Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Smudge is home!



Although I didn't get to talk very much to Dr. Nick when I picked Smudge today, he did let me know that Smudge's last bloodwork came back all within normal levels.

We now have to get him a the low-protein diet especially for cats with kidney problems. There is a small wrinkle in that plan as Dolce and Bella will eat any soft food left lying around. We might have to start locking Smudge up so he can eat in peace.

The main thing is that he is home. He jumped up on my lap as soon as I sat down and started purring. He even went out into the garage with his sister for some 'sploring as Dolce likes to say.

Dr. Nick is going to phone us later tonight to arrange the sub-cutaneous fluid treatments. We will probably have to have him do it until my wife and I can strengthen ourselves to do it without Dr. Nick's help.

31 comments:

  1. oh, this is the greatest news! thank you for telling us! we're so so glad for you. we're so glad he is feeling better and is well enough to do some 'sploring.
    take care all of you!!!!

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  2. Oh, mama and I are so glad Smudge is home! We have been sending many good thoughts throughout each day!

    You can do the treatments! Smudge will understand! Ask the vet how he is doing with them, and we bet the vet says, oh, very well!

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  3. we are so very glad. we are happy to give you sub q pep talks if you need them. it really isn't bad at all once you get the hang of it. the think that helped us the most was realizing that our kitty didn't mind. he got the hang of it too

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  4. So happy little Smudge is back home, purring and playing and happy. Such wonderful news. Thanks for keeping us up to date, we do worry about our fellow cats.

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  5. oh we is so glad Smudge is home! we agree wif Brandi, you can do the treatments. Mommy saided that she was furry scared and cried hard the ferst couple of times she hadded to do them to Ralphie, but once she figured out that Ralphie didn't get hert, and he felt lots better, she stopped crying. She saided that it's scary the ferst few times, but it becomes routine after a while. But, YAY Smudge!!!! Keep feeling better!

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  6. Yay, Smudge is home and feeling better. Yes you will learn to do the treatments, knowing it helps your little guy.

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  7. this is just the greatest news! yay Smudge! an that picshure is furry hansum too.

    Smudge, tell yur daddy 'bout Skeezix's contest. yur daddy's a furry good writer an we bet he'd write sumfin so sweet it would make our Lady's eyes leak all offur the place!

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  8. Glad to hear that Smudge is at home and feeling better.

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  9. Yay! Smudge is home! Smudge is home!
    We are very glad to hear Smudge is home and with bloodwork within normal levels! Well, if you have to separate Smudge to feed him, that's not too bad. We are just glad he is home and OK.

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  10. Yea! Smudge is back! The sub-cutaneous fluids aren't that hard to administer ... they just look really weird as they're getting absorbed. Good luck to all of you! Whoo hoo! Smudge is back!!!
    DaisyMae Maus

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  11. Glad to see you back home, Big Guy

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  12. Yay for Smudge being back home. I am very glad that he is feeling better. Separating him to feed him shouldn't be too bad. I hope you get the hang of the fluids quickly, so Smudge can stay home where he feels more comfortable.

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  13. We are so glad to hear that Smudge is home and that the treatment worked well.

    The Monsters and Mom

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  14. Yeah! So glad to hear Smudge is back and doing better! Good luck on feeding him separately, it seems like when one kitty is on a special diet, all kitties are on a special diet!
    -- April, Remy and Katrina

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  15. Welcome home sweet Smudge!!!! Scout likes Shaggy's expensive Obesity Management food better than his own.

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  16. meowie-yowie-kazowie! we are glad to see that smudge (LOVE the name) is home and acting pretty normal. we're sure those were about the most welcome purrs you've had in a long time!!

    the sub-q fluids thing will become a non-issue after a few sessions; don't worry. it looks much worse than it seems!

    welcome home, smudge-dude!!

    nels, ed, nitro, & xing

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  17. Smudge YOU'RE HOME! Oh that is such good news! YAY shout from the rooftoops.....Smudge is gonna be OK! Dat is so gud!

    *Abby

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  18. Oh such great news! We are so happy for Smudge & his family! Keep up the great werk efurrybuddy! Our mom luvs that picture of Smudge; she says he looks very royal restin' on his blankie! Take care & feel good, Smudge!

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  19. Yay Smudge! He's back! And looking very handsome and shiny too. Nothing like a floofy purring kitty on your lap, that's what we say.

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  20. Good to see Smudge back in circulation. It's wonderful that you are going to go so far in your care for him with the sc care. He's one lucky cat.

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  21. Welcome Home Smudge!!!!!!

    I'm glad you're feeling better!

    Lots and lots and lots of purrs!!!

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  22. Feel better soon big guy - REOW!

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  23. David E. Francis11/09/2006 6:32 PM

    Smudge, thank the Good Lord things turned out good for you. I bet that your family is just as happy to see you as you are them! May you have many more years of life!

    Dee

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  24. You are still handsome Smudge. They can't take that away..:) Be good and drink your fluids. Concatulations on having good blood work ~Merlin, Shadow, KO kO

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  25. Hi Smudge - You don't know me, but I read your dad's tale of devotion and it was beautiful! I'm glad your bloodwork came back with normal levels!

    Luxor

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  26. Woo hoo! We're so happy to hear this!

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  27. Oh that is just such fantastic news! We have been sending lots of prayers and headbutts and purrs your way. We're so glad your special guy is going to be ok!

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  28. Excellent news! Mom was almost afraid to check you blog today. What a happy relief to see beautiful Smudge and read such a good report.

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  29. yaaaa wes so glad hes home and better. stay well smudgey

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  30. I just read your Tale of Devotion for Smudge. It was so beautiful I don't even know what to say.
    Karen

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