- Feb 27, 2007
That is pretty exciting to hear and I am sending mega dust they test negative again. Big hugs to you, Greg and the sweet kitties.
Thank you Joanne! Yes we are hopeful too but definitely cautiously so. More on that below. RW can go away without treatment but that is generally not recommended as it is so contagious and persistent in the environment and on the cats. And in a multi cat household it is almost impossible to get rid of without aggressive treatment. Plus 70% of the time humans in these households get infected. It is not something to take lightly and does need to be treated for a long time as you can see with our experience. Even with all our aggressive treatment the cats kept getting new spots for at least 8-10 weeks IIRC. And now we are in week 16 now. Crazy.Oh @missy! I’m so hopeful! This is really good news! I understand wanting to wait another week..but it’s looking good! I have all my fingers and toes crossed! I get not wanting to give them any more Itrafungol..It makes sense...but this has been the RW case of the
year. I even mentioned it to my vet. She said RW sometimes goes away without treatment. Little Oliver..for such a little fella..sure had a potent case. One more week and you guys can be in the clear. I think I’ll cry as silly as that is. Hang in there...You guys are the best parents to your furries..
Thank you @JPie, from your mouth to the universe's ears. I so appreciate your support all these months.
Thanks @mrs-b you and me both. I feel like I won't be able to take a full and deep breath til we know for sure in another month that they are RW clear. This whole experience has and continues to be surreal in every way. (((Hugs))) to you too. And I cannot wait to catch up with you...I am excited for your bling projects that are in progress. Please keep me posted. I am so happy for you and cannot wait to hear and see more.Can't comment. Holding my breath too tightly. Seriously.
Hugs to you all.
Thank you @arkieb1 and for all your input and support over the past number of months I so appreciate all of your help. I have 2 new Malaseb bottles coming and still have one and a half left LOL. Not going to run out of that again. It is still on backorder but last 2 bottles are supposed to arrive here within the week I think. We plan on continuing shampooing them til we get the second round of negative cultures hopefully in 4 weeks or so. Though we will stop shampooing them a few days before cultures next week as the vet doesn't want us to shampoo them right before the cultures as to not get false negatives. I am still unclear as to why she wants us to continue the Itrafungol right up to the next cultures though as it is the same principle. My brain isn't working well these days but that is another issue.A cautious yaaaay!!!! Hopefully they will test clear again!!!
Thank you dear @Slick1 so much for all your support and comfort and being a wonderful friend to me. As for my meds that is definitely not happening any time soon. I hate the insurance companies with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. But that is a story for another day and another thread. Sadly I know you get that experience all too well. Thank you for everything.
That is the best news and I am so happy for you all and hopeful that this is finally the end. Waiting with baited breath for the next negative!
Good luck with filling your meds too!
Haha yassss so true Sharon. My heart breaks for them with all we have and continue to put them through. Just gave them that awful Itrafungol (darn vet insisting we continue with that week 16-record breaking amount of Itrafungol that they have all received to this point) and soon we will be turning the house upside down cleaning and vacuuming and mopping and that is stressful for the cats as well. I cannot wait for RW gate to be over and done. And then Greg can get his much delayed knee replacement surgery finally. Fingers and toes and knees crossed lol. And I also am looking forward to the day we can let Oliver join his brothers as this isolation has to be so tough on him. The little rascal woke me at 3AM by putting his paw on my eye again and then nuzzling right up to my face. He is precious and devilish at the same time.Strength in numbers!
Thank you dear Marcy for being here for me every step of the way. Hugs.That is pretty exciting to hear and I am sending mega dust they test negative again. Big hugs to you, Greg and the sweet kitties.
Thanks Nicky and yes that is exactly how we felt yesterday. She called us when we were at Costco shopping and it was hard to hear her at first. Greg picked up the call and I saw by his face he was very serious so right away I thought it's the vet. He had some trouble hearing her and then he said I am giving you to the boss. LOL and uh oh.my fingers and toes are perimantly crossed for your kitties
i hope this is the start of more good news to come
its all just so complicated i can't always get my head around it but im going to take 5 min and be really excitted and happy
hopefully the corner has been turned and this dreadful RW and all this washing will be behind you before you know it
Hi @Daisys and Diamonds we brought Fred in yesterday for his second culture and Bobby, Tommy and Oliver are getting their second culture tomorrow late afternoon. I am nervous but hoping and praying for good news and that this ordeal will be over within a month. The vet says she always expects the worst but hopes for the best and you can say that is sort of my philosophy too. Really praying for a negative culture for all 4 this second time around. It has been an exhausting and long ordeal for all involved but especially for our kitties. Poor babies have endured so much these past 4 plus months.how is everyone doing down the shore ?
Thank you @kipari, I appreciate your good thoughts and wishes. If we get through this in one piece I think a trip to the city of lights is in order. I love it there and have not visited for more than 2 decades. Hugs from us and our furbabies to you and your little ones.One more "cautious YAY" from the city of lights!! Crossing crossing crossing all our fingers... Even the tiniest ones.
Thank you dear @Daisys and Diamonds and hugs to you and Tibby.Tibby says hello and he would be very happy about the negative tests but he's gone back to sleep already
Thank you kindly @facetgirl.Another set of fingers crossed here for you guys
Thank you @KristinTech.Fingers and toes crossed!!
No, Oliver is being naughty. Biting and hitting my face throughout the night but we are going to release him to the entire house soon and see if it improves his behavior. He needs socialization and the veterinarian yesterday said if it were her cat now she would release him to the entire house and let him socialize with his brothers.hello to all the woundetful kitties presently residing in the beautiful garden state
hope all is well today and love is goung both ways
Ollie my dear - are you being a good little boy ?
there's just something about gingers
Tinky got away with quite alot of naughtiness
Thank you @MakingTheGrade. We need one more round of negative cultures to be able to breathe again. Technically we need 3 negative cultures but we will be satisfied with 2. Glad you rescued Shale and I think he will bring you many years of joy and love.Yay negative tests. Oliver is such a cutie. You’re right he could be Shales brother, they look so similar!
You’re a champ for battling through 16 weeks of RW and treatment. I can’t even imagine. But it seems the perseverance paid off!!
Thanks @kipari! Your good wishes mean a lot to me. And you bet I will let you know when we visit again. I would love to meet you in person and give you a big hug (if that is OK with you as I know not everyone is a hugger but warning...I am lol but I also respect personal space so no worries haha).
Thank you @Daisys and Diamonds. It was a challenging afternoon as we were waiting for a bit and the cats were meowing and anxious so I got more anxious. Anyway we are done with the second culture and now we wait. Praying she doesn't call us anytime soon because if she does that means it is positive. We want a negative culture times 4.i pray its good news from the vet
been thinking of you guys all day
Omg @missy..I’m praying so hard that you don’t hear from the vet’s office..and the kitties are clear! They are lucky to have you both...I get the expenses are so high...but you have to spend whatever it is to make them well. Bailey had TPLO surgery almost three years ago..It was 4K for the surgery..not counting the diagnostics before the surgery and the follow ups. That was for one leg. We were told that he most likely would need the other leg done in less than two years...So far his other leg is good but I hold my breath because he’s too old to put him through that surgery and recovery.
Bailey was switched from Fortiflora to Proviable because he still has loose but not frequent stools. I’m able to get it through Amazon which is cheaper than getting it from the vet so check into that. He tested negative for parasites..so just a sensitive digestive system....Hopefully that’s what Oliver has.
@missy Have you checked Walmart and Costco pharmacy for your meds? I read they have the best prices even if you do have to go out of pocket for a while. Call around because the prices are different in other pharmacies.
I think you should film the first time Oliver gets to visit his brothers. They may teach him a thing or two about scratching mommy..
Fingers..toes crossed no news because that’s good news...xxxxoooo
Hi @arkieb1 thank you so much, really kind of you! We have stopped Itrafungol and just doing Malaseb shampoos for now. If the RW is still present I don't think I will give them more Itrafungol because if it didn't help after 16 weeks I don't feel confident it will start helping. Of course praying very hard that they are RW free. Fred's hair is still growing in brown so that is what is worrisome right now. Why is the white hair growing in brown in many areas?I saw your washing machine and dryer kicked the bucket on top of everything else. I sincerely hope that by Christmas you are over all of this and can return to normal, that will be the best Christmas gift this year!!!! If you need me to send you anything medication wise for the cats or anything else just let me know!!!!