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Heartworms In A Cat, Bj As His Story Begins.

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by Jcatbird, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Bj seems to feel a little less energetic today. He actually coughed a couple of times. The vet said that if he continues or does it for long spells, I should bring him back in. Hoping it was just a hair. His girl Mitsy came to check on him immediately. It was really sweet. 4755E008-9A7F-49F7-B342-02FA04F9F785.jpeg 1A8ED664-BF08-43EE-89D8-3374BB13BBD5.jpeg
     
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  2. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    BJ didn’t cough anymore today so I’m just watching him for now. He did perk up this evening and ate very well at supper time. Thank goodness. I’ll be watching him closely tomorrow. I don’t know if his heartworm medicine could be working to kill any parasites present. A breakdown of any larger worms could present some inflammation or leave bits of dead worms to travel through his system.

    He’s relaxing..... 523B0C02-6BE5-45A9-AAF2-1E54DDF6DE7E.jpeg
    Settling down between the pillows next to Mom, 72B77719-2EEA-43DC-8DF0-73B4AE70AC36.jpeg
    and getting lots of snuggles. 5B58E6F7-F161-4A01-83C6-90E11EE512F2.jpeg
    Love you BJ! I think he’s smiling! :)
     
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  3. Mamanyt1953

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

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    I think he is smiling, too. No matter what the future brings to him, he is having LOTS of fun, happy and loving NOWS!
     
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  4. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    Yes, dear, brave, sweet, warrior BJ is smiling.
     
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  5. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    This would go great in the 'Show Us The Whiskers Thread' too.:heartshape:
     
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  6. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    :vibes::vibes::crossfingers::vibes::vibes::goodluck::vibes::vibes::heartshape:
     
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  7. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    Why did the vet tip his ear if you weren't releasing him back outside?
     

  8. Kflowers

    Kflowers TCS Member Top Cat

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    Perhaps this is like pneumonia where you don't get better until you start coughing to get the stuff out of your lungs.
     

  9. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    BJ got fixed in a county program hat requires it. That’s in case he ever gets out or was used as a barn cat. It indicates fixing and also that the cat may belong to someone rather than just the typical message it carries. Every county, city, town and state is different. There are Barn cats here in great numbers that belong somewhere. They aren’t strays and animal control does not need to pick them up unless they are causing a problem somehow or sick. Of course BJ is strictly an indoors kitty so that should not be an issue.
     

  10. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    We’ll hope so. I thank you and everyone else for the good wishes for BJ. He’s a special boy. :petcat: EA558010-6E7D-4B02-AED5-966965026731.jpeg
    Head scratches feel so relaxing!
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    He got an extra large dose of snuggles today and he is asleep in my lap and purring now. A4242835-33DC-4BAB-BF35-8C901B18C8DE.jpeg
     

  11. Mamanyt1953

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

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    Keeping a candle lit for BJ!
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  12. FeralHearts

    FeralHearts TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I love you BJ. Snuggle hard with mom.

    XOXOXOX
     
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  13. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Bj is feeling better. Valentine’s Day is good for the heart!

    I am giving Mom love...
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    She is giving me love.....
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    And BJ is the Valentine!
    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!:redheartpump:
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  14. sidneykitty

    sidneykitty TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Oh my gosh that last picture!! :redheartpump: He just looks soo sweet! I'm so glad to hear he is feeling better... no doubt you'll keep us updating, we'll be watching. :) happy snuggles, BJ!
     
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  15. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    I will update. Thank you!:)
    He’s actually as sweet as he looks. He follows me every step. :p :hellocomputer:
    Maybe it’s puppy love!:lol:
     
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  16. Mamanyt1953

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

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    Calling that "puppy love" MAY get you shunned! Hek is very good with shunning. She whirls around, put her back to me, then looks downward around her shoulder at me, muttering dire imprecations all the while. It's the FUNNIEST thing!
     

  17. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Well, BJ has lots of experience in that so..... I better watch my P’s and Q’s!
    Kitty love, BJ. I meant to say Kitty love! :lol:
     

  18. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    BJ is feeling great tonight. He’s playing more than I’ve ever seen! In fact, he was running around so much I had a hard time getting good photos of him. It’s just been a very good night for him tonight!
    I got lots of affection....
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    And super fast snuggles.
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    This is all blur but his expression was priceless so I included it.
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    Even when I picked him up he couldn’t hold still and went straight for a head against head rub! Look at that lovely fur belly!:lol: He looks a lot like a big teddy bear here. It’s a great BJ night!
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  19. Lari

    Lari TCS Member Top Cat

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    He's gotta make up for lost indoor cat time!
     

  20. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 TCS Member Veteran

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    This is the first I have read about BJ. He is already special because his name is my initials. He is a beautiful boy.

    I am going to tell you my story about a cat with heartworms. Some may question what I am going to say, but it is a true story that happened to me.

    She was the first indoor cat we ever had. She got sick and I took her to the vet. He came out and told me she had heartworms. He was not far out of vet school and didn't know what the treatment was. He told me bring her back tomorrow for further testing and he was going to talk to the vet school overnight. I cried all the way home. When I got home, I got on my knees beside the bed and prayed to God for healing for my cat. The next day, I took her to the vet again. They carried her in another room for further testing and I waited. The vet came back scratching his head. He told me he knew what he had seen before and he didn't understand what had happened. He said my cat was fine, no heartworms and to take her home. I was overjoyed. She lived many more years and never exhibited any heartworm symptoms or problems. When she died, we waited about a month or two before we got another cat. We had medical records for the new cat so it was a while before he needed medical attention. On my first trip back to the same office, but a different vet, I made mention of my cat with heartworms. He said that could not have happened. I asked him to see if they still had my old records and they did. When he found the chart, the original vet had noted what had happened and called it a miracle.

    Therefore know, I have already prayed for BJ.
     
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