8.02.2012

Friday - Update on the Boys

Hello friends, I wanted to thank everyone for their overwhelming good wishes for Kip and Jimmy on Wednesday and for the many suggestions and remedies to help them recover from their colds.

I purchased some Viralys lysine palatable gel (hah) from my vet and have been dosing everyone with that.  I also purchased Lysine capsules that I can break open and sprinkle on their food which might be easier for maintenance since they are not keen to eat the gel.

Here is an update on the everyone:

Kip is very much improved, his eyes are no longer running and I only heard a couple of sneezes today, he is frisky again and very engaged.

Jimmy is in the thick of it, his eyes are not running but his nose is and he sneezes frequently, he seems sad and not himself.  He is still eating and drinking so I'm taking that as a good sign.

Archie and Casper seem fine, fingers crossed they will remain that way.

Ben was fine too but tonight before bed I heard him sneeze.  I'm really praying it was actually Jimmy doing a little ventriloquism because he was also in the room, I guess we will just have to wait and see.

I was very touched that so many of you left kind get well comments for the Boys, it is truly wonderful to be part of such a supportive network of people :-)

Thank you again,
Cat
xx

38 comments:

Simba said...

We do hope it was just ventriloquism :-) Jimmy, we hope you are feeling a lot better soon, and Ben, Archie and Casper will all be fine. Any idea how the virus came into the "family" in the first place?

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrs and prayers for a quick recovery for Kip & Jimmy and healing vibes that no one else gets the sneezes!!
Hugs from your TX furiends,

Ben I'll be right over in the morning to make sure you are doing well!!
Love & Hugs,
Clemmie

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Glad to hear the boys are doing better.
Hopefully the lysine will keep the sneezles away.
Here is a link to the sprinkle type of lysine that my cats adore... it's cheaper than buying it at the vet, too:
http://www.amazon.com/Vetoquinol-Viralys-L-Lysine-Powder-grams/dp/B0013LLHW0/ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_4

Hope this helps.
And the gang is still sending purrs and purrayers for a complete recovery.
Love,
KC & Kitties & Mom ML

Sparkle said...

Paws crossed that Jimmy and Kip continue to get better, and it does not spread! I am sending healing purrs all around.

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Glad to hear Kip is feeling better, and Jimmy is eating and drinking, and Ben didn't really sneeze (no-no). We continue to send healing purrs to them and stay well purrs to everybody else. Purrs.

I've gotten l-lysine tablets from the health food store, used a pill crusher, and mixed the resulting powder into food or with water in an oral syringe (to make sure it got in the right mouth). My Jet used to get a runny eye; this worked really well for him.

Laura & Taffy

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're glad Kip is getting better and hope Jimmy starts to improve soon. Lucy has just done two of the biggest sneezes - hope she's not going to come out with a cold so she can join the club!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Tillie and Georgia said...

We purr the lysine keeps helping all the kitties !! Good to hear Kip is improving and Jimmy too :)

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Purrs for you all!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad Kip is better and hope the Lysine helps. Didn't know you could get it in gel from the vet. Bet it's cheaper to buy capsules--or even the Vetri-Science treats. :-)

As long as everyone's eating and drinking and doing their business normally, it's all good. :-)

Continued purrs!

The Island Cats said...

We are purring that Jimmy feels better real soon...and all teh others are okay too!

Brian said...

Hooray for Kip, but come on Jimmy, it's your turn to feel better pal! We are all sending purrs your way.

Marg said...

We sure are sending purrs to all of you. Jimmy, you just need to get better so the donkeys are crossing their hooves for ya. And Kip, sure glad you are feeling better. We are crossing our paws for all of you. Feel better.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Sending good thoughts and purrs your way that soon all will be well again. Hope the meds work!!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending a second round of purrs to the invalids and hope they'll soon be back to their usual selves.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Rene said...

Thanks for the update. We're glad things are pretty stable.

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are sending tons of hugs and purrs to the Fab Five and hope everyone continues to either stay well or those who have the sickies continue to improve.
madi and mom

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We've all had cases of the sneezes with our kitties at some stage and it is very worrying, but we're glad the boys are doing better. Colds are no more fun for kitties than for us!

~*Connie*~ said...

so glad you have improvement!

Katie Isabella said...

Sweet boys, I am so glad they are finding something that helps them get thru this and my mom knows how scary it is when we are sick.

xoxoxox

meowmeowmans said...

We're so glad to hear that Kip is getting better, and are purring and praying that Jimmy does soon, too.

We also have our fingers and paws crossed that no one else gets sick!

Hugs!

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwww Jimmy we hopez you feelin Better soon ^..^
Glad da rest ov you are doin Good :)))))) + :) ♥♥xoxo♥♥

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We're so glad Kip is getting better and are still sending him purrs and prayers, and for Jimmy to get over it fast fast fast! And of course that no one else gets it and that the sneeze was just a sneeze and not a sign of trouble to come!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

oh Cat you poor thing, you have your hands full!

Praying that it doesn't spread and that the kitties who are ailing are back to themselves soon!!

xxoxoxoxo

The Lee County Clowder said...

Still sending purrrrrrss to you all.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad Kip is getting over the virus and hope Jimmy soon follows suit. We hope the others are able to avoid it.

Prancer Pie said...

Just checkin in on you kittehz. We are sending tons of purrs and purrayers fur you. xoxo

Huffle Mawson said...

I hope everyone is feeling better soon! Being sick is No Good.

The Monkeys said...

We're glad you boys are improving!!

We thought we were through our colds but now Bella has one and she's at the vet's for a night.

We are purring for you boys to get better soon!

Anonymous said...

sounds like the L-lysine nutritional supplement oral gel is starting to work :)

one thing I learned from fostering kitties with URI for TCR, if Jimmy gets really stuffed up, an inexpensive remedy is to sit with him in a hot steamy bathroom to clear his congestion.

sending more purrs for your kitties :)

Tamago said...

We are very happy Kip is getting better. But poor Jimmy, I hope he gets better soon as well. Eating and drinking sure is a great sign though :-)
I hope everyone a happy weekend!

Gronk and Izzie said...

We haven't been checking the blogs lately, we are sorry you guys were sick! We are so glad that you are feeling better!

Gronk and Izzie

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Paws crossed that you're over the worst of it - and that it doesn't spread!! Please keep us posted!

Pretinha said...

Que bom que Kip melhorou. Estamos torcendo pela recuperação de Jimmy. Tenham um bom domingo.

Repositório said...

We are devastated by the loss of Aimee.
Thanks for the kind words and for your support.
We are very grateful!
Marilia

Bellen said...

If Jimmy is still eating and drinking, things aren't so bad, I think. He is probably just feeling as we all do with a cold, miserable and out of sorts. Nonetheless, it's not a pleasant thing for a cat to go through, nor for an owner to watch. Good luck to Jimmy and all his roommates.

Random Felines said...

Yikes - we missed it. Colds can be common. Our foster monsters (the little ones anyhow) seem to have it. Honestly, I have seen mixed results with the lysine. Ivy hasn't been tested but we suspect she carries the feline herpes virus...which means she gets the snots more often than others. It has been recommended to use lysine - and she hates it. I would rather deal with occasional snot than a regularly ticked off Ivy. :) Purrs that the snot leaves quickly.

Anya said...

Oh my - maybe it's the hot weather? We are now going through the same (we have 6 kitties - one is very old and diabetic - seems he has caught it too). I hope you all get better soon!

Kwee Cats and Life said...

OOOooooohhh! We know we're late, but we still want you to know we are thinking of you and hope you guys all feel better and better. All us, kitties and Mumsy, have not had a cold, but we sure been having a time with allergies. It is so unhappy when a kitty sick.

Hugs and love to all you guys.