January 18, 2008

when moments is precious

Filed under: cat — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:05 am

Yesterday we got the final test result and Delwyn has F.I.P
this photo is from today she is happily unaweare about how sick she realy are,,,
and we will try hard to ignore it to and savor the time we have her

January 14, 2008


Filed under: cat — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:11 pm

Its monday and i have still not heard a word from the vet…
This morning I stayed home extra long with Delwyn not sure if it was her purring my belly or the fact it was freezing today that made me unable to get out of bed.

This weekend we left her brother Vaughn at the store, his so handsome and so spolied (by me)
I miss his morning and evening routine that involde at least a half hour of playing fetch.
He is still a bit skiddish jumps for every odd sound and hides when people he dont know enter his room.
But His such a lovely cat i hope people will see that in the store. His purr are the moste amazing on i ever heard and by now i heard a few..

it is very hard to foster kittens for a longer time and then give them up and as soon as a kitten gets sick the fostering time just gets longer plus you may just have that one and not the whole litter which means you get close to the kitten in a whole other way.

Markus one of my former foster kittens a little orange tabby i will miss him forever i think, i have his photo at work and by my computer at home and i just finsihed a scrap book page about him this weekend.
But i know His new Daddy and he has a great home and one weekend i will have time to go visit him and his adopted sister Gracie, whom I also fostered. she is a beauty and has a really funny background storie.

I learned when giving Markus up that when a cat gets sick and you tend to them its extremly hard to give them up so therefor Delwyn is ours.

when and if she gets well i will adopt her no one in the family would be able to give her up after all off this, even my mom called from Sweden when she got back home after the holidays and asked how Delwyn was doing and when i told her there was a small chance that it wasn’t FIP she said you cant give her up you have to send her here then…

well soon i hope the vet will call me soon i will get the result i dread and yet want so badly. I dont know how i will deal with it if the DNA says its FIP even if I try to tell my self it probably is, the fact she is still not worse keeps feeding my hope.. she is such a little cutie
The vet just called and told me the results had not yet come… (sighs deeply)
I asked him how long a cat normally lives with wet FIP his replay was simply I am very suprised that she is still alive
if it comes back showing FIP

I have to get back to work as i wont get any answer today i will try not to worry about it

January 8, 2008

Dewlyn back at the Vet

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Today was the Vet appointment at the vet I take my own pets, it felt good to go there they all know me well… Delwyn was not whining when I toke her she just looked up at me with those sad huge eyes of hers, she has lost her voice it seems to come and gone a bit but she still purrs loud and clear some days more other less.

When we came in to the doc he was checking the paper work from the other vet and could not find any blood samples so I told him just to take new once, he looked at Delwyn and softly felt her belly, he opened her mouth and said it that it looked like FIP at a first glance. I almost broke down when he said it and asked what can I do for her, and please don’t just say keep up with what you do?? And how much longer do she has? And what will happen next? All these questions that constantly buzz around in my head came at once.

He said something about that she shouldn’t really be with us now and that it was odd that she wasn’t getting worse and that was what spoke against FIP.
He was going to take the liquid sample from her belly and asked if I could hold her or not,
Not of cause, I am a huge wimp when it comes to my pets…
I turned around and a tech had to hold the lil kitten while he toke the sample she whined just a little but His reaction was priceless for me…
“This is interesting it doesn’t look like FIP at all it looks like urine”
I could tell he was surprised and my doctor usually doesn’t say anything until he has test results.
So now my hopes are up a lot, but I have to be a realist in all this it can still be FIP I have to realize that.
The liquid sample is going off for DNA test a test that is 99% certain as far as I been able to read on the net.
When they did a blood simply Delwyn was crying loudly so loud that I was standing in a corner with my fingers in my ears and finally pleaded “please stop, are you not done soon” they asked me if I wanted to wait in the waiting room and I said “yes” and ran off… sheeeeeesh I am such a wimp. But she was screaming and crying and finally growling and hissing she got a light of fighting spirit left in her that little thing…
She peed all over the table so they got a urine sample too.

And we see her as the gentlest and sweetest cat ever (hehe)..

The Doc gave her a worm medication and prescribed antibiotics, as she isn’t treated for anything right now. He also said it could be a defect she was borne with if it’s not FIP.

He checked her catoracs and said that was not a regular catoracs that cats get by age it was a defect she was borne with and it did have an impact on her vision, but had nothing to do with the illness, there was other eye disease connected with FIP.
An operation would run somewhere about $2000 to $3000 and they could not do it here.
But he thought and I do to that it was nothing to bother with right now.

We haven’t seen that her vision is bad she isn’t clumsy at all.
The DNA test will take a few days
So now we have to wait again and wait and wait.

As soon as we got home Delwyn headed straight for my lap and purred loudly then for her food bowl she eats and eats and I have seen a increase in her eating of dry food and a decrease of her eating of human baby food (or erhm she is spoiled and don’t like ham)

When Lovisa got home later in the afternoon she called me and said she felt Delwyn was better she had more of her glimmer back in her eyes.. Can it be the antibiotics??
Who knows????

A few more long days of wait….

January 2, 2008

Delwyn a glimmer of hope

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Delwyns belly seems to have shrunk.. It really should not if it’s FIP
so we started measure it and we do measure it 3 times and dived it with three each time we measure as its hard to know if you measure at the same place since yesterday it seems like she shrunk a whole inch and a quarter. But we hold our breath yet and will keep measuring if she keeps shrinking we will on the third day rush her back to the vet because then it truly cant be FIP or she is the miracle cat whom fights it.

Today my middle daughter been in bed all day working on her lap top reading books doing homework etc but most of all she has been a pillow and a loving support for Delwyn…
We want Delwyn to know she is so loved so loved…
This evening I spoon feed her baby food (turkey) and after that she was purring like crazy She has been a little down today so we where happy when she started to purr again.
Last night we got her to eat vet cat (kitten) food we think that may have caused her to have a bit of a belly ache and is the reason why we thought she was a little down today cause in the eve she gulped down the baby food and was all happy again…

We have planed for if and found a small nice little animal cemetery that only are a few minutes away and we spoke to our vet and we can come whenever we need to it sounded like..

Yesterday i was at the store saying bye bye to one of Delwyns brothers whom now have a nice home, it made me warm and happy I needed that…
I also got to hear nice thinsg from my friends/ other volunteers,, thinsg like… “she is where she belongs and she is loved” etc it helps.
I found out i need a few minutes of supportive talk each day just to feel I am sane..
Tomorrow school starts and Delwyn has to be alone for a few hours thankfully i do not need to be at work until noon so its only three hours, we decided she will have some nice music playing and we are picking out some teddy bears for her..

Some where, some how in all this we still hope she are or will be the miracle cat…

We can’t do more then hope and wait and hope

December 30, 2007


Filed under: cat — Tags: , , , , — Mia @ 10:58 am


This is Delwyn one off our foster kittens she came to us not long ago with her 4 brothers, I had seen her a week earlier and called my oldest directly to tell “I seen a cat I want to adopt..”
but we both knew I would not, as Alice is still a kitten and i think we should enjoy each cat as they are a kittens.
Anyway me and my oldest went to see her and her brothers she was shy and timid and very small compared to her big and playfull brothers.
A few days later the shelter called to ask me if i could take these five kittens a week or so just cause they where not really soical enough i laughed and said more then yes.

I picked the five of them up in two carriers and after a little driving they where all purring so loudly i feard for me falling a sleep behind the wheels..
Yes they where a bit shy but not so bad as we are used to.
allready the first day we noticed ring worm one one of the short haird boys and I knew from that moment I wouldn’t have these lovely kittens just a week but at least 4.
After that followed a carzy time with lime dips every second day off 7 cats and sponge bathing my dog (did i say its harder to foster kittens then you may think?)

the kittens grew and we learned each of there personalities Merric the forward one a cuddliy cat whom came running as soon as we came in and whom wanted a lot off attention but also was one off the wilder boys Bran the shyest one Dewlyn the cuddly lap girl Brin was play full and wild. There was the three short haird boys. Brothers-brother i called them as tehy where very hard to tell apart exept for there behavoir. They all race around and fight toumble so badly we thought the was tearing the whole room up.
Vangh the handsome, he was allways watching his sibling allways last to eat thought he was the largest allmost twice the size of his siblings, he was the care taker a worry worm.

when it was time to take the kittens to the store Vangh had developed ring worm and we decided to keep him and Delwyn as his company She was so adopitable so cute and still so little, we where not worried she wouldn’t get a good home even if she was a few weeks older when she came to the store. It was actually good the three brothers wouldn’t have to compete whit her and Vangh as they was two beauties.
Vangh relaxed a bit when he didn’t have to watch out for his wild three brothers all the time, and came slowly closer to us.

Dewlyn however was ready to be adopted she had been that for a long time she sleeps all the time on top of my doughter or my chest she purrs like crazy and is just as sweet as a kitten can be.
When i describe Delwyn I say she looks like a kitten on a birthday card you get from grand mom when you are six and wants nothing more then a kitten of your own, and its true go to the store and check for your self if its a kitten and its not a orange tabby its a image of Delwyn.
she is not handsome or a beatuy as her big big brother Vaung but she is cute sweet and extremly loveable.
She has clear green eyes now they are still yellow in the photo for some reason sometimes they come out yellow others green.

The horrible started on the 17 of dec i called our contact person at the shelter and said Dewlyns belly is so big and she is so skinny i just dont think this is right i know i am a silly cat mom but please do you think you have time to com and feel so i can be calm its surely nothing remeber i toke my dog to the vet for she was losing hair when she was sheding (not when she was a puppy either)….

She came and seh gave the two kittens more word medication and said if her belly dont go down in 48 hrs we have to take her to the vet.
her belly grew it didn’t go down and we where told to separate the cats.

On thursday the 20 i was told she may have FIP I can hardely recall that day…
Friday morning she was taken to the vet by a dear freind whom to is a volunteer as i couldnt get out from work ( had deadlanines that very day) and my parents had arrived this wednsday for celebrating Christmas with us.

we got no answers lab works had to be done, i read up on FIP its fatal and contaguous my first thought was she is going to die nooooooo,,,, my sceond was are all my cats going to die for me now???? heelp…………
I was so sceard i was numb, i was so uppset i was mute i didnt tell my midle doughter the one whom realy are the volunteer and whom this cat loves so much.
I decided to not tell her untill we knew cause the pain to not know was allmost unbarable, i wanted to scream and cry but nothing came.
23 Dec we had our cleaning duty at the shelter and finaly me and our cordinator told my middle doughter.
24 Dec the test wasn’t good she needed more tests liquid from her huge swollen belly.
Christmas eve (when we celebrate christmas) i toke the little kitten whith the now huge bely and snuck away to my vet i needed help i needed to ask qustions i needed moral support. my vet is great expensive but great whit all the paition in the world she checked what all the test would cost (way over $400) and she explined each and every one of them she told me FIP can not be tested we can not say its is with 100% knowlidge that it is FIP we can test for everything else and rule things out.
she gave me advice about my other cats and Delwyn, she told me to come back with my cats when all this was over to set up a plan for them.
and she answered the most importend question of all…… Delwyn may feel a bit uncomftiable due to her huge belly but she was in NO pain YET…

the shellter we volunteer for is a no kill shelter we can not put Delwyn down or will not untill the qulity of her life is bad, right now she seems content she waddles around with her oversized belly she purrs and cuddles she trys to play and she has a very positive demur about her self, secretly we think we can achive a miracle and save her, Yesterday we bought her kitten milk replcament and human baby food with nothing added to it veal and turky and chicken.
she sleeps nestled into my doughters hair or ear or cheek very close she greets each of us when we enter the room by walking up and staright into the lap where she setles down and purrs.

26 of dec we took her back to the shelters vet and for more tests.
in teh office my tears came i couldn’t hide the fact more she is very very sick she will probably not make it no matter how much i try.

28 of december the test results came back and they wasn’t good.
FIP is a terrible deasise that we know way to little about. apperently its something moste rescue cats will have been exposed for but very very few debvelop.
cats under 6 months and over 12 years are most likely at risk to develop it the cats in between normaly get a cold insteed.
Chester my big boy has a cold right now, and lost his voice.
His feelings are terrible hurt as we laugh so hard at him when he try to talk and all that comes out is some crooking noises.
I have no idea if its FIP or if its just a regular cold, right now i don’t want to go to the vet not yet i know i will soon anyway.
Vangh sits in my room next to the vent and talks to his sister whom is on the other side when we are not in the room they miss each other terrible and i know i have to arrange a good bye for them. Vangh is probably going to the store within a few days to join his brothers hopefully his more relaxed and will join there wild play…
now is reality calling for me doughters to drive and laundry to clean and a cat whom i want to spend a lot of time with (or 4)

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