January 23, 2014

Prancer Pie Update

Prancer Pie Update:  4:10 p.m., CST, I saw the Vet at 3:15 and he was impressed with what the fluids had done for Prancer.  He saw a big change in his demeanor.  Unfortunately his heart rate is still too high and he still has diarrhea.  We are changing his food and this is only his second day of Forti Flora.  We took a blood test and is now thinking we may be battling a secondary problem (IBD?)  He had several encouraging paths to try today.  I am getting a second opinion and checking with our local ( several hrs away) teaching vet hospital.  We check in tomorrow for test results and check in Saturday to see if he needs fluids for the weekend.  I think we've got everything covered.

I got to bring him home and he purred and talked the whole way.  Upon arriving home, he went to hide in his favorite closet.  He thinks his leg is broke from the wrap from the IV.  I get to remove it in a couple of hours.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the well wishes, purrs, and ideas.  
XOXOXOXO

103 comments:

Jans Funny Farm said...

So glad you got more encouraging news this afternoon!

Marilynn said...

Such good news from you this afternoon. We'll keep purrrrrring and praying that Prancer Pie improves more and more and more!

Love, Marilynn, Grace & Company

Katie and Glogirly said...

So glad he's home with you now...sending lots and lots of purrs and hope that you continue to get more encouraging news.
xo

Cathy Keisha said...

Keeping up with the mega healing purrz. If you even suspect this is the covenia, make sure your vet reports it. It sounds like he’s trying to say it’s everything but that.

Katnip Lounge said...

Huge purrs, {{hugs}} and lubbins from alla us!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Meg & Quill said...

We are sending our best healing purrs to you!!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Sending more healing purrs from all of us!

Laila and Minchie said...

We can imagine how happy Prancer Pie, and you, are that he is home. Continued purrs and prayers.

Susie and Sidebite said...

We will be here waiting for any info!

The Mad Scots

Fuzzy Tales said...

I'm really glad you're getting a second opinion. It's something I would do now in a heartbeat, wish I had done that with Annie at the time. Lots of hugs and continued purrs from the boys. Fingers/paws crossed for treatments that are right for him!

The Whiskeratti said...

Having access to a teaching hospital is awesome! If anyone would know, it would be them. We hope that all goes well for you and Prancer.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so pleased to hear that you have a vet teaching hospital within driving range who can see Prancer and help guide him on a path to feeling better. Lots and lots of purrs for Prancer, and big hugs for you.

Tinker and Tom said...

We've had Prancer on our minds all afternoon. We're glad he's home which we know has to be a comfort for him and for you. We'll keep praying, the kitties will keep up their purrs and we will truly hope for the very best for our furriend. xx <3

Selina said...

Yay! Now that is what we call great news! Keep the good reports coming and we will continue to PURR!

OUR HEARTS ARE CONNECTED BY PAWS!

Love
Selina & MomKatt Laura

Mariodacat said...

We're with you all the way buddy. Your mom is doing everything she can, so now it's up to you to start feeling better. We are thankful for the bit of good news that you did get. I'm purring. M sends prayers and hugs.

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad that Prancer is home now and feeling a bit better.

We think you have a good course of action to take.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we forgot to say we're still purring....

Brian said...

I just read the earlier update too. We are purring like crazy but things sound a little better. Having had 2 cats mis-diagnosed before, I highly recommend a second opinion, that saved our two. We love you Prancer, please whip this thing in the butt.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I'm glad that Prancer's home. And that the vet seemed more optimistic. And that you're getting a second opinion. And that I have LOADS more purrs left to give him!

Flynn said...

I am very glad that the vet is more optimistic, and that you are getting a second opinion. (((hugs))) and purrs.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Glad the news is better and that you got to take Prancer Pie home. Hugs to you x

William said...

Continued purrs to you both!

Annie Bear said...

I'm so glad to hear he's home with you. I'm also glad to hear the fluids seemed to help quite bit. I think it's great you're consulting with the teaching vet hospital. Praying for his full recovery.

Annie Bear said...

I just read your last post about the hyper-t and only living 2 years, which I never heard of. Lucy had hyper-t and her vets never, ever said that (she died of bladder cancer, not related to the hyper-t at all). She had high blood pressure, which they did say was a side effect of hyper-t, especially if hyper-t isn't treated. Has he been tested for that? That put a cuff on them just like for humans. I just wonder if that may be the cause of the rapid heartbeat. Just a thought.

The Monkeys said...

We are sending all sorts of purrs for sweet Prancer Pie!

On a side note, when Mommy first gave us Forti Flora, it caused Bella and Deli to have diarrhea for a few days.

SquirrelQueen said...

It's good to hear Prancer is back home with you. Yay for a second opinion. It sounds like the vet is trying to find any cause he can except for the Covenia even though he started Prancer on probiotics.

Still sending mega healing purrs and hugs your way.

Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

Pasha said...

So glad he is home and feeling better. The hardest part is trying to figure out what's going on! Feel better very very soon Prancer!

Kitties Blue said...

Wow, we cannot believe everything that has happened in such a short amount of time and P.P.'s sudden turn. We are super glad that he is back home even if he is hiding out in the closet. We will be purring and praying non-stop that you can get him healthy again very soon. We know you are a nervous wreck. Mom says that P.P. and everyone at your house will be in her thoughts and prayers as well. Purrs and paw-pats, Giulietta, Fiona, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Punapippuri said...

Very pleased to wake up to this.Prancer is home where he can be safe and purry, and hopefully his broken leg is fixed! Second opinion is good. If there is IBD, then that can be managed often with diet - that takes time to find the right food - and meds. Stran has it. His diarrhea was explosive and very smelly for a long time and now he is much better. This was diagnosed about 18 months ago I think.
Paws crossed big time. Will you give him special scritches and cuddles from his Ginnish buddies please.

Eileen said...

Oh Prancer Pie, we is glad you gots some good news. Keep getting better, and then your mom won't worry so.

Sending lots and lots of purrs your way!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

The Florida Furkids said...

We're thrilled to hear that Prancer Pie is home and that you got some encouraging news. We'll keep the purr machines going and hope the 2nd opinion gives you some good options.

Love to Prancer Pie,
The Florida Furkids

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are all purring so hard for Prancer Pie!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

VERY VERY VERY happy to hear that your boy is home with you. Sending you both the best purrs and loves! We admit we giggled a tiny bit that he thought his leg was broken. Sweetheart! XOXOXO

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Sending our purrs and prayers for Prancer Pie!!!

Fur Everywhere said...

We are glad Prancer got to come home. We think you are doing the right thing by getting a second opinion. Please hang in there!!

Purrs, hugs, and love to you all.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

This all sounds encouraging, Keep up the good work, both of you, and please keep us posted.

Being home is the best thing for Prancer's soul!

Purrs,
The Chans

Georgia and Julie said...

We are very sad to hear Prancer is doing poorly. We purr very hard that the vets can help your sweet kitty.
We bet having him home helped him a bit. Purrs for Saturday and some better news.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Mollie said...

So glad the news was positive, you go chill out Prancer and make sure you eat your dinners :) xxooxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Lone Star Cats said...

Glad you got some good news. Sending healing purrs.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww darling Prancer Pie!!! We are glad you are home and we send you all the hugs and purrs and good wishes for you to get better!!! Please get better!! Take care
x

Angel MoMo said...

So sorry to hear that Prancer Pie has been unwell. Mega purrs coming your way and hope that you get better soonest.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

we are so sad at the cozy cottage that precious Prancer Pie is ill....so much happening all at once. We feel helpless because we have no advice but getting another opinion is wise for sure. Please know how much we care and hold you close during this unsettled time until recover of health once again...we believe it will be so...cats have the power of purrrrrayers!
Love Karla

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Prancer it is I Madi writing to let you all know you are in our prayers and thoughts and I send you lots of healing hug

Mom is having blogger issues and cannot presently at buttons or badges to our blog...but you are in our hearts
Hugs Madi your bfff

Marg said...

So glad he got to come home. We sure have all our paws crossed for you Prancer in hopes you will feel better really soon. Lots of purrs coming your way too. Take care.

Asta said...

Still sending healing smoochie kisses fow Pwancew Pie
I hope he continoos to impwove
Love
Asta

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are still purring and purraying for your handsome Prancer Pie. It is encouraging that the fluids have helped him and hope the diarrhea will cease soon as it leaves them feeling weak and sore. We hope the test results will point to the cause
of his problem.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Oh no, my handsome Dude just up the highway--so may prayers and purrs from our house to yours!! Does your vet only work with us kities? Tommy really feels that helped when my Uncle MaxMaxx was so sick. We want you to feel better and back to your usual feisty self!! Tommy sends hugs for both you and your Mom. I will share my nip nana with you--that always makes me feel better!!

Much love,

Noir

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sending warm wishes and soft woos for a speedy recovery.

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh Prancer Pie buddy, we hope that you get better really fast. we are sending so many purrrss and prayers to you!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Thinking of you all and sending healing purrs. Hope the second opinion gives you better information. Our Tommie has CRF and stopped wanting to eat. It took over a week of chasing him around and all kinds of feeding tricks and techniques to get him started again. We are Fortiflora fans too. Hang in there!
Maggie

Kari said...

We've come over from Punapippuri's and are sending our love and prayers for Prancer Pie. Fluids will help help him to feel better since he is
loosing so much liquid with his
diarrhea. Second opinions can be
lifesavers. Our prayers are with you
until he is well again.

Katie Isabella said...

Thank goodness he is getting a second opinion. I have thought about Prancer all day and he was first on my mind this morning. Standing by for any information you may be able to get. xxoo

TK and Pip said...

I'm glad thungs are looking a bit better. We continue to purr for Prancer, and his family. This has been going for a long time and I know how exhausting it is when a love one is sick.

Random Felines said...

so glad he is back home.... hope the second opinions can give you more info... purrs

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Prancer Pie!
I is worried 'bout you! Feel better! I is sending mine extra-powerful Maine Coon purrs.
Toffee

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are sending purrs and prayers for our friend Prancar Pie and Mom too!
It is so stressful to have an ill kitty.
Reading through the last month of updates were are surprised at that comment by the vet about prancer and 2 years. Hyperthyroid is easily controlled issue in humans and cats.
If he was allergic to methimazole, which is shown by symptoms that he is showing, radio ablation is a good alternative. Dad says that is the way he would go if one of us had this issue (Dad is handicapped and if we run UTB or some such he cannot get us let alone hold us in his one good arm)
Here is a site that has info but you probably have this.
http://www.felinehtc.com/
Mar Vista Animal has a really great pet medicine library and supplies meds
http://www.marvistavet.com

Purrrrrs and Prayers
Dad Timmy and Family

Lou Belcher said...

We're sending you lots and lots of purrrrs and prayers. We hope Prancer Pie is feeling some better already and is soon all the way better.

hugs, Bgusy, Knuckles and HH

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad Prancer Pie did so well with the fluids, and we are so glad he is home with you. You are wise to get that second opinion, and we will keep right on purring and praying for you both.

Hugs and headbonks!

Cat Street Boyz said...

To our dear furend, Prancer Pie, PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrzzzzzz!
We are glad you are somewhat improved so many purrz and huggz out to you from all of us. Toy, Tinker, Tang, TyGr, Teak, Thomas, Setzer and Woofie ICE also big huggz from our Mom, Holly

Maggie May said...

Sending big, huge, major healing purrs to you sweet Prancer Pie!!

Karen Jo said...

I am glad that Prancer Pie is home with you, even if he is in the closet. Bambino came home with one of those leg wraps and limped all over until I took it off. I am so glad that you are near a teaching vet hospital and can get a second opinion. I hope the diarrhea goes away soon. Purrs and prayers coming your way from all of us.

Cathy Keisha said...

I hope you read the link I left on FB. Diarrhea is a common side effect of covenia poisoning. You need to get him somewhere to treat him for the poisoning. Unfortunately, there is no way to get it out of his system. Sending more mega healing purrz.

Samantha & Clementine said...

Lots of hugs and purrs Prancer Pie! We are glad you are home!
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Clementine

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Hi you guys, we are so sorry to hear sweet Prancer Pie is not well. We don't know anything about the hyperthyroid. Our hearts just hurt for you guys. We want to be sure you know all of you are in are thoughts and purrs. We send you lots of love, hugs and kitty kisses. And we'll be checking back to see how it goes.

CatInTheFridge said...

sending tons of purrs for the little guy! Thanks for the update. Please give him a hug for us. The second opinion is a great idea!

Forty Paws said...

Many hugs to you Prancer Pie! Get better, okay?

Luf, Us and Maw

Zoolatry said...

Be well, sweet one ... you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We just found out Prancer was doing so poorly. So glad you have some good noos.

Hang in there, PP. We're purrrrrrrrring for you.

Team Tabby said...

All of us here send our strongest, most powerful purrs and prayers to our loyal friend, Prancer Pie.

We think a second opinion is a good idea. All the best to you.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Purring and praying for more and more good news and that he continues to head toward feeling better! Hugs for all of you!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We just read the news on facebook. Oh, we are so deeply sorry!


We wish there truly were words enough to take away the pain, and we were there to offer you comfort in person...

Holding you close in our thoughts and our hearts at this time

Everycat said...

I am so sorry that I have only just learned how poorly Prancer Pie has been. This is a really rough old do for any pussycat.

My ape had a cat who lasted 9 years post hyperthyroid diagnosis, so that would sway the vet's average a bit I think, do not lose hope.

The ape remembered something from the past. There is a blog called
The Big Piney Woods Cats (they dont' blog much now) and one of the Mom Toni's cats had a problem that went on and on and eventually was traced to the particular version of the hyperthyroid drug, which over the years had actually caused the problems the little puss was suffering from.

The blog is
http://thecalicogirls.blogspot.co.uk/

..there is an email link in the panel top right.

It might be worth an email to enquire if Toni might have some wisdom to share to help out.

The ape has seen cats respond very differently to different thyroid medications and also to different methods of administering them (skin gel vs tablet) It might be worth asking the vet about the drug Prance Pie takes for his thyroid.

I am sending my best and loudest rumbly purrs and lots of love to the Mom too, because she is probably worn out at such a worrying time. It sounds like she's got it all covered though.

So Prancer Pie, hear my rumbly purrs and get well soon fella!

Luff from
Mungo

garthriley said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Prancer Pie has been sick. Sending healing labbie thoughts your way Prancer Pie! Hoping you'll start feeling better very very very soon.

Garth

Cory said...

Soft gentle purrrs from all of us at Casa de Cory.

*sniff*

Cory and family

Cathy Keisha said...

Coming to pay my respects with salty tears rolling down my face. Prancer Pie, I looked so forward to being in TCC with you. *bows head and leaves red rose*

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Katie and Glogirly said...

We just heart the news and are completely heartbroken. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Prancer Pie so very much...we feel like we've known him forever.

We know there's not enough purrs in the world to comfort you, but we're sending them anyway.
Bless you.
Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

Flynn said...

I am so very sorry to hear your sad news. Prancer Pie will be greatly missed. Purrs love and (((hugs))) to all of you.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We just heard the news about Prancer Pie. We are so sorry it was his time to go to the bridge. We're sending our softest, comforting purrs.

Pasha said...

Oh God! What happened? I don't see any updates posted, but I'm shaking just reading others' comments. Prancer Pie please don't leave!!! *tears!!!*

Jacobi said...

Dear Prancer,

I cannot purr, but I can give you soft nuzzles and gentle wags, and I send many of those your way. I am glad you are home - the terrible horrible no good very bad place called Vet is awful. Home is much better.

Licks,
Cobi

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

My heart is just breaking for you. Prancer Pie was solved and will be desperately missed. Purrs and love headed your way.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so devastated at the news today. Sending gentle headbutts and lots of love to all of you.

Georgia and Julie said...

We are just so sorry to hear this devastating news.Knowing how hard it is to lose a beloved kitty, we are in tears. We send you all purrs,hugs and headbumps and lots of love.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie
and mom Nancy

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I am so sorry

The Florida Furkids said...

We are heartbroken. Sweet Prancer Pie, run free at the Bridge. We don't know why you had to leave so soon and so quickly but we hope you know how much you were loved.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

The Island Cats said...

We are just heartbroken over the news about Prancer. We send comforting purrs...though we know how devastated you must be.

Prancer, we're so sorry you had to leave this world...you will be missed by so many.

Brian said...

Oh dear God, we just heard the horrible news too and we are shocked and devastated as we know you are. We are so, so, so sorry and we all send you purrs, hugs and love. I wish there was more we could say, but there isn't. We know the pain of this lost is unbearable. Run free dear Prancer Pie, we will love you forever pal.

Jacqueline said...

Oh no, we just read the terrible news and send our sincere condolences over the loss of your precious Prancer Pie...We will miss your sweet, beautiful boy and our hearts hurt for your family...We know dear Prancer Pie was comforted to be in his Mommy's arms as he left for the Bridge...Sending love and hugs. wishing your family comfort during this time of great sorrow...We are just so very sorry...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

LP said...

We heard from Ann that Prancer Pie wasn't well and came over to give you our love and support.We just read your post saying he came home and felt happy for you both. But now we are confused by comments that suggest he has left for the bridge.We are sending you all our love and all our hugs.

the critters in the cottage xo

Marty the Manx said...

We will keep our fingers, toesies and tails crossed for you. Sending your prayers, purrs and all the loves and positive karma we can.
Marty, Ralphie, Mazie, the Puffs and Mom

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Poppy Q said...

We were going to send you our best wishes, but have read the latest comments. We are so very sorry, we know you loved your boy so much.

Hugs
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

caspersmom said...

Prancerpie please get well. I am happy to hear you are improving. Hugs purrs and Prayers are going up for you and your family that you will get completely well. Hang in there!!!!

Love,
Cleo and Mom

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Sending you our love and purrs as you all comfort each other through this very hard time. Prancer Pie was a darling boy and we know how loved and loving he was. We'll miss you, sweet friend! XOXOXOXOXO

Derby, Ducky said...

We found out that Prancer Pie headed off to The Bridge. Sending comforting purrs.

Katnip Lounge said...

Prancer Pie, we will miss you like the dickens! Life is just not fair. We're sending our best soft purrs to your family--we know they miss you most of all.

xx The Lounge and Mommy Trish

Cat said...

We saw on Facebook that your lovely Prancer Pie has gone to the bridge. I am so very sorry, please accept my heartfelt condolences!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

This is encouraging news and being home is best. We'll continue sending healing purrs. My mom went through something similar with her cat. getting a precise diagnosis is key. Probiotics really help and the right diet.

Forever Foster said...

Fly free over the Bridge, lovely boy. We are so sorry that you and your family had to go through such a rough time. We are sending our rumbliest purrs and hope that time will bring peace, and bring all the happy memories of the wonderful times you had together to the forefront of your minds.

Mariodacat said...

Our hearts are just breaking for you. Such a beautiful mancat and it happened so fast really. No time to prepare, if you ever can prepare. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Prancer will live on in our hearts forever.

nylabluesmum said...

We not nose prancer Pie got so sick; me n Mum feelz pawfull fer nott stoppin by sooner...we iz so so sowwy....
Lub n *sad earz* Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum :(

nylabluesmum said...

We not nose prancer Pie got so sick; me n Mum feelz pawfull fer nott stoppin by sooner...we iz so so sowwy....
Lub n *sad earz* Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum :(