Thursday, December 31, 2009

Update on Joey

UPDATE: We just returned from the vet a few minutes ago. Joey is very anemic, dehydrated & has some jaundice. The vet said it could be (insert big word here) a blood parasite, which is treatable or something else (didn't say what) that isn't. He gave him an antibiotic shot & fluids, along with a dose of liquid vitamins. He sent home the vitamins & some antibiotic capsules & said hopefully this will work. I waited until he was done before I told him I couldn't pay him today, so he let me charge it. Please pray it's the blood parasite & that the antibiotics knock it out so that Joey can get well. Thank you all.




Joey took a bad turn last night & is barely hanging on. I called the vet this morning & he was going out on an emergency call & would let me know when he was back in the office, but that it would be around noon. I just got a call & he's pushed it to 1:15. Please pray that Joey can hold on & that he can be healed from whatever is making him sick.

21 comments:

Ginger Jasper said...

Come on sweet one hang in there I am purring my loudest and mum is praying. Please get well.. Hugs GJ xx

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Joey. We are purring very hard that he gets better....

Daisy said...

I am very sorry that Joey is so ill; I hope the medicines will work quickly to help him get all better. I'm purring for him!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are cranking up the purrs for Joey! We hope he is doing better this afternoon.

Zoe and Indy said...

If it is the blood parasite heomobartonella he might need prednisone fast. That is what Smudge had, he didn't make it. But most cats do recover from that. Smudge actually had to have a blood transfusion he was so anemic. But the prednisone can really help if it's haemobartonella he might really need it fast.

Fin said...

PUUUURRRRR hope it's the easy thing.

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We are purraying are hardest over here for things to work out.

Sweet Praline said...

Hold on Joey. I'm sending healing purrs.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We are also purraying for Joey.

One Cats Nip said...

Purraying for Joey and having my beans pray for him too

Karen Jo said...

Herman is sending Joey his best healing purrs. I hope that it is the blood parasite and that the medicine knocks it out.

Kimo and Sabi said...

We wish you a healthy and happy new year 2010!

Cliff and Olivia said...

We're sending big purrs for Joey. Hang in there!

Cliff & Olivia

THE ZOO said...

we are sending healing purrs fur Joey.

We hope yall hafe a Happy New Year.

Everycat said...

We are sending rumbly purrs and love so that Joey may recover very quickly. We too, hope it's the easy thing to treat and he recovers well. Our thoughts are with you.

Whicky Wuudler

Brian said...

My sisters and I are purring like crazy for you Joey!

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh no! We're purring and purraying all we can for little Joey to get the help he needs to be well.

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Marg said...

We sure hope Joey is getting better. It is so hard when they are sick. Lots of prayers and purrs coming your way.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending lots of purrs for Joey and hope he makes a good recovery.

Harry Spotter said...

YOu can hang in there Joey, we are sending love, purrs and prayers your way.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope the antibiotic is working and Joey is doing better. Purrs and tail wags from JFF.