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:

  1. 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.

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    1. Thank You Cleo. We do too
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  2. Purrs and prayers from all of us, we hope some feeling better shows up soon.

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    1. Thanks my friends. We know you are with us and appreciate it
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  3. 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

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    1. Teddy that means a lot to us
      We know Angel Sammy is sending lots of energy from above too
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  4. 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

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    1. Erin thanks so very much and we hope the same
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  5. 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.

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

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

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    1. We love you two and will add those to my healing
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  7. We send you tons of healing purrs, Mr Buttons, and we cross our paws that you feel better soon. Purrs

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    1. THose Swiss purrs have extra sweet energy. Thank Mew
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  8. 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.

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    1. 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
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  9. 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

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    1. Thank Mew LouLou and Mom
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  10. 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

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    1. 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

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

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    1. I am already feeling better thank mew
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  12. Sending lots of purrs to Mr. Buttons. Feel better soon, friend!

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    1. You are great long time friends, Thanks
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  13. Mr. Buttons, you have all the purrs we can muster for you on this end. You've got this, my friend ~ Purrs, Tom x

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    1. Your purrs really pack a punch
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    1. Thanks so much. It means a lot
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  15. 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 !

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    1. He really takes great care of us all if we dont feel good
      Thanks
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  16. 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

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    1. They are starting to thank mew
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  17. 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

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    1. THat means a lot you two
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  18. That is an awful start to the new year. I will be praying for Mr. Buttons. XO

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    1. Thanks so much. We need our friends at this tough time
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  19. 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

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    1. 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
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  20. 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.

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    1. That means a lot from another Cat Dad. We have the new calendar from Paw Society. Hi Captain Roly Poly
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  21. 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.

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    1. You are some very dear friends and we thanks you so much
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  22. 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.

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    1. We send purrs and prayers back for Willow
      Thanks for your support and care
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  23. Oh, poor Mr. Buttons. We are purring and praying for you, handsome dude. We hope dad's care will get you feeling better soon.

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    1. It is starting to make me feel better.
      Thanks for the purrs and prayers
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  24. I am sending you lots and lots of purrs, Buttons! Please feel better.

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    1. Summer you Mom and Binga are a dear friends
      THanks
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  25. 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.

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    1. 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
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    1. MOK Was Chris walking on the keyboard? I do that too
      Hee Hee Hee
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  27. dood....we haz been off line N we dinna noe ya had been sew sick, we iz troo lee sorree N send de manee manee blessings oh st francis to ewe. pleez tell dad ta chex out thiz site; him mite rememburr it frum catster dayz.....blessings; be well, get well ♥♥♥♥♥

    http://www.felinecrf.org/

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

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  29. 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!

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  30. 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 =^,.^=

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  31. Sending oodles of purrs of healing and comfort

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