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      Tuesday, March 21, 2006

05:28 PM - 03/21/2006

The topic: Catching a break


That’s something I just can’t seem to do.

I took Ciara’s temperature this afternoon.  She has a fever.  Not a big one, but she’s up a couple of degrees.  She’s eating and drinking and I saw her push out a very nice poop (note to self: make an appointment to see if she can go off of pred, not that I’m all that diligent about giving it to her on schedule).  So, I started her on amoxicillan.  If her temp doesn’t drop by Thursday morning, I’ll call the vet.

Then I notice Chandler licking his butt.  A lot.  I try to get a closer look to see what he’s licking.  You know, if it was his butt or his penis (penis would indicate blockage).  It’s his butt and he’s licked it sore.  I thought maybe it was because of fleas (I haven’t treated since December), so I dosed with Advantage (note to self: when you buy the six pack of dog Advantage, it would be a good idea to always leave it in the same place so you can find it and don’t have to go buy more)  (second note to self:  pick up another package of large dog Advantage at the vet’s).  I know he’s got fleas because he’s been chewing on his back…the little scabs are a dead giveaway. 

I tried to look at his butt and he’s very tender.  His butt and his tail.  He did not like me touching it, I’m hoping because it’s so raw.  I call the vet and ask what could make a cat’s butt sore.  I described what he’s been doing.  Liz suggested tapeworms.  Yeah, it could be tapes, since he’s got fleas.  I said I’d give him some Droncit (it’s generic) and watch him.  She said I could also put a little Neosporin on it, but if he doesn’t get better, to bring him in.

Poor kitty cats.

When it rains, it pours, huh?

Posted by Lisa @ Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 6:37:28 AM

I wondered how you’ve been doing.  I’m sorry Ciara and Chandler aren’t feeling well.  I hope they both feel better soon and you have some stress-free time.

Posted by Critter @ Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 8:21:09 AM

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