Super Creamie! I think he's feeling better. Creamcycle update.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
September 30, 2009 10:40am CST
The adoptive cat, Creamcycle, nicknamed Creamie and I have had quite a time. He had the worst gastro-intestinal system any cat could have. Baby, my first alley cat, ate out of garbage cans from the Health Food Store and restaurants. Freshly thrown out food. He wouldn't eat real garbage. Maybe more fat and salt than a cat should have, but pretty fresh stuff. Creamcycle came to me dying. He would throw up everything and when something did make it to the other end, diarhea (spelling?). So three trips to the vet, three anti-biotics later and following him around for a week so see what he was getting into (country cats don't have the options city cats have, when they get into garbage cans, people are usually cleaning their fridges out, so I had to wrestle moldy, mildewy, and half rotted stuff away from him). Then I started feeding him mature food because he had slowed down and I fed on demand. That way he wouldn't go searching for garbage, He got fat like a skunk ready for winter, my husband complained so I put him on weight management food. Creamie has gone from walking two steps and flopping, to walking a few steps and lowering himself down. Big accomplishment. I saw him run a foot one day, bigger accomplishment and it was so funny. Leaves kept hitting him in the back of the head and he was like "OK, who did that?" Then one got him in the face and the chase was on. Until he ran over the leaf and "where did it go?" Then one day my husband exclaimed, "He jumped onto the couch instead of reaching up and trying to pull himself up!" Then he normally scratches outside, so I thought he was just going to scratch the well house. He scaled it! He went up it soooo fast. Ran and got my husband. Good thing I did, he was afraid to come down. My husband is tall enough to reach him and take him down. Now he jumps, runs up and down stairs, climbs, he's gone from invalid creamy to SUPERCREAMIE!
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
1 Oct 09
this is such great news! I had been wondering when you were going to update us on his condition - I remember he was really sick this summer You go Creamie!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Yes, well 3 rounds of anti-biotics later, getting him to quit eating garbage, it took until the fall to have anything positive to report. Yeah, we're his cheerleaders. He needs us. The Drs were wrong, he doesn't have irritable bowels, he had garbage bowels. I really don't know how he stayed alive.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
1 Oct 09
well, obviously he wasn't surviving well until you rescued him! Hopefully he'll just stay on the road to recovery - I guess you need to keep him in and away from those garbage bins
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Great news. Am so glad to hear he is doing much better. You nursed him back to health and now you have a happy cat. Cats are interesting animals. We had our cat put to sleep last January. Sad day but she had cancer and stopped eating and drinking. Didn't have a choice. We had her 11 or 12 years and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her. She was a wonderful pet. Enjoy Creamie.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I enjoy him, my husband is starting to "come around." Most people think I should have put Creamie to sleep. But he kept flicking his tail like he was happy and wanted to be here. He's an eternal optomist cat, you know?