Monday, November 2, 2020

Bowie Update


So today has been a tuff day for Bowie. Last nite we thought he wuz doing good, the vet we had talked to seemed optimistic and said he'd be good to go tomorrow. But this morning wuz a different story. His blood pressure had skyrocketed overnight and he wuz blind (again). The vet said he wuz in severe distress and that we needed to consider putting him down. When da mommas (all 3 of them) got there, they visited wif Bowie. He wuz blind, but he wuz calm wif them and not in distress. They talked about taking him to a neurologist but given what the emergency vets had done, nobody seemed to think a neurologist wuz a good opshun - if he has a brain tumor or something, there is not much that can be done. And putting him through a battery of tests (MRIs and CT scans) would just stress him out. They ran tests on his blood and urine - all normal. He got some activated charcoal just in case he wuz poisoned - but we have no clue how since we've checked everything. The mommas just decided to take him home and see how he does. He has spent most of the day resting. His momma spoon-fed him a whole can of food (not all at once, MOL) and he's used the kitty box. He's still blind, but he is hearing and aware and responsive. Tonite, he seemed a lil better since he wuz walking steady and wanted in my room to see me. 


We got to touch noses and do a lil headbutt. It looks like da kid are in even worse shape than me. Come on dude, get better. I need my lil shadow.


Angelique is our only healthy kitty right now. 


We're giving Bowie a fighting chance. He's still on his blood pressure meds and we're making shure he gets food and liquid. And of course, lotsa luv. The vets are all stumped as to what happened - if it wuz a head trauma from a fall (Bowie does like to climb), something toxic, a clot, a stroke, a brain bleed - no one seems to have any ideas. We have another idea - if you remember, back in early April, we were all sick. Bowie wuz very sick. The mommas thought it could be da COVID since it seemed like some people in this house had it right before. And we're wondering if this could be one of those "long-haul" COVID symptoms - there's no way to know of course, but we know some people with COVID throw clots. But for right now, Bowie is just enjoying a lot of love.

60 comments:

  1. We're purring loud and hard and Mom is praying for Bowie. We hope he comes through this okay. We love that little guy and want ALL of you to be healthy.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  2. I am sorry Bowie has gotten so sick. He is in my prayers. XO

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  3. We are all purraying for Bowie The blood work being ok is good, and giving him activated charcoal was good precaution. That is a good catch on remembering how everyone was sick in April. Maybe another round of blood tests would pick up something (and not require knocking him out like an X ray or MRI would) Sometimes when someone has had a heart attack (which probably isn't this but might apply in some other way) some of the chemicals released don't show up in the blood for several hours after the event. uch love to all of you, cats and dogs and humans !

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    1. Yeah, he's probably gonna go to our regular vet next week for a check up.

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  4. I love to read your blog. I have 2 cats myself. I don't blog or comment, but I wanted you to know I'm praying hard for Bowie to recover.

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  5. Hari Om
    I have to say, I did think maybe COVID when all else was not showing signs... oh dear; sending all the Love I can your way... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  6. Sheesh, it sounds like little Bowie is in need of a ton of purrs and pawyers and POTP...its coming from here, even our sick Pipo has purrs to offer.

    The evil Covid might just be the answer to the mystery...oh the evil of this viral mess.

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    1. Yeah, we don't know what happened still - it's a mystery.

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  7. I'm sending lots and lots of purrs to Bowie. Whatever happened to cause this (and I hate that nobody can figure it out for sure), he does need purrs.

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  8. I am crying for all. Praying and purring for Bowie.

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  9. We are so sorry to hear this. Poor little guy.

    Sending purrs and healing thoughts to you, Bowie xx

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  10. I am sending lots of purrs to Bowie. I also am sad the Vets don't really know what to do.
    Huge purrs to you Bowie!!!!!!!!!!
    Purrs, Julie

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  11. Poor little Bowie, life is so cruel! I am sending good thoughts by the truck load and hope the vets can get his blood pressure down and figure out what is wrong with him.

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  12. We are praying so hard that darling Bowie pulls through whatever this is that's happening to him. I know how horrible it is for all of you to see him struggling and trying so hard. He's such a doll and so young...if LOVE to get him through this he would be better than "fine"! Hope he shows more positive signs today. Everyone in the blogosphere loves that little guy.....

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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    1. Yeah, his momma wuz absolutely heartbroken when she thought he might die.

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  13. We are so sorry dear Bowie is going though all of this and we all all sending megapurrs, megaprayers and POTP to sweet Bowie.

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  14. We are sending big time purrs and prayers to sweet Bowie. Hugs.

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  15. Oh no! Bowie, you need to feel better real quick. There's getting sympathy and then there's making everybody completely freaked out. You get better and I guarantee you'll have bacon every day for a LONG time!

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    1. Yeah, da mommas just can't wait for us to be better.

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  16. Praying and purring for Bowie, yes bacon cood do da trick,

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  17. Oh Travis, we're so sorry to hear this. You both need to get better right now, ya' hear! We need our ginger Texas furiends to be all good. We're sending lots of hugs and purrayers.

    Luvs ya'

    Raena and Dezi

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  18. It breaks my heart to read this, so sorry, Bowie. Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers are on the way and hope to feel better soon🐾😽💞

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  19. We are purring and praying so hard for Bowie! We want him to get better, and we know you all want him to get better, so we're sending all the well wishes his way!

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  20. Oh dear me I'm beyond sorry to read about Bowie...he is such a young fella. Sending all kinds of purrs to your Ginger boys and of course the Mamas
    Hugs cecilia

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  21. BarbieJasper&LisaMomNovember 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Oh dear so sorry to hear about Bowie too! We're sending our most pawsitive energies & the POTP to Bowie and Travis and The Mamas & your whole household!! We hope everyone will be much better!!
    Barbie&Jasper&LisaMom

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  22. We're sending purrs and prayers and POTP for sweet Bowie. Hugs to all, stay strong.

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  23. We're very surprised and saddened to hear about Bowie! Sending lots of POTP!

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  24. We're sending Bowie tons of purrs and good vibes, and we cross our paws for him. Purrs

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  25. we iz sorree bout yur site dood; N we noe de momma'z iz bee yond stressed N worried....with continmewed blessings frum st francis ewe continmew ta im proove; we noe itz scaree for ewe two buddy; but fite bak; 984 pawz crossed yur site ree ternz ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. Yeah, it has been so stressful lately for everyone.

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  26. We are purring mega purrs for Bowie.

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  27. We had no idea...we must get your blog each day and keep up. Bowie certainly has the power of the paw from us and all the purrs he could ever want. We're with you in spirit big guy.
    Shoko and Tyebe

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  28. i cN'T begin to express how sad we all are to hear about Bowie's struggles. We are sending you lots of love and purrs and Frodo sends an extra big hug--any chance Bowie had been taking an antibiotic or antivirel recently. I had a cat a few years ago that took a med (can't remember the name) and suffered a one in a million side effect of blindnes. All the best.

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