Tuiren Day

Tuiren goes in for her 2nd Heartworm Treatment Today. Please purr for her.

This is what will happen April 15th - she will get a complete physical examination, the administration of the first Immiticide Injection (It is a deep intramuscular injection into the lumbar muscles so IT HURTS. Mild swelling and some soreness at the injection site may occur for a few days) and Prednisone will be prescribed. A complete blood count, laboratory panel and a thoracic radiograph will be preformed. she will be observed throughout the day.  She can either stay overnight or we can bring her home. We will probably bring her home as we thinks she will feel safer and less stressed here. She will have to go back the next day, and the physical examination will be repeated.

 The most critical period is the first few weeks after the adulticidal treatments. During this time the heartworms are dying and there is a great risk of pulmonary emboli (blood clots) forming. The dead worms must be absorbed by the body. Tuiren's activity will be SEVERELY RESTRICTED DURING THIS 60 DAY PERIOD.

We will keep you updated. But we want to remind everyone PLEASE USE HEARTWORM PREVENTION. THE TREATMENT FOR DOGS IS VERY PAINFUL AND THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THE DOG WILL SURVIVE AND THERE IS NO TREATMENT FOR CATS.

29 comments:

  1. We hope everything goes smoothly for Tuiren!

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  2. Awwww lovely Tuiren!! We send you all the purrs and hugs in the universe!! Take care, please!
    x

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  3. Sending large rumbly purrs for sweet Tuiren to do well with this arduous treatment. We hope it works well and is successful. We don't think we have this type of worm in the UK so it's very interesting to learn about.

    Good luck Tuiren!

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

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  4. Sending lots of gentle woofs, soft purrs and good vibes for Tuiren.

    The Poupounette Gang

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  5. Sending LOTS of positive purrs and prayers Tuiren's way!
    xoxoxo

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  6. Purrs (can we say that here?) and prayers for Tuiren and a SUPER successful heartworm treatment.

    Grace, Audace, Ruse, and their servant

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  7. You can count on us to purr for Tuiren. We think she is adorable and we want her to be purrfect once again.

    xoxo Cory and family

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  8. Sweet Tuiren, we are keeping you in our thoughts and purrs today.

    Back in the mid 1990′s Angel Cerise was diagnosed with feline heartworm, back when they knew very little about it in cats. Mom saw the nasty worms on an ultrasound of her heart. There were at least 5 of them. Our vet put her on steroids and antibiotics. She survived and lived to be the ripe ol’ age of 17 1/2. All the vets always called her their miracle kitty. After that she was always on the preventative. Angel Cerise was an indoor only kitty, but mosquitoes can get inside the house. Keeping Tuiren in our thoughts and purrs today.

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  9. I will cross my paws for you - you are in my thoughts :o)

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  10. Poor Tuiren. This is going to be a LONG 60 days fur her.

    We have our paws crossed very VERY tightly fur her.

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  11. We're purring hard for Tuiren, purraying everything goes well. Poor sweetie.

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  12. Good luck to Tuiren! I hope she comes out of this healed and healthy.

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  13. We are sending purrs and have paws crossed here for Tuiren. We are happy she will get a microchip :)

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  14. We know you will all be giving Tuiren the very best of care and love as she recuperates. Hugs to her from us. All paws crossed for a successful treatment.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. We have all our feets crossed
    Benny & Lily

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  16. We're keeping turien in our thoughts and hope she'll be just fine!

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  17. Glad Tuiren has done well. Hope this next phase goes well too.

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  18. Good luck Tuiren! We are purring for you!

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  19. I've got all my fur-sibs on the job, for this one. All twelve of us are sending extra-strength purrs. The moment one stops, another picks up for a continuous, non-stop flow of healing purrs bein' sent to Tuiren, 'round the clock.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  20. tuiren...sendin de blessings oh st francis yur way that yur heartwerm treet mint goes well, we hope by de time ewe see this, ewe iz home, chillaxin ona ree cliners chair N enjoyin sum ham samiches N friez !!

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  21. So glad to sees that you is home already! We've been thinking of you all day!!!!

    Go Tuiren!! xoxo

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  22. Hoping all continues to go well, I hadn't even heard of this and it has scared the pants off me. Fingers crossed for Tuiren and his loving family.

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  23. you take care Tuiren; get well and I am sending my furry best healing purrrrs, paw pats, Savannah

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  24. Tuiren, we're so glad all went well for you today and you are home now.

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  25. Our paws are crossed tight that Tuiren's treatment goes well!

    Your pal, Pip

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