Friday, November 26, 2010

Squeebert gets a boost!

Well, another visit to the vet but with some turbo power this time! The one vet (yes, apparently in the world) who has studied Squeebert's condition contacted us and let us know that there were a few other tests that we should have run on Squeebert to make sure that his pituitary gland was functioning well enough and he wouldn't have an "episode" that could kill him. (yeah, I know....Like I could say no to the tests after a comment like that!)  There were 2 tests, one to check whether he was getting the right amount of growth hormone, and the second to check the other levels of hormones that the pituitary puts out....I'm a little vague on what those are ~ one is cortisol to deal with stress, then my vet (neurologist) mentioned prednisone ~ which i didn't even know that the body made!  Oh, and the thyroid level recheck.  Pricey.  And NOT covered by insurance (as they may diagnose congenital defects with pituitary function....congenital stuff isn't covered under pet insurance, of course.)  Verdicts:  He's still rather under medicated on the thyroid side, so now the wee boy gets TWICE the dosage of thyroid meds (same meds!) as I do!!  We just started it a week ago, and it'll take about 6 weeks to see any real change....we're expecting to see him go from a potato to a rocket during that time, which will make Beastly happy!  The cortisol test came back normal (RAH!), so now we wait for the growth hormone test.  Since that's a unusual test, it will take us at least 3 weeks to get it back, so we're keeping fingers crossed.  In the meantime, Squeebert keeps asking for odd things to eat, like peaches, collard greens, cantalope, mizuna, kale, broccoli and about a zillion other fruits and veg.  I keep his portion down to less than a 1/2 teaspoon though...since I don't even know if his system is set up for those foods! Beastly loves celery leaves... go figure.   I'll post the results of his growth hormone test when I get it....if only because it cost so much!!!  hahahahha!  In the meantime, here's a few snapshots of happy squeebert and his little potato body....we love him so!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

...fighting the battle again....let's give an unlucky one a bit of luck...

Hi everyone,
My name  is Aurora and I am a super special kitty. I was born with a cleft palet and even though its closed (thank goodness),  I still have my cute little nose to remind me of just how special I am. The picture is one taken of me upon impound at the Escondido Humane Society. There is another picture of me but its not very flattering, Im very sick. My rescuers need to collect money for my vet bill because I am at the 24 hr emergency vet until I am able to eat on my own.
Please see my chip in below and more info on just how hard this past week has been for me.
Can you help me and The Rescue House collect funds to pay for my bill? I dont care if its $1.00 or $5.00, any amount helps.
Thank you and HAPPY THANKSGIVING-I know I certainly have a lot to be thankful for!
Meow-Aurora

Please see the chip in link for her after picture-after one week at EHS this is what she looks like. PLEASE find it in your heart this Thanksgiving to send a small donation to help The Rescue House pay the medical bill for sweet Aurora and if enough funds can be raise we want to save her son too!
See our chip in below. $5 or $10 can go a long way for this sweet mom and son duo.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Another One that Deserves All the Help it can get.....

This sweet little cleft nose kitty needs all the luck and help we can muster up....click the "Chip In' button for the details.... and thank you....in advance. xxx =^..^=  Beastly and Squeebert.