Relief Of Two Varieties

After all that excitement with Bugs last night, Fangie’s nasal discharge and wheeze got worse.  By this morning, there was no question but that I needed to get him to the vet pronto.  I was petrified I’d lose him, that he was sliding down into a third dire health episode.

Relief Item One

He’s fundamentally healthy.  The vet says he’s knocked back at the moment, with an inflammatory nasal and sinus infection, but his weight and coat are good and she’s not worried.  She gave him a short-acting decongestant injection, and a course of oral antibiotics.

He’s also got ear-mites, so she treated that too.

The downside (apart from the poor boy still struggling to breathe and spray-sneezing all over the place and, also, being irritated by his mite-y ears) is that we can’t even site-swap, let alone meet-and-greet the two boys.  The vet says Fangie’s discharge is aerosol-contagious.

So I’ve even blocked up the vents in the door to Base Camp.  The boys were touching noses through there and that has to stop for the moment.

But what a little trooper this boy was, at the Bad Place.  He hated the ear-treatment and said so in no uncertain terms but, other than that, he was cool.  What a great cat.  What a sweetie.

Relief Item Two

I’m relieved of a wad of cash I can ill afford right now.  Never mind.  I love Fangie and so get thee behind me green papers.  All I want is him well and he and Bugsy friends and peace in the home.

Here’s hoping Bugsy’s immune system is up to the challenge of the exposure he’s already had . . . .

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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14 Responses to Relief Of Two Varieties

  1. Oldcat says:

    Before I saw the dot, I thought the first headers said “Relief – No One”

    Glad to see I was misreading it.

  2. nadbugs says:

    Oh no. I need to fix that. I don’t want anybody to read it that way, not even for a moment!

  3. Christine says:

    I’ll be hoping for the robust health of both of your dears. And for you too–OX, Christine

  4. Aw, poor little guy. Hopefully this clears up fast and the boys can continue to get to know each other. Best check Bugsy’s ears just in case, icky mites.
    Try not to get too down, things will be looking up soon, just as soon as that nasty infection goes away! We’re all pulling for you guys!

    • nadbugs says:

      So how can we fail? Not! Thank you for your cheerleading, it means a lot. I think your point the boys being interrupted in their acquaintance process is the sad part. I’m planning on writing about this next. About the ears, yeah man I tell you we worked so hard to get Bugs’s clear — it would be a bummer if he got them back. But the medicine the vet used this time was super-easy — she did it, and it’s supposed to work all in one go. Last time I had to put stuff in his ears on a daily basis. With the predictable mess | outraged protest from the kid. Don’t blame him a bit!

  5. Ahhh… I am again reminded of my days of quarantine in a tiny bathroom… Hang in there, Fangie. You’ll be healthy as a horse again soon. Bugs – enjoy your alone time with The Bean while you have it. And Bean, relax and enjoy the fact that you don’t have any decisions to make regarding the progression of the felines’ relationship.

    Kitty and I have our paws crossed that Fangie recovers quickly, Bugs stays healthy, and The Bean avoids cat snot.

    • nadbugs says:

      Wow, Pedro, you went through this too? It’s terrible! Poor kitties! Your point about relaxing is interesting. I think what’s true is that now I can concentrate on the boys separately from each other, watching closely to see what each individual might need. That’s what’s up this morning, at any rate. Things change fast, though! Fangie’s better this morning. Happy happy about that. And let’s plug for Mr. Bugs staying well. That’s a background worry at the moment . . . .

  6. Dianda says:

    I hope Fangie gets better soon!

  7. We know he will bounce back in no time. With all the recent changes, his poor system probably just “shorted”. It happens. Our mom doesn’t worry too much about snot….as she says “snot happens”. 🙂 After lots of foster kittens, she is just over it. MOL It can be hard to watch and listen to, but we know that he will be better in no time. We know Bugs will know he is still in the room so no doubt this will help give Bugs a better chance to adjust. 🙂

  8. nadbugs says:

    This is great to hear! Thank you! I think you’re describing exactly what’s going on. So great to get a glimpse of a more-experienced perspective. I lose mine easily, I find.

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