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Monday, May 10, 2010

Ten Days Post Parvo - All is Well! w/ VIDEO


We are ten days post Parvo and our six kittens are doing well. I, on the other hand have been so exhausted that I can barely keep up. So forgive the lack of posts...all is well. Five of the crew are fat as sausages, naughty as...well as kittens and I couldn't be happier! Our little Peege (Prince George, aka PG) seen here is recuperating from the very worst of the parvo infection. We have determined that Peege will be a special needs kitten as the parvo has left him with a neurological deficit called cerebellar hypoplasia. Basically it means he will always be a bit clumsy...his forelegs don't communicate very well with his back legs and his balance and coordination is terrible (what an indignity for a cat...but don't tell Peege.) He looks like a drunken sailor but this kitten has HEART! He can climb the stairs and find his people and he tries his best to play in the little reindeer games with his siblings. Our awesome veterinarian, Dr. Kenneth Ostroff, confirmed the diagnosis and offered a course of laser treatments. He used a cold laser, set to a frequency specific for central nervous system tissue and bathed our baby in the healing red light. So we are on the cutting edge here...the idea is that the laser stimulates the neurons to kick back into gear. We shall see, but in any event my sister, Nancy is committed to adopting Peege...she is a research nurse in neurology and my nephew, Nick, is studying physical therapy. Nick is already designing a PT regimen for our Peege! He will be fine in their household, and I will get to see him all the time.





The others won't sit still long enough for pictures so I have some video clips of the constant game of chase and hide!





Just for giggles, check out the picture of Uncle Gus...don't you hate it when the hot dog never fits the bun?



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17 comments:

  1. Hurrah! Sounds like good news all 'round. We're very happy!

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  2. Peege sounds like a very special little dude--well, they all do. I'm so glad everyone is doing so well. You have every right to be exhausted!

    Glad Peege will have such a wonderful home. It was meant to be!

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  3. Peege is the luckiest kitty ever! Sounds like things are calming down - if that is possible with six kittens!

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  4. Such excellent news. And wow, that *is* cutting edge. Sounds like Peege is going to the perfect family for him!

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  5. Glad to hear about everyone doing better! Peege will probably do just fine. One of my girls has inner ear damage. I swear that she can fall off flat objects. If he's anything like her it won't bother her, and his parents will laugh a lot.

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  6. Yay!!!! So glad to soak up the good news!! Cutting edge treatments... wow! Don't worry about when posts get up, Jane! You've got your hands full (and you need to take care of you, too!). And a very special "yay" going out to Auntie Nurse Nancy and Uncle Nick!! Special hugs going out to you for taking Peege into your loving hearts.

    Kittenpalooza crew: Momma Jane, Auntie Nancy, Uncle Nick and Nana Alice... you guys ROCK!!

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  7. I'm sure he'll do fine, the very first litter of kittens we fostered resulted in one CH kitty, and we still have her. She gets around just fine, although in more of a zigzag pattern than a straight line. This is the first I've heard of the laser treatment, I hope it does some good!

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  8. We're so glad to hear that all of the babies are doing great and that Peege has already found his forever home in the family!

    Charlemagne and Tamr

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  9. Good news all around, then. Good!

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  10. Yay for Peege! My mom had a cat with a similar problem - we always said his back end was going in the wrong direction! But he was a great kitty - very friendly and brave.

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  11. This is great to hear. Well done you and Great for PG!! I keep posting the video from youtube about Charley the CH cat. I think people need to know it's not a death sentence.

    You go Kitty!!!!!

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  12. Hi Jane,
    I hope all of the babies continue to improve and that all is well...Hope especially that Peegee is responding to the treatment and getting better.

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  13. Hi Jane,

    I also hope all is well and that you have caught up on sleep!

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  14. Excellent work. You guys fought so hard. Keep improving babies. With little Peegee maybe add Cranio Sacral Therapy to the mix? My friend here in Melbourne who works with animals has seen it do wonders!

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  15. happy memorial day to all of you. i hope everyone is continuing to improve and get caught up on their rest.

    blessings,

    carys of the 13 and a half cats

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  16. Just dropping by to say "Hi" and that we hope everyone is doing well!

    Charlemagne and Tamar

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  17. Glad Peege will have a special home. The laser tech sounds interesting. Hope it helps.

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