Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another step back

Sam has a new infection, not at the tube site but next to it.  The vet had to drain it, because it was swollen with fluid inside.  We now have all the bandages and tape to change the bandaging ourself.  This will not only save money, but time as well.  And now we can inspect the site ourself, which I good for me because I have turned into a crazy cat nurse.   

We also had a incident after the vet yesterday, the cat decided he needed to go bad, pee I mean.  David had taken him to the vet on his own and upon arriving at home he let him out of the carrier and Sam ran down the hallway all wet, David locked him in the bathroom and "tried" to clean up the mess.  Needless to say when I got home from work our house smelled terrible, like a crazy cat person with 10 cats.  I have been spraying natures miracle everywhere and It has gotten better but I think I need to get more of  it and mop the entire place with it.  The cat also smells terrible because he peed himself.  I need to get some of the cat or pet wet wipes like they used at the vet when he did the same thing there.  Frustrating to say the least.

 The feeding went well yesterday but I just fed him today and he puked it all up.  I think I went to fast.  He has been taking the food fairly fast lately and I think I got a little ahead of myself.  Slowing down is always good practice.

I think besides the obvious setback Sam is doing better, he doesn't seem as jaundice anymore and is still acting more active.


Brandy Wiggins said...

Joce, mix together 2 parts water with 2 parts vinegar, and one part lemon juice and use on the cat pee. Vinegar and lemon juice neutralize the pee smell. ugh I hate cat pee! Your house will smell vinegary but its better than cat pee.

Pretty Pirate said...

thanks for the tip! I got some more of the natures miracle and some wipes to clean him up too. But i will try this as well.

Tamagosan said...

I second the vinegar solution! I didn't know about the lemon juice, but I used vinegar/water spray for Igueldo's potty training times (although admittedly, doggy pee is less gross than kitty pee) and it was great. PLUS non-toxic, so any critters licking it up will have no risk. (Only to be used on hard surfaces, though, carpet doesn't like astringents as bleaching may occur!)

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