Re: [FH] Cozette - positive steps
This is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and Cozette. Sounds like
you're doing all the right things.
----- Original Message -----
From: "nala nala" <nala_zq@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 10:45 AM
Subject: [FH] Cozette - positive steps
> After not eating significant amounts of food for two
> weeks, losing over a pound in just 10 days, and after
> not eating on her own for a week, today Cozette ate.
> She didn't eat much, but we are elated that she has
> any interest in food at all. We are continuing to
> feed her through her esophagostomy tube and are still
> working up towards her maintenance amount of calories.
> We haven't had any problems with vomiting so I feel
> that we have been very lucky.
> In addition she had a bowel movement last night. A
> funny thing to celebrate, but we are thrilled. With
> her slowing down and then stopping eating, she hadn't
> had one since the 18th.
> Whether the restored(?) appetite is correlated with
> her improved renal values, we aren't sure. On
> ultrasound, her kidneys looked perfectly normal, but
> her BUN and Creatinine but not phosphorus values were
> For the days post-surgery, Cozette has spent the
> majority of her time completely flat on her tummy and
> chest. She has barely lifted her head or her eyes.
> Now, she is more alert. She is sleeping in more
> normal cat postures. Her strength is improving and
> she is making short jumps onto low furniture/boxes
> next to furniture, and wants to jump onto the kitchen
> counter. Most of her time is still spent sleeping,
> but she is starting to lose the lost far-away look
> that has become so very familiar since her e-tube
> placement on Sunday the 24th.
> The last several days have been incredibly difficult.
> There has been a lot of second guessing about whether
> or not we should have had the tube placed but at least
> for now, things are looking up. We are praying for
> continued improvement.
> Thank you all for your kind words of support and
> Nala, Camille and Cozette