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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Again, I find myself feeling so very grateful to have such a wonderful vet. She loves me and understands me, even though I won't let her within 30 feet of me. She sent me this on Facebook yesterday (yeah, me & my vet are FB friends), and said it made her think of me.  =^..^=

She's also super awesome, cause she's going to show Mom how to give me SubQ fluids (that's subcutaneous for you laycats), so she can give me fluids at home. I'm really dehydrated from my hyperactive thyroid, and I need a good water fix. Mom insists she can do it, though most vets, groomers and home vets I've come to know in the last few years are betting against our success. I've got $50 bucks that says we''ll get a whole pack of fluid into me in one sitting - combined with some pretty loving ear scrunches, neck rubs, and a couple different versions of the Cokie the Cat song (sung to the tune of Felix the Cat, Winnie the Poo and Under my Paw (Rollilng Stones). I like it when Mom or Dad sing to me.

So that's on the schedule for tomorrow. The old 'teach an old broad how to IV a cat.' I figure, worse case scenario, Eldad from Hope for Paws probably knows how to do it and could come over and give Mom a one-on-one tutorial. I think I'd be OK with him. He did a pretty good job of cleaning up my stunt double at BlogPaws in SLC.

Here's a video showing how to give a cat subQ fluids. (A very calm, nice, easy going cat. I think he might be lacking a few IQ points personally, but that' just a guess.)  : P  Check it out:

Looks easy, right! Ha!

I'm very thankful for Dr White, but seven more so right now that her Mom, Ulla, pulled through and is recuperating after getting a bullet in the chest on the 4th of July - someone shot a bullet in the air and guess what? They freaking come DOWN people!! They had to crack her chest open and it nearly got her heart, but it didn't and she's a trooper and is healing back at home now, finally.

Dr. White's Mom, Ulla, on the mend. Isn't she beautiful?
On top of all that, Ulla's sweet 16 year old dog, Jack, crossed the RB just after she got home from the hospital - and this poor wonderful woman who raised such a fantastic daughter to care for pets like us (and another good one, too) can't even cry for her dog because it hurts her chest too much.

Let's all take a moment to consider how lucky we are that some freak thing hasn't pulled us out of the game unexpectedly - considering all the times that could have happened in our lives,  Give a high paw to my vet, Dr. White, and light a candle for a quick recovery for her Mom, and for her darling Jack, who's already been escorted over the Rainbow Bridge by Ambassador PepiSmartdog, but wish him well  anyway, until his family is reunited.

PepiSmartDog & Jack Heading for the Rainbow Bridge

If you feel so inclined, please light a virtual candle for Ulla and Jack here:  
Light A Candle.

What are you grateful for today?

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At July 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are glad Dr. White's mom is okay. That is a horrible thing to have happen.

Very glad you have such a good and kind vet.

At July 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Jaime Lynn said...

A good vet is always great!

At July 26, 2012 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Prudence said...

What a good thing to learn to do for you Cokie! Mom may need to learn this, our Toby is almost 20 years young! Glad that Dr. White's mother is on the mend,but very sorry about her pup.

At July 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM , Anonymous Sparkle said...

What a great reminder today, Cokie! Paws crossed that all goes well with your subQs.

At July 26, 2012 at 3:53 PM , Anonymous SassyThePup said...

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At July 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM , Blogger The Island Cats said...

Our mom gave sub-qs to one of the cats that came before us. She said it wasn't easy at first, but then she became a pro at it! Good luck to your mom. Just tell her to take it easy and stay calm and it should go well.

At July 27, 2012 at 8:39 PM , Blogger 2 Punk Dogs said...

So sorry to about what happened to Ulla and Jack, glad that she's getting better.
We're also glad that Dr.White is going to show your mom how to give SubQ fluids. The Mr. is really squeamish about needles, he has to be talked into giving blood, but he learned how to give SubQ fluids to our old cat Daisy when she was going through kidney failure. We used to wrap her up in a towel at first, with just her head and the space between her shoulder blades out of the towel. She got so used to it that we barely had to hold her, though she definitely wanted her treats after!
The fluids definitely made her feel better, and it was great to be able to do it at home instead of going to the vet every day or every other day.

At July 28, 2012 at 12:48 AM , Blogger Keisha said...

I sorry fir ur friend and the doggie. (((hug)))


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