It is a full week of pet sitting this week, so the universe decided it would be a good week to spend lots of time at the vet office as well.
Monday was a scheduled appointment for Rebecca’s kittens, a general look at them by the vet, plus their first distempers and the test for FIV/FELV (all negative ….hooray!). They are still battling parasites, despite all the dewormers. We are still battling coccidia, which is always hard to kick, and now giardia to boot. So they get two very yucky-tasting dewormers each day. This does not make them happy.
Tuesday was Rebecca’s spay surgery, so off to the clinic in the morning and a pickup in the afternoon. To keep Rebecca from bothering her spay scar, and to keep the kittens from comfort nursing, she is wearing a stylish surgery recovery onesie.
I think she looks good in purple, and I also have a blue one on the way…more on that story in a bit.
Wednesday the Halifax barn kittens went to the vet, and they have a little of everything. Lots of ear mites, conjunctivitis in the eyes, and loaded with parasites as well. They now have 5 different meds to be given a 7 different times of day, and I have an Excel spread sheet on that so I can keep track of everything. The good news is that the Halifax kittens also tested negative for FIV/FELV.
Wednesday evening I did a routine check of Rebecca’s spay incision beneath her recovery shirt, and her mammary glands were getting all swollen again, like they did four weeks ago. By Thursday morning, she was a mess, and I called the vet for an appointment as soon as they opened at 7 am.
So here we are at Thursday, and Rebecca was seen and has mastitis again. A little tiny fever, a good bit of pain. So she has pain meds and antibiotics, and that’s been added to my growing Excel spread sheet.
I am so hoping that everyone is now settled healthwise, and I won’t need to see a vet on Friday. I love my vet practice, but a day off would be good. I have an appointment Monday for a basic annual for one of our cats, so they won’t even have time to miss me.
One more heavy day of pet sitting Friday and then the schedule tapers over the weekend to just one visit Tuesday, and then a nice break until the July 4th week.
Have a good weekend everyone. Keep your paws crossed that we can be crisis-free in rescue land for a little bit now!