Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snap Update

Meowmy and the Toy Man went back out to the barn at 11 last night and stayed until 12:30. Snap did not look any better and while she wasn't moving around she still hadn't pooped and was fidgety and didn't want anyone to touch her tummy. They hand walked her for an hour and it seemed to make lots of gut noises but no poop. Meowmy wanted to see the promised "huge amount of manure" the vet said to expect. Meowmy was a wreck leaving her and wasn't sure what to do. She decided to go back early in the morning.

Meowmy went out alone at 5:30 and found Snap sleeping where she had left her. At first it looked like no poop but she went in and found 3 mashed up piles. Then she sat down and cried in Snap's stall. Snap, always hating to see Meowmy upset pressed her muzzle against Meowmy's face for a long time and it seemed like she was telling her it was OK, she felt better and was so very happy Meowmy had been there with her.

So she's not allowed to eat grain yet and Meowmy needs to go out and find her a bran mash in the morning. She's also getting some pro-biotics for a few days. She still has lots of gas but she'll be turned out in the field in an hour or so and she can walk around out there and hopefully feel better. Meowmy is not going to Boston, she can't leave knowing Snap is just recovering.

Thank you so much to everyone that purred with us. Your comments helped wake Meowmy up early this morning and made her feel much less alone since so many of you knew what she was going through.

~Latte

13 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

That's great news! We are glad she is feeling better. Hooray for poops!!!

Millie said...

Oh I am so happy to read this. Mom and I were very worried last night. This is great news. I will keep purring for Snap.

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

Thanks so much for the update. We are so relieved to hear that Snap did manage to poop and is feeling a little more comfortable. We would also choose to stay right by her if she were not feeling well. We are with her in spirit!

Sen-Chan, Tom, Tama-Chan and #1

Fin said...

We've rarily been this happy to hear someone pooped. We will keep purrring over here for Snap and the Lap Lady too. Headbutts to everyone.

Teri said...

Good work Mr Vet, Meowmy and Toy Man...your TLC helped! Now go and take a nice cat nap, you deserve it.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Oh, poor Snap and your Mom! Our Mom has been sick this week with a nasty cold, and so hasn't been visiting hardly anybuddy. We did not know Snap was sick. We are very glad to hear she made 3 piles of poo! That's got to be step in the right direction! We will purr very loudly for Snap to be all better very soon.

Mr. Echo said...

Oh the poor lap lady! I bet she haz bin worried sick! I'm so happy to heer Snap is feelin bedder. Not good to feel crappy. (Hee Hee, dat wuz punny.) I will send along sum extra purrs for snap and the LL.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

yeah fur poop!!

Daisy said...

Oh, I just read about Snap. Thank goodness she is doing much better now. Keep up the good pooping, Snap! I hope you will feel all better soon.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! We just saw this. I can't believe we didn't see the earlier post. We are so sorry that Snap had colic. That is so worrisome. All of The Woman's horse owners have had at least one treatment where they've come in having been up all night (either the night before a few nights ago and are still recovering) because they were up with their horse, so we understand the worry.

I am glad she feels up to moving around and had some BMs.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so happy that Snap is feeling better!! Hopefully she will be all well soon. We hope your mom gets some rest, we're still purring for all of you.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Derby said...

Goodness did Snap eat the wrong thing? Glad she is feeling better, at least a little bit. Continuing BIG PURRS to Snap.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're glad that your friend Snap is feeling better - we'll keep purring for a complete recovery,

{{kitty hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha