Friday, October 2, 2015

Purrs for Brulee

Mom Paula got home last night and noticed Brulee was sneezing and was having some difficulty breathing.  Brulee wouldn't eat a treat, vomited, and then hid where Mom Paula almost had a heart attack trying to find her.  Mom Paula knew this wasn't normal, so she immediately scooped up Brulee, put her in the PTU, and off to the emergency vet they went at 10:00 PM.
Poor little sick Brulee waiting in her SleepyPod in the examining room.

Brulee was running a fever, sneezing, and breathing a little fast.  The vet came in about 1 1/2 hours later and examined Brulee.  The vet believes Brulee has an upper respiratory infection and when Mom Paula told her that Truffle had the eye infection in July, the vet thinks they are passing the Herpes virus back and forth, but have different symptoms.  The vet was concerned about Brulee's rapid breathing and recommended tests.  Even though they were expensive, Mom Paula agreed, since Brulee had the same thing about 6 months ago.
Brulee waiting on the examination table for the vet.

The x-rays and bloodwork and everything was pretty normal (a few levels were high or low, but she thought it may be stress).  Brulee was given medication for the nausea, some sub-Q fluids, and sent home three days of medication with instructions to sit in a steamy bathroom and use the humidifier again.  She recommended Brulee go to our regular vet Monday for followup.  Mom Paula will probably take both of us to make sure we're okay.  The vet recommended Mom Paula talk to our regular vet about giving us lysine to get rid of this virus.  Brulee and Mom Paula got home around 3:30 AM.

We'd appreciate your purrs, prayers, and good thoughts.

Pee ess - Mom Paula is having a nerve test on her left hand today.

28 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Poor Brulee! I am sending lots of purrs her way - I know how her flat face can make URIs more difficult to cope with. And I'm sending you some purrs too because you need them too.

Pawesome Cats said...

It sure is stressful isn't it! Charlie developed an URI recently after starting Prednisolone to help his IBD, unfortunately it suppressed his immune system so that he got very sick. Then he passed it on to Amber, so we had about 6 weeks with two very sick cats in the house. The steamy bathroom is a good idea, but because our bathroom is so big I wrapped Charlie is a towel burrito style, then sat him on my lap over a large bowl of boiling water with a towel over our heads to get the steam directly to him... it worked really well. :) Hope Brulee is better soon.

Aimee McCormack said...

Purrs and Headbutts to Brulee, we hope you are feeling better very soon! Xanthe, Nishi and Daeda xxx

Jenna Meow said...

All my thoughts are with you. I really hope for a speedy recovery. I know Lysine works great for humans, hopefully it will be effective for your kitties :-)

Marg said...

We sure send tons of purrs to Brulee. Sure hope all that medicine works for her. I give all mine that Lysine and it seems to work. Good luck to all of you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending purrs to Brulee and hope she will soon feel much better.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh, poor Brulee! I am so glad the emergency vet was able to help and to give your mom an idea for a medication for both of you! Sending lots of cuddles so Brulee gets better quickly!
Oz

Cheysuli and gemini said...

If her nerve test isn't passed--can she blame it on Brulee cause like that would strain my human's nerves. Purrs to both of you to be better.

Fur Everywhere said...

We are sorry you had to go to the emergency vet. We are glad though that it is a URI and not something worse. I think the Lysine is a good idea - it has really helped Carmine and Milita get fewer URIs, and they are less severe when they do get them. Purrs and prayers <3

Laila and Minchie said...

Poor Brulee! Purring you are on the way to feeling better soon. Good luck also to Mom Paula on her nerve test today.

Brian said...

Purrs to dear Brulee from all of us and we hope all is better super soon.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh no, sending prayers and healing vibes your way!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Poor baby...and poor Mom Paula!!! Purrs headed to all 3 of you {{{HUGS}}}

Random Felines said...

you girls need to stop freaking out Mom Paula....hope EVERYONE is better soon

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

OH my goodness poor Mom Paula she has been through the wringer. WE are so glad that Miss Brulee is going to be fine, but we know it is worrisome and difficult. We will keep all of you in our purrs.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Purrrrrrs sweet Brulee!!!!!!

The Swiss Cats said...

We send tons of healing purrs to Brulee, and good luck to Mom Paula for her test. Purrs

Austin Towers said...

It's a rough time you are having!! We send lots of purrs for healing for all of you! xoxox

Caren Gittleman said...

sending purrs and prayers. It's always a good idea to follow up with your regular vet.......ALWAYS.
catchatwithcarenandcody

KarenMcG said...

Oh my gosh! Definitely purrs and good thoughts for Brulee, Truffle AND, you, Mom Paula. Thankfully, you were able to get her to the Vet ER quickly, although bummer that you had to wait so long before she was seen. The Boys, the Gurrl and Mom Karen

Kitties Blue said...

Good luck to Mom Paula with her test. Lots of purrs and prayers to you girls. The Emergency vet needs or towel or blanket for their table. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am praying for all 3 of you.

Cleopawtra said...

Sending all three of you gentle headbutts, purrs and prayers. I'm hoping Mom Paula's exam went well. Our Mom has had to have a couple of surgeries on her hand and wrist so she knows the pain she must be in. Here's to everything is okay with you all. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Flynn said...

I am purring for Brulee, and for mom Paula and Truffle too.

dezizworld.com said...

Passin' da herpes virus? But they've been vaccinated? Weez sendin' purrayers fur all of ya'.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Georgia and Julie said...

We are sending BIG purrs for Brulee to be OK.
We hope this gets sorted out so both kitties are well.
We also send purrs for your hand Mom Paula. Hope things go well for you.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Lone Star Cats said...

Sending purrs!

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

you know, that l-lysine stuff worked really well for Ryker. It came in a chicken flavored gel and he'd lick it right up!