2/6/13 Update on the Mobile Home Kittens from our friends at Tigerlily Cat Rescue. Please continue to pray for the remaining. Although the initial rescuer thought she was doing these cats a favor by bringing them into her home, the conditions were ripe for infectious diseases to run rampant to the point at which those with the weakest immune systems, succumbed to the deadliest. Here is the update ~ diana
“Hi Diana, sad news… we lost the little orange bobtail last night. He was the first one admitted, and in addition to the panleuk symptoms, was also showing elevated ALT/SGPT (liver) on blood work that they hadn’t yet determined the reason for. He had been the one with the consistently higher temps and when the fever finally broke, his temp plummeted to 98. He went into cardiac arrest around 6pm. They had been able to initially get the heart beat back, but it was fading and they could not get him to breathe on his own…. we had to make the difficult decision to put him to sleep….
The other two that are still in the hospital, as of 2am this morning, are holding normal body temps and blood glucose levels. and are both eating some, so we are hopeful.
Of the 4 at the foster home, 2 are showing no signs, 1 has to be coaxed to eat but then will on her own, 1 we are concerned about – but he did hold down the syringe fed food and is holding down the antibiotics. He is getting subcutaneous fluids once a day. He will go into the vet if he stops holding down food and meds or shows any other negative changes. The foster reported all were playing late last night.
Just wanted to give you an update, as I know you have a lot invested in these kitties too… Sometimes we just cannot win the fights but we will keep fighting. Tigerlily Cat Rescue”