|Kit, Barley and Rainy waiting their turn at vet|
The kittens' temperatures were fine as were their other vitals. But the fecal exams showed that the bacterial infection that the vaccinations brought to the fore requires a different antibiotic - Metrogyl, instead, because their diarrhoea was being caused by motile bacteria. Supposed to be on it for 8 days inclusive today, but we will be consulting remotely with Dr Chong to see if the course needs to be extended or can be reduced in a few days' time.
After this morning's jabs, and dose of new antibiotics, there has been much more improvement. Kit and Barley are very active now - back to normal business for them. Their appetites have returned: saw Rainy, Kit and Barley devouring their second therapeutic meal of the day - canned food with supplements of probiotics, slippery elm bark and chamomile tea. Their diarrhoea seems to be more controllable now, so if they get even better, they can be free-roaming again. For the meantime, they have to be penned as Dr Chong says they need to be quarantined, and constantly cleaned of soiling, them and their pen.
Echo remains on Baytril - yes she is back on antibiotics because her flu' recurred. She also got a bit of the diarrhoea, on and off, which the Baytril will help to control. She is on loperamide and the same supplements as the rest. Her diarrhoea seems to have improved much and we are allowing her to free-roam again to see if her runny poo is containable. She didn't suffer any diminished appetite or energy, still the same, a crazy friendly playful girl.
Her flu' this time around is much better than before - only clear mucus, and it is already receding, plus no eye discharge. Her eye has shown much improvement also, especially after new topical medication of Framixin was prescribed last week at the vet, to replace saline and Terramycin.
|Echo inspecting the vet's inspection light!|
|Her right eye squints less now|
On the upside, Rainy has already been adopted and will be collected to her forever home once she is well. It is Rainy's rescuer Jason's family that is adopting her - their mom even came to sign the papers herself as she is the adoption decision maker of the family and one of the primary caregivers. They are also going to sponsor one of the cats' vaccination as Rainy had already been sponsored before they came for the adoption visit. Photo and more details when Rainy is ready to go home!