Fred
2011 Fred is blind & FIV/FELV+.  He came to us from the Wake County Animal Control Center  (a kill shelter).  Lucky for him,  this is a good shelter that does everything possible to find a place for the animals so they have a low kill rate. Two days after he arrived he became very sick & was hospitalized with a 106 degree fever!  He had stopped eating & had one heck of a bad upper respiratory infection.  Cats catch all kinds of bad things in the pound and he was there for 3 weeks so he had plenty of time to be exposed.  We had the vet give him a feeding tube.  Lots of loving care and good antibiotics he finally started eating again and has recovered from his illness. He is super friendly fellow that loves to be pet. You can watch him LIVE on Ustream on Sunday. Sponsored by Kerry in memory of Manson and Doodles - Thank you! Sponsored by Michael - Thank you! Sponsored by Vanessa - Thank you! Sponsored by Jinx - Thank you! Sponsored In loving memory of Ernest from Baby Alice & the CatsAyala Family - Thank you!
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This is a very painful letter to write.  As many of you know (if you follow us on the live streams)  Fred has been sick for the last month.  He has been running fevers of 105+ daily.  He has been hospitalized, he  has been on so many medicines and it has not changed the final outcome. Today I was stuck at a festival all day.  Before I left this morning  I checked his temperature (he was running a low fever (103's)  but not horrible) I gave him fluids to help cool him down (normal fever protocol)  He was breathing some what fast but not really bad. Staff contacted me during the morning that he as not eating,  they syringe fed him before they gave him his meds.. I said ok.. would check on him when I got home and take him to the vet in the morning.
As soon as I got home when to check on him.  He was in meatloaf position...  Think of what a meatloaf looks like,  all tucked under upright... because he was having serious problems breathing... he was panting over 60 times a minute.  Serious not good!  Called the vet and asked her to meet me at the clinic, I was on my way.. We immediately drew blood to see what on earth was going on.... and to help decide  what direction we were going to go.  His blood work was so much worse than it was 2 weeks ago,  the leukemia was clearly in charge and winning.   I made the very painful decision to let him go.  We could have kept treating him and trying to fix it but I felt it would have been torturing him and it was not going to change the outcome at all.  he could not breath and we could not do anything that was going to bring him comfort...  I held him in my arms as he returned to his maker...  My heart hurts...  He was such a nice kind fellow who loved everyone..  He will be so missed. I am so so sorry!
6/5/16
Fred
2011 Fred is blind & FIV/FELV+.  He came to us from the Wake County Animal Control Center  (a kill shelter).  Lucky for him,  this is a good shelter that does everything possible to find a place for the animals so they have a low kill rate. Two days after he arrived he became very sick & was hospitalized with a 106 degree fever!  He had stopped eating & had one heck of a bad upper respiratory infection.  Cats catch all kinds of bad things in the pound and he was there for 3 weeks so he had plenty of time to be exposed.  We had the vet give him a feeding tube.  Lots of loving care and good antibiotics he finally started eating again and has recovered from his illness. He is super friendly fellow that loves to be pet. You can watch him LIVE on Ustream on Sunday. Sponsored by Kerry in memory of Manson and Doodles - Thank you! Sponsored by Michael - Thank you! Sponsored by Vanessa - Thank you! Sponsored by Jinx - Thank you! Sponsored In loving memory of Ernest from Baby Alice & the CatsAyala Family - Thank you!
This is a very painful letter to write.  As many of you know (if you follow us on the live streams)  Fred has been sick for the last month.  He has been running fevers of 105+ daily.  He has been hospitalized, he  has been on so many medicines and it has not changed the final outcome. Today I was stuck at a festival all day.  Before I left this morning  I checked his temperature (he was running a low fever (103's)  but not horrible) I gave him fluids to help cool him down (normal fever protocol)  He was breathing some what fast but not really bad. Staff contacted me during the morning that he as not eating,  they syringe fed him before they gave him his meds.. I said ok.. would check on him when I got home and take him to the vet in the morning. As soon as I got home when to check on him.  He was in meatloaf position...  Think of what a meatloaf looks like,  all tucked under upright... because he was having serious problems breathing... he was panting over 60 times a minute.  Serious not good!  Called the vet and asked her to meet me at the clinic, I was on my way.. We immediately drew blood to see what on earth was going on.... and to help decide  what direction we were going to go.  His blood work was so much worse than it was 2 weeks ago,  the leukemia was clearly in charge and winning.   I made the very painful decision to let him go.  We could have kept treating him and trying to fix it but I felt it would have been torturing him and it was not going to change the outcome at all.  he could not breath and we could not do anything that was going to bring him comfort...  I held him in my arms as he returned to his maker...  My heart hurts...  He was such a nice kind fellow who loved everyone..  He will be so missed. I am so so sorry!
When he first arrived
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