Update on Taj

@ElicBxn (60434)
United States
November 8, 2008 12:07pm CST
Just to let all of Taj's virtual friends know that he is recovering pretty well from his oral surgery. He is putting up a good fight when its time for his meds, but then he's pretty happy when I'm feeding him. So, mostly he's back to being a happy cat for the time being. Right now his mouth seems a bit swollen, but I'm sure that will go down soon and we can get a look at what a toothless cat will look like.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I am so glad that Taj is on the road to recovery. How old is he? He will feel so much better before too long.
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Taj is 6 and a half. He's still a pretty young cat. He's really hungry today (yeah!) and I need to stop at a store to get him more baby food.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Oh yes, he is still very young considering my cat is 14 but at times she acts like a kitten again. Will Taj be able to eat can food once his mouth heals or will he have to continue to eat baby food?
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
20 Mar 09
just to make sure you know - Taj is back on dry food only now, and FAT!
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I'm so glad he's doing so well. I've known toothless cats who chomp down on dry food as if nothing at all happened. They are such tough little things.
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Well, we're going to give Taj a chance to recover from his surgery before we ask him to give up his baby food. The vet says "wet food for life" but he'll always have the option of dry food since we leave it out for the other cats.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
8 Nov 08
That is great to hear. I hope the swelling goes down. My dog recovered very quickly. I hope Taj does too.
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I'm glad your dog did well. So far Taj is doing well. He is eating well.
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8 Nov 08
Hi ElicBxn, Poor Taj, hope he will soon better. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
9 Nov 08
He seems to be happier than he was been before the surgery.
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@eztuner (451)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Great I was waiting for your update on Taj. Iam very happy to hear every things is all right! If he is putting up a fight then he definitely is feeling better. Iam very Happy for both of you! When ever you can take a picture of the new Taj.
@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Glad that I can post good news. We'll work on a pix soon.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Thank you for the update! I've been wondering how things were going. To avoid the hassle with the meds, have you considered getting a pill grinder (if they're pills)? It would be simple just to mix them in with a favorite food. Might be less stressful on her mouth too, while it's healing, not to have a medicine battle every day. Hope she continues healing and doing well!
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Actually, they are liquid in little suringes. It really doesn't take too long to squirt him, but it does to get him into the situation I can squirt him! I had been giving pills (actually the powder from capsules in food, but I need to be sure he takes all this stuff so... we'll just fight it out for the rest of the week.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I had to give my cats antibiotics once, that was in a pink liquid form. It was sicky-sweet nasty stuff. One cat loved it, the other hated it. All you can do is tough it out, I guess. Hope the week goes by quickly for you!
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I know exactly the kind of antibiotic you're talking about...amoxicillin...to me it smells like a cross between bubble gum and cherries...LOL. I've had to give my Pyewacket that from time to time...sheesh..you think I was wrestling with a sumo wrestler..he definitely doesn't like it. He also has a nasty habit of spitting it up too..
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• United States
16 Nov 08
I wonder what a toothless cat is suppose to look like? have you thought about crushing his pills up and putting it his food?
@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Well, so far he looks about like the other cats, until he opens his mouth to meow. He's sitting here hoping I'll feed him again. The meds were in a syringe, they were liqued. I didn't know what they tasted like, so I didn't take the chance he'd reject them in food and squirted them in.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
I sure home he is fine now.
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@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
9 Nov 08
so he will be eating baby food from now on? check out Mother's Market and Trader Joe's baby food...they have some healthy and organic food...
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
9 Nov 08
He'll be eating wet cat food, but right now I'm giving him also baby food to feed him up a bit until he feels all better.
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
9 Nov 08
how will he chew cat food? how will he digest it?
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@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
11 Nov 08
The poor moggy. It's all been sounding terribly painful and uncomfortable. I hope he is completely recovered and pain free soon. ((((Taj))))
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
11 Nov 08
He seems to be feeling much better. He got his last pain med this morning and I hope he continues to recover nicely as he has this last 5 days.
@jerzgirl (7892)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
11 Nov 08
If he's putting up a fight, then he's feeling better and will probably improve amazingly well. Poor baby. When my mother went to the ER and things were really "iffy", the nurse said that even under sedation, she put up a fight when she tried to insert the catheter. That gave me hope because I knew if Mom had fight left in her, she might just get through it. Your baby has already been through the worst, so putting up a fight is a very good sign, indeed!
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Thanks, Jerz! Yeah, he's feeling pretty good for undergoing the surgery. He's happy enough when he's with me - but now he's going to be afraid of towels! He already hates to go into the roomie's room where we used to medicate him! He's smart and has a LONG memory for a cat!
@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Aww--you're just going to HAVE to photograph Taj with his new toothless look..LOL. Glad he's doing better. Pyewacket and Kissy say meowy to him
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I got my first view down his toothless maw today trying to medicate him. It doesn't look nearly so raw and sore! Man, oh, man does he put up the good fight against the meds! We'll work on a pix after he's calmed down from the meds!
@BarBaraPrz (18492)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Nov 08
Glad to hear that Taj is happy again. Will you be posting a picture of his toothless grin?
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@ElicBxn (60434)
• United States
9 Nov 08
right now, we're lucky to medicate him right now - but he's eating good.
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