Thursday, April 24, 2014

they are growing

Those kittens are getting bigger. We posted yesterday on facebook and will share it again - momma cat Jade tested negative for FIV and FeLV. YAY!!! And as of the other day, everyone has their eyes open. Another 10 days or so and they will be getting more mobile....and then we are all in trouble.

 Coral
weight: 4-16 was 5 3/8 ounces; 4-23 7 was ounces
(still our tiny girl)

Amber
weight: 4-16 was 6 5/8 ounces, 4-23 was 9 ounces

Pearl and Ash
Pearl weight: 4-16 was 7 3/8 ounces, 4-23 was 9 ounces
 Ash weight: 4-16 was 6 7/8 ounces, 4-23 was 10 1/4 ounces

Mica
weight: 4-16 was 9 3/4 ounces, 4-23 was 10 1/4 ounces
(he has been up and down the last week but he is also more mobile - and the competition is more mobile as well - but we are keeping a close eye on everyone)

Jade is being a good momma cat. Mess with those kittens and make them scream and she will very politely tell mom to put them back in the box. They are getting around a little more and seem pretty aware of what is going on around them.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

wacky watermelon Wednesday

so....mom has taken to calling Ivy the "watermelon" ... we will let you judge for yourselves MOL


And on Sunday, she had a major case of the crazies....running around with toys, singing in the entry way...and then she passed out on the cat tree.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Opt to Adopt - Dorito and Pi

Anybody hungry after that lead in??  MOL

And no, not our Dorito......

This Dorito is a 4 year old neutered male, front declawed and was found trying to survive with a feral colony. He truly dislikes kids and is a little tempermental. But seriously, since we have no idea how long he was having to survive on his own, we can't say we blame him. He does love to be scratched on the head though and will head butt you to get you to hurry up with the scratching.

Pi is a sweet 1 year old neutered male who was left abandoned in an apartment. He is a little skinny but making up for it. He is also a talker, willing to tell you all about his day and how you can improve it. At our adoption center he would follow people around and supervise. At the Petco store he isn't allowed out but makes sure to tell everyone that he would very much like to try.

Monday, April 21, 2014

more kitten pictures

Sorry for the bad news yesterday. Hopefully we will know more later in the week, but all things considered, we are taking it for what it is and will see what the future brings.

Oh, and for fun, the part of Darth Vader is currently being played by Tim....yes, he is on meds. :)
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Mica is 2 weeks old today (ok, give or take but we are going with it). And the other four are 3 days behind. Ash's eyes are JUST beginning to open and the girls are all holding out (not sure for what).

Jade started doing this gagging sort of thing, so we have her on clavamox to hold off any potential sickies. She stopped eating the dry kitten food for about 3 days. But she lurvs her some Fancy Feast, so she is getting that several times per day. Mom had to run out yesterday to get something else as Jade decided she didn't like chicken (the Tabbies of Trout Town should be proud - she loves fish).

top to bottom:
Ash, Amber, Pearl, Coral (being squished) and Mica

 Ash, Amber, Pearl, Mica and Coral (why Mica likes to sleep on her, we aren't sure)

Amber is the one you see at the bottom of the picture,
Coral is the one...being squished by Mica
(anyone sense a theme here??)

Jade and Pearl

Sunday, April 20, 2014

not so easy Sunday....


We got the update from the vet yesterday. Based on the test results, she thinks it is a salivary gland tumor.

We did some searching and found this on Merck:

Salivary Gland Tumors

Salivary gland tumors are rare in cats, although cats are affected twice as frequently as dogs. They usually occur in cats more than 10 years old. Most salivary gland tumors are malignant, with carcinomas and adenocarcinomas the most common types. Spread to nearby lymph nodes and the lungs is common. Tumors removed by surgery alone tend to recur, so radiation treatment, with or without surgery, offers the best outlook in most cases.

So, it doesn't sound good. Dr T wanted to send off the slides to be tested elsewhere since it is pretty rare. Mom told her to go ahead, though it won't really change much unless it comes back non-cancerous for some reason. They are going to hold off on doing anything until they here back from the secondary test - maybe mid-week. However, based on his age, the goal is to keep him comfortable and maybe try to reduce the swelling at the back of his jaw. Mom told Dr T that she isn't sure if it is getting bigger or if it just that she has been staring at it for a week.

No idea what this means for time....they did discuss maybe trying to aspirate part of it to relieve some pressure but not sure if that will happen or not. The main goal is so long as he seems comfortable and still eating then we will give him all the time he has.