11.14.2010

Ash Update/Worldwide Moment

Hi All,

Darling Ash was at the animal hospital this morning to have his follow-up appointment.  The vet was very pleased with his  progress and thought the fur was growing back nicely on his ears!  I was thrilled because I had told Ash that we would throw his cone away today.  Unfortunately the vet said we had to continue with the anti-fungal/antibiotic cream for another another week.  It is starting to look now like it was some kind of skin infection and Ash got another injection of Convenia, but he can't rule out ringworm until the culture produces a fully negative result which means staying in isolation from the other cats for another week.  Poor lonely lamb, I feel so sad for Ash but I have to do what is best for the household too. 

Today we joined our CB friends to participate in the Worldwide Moment. At 11:00pm GMT, 6:00pm our time, we paused for reflection on all the wonderful kitties who have gone before: Doobie (Mr. Dubois), our very first family cat which I brought home from school, Tiptoes, Tigger, Abby (the amazing Abyssinian), Ally, sweet Max and lovely Molly.  We sent all our healing thoughts and positive energy to those kitties out there who are ill or abandoned in the hopes that they will be well again and that kind souls will open their homes and save a life.  I personally contemplated how truly fortunate I am the live with four wonderful kitties who enhance my life everyday!

21 comments:

Cindy said...

That sounds like good news. Better to be safe keeping Ash away from the others. Besides, he'll appreciate everyone more when he gets free!

Brian said...

Just get that Ash all better, then the fun and family time will be ready to go! We remembered lots today at the World Wide Moment. Purrs to you Ash!

The Creek Cats said...

So glad to hear this update on Ash. We purray the week goes by quickly for you both!!

The Island Cats said...

We're glad Ash's ear furs are growing back, but we're sorry he hasta wear the cone some more.

We purred today for those who are sick or in need and for all those kitties who have left us and are now at the Bridge.

Sparkle said...

Poor Ash! I bet he will be thrilled to get out of isolation!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We hope Ash gets much better really soon. We are so glad he has a great family now! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor little guy! At least he's getting better, and another week will soon be gone.
I spent my Moment today reminiscing about all the kitties I've had in my life; gosh there's a LOT! All of them loved to pieces.
MomKat Trish

Cory said...

We will keep purring for Ash! At least he's getting better and he'll be able to join the others soon.

Miss Kitty said...

Dear Caterina and Ash,

Sorry to hear that the little guy still needs to be isolated before joining the gang. However a week will go fast and if Ash is found OK by then, he and the others can start playing and having a ball.

I think this second annual remembrance if a wonderful idea and we too will set aside a moment this evening.

Wishing you all the very best,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

cats of wildcat woods said...

Glad Ash is doing a bit better. Sending purrs to all the animals in our world.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You keep up the good work Ash! Get super healthy and happy!

Mr Puddy said...

No matter how long it take to make Ash get better, I will wait and keep purring for him.

Huge Hugs and Many Kiss to Ash
Puddy

Au and Target said...

Well, at least he's getting better. Poor darling, we're purring for him.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We're sorry Ash hasta stay in isolation a bit longer ~ but we understand it's for the best. Please send him our love and purrs.

Marg said...

Sure glad to hear that Ash is doing a little better. Hope the week goes by really fast. Take care and have a great week.

Kea said...

Thanks for the update on Ash. We hope that this definitely will be the last week for his cone, and his isolation.

Watch for any side effects from the Convenia, Cat. In a small % of cats it's been known to cause anemia and even death. All my cats had it after dental, before I knew of the possible consequences, and I probably won't allow the vets to use it again on them. I actually had Derry's red cell level tested a couple of weeks after the shot (and after reading up on it), just to make sure he was okay. Not trying to scare you, just to let you know there ARE issues with that drug.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Bless him - we hope Ash can get rid of that nasty cone soon and play with his new kitty family.

Princess Jasmine said...

Hope Ash soon has all better ears soon and can then go and play with his friends. I'm ever so good at cleaning ears so can come and help any time. Just ask my big bro Simba about my ear cleaning hee he xx

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad Ash is getting better and can soon come out of isolation.

AFSS said...

Prince Casper, your Mom is right you are a gorgeous mancat. I meow very quietly so hardly anyone ever hears me. I manage to get what I want across without meows. ~Artemisia

We are thrilled to know that Ash is getting better. Hope he can meet the rest of his family soon.

CCL Wendy said...

I'm so happy to hear about Ash's improvement. Oh well, another week will go quickly and then he can join the rest of the gang.

I'm sure he gets and gives lots of cuddles when you're visit him in his isolation.

Yes, there have been so many lovely kitties who have passed on this year. It seems many more of late. We send well wishes to all who are still here that they can stay as long as they want.