Vibes For Hector

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by bobbys girl » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:14 pm

Really pleased to hear he is making good progress. Fusses to Hector. x

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Crewella » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:54 pm

Oh excellent, and good to know you're already on the track that's going to fix it. Hopefully. All paws here crossed for him. xx

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by MarkB » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:02 pm

Sorry for being late on this, but glad it isn't anything sinister, although shame it will take so long to clear. Is it Baytril he is on?

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by greenkitty » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:26 pm

No he's on Synulox, she said the particular strain of infection he's got is resistant to some AB's so I assumed she meant Baytril and Antirobe by that.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by MarkB » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:44 pm

Thanks Julia.

I have some Synulox in the cupboard the vet gave me in case Laz has a cystitis flare up. No idea why he left it to me to decide! :)

I think they were FOC, so can't complain :)

The only reason I asked about Baytril, isn;t because I know anything about various ABs, but remembered my vet saying it is often prescribed for eyes etc, as for some reason, it is able to get to the tiniest capillaries that other ABs can't reach.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Joanne_ » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:47 pm

Oh no poor Hector he has been through a lot. My cat had to wear a cone for 3 weeks and that was hell so poor Hector must have felt down (who wouldn't) :( hope he picks up.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by lilynmitz » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:39 pm

I wonder if part of the problem was him being in the buster collar for so long meant he couldn't clean his ears, so all the muck built up allowing bacteria to take hold? So pleased to hear he's on the mend though. Well done you and the vet.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by greenkitty » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:50 pm

The vet did think that could of been part of the problem Anna. A few years ago when he went to the referral vet they CT scanned his head and they said he had the cat equivalent of glue ear, nothing could be done but his ears are always a bit mucky. I had been cleaning them once a week while he was in the cone but really I was just wiping away what was around the ear opening and I guess that wasn't like getting a claw down to hook out the muck. Pip always cleans his head too, especially around his ears and wasn't able to do that either (normal service has now been resumed :))

What with that and his constant snottyness we think he's just all bunged in his tubes and an infection has crept in.

He's coming on a bit every day, on Monday he managed to get up on the cat tree and yesterday he got up on the kitchen table (via the cat tree) so I think we're definitely making steady progress.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Crewella » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:52 pm

Glad to hear it - go Hector! xx

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by greenkitty » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:00 am

Another couple of steps, he stayed downstairs with the others last night and ate his breakfast with them in the kitchen, unfortunately it was ear drop day and he's now slunk back under the bed but I'm sure he'll be back out later.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by lilynmitz » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:33 am

Isn't it funny how they hate ear drops so much. They must be among the least unpleasant treatments we give them, but it freaks them out!

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by greenkitty » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:36 am

I know! I thought he'll feel so much better with nice clean ears, get rid of all that gunk in there but Hector feels differently!!

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Crewella » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:45 am

I'm with Hector on this - I hate the swooshy, squelchy noises you get with ear drops myself!

He really does sound as if he's making good progress, bless him. :)

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by greenkitty » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:56 am

I'm very lucky he's so tolerant, if it was Pip or Tig I would be covered in bites and scratches. I feel like I'm always shoving something in his mouth or ears but he just takes it all and still comes for cuddles and fusses, he's a special lad that's had a rubbish run of luck with his health.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by greenkitty » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:30 am

Hector had his check up this morning, for the first time the vet could see right to his ear drum, she said it showed signs of having been ruptured but was healing well. This would have been caused by the infection, she was really pleased with his progress and felt there was a marked improvement in his overall well being, he purred and head butted her. We've got one more check up next Friday once he's finished his AB's and then all being well we can put this episode behind us.

Thank you for all your vibes and fusses, it helps to be able to share x

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Walesgang » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:56 am

Yay - great news :D

Onwards and upwards for Hector :D

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by bobbys girl » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:11 pm

Yes, really good news! Fusses to the little man. :D :D

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by HRHFluffy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:03 pm

Great to hear this Julia :D

Well done to you and Hector.

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by JulieandBarney » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:05 pm

That's great news !!!! :D :D

Well done Hector, the only way is up now :D

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by meriad » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:39 pm

fusses and an chin rub from me as well x

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Crewella » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:21 pm

That really is good news. Phew! :D xx

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by lilynmitz » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:37 pm

So pleased Hector's on the mend, and even head rubbed the vet! Good lad!

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by greenkitty » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:32 am

We're back at the vet at 2pm, Hector has gone downhill in the last 24 hours and is back to hiding under the bed and his balance has deteriorated again. Strangely he seems worse in the morning and won't come downstairs for his food which he will in the evening. Keep your paws crossed for my lad, he's having such a rough time :(

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by HRHFluffy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:40 am

Julia I'm really sorry to hear your boy has gone downhill again. Will be thinking about you when you take him this afternoon Xx

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by JulieandBarney » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:48 am

Oh Julia...really feeling for you today, seems a few of us going through a rotten time at the moment...hoping that Hectors picks up again soon, hope all goes ok at the vet, please let us know....xx

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Walesgang » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:53 am

Oh Julia. I am so sorry that your boy is unwell again. What a terrible time you are are both having.

Fingers and paws crossed here for you both

Val and the gang x

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by meriad » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:43 pm

Good luck with the appointment later today; I really really hope it's something straight forward and your gorgeous boy is feeling better very soon x

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by bobbys girl » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:53 pm

I will be thinking of you and Hector and sending all good vibes your way. Praying for some GOOD news today. x

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by SarahT1 [PLLE] » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:33 pm

So sorry to hear this about your boy, Julia. Give him a kiss from me. Hugs to you. Xx

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Re: Vibes For Hector

Post by Crewella » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:58 pm

Good luck - all paws here crossed for you both. xx

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