Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snap Update #2

We thank everyone for their continued purrs for Snap.

Meowmy went out this afternoon hoping to find her chipper and found her lying in the field. Her gums were dry and didn't have good capilary reaction. Meowmy called the vet right away and walked her until he got there.

This time the poop that came out of her was rock hard and had the vet not very happy. He put a big long tube up her nostril into her stomach and pumped mineral oil and water. Then he gave her 2 more of the shots he gave her last night. He told Meowmy to feed her some nice green grass and if she wasn't herself by 6 or 7 call him back again.

After a harrowing trip to Villanova to return a computer that HAD to be returned today they returned to the barn (she was being cared for by Jess while they were gone) and searched fruitlessly to find Snap some bran mash. Luckily Jess had one serving for her. Snap looks much better but still hasn't pooped in her stall this evening yet. Jess's boyfriend is checking on her when he gets back from Penn National racetrack late tonight.

Meowmy will head back out there dark and early to check on her again. This is really rough on Meowmy so I've been having to sit on her and purr a lot too. Thank you so much for the continued purrs. We'll keep you posted.

34 comments:

Kaz's Cats said...

We're sorry that Snap is still feeling poorly. We'll purr and purray for Snap to get better and for your Mom, 'cos it's tough on our humans when we get sick...

{{hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Max said...

Aw, poor Snap. We're still purring for her, and thinking EASY POOOP! so that she doesn't have to get the stabby guy's arms shoved up where it doesn't belong.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Continuing to purr for Snap.

Skeezix the Cat said...

I wish I cood come and vizit Snap and give her a case of the sqwerts. We are all purraying hard heer that Snap will git better rite away.

Fin said...

Purrr Purrr

Kelly Cat said...

We're all sending bowel-loosening vibes to Snap and purrayers for strength to hang in there to her humans.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! Poor Snap. I know it's very frustrating when that happens. We will purr very hard (Chey had a very stinky poop and she said it was in hopes of helping)

Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh poor Snap! We didn't realize until Mom sawed yur Meowmy's status on Facebook: Worried bout Snap. Our NOMSS friend was sick an we didn't know! Mom nose nuf bout horsies to know colic is NOT GOOD. We'll be purrin extra loud an hard fur her.
Victor & Nina
PS we like yur header pictor.

Tara said...

I rushed over as soon as I heard! Snap, I'm purrin and purrin for you!

Tara

Grahamn Kracker said...

I'm pulling for Snap. May her gums soon be moist and capilary reaction superb and her poop just as good cat poop should be.

ML said...

O, Snap, pleeze poop soon.
I dunno what Max meaned about that vet's arm an i's shudder to fink!!! Some fings better left un-said.
But i's sending Snap lotsa bowel-moving purrs, too, fur some great poop. Works fur us kitties.
Love & Purrs (and lotsa Poop)
KC

pee ess: Mine word verification is HORS-STAB, kinda looked like "horse stab" at furrst.

Karen Jo said...

I just found out about Snap. I am hoping and praying for her to have good poop right now.

Rossetti and Kirara said...

Oh nos!!!!!
We just heard about our favorite head-mare, Snap. We all hopes you gets to feelin better very soon!!! We is purrin and Momma is prayin real hard! Her said to tell Snap to please keep walkin and not to lay down purrty purlease? We know the Lap Lady and the Tall Man will take the best care of of Snap.

luv,

Rossetti and Kirara

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

We are keeping all of our paws (and #1's fingers) crossed that Snap settles down soon and returns to good health. Seeing anyone suffer is tough but we think horses have a particularly tough time. We're rooting for you, Snap!

Sen-Chan, Tom and Tama-Chan

Everycat said...

Poor Snap (and your Meowmie too) I hope the drench the vet gave her works, mineral oil can be really effective. We will send some sub- sonic rumbly purrs to help loosen everything up inside Snap.

Whicky Wuudler & Family.

PS: Mum remembered that Slippery Elm in bran mash sometimes helps, but ask the vet first as she last used this a long, long time ago and treatments might be very different now. Best of luck!

Parker said...

Oh I hope Snap feels better today!

ZOOLATRY said...

We want this to be a really good new day for Snap (and all of you)... we want her much much better today, and we're purring hard that will happen.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no! We are sorry to hear Snap still has colic. We thought she was over the worst yesterday. Does she like peppermints? Sometimes that can help ease trapped wind. We hope you can get hold of some bran, because a nice warm bran mash is the best thing.

The Island Cats said...

We're purraying that Snap will feel better real soon!

Forty Paws said...

Oh goodness! We just found out about Snap and her colic! We are sending tons of purrs and purrayers and poop easing wind your way! Get it all out Snap!

Luf, Us

jenianddean said...

I hope that Snap gets feeling better soon. We'll send him some purrs...
--Jasper

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Oh dear. We were really hoping to hear that Snap was improving. We will turn up the purrs!

Junior said...

We have just learned of Snap's illness. We are purring and purring for all we are worth for her to get better quick!

And we are sending some gentle headbutts to the Lap Lady and Toy Man.

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Purrageous Pirates said...

You gotta get better Snap! We will purr and purr for you until you feel all better, and purr for your Lap Lady and Toy Man too because you know the humans gets upset when we are not feeling well. Hang in there and get well soon!!

Daisy said...

Oh rats! I was hoping that Snap would be all better by now. I am purring and purring my very best for her.

Fat Eric said...

Oh dear, I am sorry to hear Snap has not been well. Sending purrs for a quick recovery.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Tesla and Hansel said...

oh mai! we are sending many many healing purrs to Snap!

Angus Mhor said...

I'm so sorry that my friend Snap is havin' troubles. I'm purring and purrayin' furry hard hard for her system to get straightened out!

The Meezers said...

oh MrsLattesMommy, we is just catching up with the news. We hopes that Snap will start feeling much better! We are purring hard for her.

The Meezers said...

oh MrsLattesMommy, we is just catching up with the news. We hopes that Snap will start feeling much better! We are purring hard for her.

PB 'n J said...

We're so sorry to be late with our purrs - we just heard about Snap. We're sending tons and tons of purrs for our favorite horsey friends!

HotMBC and Robyn said...

Aw we's sorry Snap is feelin poorly. We's sending lots n lotsa purrs for her to poop like crazee and feel all better!

Lux said...

I can imagine what this is doing to your mom ... man. Lots of purrs coming; Snap, get well!

Mr. Echo said...

Come on Snap! You can do it! Purrs for the LL and the AM. You're all in our thoughts!