Miri is improving from the antibiotics. Been three days on. She is still hacking, but the wheezing has lessened and the hacking cough sounds more upper respiratory versus in the lower parts of her lungs.
She definitely has a lot more energy! She has been romping with her brothers, but still goes back to her "safety zone" sometimes, which is a chair in the living room. She likes to hide beside the laundry basket and watch her brothers playing and "the world" from there. The photo shows Toby in the hamper and Miri on the outside playing.
The Clavamox is liquid form and she hates the taste. Wanted to share my solution.
Try this with your babies by using their favorite treat.
- I wrap her in a towel and feed her a bit of chicken.
- Then give her the med in an eyedropper by poking the dropper in the side of her mouth.
- After she's swallowed most of it - some drips on her chin, I feed her some more chicken.
- This is really working! She is tolerating the nasty stuff cause it is sandwiched between chicken bites!
All the babies will need testing for leukemia... I'm just glad that Miri's immune system is working well right now.
Well every fur baby has fleas again and treatment was just two weeks ago.
Our town is having problems with Frontline working to get rid of fleas this year. Seems like the fleas are getting tougher. Will be calling Dr. Jones this morning to see what she recommends instead. Hopefully it isn't too expensive. Six treatments of flea meds... $$$$.I might be able to give the tamer babies a bath using flea shampoo, leaving the more expensive flea treatment between the shoulder blades to Justin, Jazpurr and Jordi. The three J's are calming down sooo slowly. Chicken seems to be the magic ingredient.... They still hiss at the slightest new thing, but will lick food off my fingers and Jaspurr sleeps on his back with his tummy up now!
They also don't like sharing yummies... Jazpurr will growl at Jordi and put his paw on his head.... "dis am mine!" Course then I get some off the plate and give it to Jordi anyway.
Thank you all for helping these babies... I am praying for a new Mommies for all, especially a loving patient place for the three J's, someone used to working with partial feral kitties.
More updates furry soon.