Thursday, October 28, 2010

Inigo update, and answering some questions from yesterday - Rumblemum

Hi all,

Inigo has spent the day with the kitty cardiologist today. The news is better than it was a couple of days ago, but still not where we'd like it to be. His weight, while still low, has stayed the same. His kidney function is the same. The fluid in his chest is the same, and his BP is slightly better. The vet was much more optimistic, especially when combined with  stories of how well he's been acting. I haven't heard anything about the infection (I forgot to ask when I rang, and I couldn't go with Rumbledad to pick him up as I had afternoon meetings - Rumbledad isn't home yet)

We've gotten so many sweet emails with suggestions, including some really good natural options. Thank you to you all.

Now! To answer some questions from yesterday:

Mr Puddy suggested a yummy brand of food called 'Fine meat for cats': We hadn't heard of that brand before! Rumblemum is gonna look tomorrow at the shop for 'Fine meat for cats'

Simba asked if some of the weight loss was from the fluid, and if maybe the medicine was making him feel unwell which is why he's not eating: Some of the weight was from the fluid, and there was some concern that the medicine was making him feel unwell, but he's been getting anti-nausea shots and he's got an antacid to take. Thank you so much for your purrs and good thoughts.

Admiral Hestorb thought maybe he'd been mis-weighed: It's a good thought, unfortunately he's been getting weighed weekly at two different vets (we'd actually thought the same thing initially, that they'd just mis-weighed him)

Lita suggested some brilliant food ideas: Thank you so much, we've got an Asian grocer really close to us, I'll get some chicken essence tomorrow!! What a great idea and I'd never have thought of it!

Fin thought maybe it was a cold that was making it hard to smell the food: Actually I thought exactly the same thing, because his nose was so goopy. The vet's said that it's dehydration that's making his nose really dry, and we're taking him in every other day now to get him hydrated.

To you all - I'm so grateful for all the kind words, and I tell Inigo every night how much love comes from his online friends. Thank you so much for your support and suggestions.

37 comments:

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We are so hoping that Inigo's problems clear up soon, and he can be completely back to his old self. As we go through Jack's conditions at the same time, we are thinking of you quite a bit. So many vet visits (and bills that you just have to worry about later), treatments, signs to watch for, and spectrum of feelings. Our hearts are with you.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are purring for Inigo. We hopes that he gets better soon.

Mr Puddy said...

Inigo,

The brand of the finest mince for cat is " V.I.P Pet Food" ( I might wrote something wrong ! ) or other name is " Gourmet Fresh " Hope it can help

Poppy Q said...

Ingio, we hope you enjoy trying all of your new noms. When mums old cat Puss had kidney failure and little appetite, the vet said we could let her have some fatty things if that was what she wanted, and she used to enjoy margarine or caramel yoghurt. I think coz they were cool as well, they helped her.

Hugs
Julie and Poppy Q

flicka47 said...

Big hugs for Inigo.

I hope and pray the vet finds the right combination to help you feel better real soon!

Sparkle said...

I wish I could do more for Inigo, but being in California and unfamiliar with the type of illness he is going through, all I can do is send him lots of purrs and healing thoughts. I'm glad there are so many others offering helpful suggestions.

Old Kitty said...

Oh sweet Inigo!!! Thank you so much for the update! You all must be so relieved! Me and Charlie are just glad that the news and the vets and you are more optimistic now. We hope that Inigo responds better that he seems to be stabilising. Hopefully he'll get his appetite back!! big hugs to Inigo and Rumbles and Rumblemum and Rumbledad! Take care
x

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring and purring for our dear sweet little friend Inigo to be better. We know yoo are doing all yoo can to help him ~ and we know he wants to be well. Purrs.

marley said...

Keepin our paws crossed for you Inigo my chum. Iffen Rumbles is bein a pest you let me know and I box his ears for you....pleez

Marg said...

Gosh, we are glad to hear that Inigo is doing kind of all right. At least no more horrible news.
I betcha he isn't eating because he can't smell the food. I know other people have said that but we are just putting my two cents in.
Anyway, we sure hope he continues to get better and starts to eat. Take care

Sweet Praline said...

I'm so glad to hear that the vet visit wasn't as negative as you feared. I hope Inigo begins eating again soon and that he starts feeling better. Continued purrs for my special furriend.

Sweet Praline said...

I'm so glad to hear that the vet visit wasn't as negative as you feared. I hope Inigo begins eating again soon and that he starts feeling better. Continued purrs for my special furriend.

Daisy said...

I'm so glad Inigo is holding his own! For the goopy nose, you might try very gentle saline nose drops. At the shelter, they used "Lil Noses" which is formulated for babies. It's just sterile saline which can help clear up the congestion and make it easier to breathe. Just one or two drops per nostril!

Kea said...

We're glad today's post is a bit more positive!

Continued purrs and healing Light to Inigo and hugs to Rumblemum (and dad)!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hoping you have hit the bottom and are on the way up with Inigo. It sounds as though the vets feel more optimistic than earlier too.
Sending purrs and gentle headbutts
Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mr. Pip said...

We are all rooting for you, Inigo! Keep eating, buddy! Sending purrs and prayers.

Your pals, Pip and Rosie

Pirulo Furry said...

I├▒igo, my dear pal, I'm purrring and purrring for you to get well soon. I know in my heart that, even if it takes some time, you'll be just fine. *Nosetaps* and *headbumps* for you, Rumbles and your family.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Me and mommy were so hoping it would be something simple and we are renewing our purrs and purrayers for Inigo to get better. We want him happy and feeling like the Boss of the house and everyone in it.
xox

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Too bad Khamp Khyra is so purry far away!

I think THAT is just what he needs!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and The Golden Khousins

Cathy Keisha said...

More healing purrz for Inigo. When I stopped eating, the vet gave me an appetite stimulant. They gave us some pills to bring hoe but I haven't needed anymore. Hugs and nosetaps for a full recovery.

Sammy and Andy said...

We continue to purray for dear Inigo. We are really happy that he has held his ground between his last 2 vet visits....that is really good news.

Love to all of you.

Brian said...

My sisters and I are happy to hear that there is some good news happening and we're purring and purring for Inigo every single day!

Your Daily Cute said...

I'm hoping Inigo decides it's time to turn this bus around and start eating and getting back to his old self.

Just got a chance to catch up on the last few days. I'm glad that there is some more positive news now. Hopefully with all these suggestions, you all can find something Inigo absolutely can't resist.

Please tell him me, Pimp and Moo are thinking about him and give him a little extra love from us!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Inigo, we are holding you close to our hearts. We hope you start to feel better and return to your healthy self. In the meantime, it sounds like you are in great care and have tons of loving support from friends and family. Be well, my friend.

Carolyon said...

That's great that Inigo is staying a bit more steady!

Purrs

Caro

Cat said...

We have put Inigo's picture on our sidebar and are praying for his swift recovery. I'm glad to hear that the news from the vet was better than last time...baby steps!

MainecoonMa said...

Good to hear there is so much being done to find Inigo's ailments and also that he is so brave & always hanging in there. We send purrayers to him and his family, such a lucky guy he is to be surrounded by so much love! Looking forward to more good news...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Purrs and tail wags for Inigo to keep getting better.

Sagira said...

Glad to hear that he has been acting better. Hopefully the test will start to show that he is recovering as well.

ABBY said...

OH Rumbles
We are all so happy that Inigo is doing better and that the news was better than expected! We will continue to purr for Inigo and we will hope for continued improvements.

purrin
xoxxo
Abby

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so behind and I am so sad to read that Inigo isn't doing great weight wise. I wish I had some suggestions to help him gain weight - with Floyd he would gain when on his antibiotics (can't explain why it worked but it did - even when the blood tests showed no infeciton). I would say that you just need to try and find something he likes and maybe give him extra "snack" meals. And baby food (meat without onions) is also a snack that cats usually like, so maybe that would be a good option.

We are sending him lots and lots of purrs and prayers and really hope he can start to put some weight back on. We know it can take time to get everything figured out with fluid around the heart and once it is worked out he will gain - we know some kitties who have had this and also some humans, and it can take a lot longer than you would think, which has to be so frustrating, but know that it can take a while - it feels like it has been forever with him already but really it hasn't been as long as it can take. We are sending you lots of hugs because we know this has to be so hard for you. We wish we could be more help.

The Island Cats said...

We're still purring for Inigo and we hope he starts feeling better. We hope some of the things others have suggested help.

BeadedTail said...

We're purring so hard for Inigo and hope some of the suggestions help him feel better. Give him our love!

Au and Target said...

Be very careful with chicken essence from Asian grocers - some are very high in salt/sodium!

Purring for little Inigo...

Cory said...

We are purring for Inigo and also purring because of all the helpful advice and love coming your way from the CB.

Nose kissies from all of us!

xoxo Cory and family

Junior and Orion said...

We will keep purring our hearts out for Inigo!

Batu said...

Thanks for the update on Inigo. I have been following Inigos progress so am sending lots of purrs and hugs your way xxxooo