It's a Christmas Miracle

Jack Straw Posted By Jack Straw, Dec 21, 2012 at 5:10 AM

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
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    This is Dusty and he's a great cat. Several weeks ago he was diagnosed with liver failure. He was so sick that my wife said that we may need to put him down. The vet. said there was little he could do, but gave us some antibiotics to try. Well Dusty has made almost a full recovery.

    Look out mice, Dusty is back!
     
  2. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat
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    Pretty cat and a survivor to boot!! Glad it worked out.
     
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  3. firefighterjake

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    I clicked "Like" . . . but as a cat lover I really wish I could have clicked "Love." Good news in a time when there have been so many times of bad news.
     
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  4. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler
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    Looks like an early xmas present for you there Jack! Nice to see the little fella bounce back
     
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  5. raybonz

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    Beautiful cat! Those 9 lives sure come in handy ;)

    Ray
     
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  6. albert1029

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    great news...
     
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  7. BrotherBart

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    Go get'em Dusty.

    Signed - Michelle
     
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  8. fossil

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    Vet deserves a tip/Christmas gift/thank you card...somethin', eh?.
     
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  9. Jack Straw

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    You didn't see the bill....<>
     
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  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman
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    Awesome, Give em a pat and ear scratch for me! ;)
     
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  11. luv2byte

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    Nice way to start the holiday weekend!
     
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  12. Mrs. Krabappel

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    Spent $750 on one of mine this week. That one is on her 6th life. Glad yours had at least the one left!

    Here's she is in the cone of shame
     

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  13. tfdchief

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    Made my Christmas. Great news JS! Merry Christmas.
     
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  14. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
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    Thanks for all of the replies........I bury all of our pets in the back yard and I'm not ready to say goodbye to Dusty. I will when he dies of old age, but not now!
     
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  15. Dix

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    Mr. Salem says 'go get em, Dusty........ get 'em.

    Good for you guys !!
     
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  16. Thistle

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    Fuzzball & Thomas say good for you Dusty!!

    Lost oldest cat Sylvester on September 2nd,had kidney failure for just over 2 yrs.Daily IV/meds helped a lot,was doing quite well until the last few weeks,went downhill fast.Would've turned 19 in November,the vet originally said he might get 6 more months with the treatment,so I'm thankful for every extra day he had.

    The time our pets stay with us is precious.
     
  17. albert1029

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    that's a long time for a cat to live with kidney failure on fluids...I've given fluids to a few cats and by the time they get to that point they don't usually last that long...you did a great job...
     
  18. Beer Belly

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    Awesome news for sure......the Vet bill.....doesn't matter...it was a good investment
     
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  19. Thistle

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    That and his regular food also.Last 3 days he didnt eat & wouldnt get off the sofa,the other 2 cats took turns lying next to him,they knew it was getting close.
     
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