Monday, July 6, 2009

Shadow update

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Shadow is fighting hard. She is purring and cuddling her family. She is eating a little. Since she is fighting, they are contacting the neurologist to see when they can get the a non-emergency appointment.


Our Jake's Shadow is still not doing well. This all started on July 2. Her Mom was treating all the animals (3 cats and 4 dogs) for fleas/ticks ans ear mites. She wraps the animals gently in a towel so they feel secure. She had put the Revolution on Shadows back and there was no problem. Se started putting the ear mite stuff in her ear and Shadow jerked violently and became distressed. Her mom let her go and she went to Jake's room. The next morning one of Shadows eyes was dilated. The Vet treated her with IV's and deemed her well enough to go home. Friday Morning she was foaming at the mouth ans staggering. She went back to the vet and has been there all this long weekend. She is eating , a little. She is still having some foaming and throwing up and staggering. She has been on oxygen and steroid shots. The doctor is suggesting a specialist several hundred miles away. But remember, this is a large military family and they are on a tight budget!

Her Mom is taking her Jake up to see her now. The current plan is to wait and see. If she is able to come home to a quiet room with Jake on Wednesday, they will do that.

The Doctor thinks she was oxygen deprived and has brain swelling. They have some very hard decisions to make and need all the purrs and prayers we can give them.

46 comments:

Tiki and Mowzer said...

poor shadow...

--
Mowzer

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no. Poor Shadow. We will purr

Amy said...

Oh, I am so sad to hear that Shadow is not doing well. I was so hopeful after the last post that the next thing we would hear is that she was home. I am really really praying that she gets better, and the kitties are sending all their best purrs her way. Thanks for keeping us updated, this must be very tough on her family, so our thoughts and purrs and prayers are going out to them and all of you too.

Daisy said...

I am very sorry that Shadow is so sick. I am sending my very, very best purrs for Shadow and her family.

Whitey said...

Poor little Shadow. I will purr my best healing purrs. And I am an exceptional purrer!

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! We are purring really hard that Shadow will be okay!

Lorianna said...

I came over from Amy's Blog to find out about Shadow. I'm so sorry that this beautiful kitty is so sick! I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Lorianna

The Monkeys said...

We will definitely purr for Shadow.
We hope she is home soon

Furkidsmom said...

Lots of purrs and purrayers on the way for Shadow. We hope she is better.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Kitty Krew said...

Thanks for explaining more here, we were just at Shadow's blog before we came here and it sounded kinda bad but we didn't really know what was going on 'zactly since the last update.

We've been sending purrs all weekend since first reading 'bout it the other day, and will keep doing so!

Purrs and hugs to y'all too,
The Kitty Krew

The Creek Cats said...

We are sending our best healing vibes and purrs to sweet, Shadow!!!
Bless heart!

quiltcat said...

Very sorry to hear that Shadow is doing so poorly. I hope that she makes a full recovery...sounds like she has the will to live. Drs. Louie and Fuzzy are heading to the vet hospital right now...they are big cats and they figure if they put on white lab coats, everyone will think they are doctors, as they go in to purr Shadow gently into recovery.

Forever Foster said...

We are very sorry that Shadow is sick. We are sending our very best purrs and healthy thoughts to her.

A Few Good Cats said...

We hate it when any cat suffers the way Shadow has. It is so sad. We will send comforting vibes and purrayers to Shadow's family.

Baby Patches said...

Oh noes! I sendings many many purrrrrrrs to Shadow. Please keeps us updated on Shadow, momma really worried and has heards of flea products doing dis very fing to other cats but never mets anyone or saw a case directly. I hopes dey can helps Shadow, she is our thoughts!

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring & purraying our hardest for Shadow.

Gemel said...

My healing vibes are floating your way this second, I have just spent a week watching my Blossom fight for her life, she is not out of the woods yet, has to regain some weight. Our animals fight hard to stay with those they love, may Shadow win her battle and be back to purrfect health soon xo

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We will pray and purr for Shadow! That is sad when kitties get sick!

Cat with a garden said...

This is very worrying. We hope from the deepest parts of our hearts that Shadow will pull through. We know how vet bills can sum up. We are purring and purring for Shadow here!
Siena & Chilli

Kaz's Cats said...

We're purring for Shadow,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh poor Shadow! We will purr and purr that she recovers quickly and completely.

I will post this to the Cat Blogosphere news page so lotsa kitties will purr.

Loki said...

So sorry to hear that Shadow is not doing well. Sending positive purrrrrr to Shadow.

Big hugs,

Loki

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We are sending LOTS of bestest purrs for Shadow to feel allway better soon.
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRS,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Pedro said...

Oh! I'll be thinking of Shadow and hope she'll be ok!

Pedro

Tiki and Mowzer said...

please join my Wuv Kitty Klub!

--
Mowzer

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

This is very scary, and we hope Shadow can stay strong and recover from this reaction.

Our mewmie works for an all cat vet and would be more than glad to talk to you about these meds etc if you have any questions.

CCL Wendy said...

Oh, we are sending our best thoughts and purrs to Shadow to improve quickly. What an odd thing to happen! Come on, Shadow, fight, fight, fight!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Sending purrs and encouragement - keep fighting, Shadow! We hope that you feel better soon.

Charlemagne and Tamar

pansylovr said...

Purrs and prayers for Shadow. We know that whatever decisions are made, they will be made with Shadow's best interests in mind.
Snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna

peggy and The Cats said...

Oh Shadow, we hope you feel better soon. We'll keep thinking and purring for you and your humans.

Everycat said...

Dear little Shadow, keep on fighting, your humans are doing all they can to help you. We send you big fat rumbly purrs to help you get well again

Whicky
Angel
Oliver
& Gerry

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring and purring for Shadow!!!

Angus Mhor said...

Oh, dear. I am so sorry. I will purr and purr and purray for poor Shadow and for the Mom, too!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are purring very hard for Shadow!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We read the posts at the link but we just couldn't think of anything to say so we didn't leave a comment. The family is so obviously distraught over Shadow's illness. We send warm purrs and tail wags for Shadow to pull through this!

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Purrrrs for Shadow!! We purray that she will get better!! Purrrrrrrs, purrrrrs, purrrrs!
Your FL furiends,

Cosmo said...

Thinking about Shadow and wishing her well.

Tiki and Mowzer said...

i have barely stopped purring since i heard about poor shadow
--
Mowzer

jenianddean said...

Shadow, we're purring very hard for you. Get well soon!
--Jasper

Cory said...

Oh Shadow, we are purring really hard for you! We are sad you are so sick.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

WE keep purring hard. How is Shadow doing today?

Freya's Staff said...

What an awful shock. Eating is always a good sign... purrs and purrayers to you.

Freya
xx

Milo and Alfie said...

Purrs and prayers for Shadow and you all. We understand how hard it must be. Blessings to you all.

Parker said...

Huge purrs for Shadow from all of us!

Hansel said...

SHADOW you better keep fighting!

JB's Big World said...

WE are so sorry we have not been around to hear about Shadow! We are sending over our strongest purrs!
--JB, Chester and mom deb