Monthly Archives: March 2011

Please help Darly

Ok… now I can start worrying about the bills because it does not look like Darly is giving up!

He is walking and rolling around, playing, purring, grooming himself and is very curious… his eyes and ears follow everything that is going on outside his window.

Darly looks very happy today… even though they starved him because he was supposed to go for surgery, in the end the vet could not make it. Darly finished both plates of food when it finally arrived.

Another vet also mentioned how friendly Darly is… but they noticed that he doesn’t like dogs!

I will take him back for home care after the first surgery to save cost! It will be a long journey to recovery and I hope that more people will chip in to pay for his medical fees which have been estimated to reach $2000 plus.

Please send your cheque to Mount Pleasant Veterinary Centre (2008) Pte Ltd and indicate “for Darly? Any amount is appreciated!

Darly will also be up for adoption after recovery! He is really a Darling… and deserves better than what I could offer.

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Waiting for response…

Waiting for Darly’s response to the antibiotics… it still can go either way!

He had been eating this morning, so they will probably remove the drip soon. The wound is dressed with honey. Again, the vet showed me pictures… not a pretty sight! It is really amazing that he looks so lively, is eating and even stretches out his chin when stroked… while his body is in such terrible condition! Dr. G says that she is waiting for some shrinkage and to be able to tell what tissue is dead and which is still alive… before cutting away.

Thanks to the kind people who have been helping financially and gave me encouragement! A friend who wants to remain anonymous sponsored the whole AAVC bill! Two others gave $100 and $30 respectively towards Darly’s medical bill at Mt Pleasant. Dr. G. estimated the total bill may come up to $2000 plus…

Will worry about that later… what needs to be done needs to be done first!

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Bella not well?

Bella didn’t touch her food yesterday… she just sat there staring at it! Moved her mouth as though there was something stuck… fish bone? Today she is eating… tempted her with Fancy Feast. Will have to keep an eye on her.

No sight of the new kitten. Had been feeding her every day… same place where Hope was abandoned.

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Darly hospitalized at Mt. P.

Darly is in grave condition… the vet suspects infection by mycobacteria. They are doing a culture to identify the bacteria.

The wound seemed to be healing and he had been eating on his own and taking the meds… looked bright… then today I noticed pus not only oozing from the wound but also from other parts of his belly! As Dr Girisha Lakhiani (aka Dr. G.) from Mt Pleasant Vet Center explained, the layer under the skin has been infected and the infection is spreading… most probably caused by mycobacteria. She compared it to human leprosy. They are going to open the stitches and put him on drip. Darly will need several surgeries… if he responds to treatment.

The other option would be PTS… but I want to let him have a chance even if it is a small one. His eyes look bright and he can sit up and eat! Even the vet commented that Darly is a very good-natured cat!

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Mother and 3 kittens

The 3 kittens look about 3 month old to me… time to get the mother sterilized.

Some people were watching the mother and kittens and taking photos. One guy was keen on sponsoring the sterilization…hope he will call Damy soon!

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Copper released

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March 26, 2011 · 1:30 pm

Handsome Boy

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Darly looks a little more lively

Darly took a few bites of food on his own… but his eyes are still not responding.

Sms from Dr. Kenneth: Eyes should be ok. Give it one week for vision to return. Drainage is ok too as we left a small opening at edges to drain fluid out. Might be GA that made him zzz too.

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Nush has better appetite now

Wet food and dessert

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Copper is eating well

Will probably release Copper this Friday when she has completed her course of antibiotics. Vet suggested to do a blood test as her condition could be due to FIV, FIP (dry) or kidney failure. Will wait and see… as she is eating well and poo and pee look normal.

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Darly after the operation

Playing Medicine Buddha Mantra for Darly

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Be strong and recover, Darly!

Found Darly crouched at the bicycle stand facing the wall… he did not react when I called him. Later he walked a few steps… looked dazed. His body was wet and there is a wound and some swelling at the side of his body. I suspect that he was hit by a car… probably not long ago during the thunderstorm.

Darly cried in pain when I lifted him up and Muddy who was next to me reacted by biting my leg. Then my bicycle with Darly in the carrier dropped… one careless moment causing him more pain!

Will bring him to the vet in the morning. Noticed that his eyes did not react to the camera flash light…

Wanted to let him listen to chanting during the night but that little radio stopped working after a few minutes…

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Copper to the vet again

Another steroid injection and course of antibiotics. Poor Copper looks sooo skinny…

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Appelin with L-Lysine

Good and tasty!

0.5 to 0.8ml once a day for cats

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Cute Bunny

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A little sunshine

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Beautiful Sunflower

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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Mother with 3 kittens

Cat-sitting at Newton today… saw the older batch of 3 sterilized cats and this new one with her 3 kittens. There are feeders but the mother cat looked quite skinny.

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Recall of Wellness Cat Food

http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/wellness-cat-food-recall.html

The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:

Wellness Canned Cat (all flavors and sizes) with best by dates from 14APR 13 through 30SEP13;

Wellness Canned Cat Chicken & Herring (all sizes) with best by date of 10NOV13 and 17NOV13.

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