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It's a Christmas Miracle

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Jack Straw, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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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!

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  2. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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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 Minister of Fire

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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

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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

    Ray
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  6. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    great news...
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  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Go get'em Dusty.

    Signed - Michelle
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  8. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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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

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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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

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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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. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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

    Good for you guys !!
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  16. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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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

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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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

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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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

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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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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