12.27.2012

Tanner Update


First of all, I hope everyone had a very happy holiday, full of all the wonderful things you deserve!  And thank you for all the well wishes for Tanner. I am sure he appreciates them, or would if he could read, and I know I do! 

Tanner, I am happy to report, is once again home where he belongs (I picked him at the clinic yesterday afternoon after I got back in town from the Christmas holiday, and he was quite happy to see me, and ecstatic to be going home.  Tucker & Phoebe were happy to see him again, and he them, but, as I expected, Olivia & Finn were less thrilled.  As anyone who has multiple cats knows, they are never all that excited when one of their housemates comes back smelling like hospital.  Finn got over it in about five minutes, but Olivia, true to form, was still milking it even as I left for work this morning.  She refused dinner last night and breakfast this morning, and is, in short, throwing the hissy fit to end all hissy fits.  If past experience is anything to go by, I expect her to carry on this way for at least a few more days.  Oh, well.  


More importantly, Tanner is all but fully recovered.  He is hating his prescription canned food, as am I, but will be on it at least until I can get him in to our holistic vet to discuss other options, probably a week or two.  He was not eating well at all at the vet clinic, so was on mirtazapine to boost his appetite.  It worked a little bit, but not spectacularly so.  However, he's eating well since he's been home, even though he is clearly disgusted by what I'm serving him.  We'll go back for a recheck in two weeks.  For now I'm about 99% reassured, but still remaining watchful as this was a potentially really serious issue that, fortunately, we caught in the very early stages.

Fingers crossed that he continues to do well! 

17 comments:

tubby3pug said...

So glad he is doing well. I have always observed that with cats they seem to get sick real fast, so its important to go to the vet immediately like you did! I am sure with the holistic vet and all that this will be a very manageable issue

urban hounds

William said...

Welcome home, Tanner! I'm sorry your sister is being so trollish. That happens here, too!

GizmoGeodog said...

That's very good news indeed...You must be so relieved

Remington said...

Very good news! He will be in our thoughts and prayers....

Sagira said...

Glad to hear Tanner is back home and feeling better

Amber DaWeenie said...

We'll keep right on crossing our paws and sending prayers and good vibes to sweet Tanner. Get Well Soon so you can get off that yucky food!

Ruby said...

Oh, that is great news! I'll keep my paws crossed that he continues to improve and get back to 100% normal!

Kisses,
Ruby

houndstooth said...

I'm glad to hear that he's feeling better and is back at home! :)

CATachresis said...

We're very glad Tanner is doing better xx

Amy said...

Great news! I'm so glad your furry family is together and well again. Wishing you a happy New Year,
Amy and Toby

Heather Peden said...

Glad to hear Tanner is home and turning up his nose at prescription food like all self-respecting cats. We had trouble getting Chestnut to eat his too.

You have a holistic vet. That is awesome. We love our vet, but it would be great to have a holistic option too!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for your friendship and all the fun we have had.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie

Genista Gold Milaika said...

So glad Tanner is doing better!
Happy New Year
Princess Kisses
Megan xx

onebluedog said...

I am so glad Tanner is doing so much better! I bet he is really happy to be home again!

KB said...

I hope that Tanner is continuing to improve. Happy New Year!

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

I'm glad that Tanner is home and doing better! (And yes, cats HATE the hospital smell!!!). Happy New Year to you and your family!

Brenda said...

Oh my, I remember once having a male cat "Bud," who had to eat a special diet food that had something to do with preventing urinary dysfunction. He came to me from a roommate who had to move somewhere and couldn't take him, so the problem happened before I got him. I stuck with the special diet, and he never had a problem as long as I had him, and he lived a VERY long life! In fact, I'm thinking the roommate must not have known his true age, because if what I was told was true, that would mean he lived to be something like 25 or 26. Cats don't live THAT long, do they?? Bud seemed to like the special food... .what was it... "Science Diet UD".. something like that? It was a dry food.