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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Poor Kirzon

So rather than complain about my crappy job today (because I am getting really sick of it to be honest - the complaining - you already knew about the job), today I will actually focus on the cats! Well, one, Kirzon. (But first thank you all so much for being so wonderful and supportive and understanding - you don't know how much that means to me). See, Kirzon has mouth and gum issues and so he gets medicine for it. But the problem is that he is horrible about pills and liquids (spits them out - even holding them to spit them out later with pills - so they are just mushy goop) so it is hard to medicate him. Now, the good thing is that they can compound the medicine he needs into a gel I can rub in his ears - he tollerates it and it does work. They problem is that sometimes (the last few to be precise) with this medicine, it starts to cause him to have some sort of skin irritation, and he starts to pull out his fur. I think part of the problem with the recurrance is that we sometimes have to stop early because of this. It usually happens right about the same point - about 2 weeks into a three week dose (well, it starts sooner but is noticible around that time). Now, this time he was pulling out some fur beforehand - probably because he wasn't eating as well he lost a bit, and from shedding too. I never saw him actually pull it but I found the clumps that look like pulling. Well, yesterday night I noticed that he is again pulling - it is alway in the same area around his front leg area - like what would  be his ourter armpit area (like at the main joint, not the knee joint). Since I don't want him doing that, but I don't really want to have him need a collar, when it happend last time I ended up trying out shirts on him. It does help - he hates it but he can't really pull the fur out. So now he is pulling it, and now he has on his shirt (I have two but can't find the Blackhawks one). They are dog shirts but they work fine for cats too.  I called the vet and we are stopping the meds for now - we will go to the vet on Saturday for an allergy shot (they do really work to make it so we can give him the meds) and while we are there I am having them check his weight and mouth. I think his mouth is improving - his breath is much less dragonlike. But he still feels bony to me - he had lost some at our last visit and to me he seems skinnier - which is not good, because if his mouth is better he should be eating more and at least maintaining. But he isn't bugging me for dinner as much lately (he had stopped a bit before he went on the meds) and he isn't rushing to eat - he kind of waits back at first now (he has done it before but he even does it when he is the only one eating because the others are too busy playing THoE).  So hopefully it is just that his mouth isn't 100% yet, and hopefully once he gets the allergy shot he can go back on the meds and be ok. He is an old man, and he seems like an old man - but he will still bop any cat that gets out of line, and I think that even in his old age the others know he is in charge.

Anyway, I was lucky enough to get some pictures of him in his shirt when I got home from work - he hates it and acts like it weighs a ton for a while but if there is something he wants he rushes over, so it obviously doesn't get in his way too much (oh, and when I put it on him last night both Trixie and Stella were completely fascinated by it - they couldn't stop touching it and smelling it - and Kirzon just sat and let them).  I think he looks very cute in it (I tell him that but I think he is a little embarassed by it). Here are his pictures!









28 comments:

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Poor Kirzon! We are sending White Dog healing energy to make his mouth and gums feel better and to make the skin condition clear up... and we are sending positive thoughts that you will begin eating regularly again. You are such a kind and handsome boy we hate for you to be out of sorts!

Au and Target said...

Poor fuzz. I hope he gets nice and fat soon. Hugs from all of us...

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Awww ... we are so sorry Kirzon is unwell ~ we are sending HUGE rumly healing purrs for him. We think his shirt is fun and trendy, so he needn't feel embarrassed. He ALAWAYS looks handsome! Purrs.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Poor little fella. Love the pictures. He does not very happy though.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona & Weenie

Casper Bear said...

Kirzon is soooo cute!Lovely pictures!Love all the cats! They're Greeeaaat!!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Hannah and Lucy said...

Kirzon looks so sweet in his shirt - but it must feel very odd for him wearing it. We hope the injection stops him pulling his furs out.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

awww - we think your shirt is adorable Kirzon - and we hope you are feeling better soon!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

What a handsome dude!!!!!!!!!

xxxxxxx

Rene said...

Aww, poor guy. He does look cute in that shirt, and that's a much better idea to use that instead of a cone. I hope he's feeling better soon.

Cheri said...

Sorry Kirzon is having a tough time of it. Sending purrs for him and you. Do stop by our party today if you can.

Chica and Cats of Wildcat Woods

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww poor poor gorgeous Kirzon!! Awwww what a scenario! It goes round in circles! He needs his meds for his mouth and gums but the meds irritate his skin so he scratches and then you have to stop his meds and the gums and mouth thing start up again! Awwwwwwwwwww!! Poor poor Kirzon!!

Me and Charlie are sending him tons of hugs and healing cuddles!! We think he looks ADORABLE in his t-shirt!! What a cutie!!! Please get better gorgeous Kirzon! Take care
x

Brian said...

Oh Kirzon, I sure hope you feel better pal. Hey, you do look mighty fine in that shirt though!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh he is so adorable in that shirt! But I'm sorry he's feeling so poorly that he has to wear it.. We're purring and praying for him!

Star is awful about medicine.. Unless it's a pill and it's in gooseliver/braunschweiger. She'd swallow a buick if it were in gooseliver!

Danielle said...

We hope Kirzon feels better and starts eating more. His shirt is SO CUTE! I can sympathies with not wanting to wear it, though. (My cousin Sally the dog is wearing a shirt too right now because she has an owwie on her back that the v-e-t does not want her to lick)

Repositório said...

Kirzon, I hope you fell better soon!!!
I´m sending my good vibrations to yoU!!!

Sagira said...

Poor guy. I hope they can figure out something that doesn't irritate his skin. :(

Athena said...

Poor Kirzon! I sure do hope you feel much better soon. What a vicious cycle. I think you look furry handsome in your shirt!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Oh, Kirzon did NOT want to model that t-shirt! Purrs to him, I hope his problems are clearing up a bit.

P.S. I am just the opposite of Kirzon - I would much rather be pilled than have gunk rubbed in my ears!

Mr. Pip said...

My paws are crossed that you feel better soon!

Your pal, Pip

Natalie said...

Oh, poor Kirzon! He looks adorable in his little shirt. I laughed out loud at your description of him acting like it weighs so much - Melly and Scarlett do the exact same thing when I try to put clothes or a harness on them.

I hope the injection works and keeps Kirzon from pulling out his fur! Poor little dude. I hope his weight is ok too.

Angel and Kirby said...

Kirzon, you look very sexy in your shirt!

Mark's Mews said...

Bast, we are SO HAPPY we arent takein anny PILLS! Or wearin shirts!

GRAÇA said...

Kirzon,vou desta vez escrever em Portugues espero que sua mami tenha tadutor se não tiver me avise
Então você é um gato tão bonito e não toma o comprimido?eu tambem não gosto de tomar comprimidos mas como sou muito meiga a mami me pegaa no colo me abre a boca ,poe o comprimido me fecha a boca por um bocadinho e eu lá engulo acala porcaria
Tenho saudades vossas!
Bom fim de semana e melhoras
Ronrons ai para casa da amiga
Kika

Catsparella said...

Aww, he looks soo cute in that shirt...!!

Sending lots of healing purrs his way xo

Anakin Man said...

We are ketch'up on bloggys and sorry Kizon not well. We send healing huggies. Him shirt looks cute!

Happy Fridays-
IzZY, Anakin Man and TriXie

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Kirzon! Please take care of yourself! We hope you don't pull anymore furs out!

Sierra said...

I'm sorry to hear about your kitty's allergies, teeth problems, and weight loss. I have a Siamese mix, so I know how the teeth problems can go. Thankfully, she hasn't had many problems yet, but I hear they are rather prone to them.

I was going to suggest the allergy shot or medication, but you're way ahead of me :)

I hope he has not lost any more weight. My baby boy lost 10 ounces this past year and that was rather scary. He is now stable, but for a while it was a scary situation.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, poor Kirzon, we are so sorry to hear you are feeling poorly and will purr for you to get better and start eating well again asap; however, we do think you look very handsome with or without your shirt, sweet boy...Have a fun week ahead, precious friends and we hope you all will be able to stop by for Sukki's Gotcha Day on Tuesday...smoochies...Calle, Halle, Sukki