Monday, December 4, 2017

Purrs and Healing Prayers for Buddy Budd


12/04 Monday 7am
Yesterday Buddy went to the vet 
I have known our vet for as long as he has owned the practice, over 30 years. When I called he made it a point to stay to check Buddy out. He knows a lot and has cared for some sick kitties over the years. Me being a RN we went over the things I would think of if Buddy was a person coming into my ED. He agreed it was an odd case as there were no clear signs to any path... Then he suggested an inner ear infection. He says this can come on suddenly and Buddy has been sneezing a little. This could be why he was not eating. If a cat cant smell it they wont eat it and he did not even eat the freeze dried minnows that he LOVES Saturday night! 
I really pray it is that simple solution but at 16 anything could be possible. He is now on fluids, will get some steroids and antibiotics. We shall see...
He was in no pain and, unlike myself, did not seem upset which I find heartening. He will get any care he needs as long as he is happy and comfortable.
I will update today when I have more information!
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12/03 Sunday 830am
Right after we posted our Selfie with Rumpy there was a medical event.
Something happened to Buddy Budd. He is turning 17 this year and has some medical issues but this is something totally new and very scary! 
He has not been eating well the past 24 hours and I was watching him closely this morning with his breakfast. He passed up his normal meal even with treats on top. More alarming was he seemed very unsteady on his feet. 
I got the rest their breakfast and he had gone into my office. I called him and he came out but was walking with an odd gait. He climbed up onto the table using his stairs and I opened some baby food for him. 
Wow did he dig in! He ate the whole bottle and I was really happy. Happy until he tried to jump down and fell!
Now he cannot stand or walk. He is in no pain. I thought a Saddle Thrombus but no pain and his back legs are warm.
He tries to get up but not a lot and, as stated, he seems to be in no pain. I moved him over to the water and he drank a good bit like always. 
He was lucid and awake

No crying and no pain!
He did not seem very upset by all this!
I did what needed to be done to care for my Big Blue Buddy, Buddy Budd. 
Dad Pete and Family

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Katie and The Katz said...

Can Buddy walk? You are really blessed to have a doc to see on a Sunday! And he didn't have anything wrong with his spine? I had a kitty with a bad ear infection and she was wobbly on her feet and then couldn't walk very well. We thought she had gotten into the antifreeze and rushed her to ER - thank goodness it was an ear infection. Praying that is all there is too! -Katie Kat.

Herman and Dori said...

I have Buddy in my paw prayers. It's so upsetting not to know exactly what is making us kitteh's sick. I hope your Vet is able to figure it out and get the dood on the path to wellness asap. Purrs! Herman and Mom

pilch92 said...

I am praying for sweet Buddy. His condition sounds very similar to Prancie. The vet thought it was an inner ear issue, but I still think it was a stroke. Cats recover from them much better than people. The important thing is he is not in pain. XO

Erin the Cat Princess said...

We are praying for Buddy like there is no tomorrow, and hope that you too get to feel better very soon. Your vet sounds a top guy and I'm sure will have a handle on it very soon, if he hasn't already.
Healing purrs and Prayers

Brian said...

Dang, we sure hate that Buddy Budd is unwell. We are all sending our best purrs and prayers!

Cathy Keisha said...

Sending healing purrz for Buddy Budd. Recently another cat in the CB had the same thing and it was a middle eat infection. Those take awhile to clear up.

Me said...

We are purraying hard for Buddy Budd. We hope he is better soon and thank you for keeping us posted. Purrs, Meep

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Oh dear Buddy Budd. We have been rather remiss in checking blogs and now you are sick. So I, Pipo, am purring my loudest healing purrs and sending fervent pawyers on your behalf. MJF, Dalton and petcretary add their healing thoughts, pawyers and soft woofs as well.

(((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))

The Florida Furkids said...

Purrs and prayers continue for Buddy Budd.

The Florida Furkids

Summer at said...

I'm continuing to purr for Buddy! If he is in good spirits and acting like nothing is amiss, that is a good sign - I hope whatever is going on clears up and it turns out to be no big deal.

John Bellen said...

Not good to read, Dad Pete, but you were on the case right away, and having your old friend the veteran vet take a look at Buddy was a Godsend. I hope it is no more than an infection - as bad as that may be - but it's odd that Buddy isn't walking. At least he is in no pain while this is happening. I'll keep looking for updates.

The Swiss Cats said...

We send Buddy tons of purrs ! Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I continue to send good thoughts for Buddy Budd and hope the next update is a good one, and that he is on the road to recovery.

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The Island Cats said...

We are purring for Buddy Budd and hope that he is better soon.

catladymac said...

Purraying hard for Buddy Budd ! Thanks for keeping us updated > And extra blessings on you and your vet !

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

We love all of you ... and especially Buddy. We're praying for him and hoping for healing and peace.

Anonymous said...

Glad you have a great VET. That's half the battle. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers your way.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Marv said...

Thanks for the update on Buddy. You are lucky you have a great vet. We will purray.
Love Marv and Barb

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We are purring and praying and hoping he comes around quickly!

Little Binky and Granny said...

Lots of Healing Pawkisses are on the way and purrayers to feel better soon <3 <3 <3

Anonymous said...

We are sending tons of love and POTP to Buddy Budd and hope that whatever is going on is nothing serious and that he will begin eating and walking better.....back to his old self ASAP. We will post the badge too. Keep us all posted - we love all of you!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We purr it is something as easy to treat as an ear infection. Lots of healing purrs and love and POTP headed Buddy Budd's way.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Oh dear. We will purr for Buddy's recovery from whatever is troubling him.

Marty the Manx said...

Buddy Bud MAJOR POTP coming from all of us here. Keeping you in our prayers.
Marty and the Gang

Maple Kitten said...

Get well Buddy. Because we love you Mr Russian Blue!

Maple Kitten said...

Its Mango and Willow! Please get well Buddy!We are Praying for You!

Anonymous said...

Sendin you more POTP Buddy Budd!!! LadyMum iss sayin purrayerss all so!! Wee are here fur you an yur Pappaw. Mistur Pete email us if you need anyfing OK?
***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

Valentine said...

Oh it can be such a scary thing when humans don't quite know why a kitty gets sick. Buddy is a trooper and I hope he pulls through with flying colors. Hugs to your family! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews