Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Miles got neutered last week, and they gave him some anti-inflammatory pain pills, so now everyone's on a medication regimen! For a little while, at least. Nina's cell count went down again, so her dosage went up, I have a feeling she's just going to be a roller coaster. Tobi's ears and skin have been especially gross recently and so we got some high powered ear cleaner and Jessica's been flushing her ears daily for a week or so, and they've been getting better. And for her skin, the vet recommended some new shampoo, and it actually seems to be working pretty well:
Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
So we know now that Nina has an immune system disorder that makes her anemic, and she's been on regular medication for a couple months. Since her immune system is repressed by the medicine, she recently caught a cold and an eye infection.
Because of the treatment for that on top of her current medication, she has left Tobi in the dust in terms of daily medical treatment, which is something I daresay we never expected. Here's the line-up of the medicine that our pets need on a daily basis:
If you click on the picture it will take you to a breakdown of what everything is. But to sum it up, when we get up in the morning we rub a paste on Nina's gums, force a pill down her throat, squirt a liquid in her mouth, and squeeze an eye-drop into her eye. Then Tobi gets her regular eyedrops, and an antibiotic pill because her skin has been acting up again.
So that's the medical report. The good news is that Nina's eye and Tobi's skin have been getting better. Nina has been seeing a cat specialist whom we like. The medicine is more expensive, but the vet visits are actually cheaper than in the states, so it evens out. Despite it all, we feel like Nina is doing well. She is very active, and loves the yard. She caught her first mouse ever about two weeks ago, and we just discovered the corpse of her second. And we can only interpret that as good news.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Yay! Tobi got out of quarantine on schedule and is making our house feel like home again.
Unfortunately Nina couldn't be released yet. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry decided to run more tests to make sure her anemia isn't masking any infectious diseases. We're sure it's not, but we have to wait until the tests come back before she can be released. It shouldn't take too long. The good news is that her blood cell count is going up, so the treatment appears to be working!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tobi and Nina have made it halfway through the quarantine process, two weeks left! They're doing great! They're both healthy and playing, and Tobi at least was very happy to see us.