Friday, May 11, 2012

Please Say A Prayer For Tutu


We would appreciate it very much if you could send Tutu some purrs and keep her in your prayers.

I brought her to the vet on Thursday morning after she screamed out in pain on Wednesday night and would scream when I touched her. After a physical examination and xrays, the vet suspects she is probably hypocalcemic, based on how faint her bones looked against her organs. A blood test was not done to confirm this.  However, the vet says she is able to see some "fractures" on her spine, along with some bone chips, one of which is close to the spinal column.

She is home now and is on Prenisolone, Clavomox (antibiotics), Daneuron (nerve supplement) and also calcium gluconate. There is no pain killers as the Pred should help with pain control. The vet says the situation is "salvageable" (since she is still so young - 3.5 months), unless it turns out to be something genetic. That would come with a very grim prognosis.

Tutu is now confined in her cage and only allowed out to walk under close supervision (she is not allowed to jump or run around). She still has some discomfort but is able to get up and take a few steps (she couldn't stand last night). She cries when I have to move her.

If anyone has any experience with this, please do share. I would appreciate it very much. As you can imagine, I am a total wreak. :(

47 comments:

Nerissa said...

Ohhh... my poor little Tutu! You are so young and so tiny to have to go through this. I'm sure the doctor's will be able to help you. My dad once had 'pulled tail syndrome' and was put on the same steroids as you and they helped a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you. And I'm gonna send a major dose of purrs, too.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor little baby girl. :-(

We're sending our strongest purrs to her, for her recovery, for her Highest Good.

Gentle kitty kisses (nose taps) to her.

Autumn said...

Poor sweet baby.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Tutu, darling little baby. Maybe a blood test can be done to rule in or out this awful thing. I pray that she doesn't have it..please, not a baby so little. Not any kitty. Tutu, I send every bit of love I have and tiny kisses. And prayers for you. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Katie's Mama.

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes! We're so sorry to hear this and are praying that Tutu doesn't have that and gets better! We're sending positive thoughts and gentle kisses to Tutu and hugs to mom!

Random Felines said...

oh no.....we are sending HUGE purrs and gentle kisses that she gets better.....

Nola said...

OMD oh no!!!! Poor baby! I'll keep my paws crossed
Dachshund Nola

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh no poor baby - we are purring and purraying for her to feel better soon. We are purring and purraying for a good outcome.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

Oh no, poor sweet Tutu, we are all sending our very best purrs and prayers.

unikorna said...

Oh God it's so painful, it hurts me so bad to see animals suffer. I hope she'll be fine sweet little kitty. Be brave lovely lady :), Tutu seems a mighty brave girl.

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwwwwww, poor little Tutu, we hurry ofur to Purray fur you and give you comfurting purrrz and soft kitty kissez. We purray furry hard & loud dat you not have dis Horrible thin :((( da mom getting leaky eyez .......... she can't stand da thought you hurting so much and dis awful thin :(

Purrz & Kissez Sweet Tutu ♥♥xoxoxoxo♥♥

Repositório said...

Sending my best vibrations and purrrrs!

The Monkeys said...

Oh Tutu! We're purring for you big time!

Finn said...

Oh Tutu, we are thinking about you. Feel better soon!

Old Kitty said...

Sweet Tutu! Awwww please please be ok! This condition sounds so painful - poor little Tutu! Me and Charlie hope you get some further information. We've truly not heard of this awful illness - but we hope Tutu is able to get through this ok! Purrs and healing purrs! Take care
x

Clooney said...

Oh poor sweet baby! We are sending our hugest and most heart-felt purrs, prayers and good thoughts Tutu's way for her healing and good health and comfort.

~*Connie*~ said...

oh my heart aches.. I love little Tutu.. and hate to hear she is in pain (or was in pain)

many purrs for you sweet Tutu.

Sadly I can't be of any help when it comes to the main issue, because I have been fortunate enough to not have encountered that.. I hope you find someone who has, because support of someone has been through it is so very valuable!

yuki and rocket said...

oh poor thing!! i dont have experience with what you're dealing with, but i will say a prayer.

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Little Tutu,
We is purraying that the medicines that you are taking help ease the pain and solve the problems. We will try and check back and see how you is doing.
Gentle snuggles and major purrs,
Taz, Runt and Charles in IL

Prancer Pie said...

We is so sorry to hear bout lil Tutu. Hope she is feeling better soon and responds well to treatment. Purrs, purrayers, and pawsitive thoughts headed your way. xoxo

Katnip Lounge said...

BIG HUGE PURRS coming Tutu's way! Mommy remembers that a blogger (who has since been lost in the mists of time)had a kitten with this and he did great, it just took time for his little bones to reform with a good diet and meds, and he was diagnosed at a much later age. He had a total recovery. We sure wish his peeps were still blogging, we'd send you their link.

Sandra said...

Poor little baby:(( I hope she can pull through and grow up into a healthy girl. She is so precious, this is heartbreaking..

The Lee County Clowder said...

Poor little poodin. Sending comforting purrrrrrrrrrss to her and her beans.

ABBY said...

We are adding our voice to the chorus of others who are purring and praying for dear Tutu and we hope that with some time that healing will allow 100% recovery.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Marg said...

Oh TuTu, we are so sorry to hear this. We have never heard of this before and we are so sorry we are so late getting here. We sure are sending tons of purrs and prayers to you, that they can fix you. We sure do hope you are all right. Lots of questions. Take care. Hugs to Mom

Ten-the-Cat said...

Oh poor Tutu... Pray for you and your Mommy. You couldn't be in better hands... purr..
Love,
Ten-the-Cat

The Purr Diaries said...

Oh no! Poor little baby! I'm sending out extra big purrs and prayers! Please keep us updated xo

Photo Cache said...

OH poor baby. Our heart is melting. We will say an extra purr for her and the human promised to say prayers to her as well.

Pawhugs and extra purrs,
Emma and Buster

Oui Oui said...

Oh, friends, we are so very sorry to hear this! Poor sweet little Tutu! We hope the meds work and she will be good as new very soon. Her age is an advantage here, and we hope she doesn't suffer much. Our purrs are so strong the windows are vibrating. We are purring for her whole family too, cause we know you must be very worried.

Tamago said...

Oh no, sweet Tutu. I am so shocked and so sorry to hear this. Poor baby...she should not go through such pain. I am so sorry that I have nothiing I can share but we are praying here for her to get well very very soon.

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for TuTu and hope she will be okay.

Mariodacat said...

Oh no! I'll start purring for her right now and M will keep her and you in her prayers. That poor baby. M says she'd be worried sick too.

The Cat Guy said...

that's just awful. many prayers and purrs for little sweet Tutu to make a fully recovery. Gosh, seeing her cry out must certainly break your heart.

Meg said...

Purrs to sweet Tutu!!

Thank you so much for your kind words on Fin's passing. :-)

Meg

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Send all kinds of love and purrs for this sweet little girl, and purraying for the best outcome. You are so wonderful to care for her with such love--bless all of you. XOXOXO

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Dears!
Such bad news for TuTu! Me is purraying that she has bestest outcome as she has has the bestest family!
We is purraying for hers and we sends yous lots of comforting purrs.
Kisses
Nellie

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Oh, sweet little Tutu. We are sending our biggest purrs that your bones get all better and not hurty very soon. Hugs to the mom, too.

This yahoo group includes hypocalcemia and should have good info for you: http://pets.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Phosphorus-Management/?v=1&t=directory&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=dir&slk=8
If you join it, you can search thegroup archives too.

Laura & Taffy

haopee said...

Awww. Tutu. What's wrong, honey? I'm sorry to hear this, Tutu Mommy. I hope that all will get better soon. She's so tiny. :( Nobody deserves to be in so much pain.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

oh poor little thing! I hope she gets better soon!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tutu darl,
We are hoping that you will pull through this....you are such a tiny little thing.... Our Seb had a broken spine but now he seems OK... Please God, make Tutu strong and well... purrr...meow!

Joy E. Saga said...

Tutu dear, we will all pray for you ... may you recover fully and you will live your life full many many years to come. God bless you and send His healing hands onto you. We pray all this, in Jesus name ...

And Kat, Pedro, Yasmin, Maori, Hope and Faith says AMEN too!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We have come back to bring more purrs and whiskery kisses to sweet Tutu. We hope her meds are helping to control her pain.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Everycat said...

Little Tutu, we are sending you enormous rumbly purrs and love to help you get well again. We are so sorry you are having to go through this after your rotten start in life. Get well soon little one

Oliver, Gerry & Mungo

Molly The Wally said...

Paws crossed for Tutu and many gentle licks.
Best wishes Molly

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

we are sending purrs and prayers, praying it is not genetic.

(((((Hugs)))) to you and Tutu

xooxo

Sparkle said...

Poor Tutu - I am purring lots for her to heal and get better!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

omigosh! omigosh! We are sooo so very sorry to hear! We would be total wrecks, too. This breaks our hearts to hear that she's in pain. We will purr and pray for her, most definitely!!