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!