Monday, January 1, 2018

Mr Buttons needs Purrs


Mr Buttons had been anorexic and throwing up anything, even water, for 2 days prior to New Years Eve and Dad decided to take him to the vet. He sang but calmed down when Dad gave him a finger to rub while they waited. Dad was really worried that he had a blockage of some kind. The nice vet did labs and sent him home with a bag of fluids that Dad will give him SQ. Dad has done this before and is very comfortable caring for all of us.
The vet called an hour later and it seems our little brother has Kidney Disease. His Bun and Creat are very high and so is his Phosphate level. Dad will be picking up a binder for that on Tuesday as the vet is closed today. They also started him on Mirtazapine for his appetite. 
Mr Buttons has been eating a little of dry but only with treats mixed in. Dad does not mind holding him on his lap to nom while Buddy is having his dry noms. Now there are two kitties he has to monitor intake on but Buddy has been eating like a champ since he started his Thyroid medication. 
We are all stressed over this. Mr Buttons has been sitting in the bathtub. Dad says a vent goes right underneath and it warms the bottom up. 

I am not feeling well but hopefully Dad will set me right.
I would love some Purrs and Prayers from my Friends!
Thanks and Happy Mew Year

We hope the Mew Year will give us a break.

Timmy Tomcat
Mr Buttons
Dad Pete

59 comments:

Cleo said...

We're sending purrs and prayers your way for sure. Dad still remembers when dear Orbit was suffering the most and we certainly feel for you. Good luck with all you're dealing with, and we hope Mr. Buttons feels better soon. Bless your heart, Dad Pete., and we hope 2018 turns out well for you.

Brian said...

Purrs and prayers from all of us, we hope some feeling better shows up soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh we will for sure send lots of prayers and POTP for you Mr. Buttons and hope that the fluids and appetite stimulant work for you...ups and down are not FUN are they! Let's hope 2018 brings way more UPS for all of you than DOWNS. Sending you all NEW YEARS DAY HUGS.........

Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

Erin the Cat said...

Oh Mr Buttons, we are very worried for you and you must eat something, even if it's a little mouse and cream. I find cream of mouse soup works wonders. We are all sending lots of love and purrs to you and your family to help them get you through this time.
Gentle purrs
Erin

Annie Bear said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Buttons. I hope with the binder, appetite stimulant, and fluids that he will start to feel better. I will pray for him.

I hope you have a happy New Year.

Little Binky and Granny said...

Oh, you poor darling. Will send Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers to feel better soon <3 <3 <3

The Swiss Cats said...

We send you tons of healing purrs, Mr Buttons, and we cross our paws that you feel better soon. Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am sending good thoughts for Mr Buttons to feel better with his medication. If he will eat wet food, I used to add a small amount of water mixed in well to Flynn's to help with hydration.

Lone Star Cats said...

Sending lotsa purrs.

Suzanne Dunaway said...

Oh, Mr. Buttons, we are sending you good, good vibes and hope so much that the magic of medicine will make you well. Love, Loulou

Anonymous said...

Oh Mr. Buttons, we're so sorry to hear this. We sure do hate that kidney disease. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers fur all. By da way, uncle Pete can get dat phos. binder online fur like $10.00. It has no taste and is well accepted by kitties. Ifin ya' need da info., just let us know. And, purrlease let us know ifin there's anythin' we can do.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Island Cats said...

Poor Mr. Buttons! We are purring a ton for him and hoping the medicine and fluids helps him.

Cats Herd You said...

Sending lots of purrs to Mr. Buttons. Feel better soon, friend!

The Church Cat Family said...

Mr. Buttons, you have all the purrs we can muster for you on this end. You've got this, my friend ~ Purrs, Tom x

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Many purrs and prayers headed your way! Feel better sweetie!

Mary McNeil said...

Oh Buttons, I am sorry you're sick ! Purrayers and POTP for you - sounds like your Dad has a good handle on things, bless his heart !

Cara n Crew said...

Big purrs for you, Mr. Buttons and to your Dad too! we hope the sub q's and medicines will help you feel better.

pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

Caren Gittleman said...

This is NOT the way to start the New Year and we pray that Mr.Buttons will be feeling much better soon. 2018 needs to be much kinder than 2017 was! Sending purrs and prayers!! catchatwithcarenandcody

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is an awful start to the new year. I will be praying for Mr. Buttons. XO

Jean Neilson said...

Mr. Buttons, we are purraying for you and do whay dad says...he does know what he's doing. I am intriqued by this vent under the bayhtub....warming the tub. Kali'd be living in the bathtub all winter. mew, mew.

Shoko

John Bellen said...

Oh no. But if anyone can give Mr Buttons as normal and healthy a life as possible. We'll be thinking of you, Mr Buttons. Good luck to you and everyone there in 2018.

Museum of Maritime Pets said...

Dear Buttons, you will revive with Dad's good care and those wonderful fluids! Purrs and rubs coming your way, dear buddy, from Maggie and Felix and mom.

The Cat Guy said...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that for Mr. Buttons. It sounds like your dad knows how to take good care of you. I'll be praying for you all. - purrs.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, poor Mr. Buttons. We are purring and praying for you, handsome dude. We hope dad's care will get you feeling better soon.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I am sending you lots and lots of purrs, Buttons! Please feel better.

Chuck Huss said...

I'm sorry to hear about Buddy and I hope he improves. I would recommend not giving him dry food but stick to high quality canned or, better yet, raw cat food. You might also want to add omega 3. Good luck.

Chuck Huss said...

Oops, I meant Buttons.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thank You Cleo. We do too
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Teddy that means a lot to us
We know Angel Sammy is sending lots of energy from above too
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thanks my friends. We know you are with us and appreciate it
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Erin thanks so very much and we hope the same
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

We have high hopes fur me to be better soon. I have the BEST Nursey Man taking care of me

Timmy Tomcat said...

We love you two and will add those to my healing
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

THose Swiss purrs have extra sweet energy. Thank Mew
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

I came out of my very own convalescent room and gave that wet a sniff. I think I will have some soon so thanks for the suggestion
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thanks so much
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thank Mew LouLou and Mom
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Dexi, Reana we sure appurciate that info. We will be in touch. We are really lucky that Dad has known our vet for like 40 years. We get a hefty multi cat discount and this practice gives all meds to clients at a very low price. God Bless Steinback Veterinary practice. THanks fur the support

Timmy Tomcat said...

I am already feeling better thank mew
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

You are great long time friends, Thanks
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Your purrs really pack a punch
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thanks so much. It means a lot
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

He really takes great care of us all if we dont feel good
Thanks
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

They are starting to thank mew
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

THat means a lot you two
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thanks so much. We need our friends at this tough time
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

It really is nice here. Dad could not figure out why I liked it in here as when we furst moved in he was taking showers upstairs. Now I claim it as MINE. I do let dad wash up from time to time MOL
Thanks so much for your purrs. Buddy and Einie say hello
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

That means a lot from another Cat Dad. We have the new calendar from Paw Society. Hi Captain Roly Poly
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

You are some very dear friends and we thanks you so much
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

We send purrs and prayers back for Willow
Thanks for your support and care
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

It is starting to make me feel better.
Thanks for the purrs and prayers
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Summer you Mom and Binga are a dear friends
THanks
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

Great suggestions. I like wet but have been eating my dry only. A couple days I would only eat treats. Dad gave me as many as I would eat to keep my strength up. Great ideas
Thanks
Buttons and Dad

Timmy Tomcat said...

MOK Was Chris walking on the keyboard? I do that too
Hee Hee Hee
Buttons and Dad

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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speedyrabbit said...

Oh No,you guys really need a break,hope Buttons feels better soon,Happy New Year,xx Speedy

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Oh, Dear sweet Mr Buttons. We are all hoping you will soon feel much better, with the excellent care you get from your Daddy and lots of love. Purrs and POTP!

Anonymous said...

Mee-you Mistur Buttonss mee iss berry sad you has Kidney Disease...LadyMum gotted uppyset when shee red this to mee.... (Her Mingflower had it a long time ago...)
Wee are ree-lieved that Mistur Pete knowss how to do all thee fancy stuff so that Mistur Buttonss have a fightin chance!!!
Mee iss sayin purrayerss an sendin tripull POTP deer furend.
***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Sending oodles of purrs of healing and comfort