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by BendyMom
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Help with recent cat injury
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Help with recent cat injury

that is a great sign of progress. nerves recover slowly. you might see tiny improvements for a year or more, or a sudden big improvement. Great he moved his tail! and great he is trying to pee in the box! my neuro guy will pee in box but never poop in it, i have no clue why. have you been doing any ...
by BendyMom
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Help with recent cat injury
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Help with recent cat injury

Did any of the vets think to check his heart? Sudden loss of hind limb control is also classic saddle thrombus. If the clots were not total blockages he could slowly regain function, but would be at extremely high risk for a recurrence. I had a heart disease cat whose blood clot in her leg was putt ...
by BendyMom
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Blind and Deaf Pets
Topic: newly blind and deaf 10 month old cat
Replies: 19
Views: 11858

Re: newly blind and deaf 10 month old cat

My girl Mimosa stopped breathing under anesthesia and woke up deaf and blind, and with serious coordination issues. I had to teach her how to walk. the sight and hearing came back somewhat but then she lost her hearing again. You can't really predict what is going to happen, most likely your boy wil...
by BendyMom
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: Kitten born with no tail/ unable to poop/pee on own.
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Kitten born with no tail/ unable to poop/pee on own.

Glad to hear you're seeing a new vet :) Hope it goes well.
by BendyMom
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: Kitten born with no tail/ unable to poop/pee on own.
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Kitten born with no tail/ unable to poop/pee on own.

HI! I have two of those. First, find a different vet, jeez that ones sounds awful. They shoudl at least be willing to look up stuff and learn to help you. I haven't used ex-lax, not sure how it is for cats. Mira lax, maybe about a quarter teaspoon for a kitten, twice daily should help a lot. There a...
by BendyMom
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: cat with nerve damage...
Replies: 20
Views: 32223

Re: cat with nerve damage...

just got home and saw this. I have expressed huge bladders. Is it huge because she can't pee at all on her own, or is it huge because something is in the way? When my girl Cherry has hard stool, it makes it impossilbe for her to pee, and I have to get some stool out first. keep in mind a huge bladde...
by BendyMom
Thu May 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Cat Facial Paralysis
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Cat Facial Paralysis

somehow i logged in under my old account of bendy kitty, oops.
it's still me, The Bendy Mom.
by BendyMom
Wed May 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Help!! Ava cant use front or back legs
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Help!! Ava cant use front or back legs

i knew a neuropsychologist who rehabilitated children with neurological problems. He told me that physical therapy was an absolute key in helping the brain rewire around the part that wasn't working. He said the younger the child the better the outcome. I would spend time several times a day with yo...
by BendyMom
Wed May 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Cat Facial Paralysis
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Cat Facial Paralysis

Before worrying about introducing the cats I would be worried about her attitude. She should not rapidly lose muscle mass from inactivity. Has she improved since she has been back with you? How long has it been? Anesthesia can stress the kidneys, and kidney problems will lead to decreased appetite, ...
by BendyMom
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Sad sad horrible news :(
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Sad sad horrible news :(

thank you, Carol. for a week after surgery he felt great, better than he had in years and I spent all my time with him. He wasn't allowed to zoom because he was healing but he got to eat whatever he wanted, instead of laxative soup and he was just so happy. At least he left me after having that week...
by BendyMom
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Sad sad horrible news :(
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Sad sad horrible news :(

Some of you may remember, six and a half years ago little orange spina bifida boy was posted in teh emergency rescue section. I adopted him and named him Butterbean. Over the years he had a good life but developed megacolon that finally required surgery, his gut hurt him all the time and he needed d...
by BendyMom
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Incontinence and Spinal Injury Experience with Cali Catrina
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: Incontinence and Spinal Injury Experience with Cali Catr

that is a fantastic guide to caring for an incontinent cat, and your love for her is evident in every word. I can assure you it will help many people with their incontinent cats. Thank you for sharing. For me the best way that I honor my passed special needs kitties is sharing what I have learned fr...
by BendyMom
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Megacolon/Blood in urine/multiple issues!
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: Megacolon/Blood in urine/multiple issues!

Hello that is a fairly familiar constellation of problems to problems to me. firstly with the FIV, te only proven therapy for it is Tcyte, which has mixed results and is obscenely expensive. good nutrition, longer courses of antibiotics, staying on top of everything is how I deal with FIV cats (I ha...
by BendyMom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39297

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

I've been wrapped up in a bunch of stuff here for the past few days. I use the dollar general diapers and they seem to hold quite a bit of pee. It's my understanding that what kills most incontinent pets is urinary tract infections and kidney failure, which is why it's critical to keep a weather eye...
by BendyMom
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39297

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

Sometimes we have to go into super-mom mode. I'm glad you managed to express her, I've had to do similar things with my girl Black Cherry a couple times. ugh. I've had spay incisions that were glued get infected, it's just on my list of "crap that can go wrong" and now whenever I get a spay I ask fo...