Pawprints On My Heart

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sugar Still in the Hospital

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Dear kitty friends, please keep up your purring and praying for Sugar.  She has not been able to wake up from her anesthesia.  My mom and I went to visit her today to see if she could rally her strength but it was not enough.  Her doctor performed a blood test while we were there and we discovered that Sugar has severe kidney disease.  Because of this she is unable to metabolize the medication in her body thus keeping her asleep.  They put her on an IV and are attempting to flush the medicine from her body.  Please pray that this works for her.  She will have to stay in the hospital until at least Thursday evening but if all goes well she should be alert and able to come home then.  Once she comes home we will have to begin giving her sub-q liquids to manage her kidney disease.  She had this disease going in to the incident but we just didn’t know till today.  In a strange way this attack may have saved her life because left undetected she would have gotten VERY ill before we discovered her disease.  She is quite young to have this problem but we are hopeful that her youth may give her an advantage.  We know that lots of kitties out there deal with this everyday so we take courage in knowing that it is combatable.

Above was a picture of Sugar in her recovery cage at the hospital.

Below is Sugar on the exam table with Dr. Earick her fabulous vet.  You can see her drainage tube in the front, this is to help the large puncture wound to heal with less infection.  Notice all the bruising and scabbing over her lungs.  She is very lucky that they did not puncture her lungs.

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Here you can see the second drainage tube in her back.  This puncture went all the way down the length of her shoulders and separated the skin from her body.  This is the worst of all the wounds but seems to be doing well.

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Thank you all for your support and caring.  Sugar is our baby and we need her to come home soon.

21 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor Sugar. We are purring like crazy that she can come through her injuries. She is in our thoughts, and so are you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, poor Sugar. She has been through so much! We are purring and grring for her! And hope she will be home soon.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Miss Sugar! I am so sorry that you are in such distress right now. I know how much your mommy is worried about you. Please fight your hardest to get better...we love you and are always thinking about you.
Love Miss Peach

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will purr hard for Sugar. What a horrible thing to have to go through.

Hansel said...

oh sugar, we are so very sad by all of this. please do keep us updated, and keep fighting. Your mom needs you. We will be purring for you, and will light a candle tonight for you.

The Island Cats said...

Oh poor baby!! We are purring so very very hard that Sugar pulls through and can come home...

caspersmom said...

We definitely are purring and praying for Sugar. Just saw it on the catblogosphere and really sorry to hear she has suffered so much. Please Sugar hang in there O.K. May God Bless.

Casper and crew

Keiko and Luna T. Katt said...

We saw your sad nooos on CB. Sending many purrrayers out there for Sugar! Our paws will be crossed she can go homes soon

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring so hard and loud for Sugar. Please get well soon sweet girl.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Creek Cats said...

Oh my goodness. We are so sorry to hear about the kidney disease. Bless her heart! We are purring and purraying and sending lots and lots of recovery vibes to sweet Sugar!

Karen Jo said...

Oh, dear, I will continue praying for Sugar. Maybe this will work out like Buddah saving Max's life by giving him a really bad URI and letting the vet find his pancreas problem.

Jasmim said...

OMG! We'll be praying and purring for Sugar!
I hope to recover soon!

Sweet Praline said...

Poor Sugar! Please add one more healing purr from me!

Shadow / Molly said...

We is purrin hard fer her and will do so until she is all betters!!

Junior and Orion said...

Keep fighting Sugar! You have lots of love and purrs coming your way!!

Reese =^..^= said...

I am so very sorry. What a sad and scary thing to go through. I will send up my best healing purrs.

Fin said...

Oh my goodness poor sweetie! Purrrrrs to you Sugar and Mom Hugs.

Team Tabby said...

We are all purring for you lots and lots, Sugar. Please get well soon.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Purrrrs, purrrs and more purrrrs for Sugar!! We will keep her in our purrayers for a speedy healing and to come home soon!
Your FL furiends,

KitKat said...

I am so sorry to see Miss Sugar in the state that she is in. I hope she will recover soon. "Get well soon" wishes from me & my mommy all the way from Malaysia. PS...my real name is ChiChi (KitKat is just my online name)

JB's Big World said...

WE are so sorry about Sugar. I lost two of my sisters this year, so I know how tough it is to lose a furry you love.
Many purrs to you,
JB