Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kitty George's Amazing Recovery !!!!

Oh, I did not think I would get to write this post.  Two months ago, I really thought the next post about kitty George would be a Farewell post.  He is 17 1/2, and had been sick for the past year.  Just not eating, losing weight.  the vet wanted to take MRI , but said if it was an intestinal cancer-type disease, there would be nothing to be done - so we just decided to pamper him and take the time we had...He just kept eating less and less , until about a month ago we thought it was time to say good-bye.

Then, because he was so sick, I stopped giving him some medicine he has taken for years to control his  recurrent upper respiratory infections - it seemed pointless to worry about that when he only had a few days left... at night we wondered if he would be with us in the morning.  

And DH fed him baby food from a spoon, but he seemed comfortable... and he kept eating baby food from a spoon, three times a day...  and then one day he ate a little bit of fish...
and the next day he ate a little bit of chicken....

For a couple of weeks we would offer him different foods, flavors of cat food - usually he would eat three bites, and stop - we threw away so much cat food... but gradually three bites became four or five or six...

And now he is eating everything in sight - yesterday he ate two cans of cat food, some dry kibble, plus a human -sized serving of tilapia I made especially for him with a little olive oil ...

Oh boy, is he ever spoiled - now he just goes in the kitchen , sits there and hollers until we come in and say "George, what would you like to eat?  chicken, fish, kibble, cat food??? "  We thought of printing a menu for him...

I think that medicine was making him nauseous - I have no idea why he used to be able to take it and now he can't - but, I'm sure not giving him any more...  and he has started to gain some weight back, too - he was all skin and bones ...

oh - got to run for a moment - he is in the kitchen, hollering!!!!  Chicken, steak, or fish?????

A happy day at my house... later we will redirect him from people food to cat food - yes, we will. 

I close with some great shots of George, over the years,  doing what he likes best - sunning, sleeping, snuggling with his ma, sitting by the fireplace...  all in all, a great life for a spoiled kitty!

Snuggle those you love - human or animal!
Kate







4 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your wonderful news post. I'm so happy for you guys and George! Good luck in getting him on a kitty diet again......grin.

merrily row said...

I am so happy for you and George. I have been following his progress having a George (12 yrs old) of my own. I can't imagine losing him. Such wonderful news. Much joy to you both.

Nicole said...

Wow wee! 17 1/2! That's amazing. We have Tiger who's going on to 15.

Elaine Adair said...

So happy to hear you probably discovered the problem with George! Amazing - he may have a few more good years yet -- 8-))

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