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Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by artiemom, Dec 26, 2016.

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  1. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Well, he didn't cough for long, so that's good, anyway. And half a can of beef with water added? GOOD man, Artie! We'll take all the GOOD we can get in Artie's Army! :yess::redcat: and we wish you both a good evening/night!
     

  2. nansiludie

    nansiludie TCS Member Top Cat

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    So glad for a good update on Artie. Hopefully his coughing was just due to him eating too fast. I am glad he's playing like a kitten. :clap2:
     
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  3. Antonio65

    Antonio65 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Random coughing shouldn't be worrying. It can happen, and like @nansiludie said, maybe it was becasue he ate too fast.
    Of course, with a long weekend in the way, we get extra nervous about our little one.
    Your vet will be in on Tuesday. Over here Tuesday is still holiday! :confused:
     
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  4. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I'm more inclined that it means that he played like a maniac all day because he felt good, then wanted to cuddle with you at bedtime, because at bedtime, that feels good, too!

    And then successfully coughed it back up. Um...I did that with a hot dog last night. Just swallowed the wrong way, and everything got stuck till I could cough it up to a better position!
     
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  5. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Stopping by to wish ARTIE man and Cindy a wonderful holiday filled with good food, good health, comfort, warmth, and joy! :evergreen::fallsmiley::redcat:
     

  6. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    Wishing Artie and his Army warmest wishes for a :santa:Happy Christmas :evergreen::deer:and a Merry New Year:party3::beerchug: :celebrate:
     
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  7. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    I'm also stopping by to wish our darling little sweetheart Artie and his favorite girl Cindy a very merry Christmas and a bright, healthy, happy new year! :hugs: :vibes: :heartshape: :catrub: :santa: :deer:
     
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  8. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Merry Christmas!
     
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  9. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Merry Christmas to Cindy, Artie and his Army
     
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  10. artiemom

    artiemom Thread Starter Artie, my Angel; a part of my heart Top Cat

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    Sending Happy Christmas wishes to all...((hugs))

    love Cindy and Artie
     
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  11. neely

    neely TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Right back at ya! The very happiest of holidays to your ginger boy and you. :santa: May the New Year usher in happiness and good cheer. :crossfingers:
     
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  12. LotsOfFur

    LotsOfFur What greater gift than the love of a cat. Top Cat

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    Merry Christmas to you & Artie! :redcat:
     
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  13. nansiludie

    nansiludie TCS Member Top Cat

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    Merry Christmas to you and Artie. :santa:
     

  14. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Merry Christmas to two of my favorite folks, one with two feet, one with four! HUGS!


    Hey. Dis be Hekitty. Furry Meowry Krismouse!
     
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  15. AbbysMom

    AbbysMom At Abby's beck and call Staff Member Moderator

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    I feel the need to say Happy one year Anniversary to this thread. It's been a rollercoaster for you for sure, Cindy, but it's a year later and your boy is still with you. :redheartpump:
     
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  16. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    :celebrate: :party2:
     
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  17. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    GOODNESS YES!
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  18. neely

    neely TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    :yeah: I echo what @AbbysMom said, Happy 1 Year Anniversary! And here's to another year of good health with intermittent visits from the poop fairy. :beerchug:
     
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  19. artiemom

    artiemom Thread Starter Artie, my Angel; a part of my heart Top Cat

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    Thank you all so much for the happy wishes..

    Looking back, who would have even thought we would still be here, a year later..
    It has been a year of many tears, joys, love and support from everyone here at TCS... There are so many people I want to thank, I cannot remember all... It is due to this entire community..

    Mostly, @Anne for allowing me to have this thread going for as long as it has... Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I honestly do not know what I would have done without the support and love from this community..and advice..and NVet has come into our lives because of this website.. and helped keep Artie alive. I will always be grateful for that..

    I have made many new friends here. I feel as if I can discuss anything..and express my feelings: good, bad, indifferent, and receive love in return...

    thank You all so much!!!

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  20. artiemom

    artiemom Thread Starter Artie, my Angel; a part of my heart Top Cat

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    On to an Artie Update:

    I took a long break from the web.. I was exhausted from Christmas and all.

    I think Artie was glad to have me home, doing nothing. He has been having soft poops, cow patties, and leaving a ton of one inch 'presents' and smears all over the place.

    I cut out the colace (stool softener) for a couple of days. I was so afraid of doing so, because NVet was not in, for a week--personal reasons, and the holiday was here. I may have overdosed him a bit with the miralax.

    I cut out the miralax for one day.. back to normal last night and today. Will give a colace today ~~ his stool yesterday was turning harder; and no poop this morning.. which is unusual. He usually poops as soon as I get up.. he wakes me up for poop!!!

    Artie was in good spirits yesterday. I spent the day, sitting on my butt, binge watching a TV series..
    Artie was just hanging out...

    I really need to get him back into eating the prescription food, at least on a rotational basis, with the junk food. He is eating too much fish.. but he cannot have chicken...I am staying away from it. I tried venison--no go; I tried duck yesterday--good initially, but then refused.. sigh..

    Left out a choice of the end of the Fancy Feast Classic salmon, along with some Fiber Response Dry food and a bit of the W/D wet.. he ate them all.. so, going to try the same tactic tonight..

    I bought some chunky food, by mistake.. turkey.. Artie lapped up the juice, leaving the meat...even with me trying to mash it up...sigh..

    Going out today for a luncheon date with a friend.. do not really want to go.. too much overindulging over Christmas... but she is insisting.. so I have to go..

    Have to see if my car will start.. It is freezing cold outside, 14 degrees when I woke up.. I forgot to run the car yesterday.. will try soon.

    Artie is sunning himself... waiting for me to give him his steroid, and then brush and playtime...

    love to all..
     

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