Please keep Star in your thoughts/prayers

Star - only shot I have of Star
@ElicBxn (60762)
United States
July 16, 2010 7:49pm CST
Star, our oldest feral cat is at the vet to have some surgery. She's our most "decorative" cat, being a snowshoe Siamese, but if we can catch her, you know she's sick. She seems to have early stage stomatitus, and they are going to cauterize her gums, give her big shots of cortisone, and other stuff. She is about 9 yrs old and never has been a big gal, but was fat at 7 and half lbs, now she's under 5. So, please keep our "Siamese colored meteorite", Shooting Star, in your prayers or whatever it is you do... I talked to the vet and they said she was waking up, but they were going to put her in the carrier early so they didn't have to try and handle her when she was more awake, so we need to get her early tomorrow morning.
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@tinym8 (403)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I've never had a cat with tooth problems. I guess we were lucky. She is so pretty. I hope she's feeling better now. I had cortisone shots for my "frozen" shoulder and I'm feeling better now. I hope she will be too.
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
18 Jul 10
oh, I'm glad to hear your shoulder is feeling better, I had a few shots in mine, only worked for a short time, but it was nice while it lasted! turned out I needed surgery, why the shots didn't last long, but since the surgery, I've done much better
@lunchz (44)
17 Jul 10
oh that is so sad.. i hope your adorable baby Star will pass the operation and she will soon accompany you with a very healthy body.. I'll pray for her i promise. ^^ i also have pet cats and i love them all.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
18 Jul 10
thanks, lunchz, she's anemic so we are trying to help her feed up a bit, and keeping her away from the other cats too Star is a very shy, and she's almost 9, but we really like her and any cat who isn't demanding constant attention around here is always appreciated!
• United States
17 Jul 10
Oh Elic: Your Shooting Star is just beautiful, of course I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers and I will try to keep track of your posts on here. Love & hugs to you and all your babies..(G)!!
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Thanks, we brought her home and put her in a room the others aren't allowed in, but last seen, she was going to hide
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• United States
17 Jul 10
I hope she has a smooth recovery and is back to herself soon.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Yeah, we hope so too, I would rather have a fat and timid Star than a skinny and touchable one...
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
17 Jul 10
She is so beautiful! I can see she is a little thin the poor thing! I certainly will send a few prayers her way and I sincerely hope she will be okay…I used to have a Siamese many, many years ago when I lived in Italy as a child. I got it as a kitten and I was told it was a girl but it didn’t take long to learn that my girl was in fact a boy! His name was Geo and looked quite similar to your Star although a little bigger but he was a boy as we discovered! I hope little Star will fine and back to her old self. Nine years old is not too bad and if she comes through this she can have a few years yet...Here’s hoping and praying...
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Yeah, its tough to have a feral cat as a "pet". They really are just little wild animals that live in the house with you. Now, cats, unlike other wild animals, don't get as bad, but of course, we fix them too...
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I hope everything goes okay for Star. I have never heard of stomatitus. Whatever it is, it is usually good to catch any disease early. Is it serious? I hope the surgery will help her and she will be better!
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
stomatitus is an inflammation of the gums, like an allergic reaction to plaque on the teeth We've pulled Taj and Pong's teeth already and need to do Solo
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• United States
17 Jul 10
One of my older cats had to have some teeth pulled and had a lot of dental problems. Maybe he had the same thing. After his teeth were pulled he was much better. I hope yours will be the same.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
If it comes to pulling them, we will have them pulled...
• United States
31 Jul 10
will do :) poor kitty.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
31 Jul 10
thanks, she's eating well and getting around, so we can hope for her
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• United States
31 Jul 10
awesome-that's good news:)
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
21 Jul 10
Oh dear elic, that's awful. I hope she's ok. I've said a prayer for her. I wish her comfort and peace.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
21 Jul 10
she's eating and she's taking the iron supplement the vet sent home in the food, so we are hoping that's a good sign...
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
22 Jul 10
I know how awful it is when our dear fur friends are ill. Recently,both goats were ill, one after the other, I thought Tulip was going to die...she didn't eat, drink or chew her cud for days and she was hiding under the house. Both are fine again now, in fact Tulip was downright playful with my friend and I and both the dogs yesterday. She was cheeky and sprightly - I've never seen her that way before. Last night little Roxy started to cry out of the blue. She hopped off her chair and came to me to be picked up but she continued to cry...very loudly and I didn't know what to do. I just held her carefully and talked softly to her then she let out a blood curdling, ear splitting cry so I put her down and began to rub/massage her chest and under her shoulders but above her tummy. She soon relaxed and stopped crying so I took her outside to walk around the yard. She was ok but she went to sleep on the floor here next to me and her little body seemed to be trembling very faintly while she was in a deep sleep. Today she is fine, running round chasing after Lucy, checking out the goats, she really likes Tulip. I'm sure she's ok now but that doesn't stop the fact that I was very worried about her. I'm sure Star will pick up really soon.
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@BarBaraPrz (19348)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Jul 10
I had never heard of the Snowshoe... I had visions of a cat with large flat feet... According to Wikkipedia, "Snowshoe cats have an affectionate and docile disposition." I'm guessing that's not the case with yours?
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I'm sure that the snowshoe breed is that way, but Star is just a pointed cat with white feet, in her case, snowshoe more describes the way she looks... She was found about 4 weeks old in a hole at a construction site, the man who found her had to get a tetanus shot because she bit him - thru his construction gloves!
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@BarBaraPrz (19348)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Jul 10
Maybe she's part sabre-tooth...
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@Hatley (164757)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Jul 10
hi ElicBxn oh oor Star. I will pray for her to get well quickly'and be her old self again. I love Siamese cats, they are so intelligent and thoughtful too.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Well, Star isn't anything like a "normal" Siamese, she's really just a feral cat that got lucky in her looks... but we love her anyway...
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@Hatley (164757)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jul 10
hi ElicBxn Sometimes those are the best an most lovable really
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• United States
17 Jul 10
This message is for Star - From
Snow
What a lovely name for a beautiful cat. My prays are with her. Take care Snow
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
yes, she is a pretty girl, as I said, very decorative. I hope this fixes her up, her mouth wasn't nearly as bad as Taj or Pong's...
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• United States
17 Jul 10
Thanks for responding back to me! I wish her all the best. Please let us know how she is doing. Take care Snow
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 10
I hope all goes well for Star I actually thought something else had happened but I am glad to hear that it was not the case Please Elic let us know how she does
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jul 10
she's hiding but she's eating all the wet food that we seem to put down - so that's good.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Jul 10
Poor baby, that made our Sunny really miserable.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
18 Jul 10
yeah, making Star pretty unhappy we go in and check and the food bowl is always empty so we put more food in it
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I hope so much that she is ok...She is beautiful. I'll be praying.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
18 Jul 10
turns out she's also anemic, go figure, and she's currently hiding in the office
@skylark35 (386)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I hope star gets well soon we all love air pets.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
18 Jul 10
Thanks, we want Star to hang around a while longer, she's so decorative to have around the house...
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
awww. i feel sorry for you and your cat. i'll pray for her to get well soon :D
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Thank you, and welcome to mylot!
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
17 Jul 10
Already prayed for Star. I missed our own cat. She passed away when I was in my teens. I wanted to get another cat but my kids are still young. I might get one when they are a bit older and more responsible. May your cat get well soon.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Thanks, maybe you should find an adult cat who is good with children, I have had a few like that. Recently placed one, Roxie, in fact.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I will keep your little, precious cat in my prayers. Every pet that I ever had, it would rip my heart out to see them suffer. Animals are earth's angels, for sure.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Thanks, she's never been cuddly, but she is very sweet and, honestly, when you have 15 or so trying to cuddle, its nice to have one that doesn't!
@GardenGerty (96643)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Jul 10
It is sure hard on such a born free kitty to have to go in a carrier, even for her own good. You know, I am sure my cat has something similar, but the vet does not label it as stomatitis. Both the blonds have had some teeth removed this year, but the drooler seems to get worse, and the youngster still hollers like he is in pain ever so often. The vet says it is just the luck of the draw that I have two cats with oral problems. Just so you know, I have gone back to keeping my online prayer list and I added your kitty to it.
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Thanks, she needs it, because we won't be able to treat her when she gets home...
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Sending my healing thoughts for Star....keep us posted how she's doing (((((hugs))))))
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Thanks, pye, we are waiting to hear what the blood tests tell, but she came thru the surgery, so that's a GOOD start!