave that to him, and then warmed up the wet nutritious food, and Spencer ate a small bit of it.

I have to tell you, I keep pushing back his 'due date'.  Today I was going to lead him on his path to glory, and then I called yesterday and told the vet office I couldn't do it yet, and made it for Friday, tomorrow.  I keep seeing these small signs (only that he licks a few bites, comes down when he hears me come home, or when I get up in morning).  Other than that, his stomach is getting bloated again, and his eyes are looking sunken.  I may or may not put it off until next week.

When I get home this evening, I will give him his Prednisalone pill, and some more water in syringe, and lots of kisses.  I have so much love for this little guy.  He won my heart over and over - the first time I met him on Second Street and Pennsylvania, and then when he began to trust me and started to roll over on his back for belly scratches on the sidewalk, and then when I rescued him, and then when I brought him to potential adopter but she saw signs of illness, and asked to return him.  That's when he began with the jaundice and liver issue symptoms.   From there, and several vet visits, he was on Baytril and that seemed to do the trick.  Spencer was always the quiet one, got along with everyone.  He loved to play, but never got crazy like the other ones.  Too much competition for the string I guess.  He always looked lost, like a loner.  And then he began to get quieter and quieter, not coming down for morning scratches and play.  Last week I noticed his belly was huge.  And that was the beginning of the end.  Have no doubt, whatever decision I make for him, its out of my love for him.

The kittens are thriving.  I had to bring in Rosie and Taco to the clinic yesterday because of their sniffles, and was given their weights:  Taco is .7 lbs, and Rosie is 1.4 lbs.  Cute little buggers they are.  They were given prescription for Tobramycin drops for eyes, and that was it.

I finally received dates for their spay (there are only two girls out of the bunch!)/neuters, which will be end of June for Spice, Sugar, Tiggy, Teddy, TJ, Mike, Ike, Ben and Jerry.  Rosie, Posie, Toesie and Bear will be neutered 2nd week of July.  Taco, he is about 3 weeks and the doctor noticed at the visit that Taco is 'gifted', if you know what I mean.  I knew I was right about him being a boy!  :)  That means all the kittens are about 1.5 to 2 lbs.and will be ready for their new homes shortly!  :)  woo hooooooo!  They've been fun, but its time for them to spread their wings!  :)

Thank you to those who called in to help out with the vet bills.  Every little bit counts, it really does!

PS, I got a message through Craigslist from someone in the city looking to give the Cat Lady a message.  Someone saw it, forwarded it to me, and I responded. It turned out to be the man whose property I was using to shelter kitties on Central and Second.  He tore down the tarps and shelters and I left a note and in the end, he wound up allowing me to shelter on his property.  That's where I rescued Carter from recently!  He was looking for me because he said I 'had left a few items he wanted to return', and he had some cat food for me that he purchased.  HOW SWEET!  I might swing over there today on my lunch, even though I DREAD going back into the city during the day.  Only because I know that most of the food I've left there hours before has been eaten by raccoons or something.

Have a great day!

"Sometimes the hardest thing
and the right thing
are the same."


  1. I know how much you adore Spencer. And I KNOW you would never make a decision without exhausting all options. You will know in your heart when it is time. And sometimes, even though you may hear that this treatment or that supplement can do wonders, you have to know when the treatments or force feeding of supplements is torture to the poor animal and you must make that most terribly difficult of decisions. I went through that when my Henry had FIP - it was emotionally exhausting. I know you will hold on to Spencer and give him the best of everything until you know the time has come. I'm so sorry.

  2. And I love your quote today. I have always thought that the right thing to do is almost ALWAYS the hardest thing to do - which is why people often struggle to do the right thing.

  3. Very sorry to see spencer getting ready to go over the bridge. Rest assured he will be waiting for you when you must journey there yourself.
    I truly and sincerely hope that when I go my kitties will be waiting for me, and that maybe I will get to see you and all the cats you have cared for while I welcome mine with open arms.
    On a lighter note - how's the jeepster ? All fixed ? Window works ?
    Come on dood ! Don't leave us hangin !

  4. Poor sweet Spencer. I'm continuing to pray for a miracle. It's so hard to know what to do sometimes when it comes toward the end. My thoughts and prayers are with you!