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A post for Mandy, non financial news

October 16th, 2015 at 01:22 pm

Hi all

Some of you may know I founded a cat rescue.. largest in the county. Anyway. I only personally foster or take the hardest cats. We often take special needs cats in because we hve the funds and expertise to do so.

one of the things that has kept me busy these past 4-5 months is rehabilitating a 13 yr old kitty (abuse/neglect case) that had her neck broken at c6 2.5 years ago and then was just let lie there in her bed in the same position for 2.5 years being turned 1x a day. no xrays ever taken. no paid meds.

Anyway I was able to reclaim her in I think April May and have been getting her in shape w help from a neuro, chiro, rehab person. I had another similar cat so had a quad cart and had this retrofitted for this cat.. also made a bowl attachment for the cart... and had someone make a 9-10 foot chute with 1.5 foot high sides so she could walk and learn to balance. Last week she was walking that chute without help 15+ times a day and doing other exercises... gained 3 lbs, got her on a schedule w her box, looked great, purred, able to situp, stand for short periods etc

Unfortunately she had skin mites and the dips etc were not working so we did ivermectin Wednesday... not an overdose.. correct dose and then clindamycin for her skin infections.. immediate reaction of bad diarrhea then 3 days later started having shaking, uncontrolled movements, stopped eating, drinking.. and wailing in pain 24 hours a day. We took her off meds, gave her pain meds and antiinflammatorys and force fed and put her on fluids. Been on the phone to vet or seeingn vets for help ever since. Vets have never seen such a reaction before to these meds and said it did not strictly look like an Ivermectin reaction as other factors showed up too. holistic vet had never seen it either but felt it was a reaction to the combination of medicines and her stress level. Lat night the holistic vet gave her something to help her calm down and said it was up to her (Mandy) to pull through . This morning at 3am she passed. I was with her. Ivermectin has risk factors online wihch is why the dose is watched so closely. vet dosed 2 cats that day. The other one had no negative impact.

VERY SAD.

This post is for Mandy.. my sweet little girl.



*picture not showing up, if someone can tell me how to get it to show up you can see Mandy. picture is .jpg and less than 100 x 100

10 Responses to “A post for Mandy, non financial news”

  1. livingalmostlarge Says:

    sorry to hear and thank you for doing such great work.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Yes, I thank you too. So sorry about Mandy.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    So sorry. I'm sure that kitty was quite grateful to have another chance at movement before it was her time to go. Pictures haven't been showing on the blogs for some time. You would probably need to load it to another site and link to the site in your blog.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry. What an effort you made! Rest easier knowing you did your best for her.

  5. AnotherReader Says:

    I have dealt with ivermectin reactions/poisoning and will no longer do oral ivermectin with cats. The "cure" is just not worth the risk.

  6. snafu Says:

    Thank you for funding a cat rescue. Sadly Mandy passed on in spite of the best effort. At least she knew someone cared about her her final 5 months. Good on you.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Such a lovely thing you do. Amazing how people can be so cruel but I'm sure you would have made such a difference in her life. {hugs}

  8. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Ah, so sorry.

  9. Rachael777 Says:

    thanks all for the kind words. kinda crushed right now.. and have all her 'stuff'. cart, chute to walk in etc.. leaves a big hole.. thanks for the kind words..

  10. Bluebird Says:

    So sorry {{hugs}}

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