Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kitty Nurses

Mommy started feeling icky last night so decided we're not working on tax returns today and she missed her first exercise class in 3.5 weeks.  Instead, we're on duty to nurse her back to health!  I'm tap, tap, tapping on her forehead every half hour to make sure she doesn't have a fever.  In between this health check, I'm keeping a close eye on her...
Isabella is working hard as the holder downer...
It's a tough job being a nurse but somekitty's got to do it!

We'll post and comment when we're able to.

Hope you're feeling well today!
Angel

PeeS:  Last night, Isabella had her first big asthma attack since last Friday night after starting the inhaler.  Mommy was pretty out of it due to her cold meds but it was bad enough to wake her up.  We're hoping they don't start up again since she has had a few smaller attacks too. She is much more alert and is even awake more often than she has been so we can tell she's feeling better.

19 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lots of purrs to your mom, that she feels better soon.

You're both awesome nurses!

RE: Isabella, I read on a vet news site today that it takes 7 - 10 days for the drug (is it Flovent?) to reach full effect.

Also, what is the dose? This 2014 article says that the dose is usually 220 mcg per actuation, given every 12 hours, at least to start. If the cat does well, decreasing to 110 mcg per dose can be tried. However, I'm not sure how that translates to actual daily dose for Isabella!

Here's the article:
http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/feline-asthma

I sure hope that it would be possible for Nicki to have less than what this article states, because $120 per MONTH for meds is NOT feasible.

Feel better soon!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I hope your human feels better soon - caring for humans who are unwell is hard work for a kitty!

Sandee said...

I hope mommy feels better soon. Being sick sucks. Big time.

Yikes on Isabella. I hope the medicine kicks in soon. Not fun one bit.

You two take good care of mom. Scritches all around. ♥♥♥

Grace said...

Goodness ladies - what is going on there?? Hope everyone starts feeling better soon...

Alice Marie said...

Oh noes! I'm purring hard for you Isabella, and for your Mom too. I know that between the two of you, you'll soon have her well.

Ann said...

I sure hope your mom feels better soon. At least she has competent nurses looking after her.

AntiquityTravelers said...

So sorry you're under the weather, but so nice to cuddle with the kitty nurses! And hope that Isabella is doing ok!

Mr Puddy said...

I send lots of purrs for your sweet mom, I hope she feel better soon.
Hug

The Island Cats said...

With you two taking care of her, we know your mom will be feeling better in no time!

And Isabella, we hope you're okay too.

Lin said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better Mommeh!

You too, Isabella! I'll bet it will take a few treatments to get you on track with the asthma.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor Mommy - but she has the two best nurses ever. Hope that med for Isabella starts to do its thing soon - poor kitty.,

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Memories for Life said...

I hope Mommy and Bella are both feeling better soon. Harley has his paws crossed that the inhaler starts working so you can stay off the Prednisone.

Duni said...

Hope Mommy feels better soon! Sending lots of healing vibes your way ((hugs))

Simba said...

Sounds like a hospital ward there! Everyone, furry and human, get better now, you hear?

Kitties Blue said...

We hate hearing about that asthma attack. And we hate hearing that your mom is puny. You two definitely appear to be taking good care of her. Purrs and prayers to all and especially to Isabella and Mom Sharla to feel better. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Marg said...

We sure hope that the Mom feels all better really soon. You ladies sure are doing a great job taking care of her. Take good care.

pilch92 said...

Your mom is lucky to have such a wonderful nursing staff. I hope she feels better soon and that Isabella does too. http://15andmeowing.com

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sure your Mom will be better with you as nurses. We're purring that Isabella is better soon.

The Florida Furkids

laura brown said...

We hope mom feels better soon!
Here is a big Noodle hug for her...


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