My boy Fefe has been sick for days. I am taking him to the vet this morning for the diagnosis.
This was Felix a day before he got sick.
By the next day he was sneezing. You see, Perry had sneezed for a full week before that, but he wasn’t really sick, and his sneeze had already disappeared.
So when Felix began sneezing I wasn’t too worried. I went away on Friday for most of the day, and by the time I got home late afternoon, he was holding his mouth open and looking very odd.
My vet, who is a wonderful person who does a lot of work for the shelter animals, said to bring him right over. Although they were fully booked, the vet examined him in back. At that time he wasn’t sure if he was dealing with an infection of the mouth and/or an upper respiratory infection–and the treatments are different. So they gave me an appointment for Monday morning, hoping the symptoms would shake out by then.
They shook out late that night when I became convinced Felix had a pretty bad URI.
I isolated Felix because I am terrified of Pear (who is now 20) getting sick. The gardener set up a humidifier for him because Google says a humidifier helps cats with URIs. I also have had to hand feed him food–and not his hated prescription urinary diet, but Weruva salmon (nice and stinky), Temptations treats, and Inaba Churu scallop-flavored creamy treats.
Please send prayers, hugs, vibes, and virtual pets to my dear boy! (Yes, he’s the one that had the urinary blockage last August!)
On a writing note: I have been revising as I can this week. It’s been hard to fit in in, so I try to grab at least 30 minutes to revise. Better than nothing.
Hope we all have a healthy, peaceful week!
73 responses to “My Poor Baby Fefe”
Hugs to you both!
Thank you! We leave in a little while for the vet.
Wishing Felix a swift and complete recovery.
Thank you. I don’t know why this boy always has issues! Maybe it is his sensitive nature?
Oh, dear. Poor baby. I hate when cats get sick because they can’t tell you what is going on. I will be thinking of you and Felix. Hope he’s okay.
He looks so pitiful, so it’s hard to tell how sick he is or if he’s more of a dramatic type than the other cats. Thank you so much!
Please keep me posted. I cannot stand the thought of a suffering cat, as you know.
He is still sniffling and still locked in the bedroom!
Oh dear. What does the vet say?
I’m waiting for a phone call.
Let me know.
Oh no! Luanne, I’m so sorry! Sending positive thoughts and hugs to you and Felix. I hope he’s feeling better soon.
Thank you, Merril. He is starting to feel better, but he had to go on antibiotics as he has bacteria (they looked under the microscope). Keeping him away from 20 year old Pear for the week, just in case.
I’m glad he’s starting to feel better. That’s a good sign. <3
Oh yes, prayers are being said. Please keep us informed. Love to him.
Thank you! Fefe had to go on antibiotics because it’s a bacterial infection. But he really does feel a lot better than the weekend when he was really sick. xo
Glad to hear it. hugs
So sorry to read this. I wish him well
Thank you, Derrick. I think he’s on the mend–and also on antibiotics now.
Poor little guy! Sending you all virtual hugs and pets and of course prayers. I hope they find out what’s wrong and that it’s simple 🤞❤️❤️❤️
He has an upper respiratory infection, and there is a bacterial component to it because they used the microscope. So he’s on Clavamox. Mama’s poor baby boy. (He’s also dramatic when he doesn’t feel well, unlike most cats).
You need to buy stock in Clavamox 😉 I hope he’s feeling better! 😽😽😽
I do! I might need to get a second bottle, too.
Sending my prayers for Felix. If UTI the treatment should have him in the pink shortly.
Thank you, John! It’s a URI, for respiratory, but there is bacteria as well as the virus, so he’s now on Clavamox!
Our drug of choice. Thanks for the update, Luanne. Here’s wishing for a speedy recovery.
Oh, Luanne, I’m so sorry to hear this about your dear boy. Please be assured that your South Carolina friends are sending their very warmest wishes for good health for this special fellow.
Love and hugs for Felix and you and the Gardener, too
Thank you so much for the hugs! Our vets are wonderful. We got Dr. G today, and she tested his snot and found a lot of bacteria, so he must have a viral AND bacterial infection. She put him on Clavamox. He says he feels better and wants to leave the bedroom. Haha, he can’t because we want to keep his germs away from Ms. Pear who is twenty!
Fingers crossed, Luanne.
He’s still sniffling!
Oh, no. Bless his heart.
P.S. Loved Noah and the Marching Band – one of my favorites of yours – and the art work was perfect! Congrats!
Oh wonderful! Yes, Mary’s art is perfect. I’ve been drawn to her work for years. I wish I was a composer. I’d like to compose music to the poem. Can’t you just hear those birds marching along? hahaha I hope all is well! I’ve been gone, but am back now.
I hope Felix is feeling better soon, Luanne. xo
Thank you, Jill! He seems to be improving, although he has a bacterial infection as well as viral and is now on antibiotics.
hugs and pets and many thoughts of love to you both
Thank you, Maggie! He’s loving the extra pets and love! He’s on antibiotics now so I hope he will be to normal in no time!
I hope you have a diagnosis now Luanne and all is on the mend xoxo
Yes, he is an upper respiratory infection, but it’s bacterial as well as viral. now he’s on Clavamox, an antibiotic, and will get well soon, I hope, although the vet said to keep him away from my old lady Pear for a week or two! xo
Oh, poor Felix. I hate to see animals get sick. I hope he can beat this and feel better soon.
And he is very dramatic about not feeling well! He isn’t one of those cats who hides that he’s sick. He is now on antibiotics and his mouth isn’t open either so that means his mouth isn’t as painful. I hope he will be well in a couple more days!
🤗🤗 for you and Felix.
Thank you, Eilene!
Oh yes, and you inspired me with your comment about getting a half hour of work done. I went and got about 25 minutes done, but better than nothing!
Good for you! Yes, it does make one feel better to get something done!
I am delighted to hear he’s doing better! Do you think Perry had this same infection? He seems okay now?
Perry is a lot younger than Felix. I suspect he has a recurring case of herpes type “cold.” He must have given it to Felix who then got sicker :(.
That makes sense. I’ve never heard of a cat having a cold. So glad Felix seems on the mend.
If this boy doesn’t stop sniffling soon, he’s going to stage a breakout of the bedroom.
Wishing you speedy recovery Felix!
Thank you so much. It’s going pretty slow!
I hope he’s resting and feeling better on the antibiotics. Isn’t it scary? I worry about my kitties so much! I tell you what, between my cats and yours, there’s always someone feeling bad! My Boo girl started sneezing after I changed the litter to The World’s Greatest Cat Litter. I was transitioning litter because Sylvie has chronic blood in her urine with no (for sure) known cause and no infection or obstruction or tumors. I thought different (better?) litter would help. But Bootsie is sneezing (less now that I’ve changed back), and Penny started vomiting with the new litter. Sylvie is due for a follow up in a few weeks 🤞🏼. Baby Flora is fit as a fiddle. Lots of love and prayers for Felix.
Oh wow! We use World’s Best. The green bag? Is it that one? No issues with the litter for sure as we’ve used it quite awhile. Used to use Swheat Scoop and the walnut kind, but this corn-based stuff works better for us. Someone is always feeling bad!!! Poor Sylvie. That is crazy. Fingers crossed for Sylvie and so glad Baby Flora is doing well :). I have never heard of this reaction from the litter. How astonishing and scary.
It was the advanced formula. I’m assuming Boo had an allergic reaction to the corn. I was back at the vet with Sylvie today. Another UTI. Breaks my heart. 😔 I hope Felix is some better by now. Someone IS always feeling bad.
Such a sweet face! Wishing dear Fefe a speedy recovery.
Thank you so much, Deborah. He is still sniffling up a storm :(.
Oh nooo, just saw this now! Hope Fefe is doing better! Kudos to you for the lovely tempting food bits ‘n’ treats, and cuddles! Hope the vet helps him!!
Ellie, he still has the sniffles. He’s still isolated in the bedroom. And he’s not getting the attention he should because we don’t want to get germs on our clothes and drag them around our old lady Pear. Thank you for your concern!
I’m hoping he recovers quickly. I’m sure you will keep us updated. Hope the meds work .
Not sure if Clavamox is working or not as he still has the sniffles. Maybe it worked for the bacteria, but he still has the virus? He is miserable locked in the bedroom, but I don’t want him dripping and snorting the snot on Ms. Pear!
I am so sorry you have had such trouble with Felix, Luanne. I do hope he is truly on the mend by now.
I thought he would be well by now, but still has sniffles, so please keep good thoughts in mind for him!
I will do! <3
Dang. Wishing Felix a speedy recovery. And for you, I prescribe a strong citrus handcream x
Felix will be in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery, Luanne. Some of these URIs can take a while to clear.
Thank you so much, Lavinia. I had no idea it would take so long–or even that any of my completely indoor cats would be susceptible.