Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Experience Matters But the Frustration Continues

thankful thursday blog hop brian 05242018 - Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Welcome once again to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Each and every Thursday we tell everyone about the things for which we are most thankful. Even though the past few weeks have been stressful for all of us here, we still have lots to be thankful for each day.  We all get excited when you join us for our blog hop and we love it when new blogger pals hop in too. Your thankfuls always make us smile!

As of this writing Sister Zoe is likely to come back home today (Thursday), we sure hope so, we all miss her.  Today I’m thankful for the experience of our Internal Medicine Vet Dr. V. who always takes the best care of Sister Zoe.  Experience matters because 4 years ago Sister Zoe went though the same ordeal, more on that in a minute.  Sister Zoe couldn’t come home yesterday because her glucose levels were too high and Dr. V. is going to get those numbers stable before sending her home so that her diabetes can stay in remission.  The same thing happened after her surgery 4 years ago.  Oh, if you missed it, Sister Zoe had a furball the size of a racquetball removed from her tummy, again.

Now for the frustrating part.  We don’t really know what to do yet to keep this from happening to Sister Zoe again.  Last time, 4 years ago, Sister Zoe had a lot of allergy tests and the only thing she is allergic to is fleas so she gets flea treatments regularly.  Sister Zoe has also been on an expensive medicine that was supposed to help her stop eating her fur, obviously that didn’t work.  We tried her on prednisolone but then her glucose numbers go up.  The Dad combs out loose furs each and every night.  SIGH.

Right now she might be a candidate for a lion cut so that she won’t have any furs to eat and something like Catlax or Laxatone on a regular basis.  The Dad and Mom will be on the search, again, for whatever might work best to totally avoid any future problems.

We’re very thankful that Sister Zoe is getting the care that she needs.  Oh, even though she is in the hospital she has been eating on her own, which we were very thankful to hear.

What are you thankful for today?  Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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53 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Experience Matters But the Frustration Continues

  1. Raven

    Sorry for the blood glucose complication with Sister Zoe, but it sounds like the vet is on top of things. A Lion Cut sounds like it could be the simplest solution for Zoe. Much easier than installing a zipper in her tummy or trying different medications that might have unwanted side effects. I hope she’s home tomorrow. I’ll send my purrs your way!

  2. Foley Monster, Pocket and River

    We are thankful Zoe is getting the treatment she needs while we pray her issues are cured and she can be a happy cat again

  3. Beth

    I’m glad that Sister Zoe is doing better and hope she comes home Thursday. She’s lucky to have people who care so much about her!

  4. Guido the Italian Kitty

    Catzowey! I’m crossing all my paws for Sorella Zoe – that’s EyeTailYun for Sister Zoe to recover soon and be back home with you and da fam!! The power of the paws is strong dude!

  5. Little Binky and Granny

    We’re Thankful that sister Zoe has helped and now is eating on her own again, Brian. We don’t know if you ever have seen a Homeopathic vet, but there are homeopathic remedies that could help her, but also Bach Remedies can do a lot for her. Granny would love to look for you which remedy Zoe needs, but because of her medical issues, it is better to see a Homeopathic vet in your environment, or a Bach Flower therapist. We really hope you consider it, as we know that it could work 🙂 Healing Pawkisses are continue and Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful day to all of you 🙂 <3

  6. Mickeys Musings

    We are happy to hear that Zoe is doing well and ready to come home 🙂
    We also purr you can find a way to prevent future occurrences. That will be the hard part.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  7. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I am glad Sister Zoe is eating and hope she can come home today. Eric used to have a problem with hair balls. He didn’t eat his fur but shed bucket loads all year round no matter how much we groomed him. He brought up a lot of hair balls but it also caused chronic constipation. We put him on Katalax which I assume is the same as Catlax ( a brown malty flavoured paste). We gave him a half dose daily and that seemed to solve the problem for him. He loved the flavour too and used to look forward to it every morning.

  8. Pat Hatt

    Hopefully she is home today. We were going to suggest a lion cut. It’s a lot better to be a bit breezy than had a racket ball within.

  9. Teddy

    So happy that Sister Zoe will be home today. So sad that she had to have that huge hairball removed yet again but maybe the lion cut will keep her from eating her fur and causing her to get another one. It’s a sad situation but we are sending love and hope and prayers that she will NEVER go through this again (nor will you all!). That is a BIG thankful for your family and for all of your friends believe me!!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

  10. Margie

    WE so hope that Zoe can come home. Cat Lax or Laxatone sure sound like two great things to try. We sure send lots more really good thoughts. We all still have our paws crossed for you Zoe.

  11. Sheltie Times

    Glad to hear she’s doing better. It is a blessing to have a good working relationship with your vet. I can’t imagine life without ours. You do have our sympathy about finding a solution to a chronic unhealthy behavior. Katy has a situation we’ve not been able to stop. In our case there are lots of “remedies” but our vet has admitted most just aren’t effective for stopping the behavior that results in making her sick. Frustrating but honest.

  12. emma

    We are so sad for poor Zoe. Such a pretty kitty. At least she is eating again, but dang, she needs to stop eating her furs!

  13. Katie Isabella

    I’m thankful to read this today about Sister Zoe. I am grateful she is coming home and that you are considering the lion cut for her. There’s nothing left to do, I think. If there is no fur to pull…I hope the problem is solved. I had no idea that prednisolone raised the triglycerides. Admiral had it every day for three years. Maybe that is part of what took her away. XX to all of you sweet girls and brothers.

  14. Jan K

    That is good news Sister Zoe is eating at the hospital! We pray she can come home very soon! We know your parents will figure out what else might be best to help stop this from happening again.

  15. Kitties Blue

    Mom suggests the Laxatone if you can’t keep her from eating her fur and lots of Comfort Zone everywhere. We are happy Zoe is eating at the vet and will keep our paws crossed she comes home today. Our thankful is that Sawyer hasn’t had a seizure in 12 days. Woot, Woot! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  16. Comedy Plus

    I’m guessing the cut is the next thing you’ll do. It’s so hard to know what to do sometimes and when you do something and think it’s going to work only to find out it didn’t. I know you take great care of your babies. I’m thankful Sister Zoe can come home today.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. ♥

  17. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    Oh no… we are so sorry to hear that Zoe isn’t feeling well. We are purring and praying super hard for her. We know you all look forward to when she gets to come home. Sending love…

  18. The Menagerie Mom

    We are sending all of our purrs, woofs, and prayers to Sister Zoe! We are so thankful that she is eating on her own, and we hope she is home with you all very soon.

  19. Marv

    Hi Guys!
    Wow! Poor Zoe! I am purraying that she gets home soon! And I bet she would look cute with a lion cut…
    Purrs
    Marv

  20. Purrseidon

    Brian, dear furiend, thank you for hosting this fine blog. I’m not the purrtherapist my dear brofur, M was but I’m trying hard to send healing purrayers to Katsu’s eye and I shell endeavor to send healing purrayers for dear sisfur Zoe, too.
    >^.^<

  21. The LLB Gang

    We are sending lots of POTP that you can find a solution for Zoe’s fur eating…and in hope her glucose levels are stable and she can come home today.
    xoxo,
    Arty, Rosy and Jakey

  22. lapaylor

    poor family having to be sleuths to figure out the problems… poor kitty…. I hope you figure out what to do soon and everyone can feel relief

  23. Pam Jackson

    Poor Sis Zoe. I hate hearing that for her. I read once that adding a small helping of pumpkin to the wet cat food helps with passing of hairballs. I was given it to Lily (cat) and Dakota (dog) everyday at feeding time. I have backed off a bit lately just cause I forget but it seems to help….I think it does with Lily but I know with Dakota is helps with the many upset tummies he gets (he inhales his food)…..might want to check with Zoe’s vet and see if that is doable.

  24. da tabbies o trout towne

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  25. Eastside Cats

    Hmm, why isn’t the fur being passed through like it should? Well, here’s wishing for a speedy recovery, and the hugs and purrs are still floating through the ether from me to you all!

  26. Valentine

    Sister Zoe is a brave girl fur sure to have to go through all that. Mom wonders if maybe she has a protein deficiency, which may be a reason she’s eating her furrs? As much as I luv her long coat, I think her getting a lion cut might be a good solution. Kisses for her.

  27. lisa

    Sandy at Comedy Plus introduced me to your blog hop and I’m hoping to participate regularly. This is a wonderful reminder to be thankful and have a heart of gratitude in life. Such a lovely fur baby….I hope her treatments help. We have a kitty that probably has diabetes and I need to get her in to confirm the diagnosis.

  28. Jeanna

    That sounds hopeful, sweet baby girl. This is not something any of you need to go through every four years. I used to brush Dexter at least three times a day and he loved it but I wasn’t sure if it helped curb his occasional throwing up, although he did so lessafter I stopped the furball meds and brushed him more so who knows. If it’s her fur, maybe a short cut is the answer.

  29. Crystal And Daisy Mae

    Hello, hope it gets less stressful for you, the cats and Sister Zoe. I joined your blog hop this week and my link is in. Here’s to Sister Zoe getting better real, real soon. Sending purrs, meows and prayers your way.

  30. Mary McNeil

    One of the Colehaus Cats gets a lion cut. I had an older long-haired cat that got one regularly as she got so old it was hard for her to keep herself groomed. Getting a trim might be stressful, but still might beat any more surgeries. Purrayers.

  31. The OP Pack

    And the moral of your story is that you never give up and just keep trying to find a way to keep Sister Zoe healthy. Your vet sounds like a very good and caring doctor. Hope she can come home soon.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  32. KB Bear

    We are mainly thankful that Sister Zoe is getting such expert care and that she has so much love from her family as she recovers from this. I hope that you can figure out a way to keep these furballs away. We are sending POTP.

  33. Sweet Purrfections

    We hope Sister Zoe can come home today and that you can find something to help with her hairballs. Praline had a couple of blockages because of hairballs, but luckily, they didn’t require surgery. We hope the Laxatone can help prevent them in the future. Surgery is no fun!

  34. basil

    Hey guys, oh we do hope that Zoe got home yesterday, we’ve been purraying extra hard and sending oodles of healing vibes her way!

    Today we’re thankful fur pawesome furriends just like mew!

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

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