Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Egads

I don't like to post entries more than once per day but my niece forwarded news that her dad is back in hospital due to a fluid filled lung. Her text indicated her understandable frustration and anger. In Ashley's opinion, he was released too soon without a proper exit examination.

On the bright side, my husband learned that such lengthy anesthesia as Brian underwent can result in this condition. So it's likely neither a bacterial nor viral infection. :) And he is feeling better being back on oxygen.

Also, my friend's in-laws are doing well. Mom B had a procedure for erratic heartbeat that went well and Dad is getting a heart catheterization today. With luck, a pacemaker will put his health to rights.

Last but not least, the Dactyl sisters had their final booster shot against feline respiratory infections. Terra Cotta went from 4.2 pounds to 5.5 and little Polly Esther gained just under a pound, putting her at 4.1 now.


Did you know there is a condition called feline radial hypoplasia? Can you believe some morons considered breeding these so-called "squittens"?

Sweet Kanga Roo has grown into a
happy, active adult. Click on her
name to read and see more.


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16 comments:

  1. I'm sure they wanted him out of the hospital due to Covid cases. Sad it was too quick, but hopefully he's still on the mend.

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    1. Agreed. That makes sense. And I think he'll continue to improve. :)

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  2. Yikes on back in the hospital, but all is well now that he's on oxygen. I'm sure they will make sure he's okay before releasing him again. More prayers.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. Big hugs. ♥

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  3. More prayers for all of us. I'm glad the wee ones are doing well and I wish humans would leave the squittens alone.

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    1. Thank you. And it's funny that my husband likes to call them 'wee ones'. :) I hate how some people play with animals' wellness for their own entertainment, whatever form that takes. Be well!

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  4. You must feel like you are on a roller coaster of emotions with so many loved ones sick. I am glad your brother is OK. I had to look that up, that would be awful to breed them.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. And we wanted to hunt down those that proposed it on a television show many years ago. ~growl~ Back then I didn't know details outside that horrible fact. I found this while researching the so-called "Hemmingway" kitties.

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  5. Loving those names. Now can you explain how you come up with those names? I am HORRIBLE at picking out names for animals, paintings, ....anything. Glad the babes are doing well. Misty is growing, just not putting on weight. She is LONG, and lenky. Love legs, long bode and long tail. Sorry to hear about your brother....insurnaces push these folks out of the hospital sooner then they need to go. Hoping for his continued healing. Hugs...

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  6. Squittens? That is just not right, imho. How sad.

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    1. Anyone who thinks of breeding them is monstrous. :( Be well, my dear.

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  7. I wondered how on earth he survived such a long depression of his system on anesthesia. Organ failure can result. Cats who undergo prolonged anesthesia often suffer, in the end, kidney or heart failure. I hope he'll be ok.

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  8. I appreciate the support, my dear.

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