Saturday, June 16, 2012

Aliens grown up

Bishop heads for the sink while Jessica watches
It's been a while since I posted about the aliens. They are doing great. They are healthy and it totally sounds like the elephants are running daily.

They now rush the door and love to escape and explore the bathroom and hallway. Bentley and Pancito like to run up and stand at the door whenever I head upstairs.

Kanya is over two pounds now, and so is Jolie. Jessica is close, but not quite. They will probably be heading back to the shelter soon to be spayed and go in view.

We had quite a scare last week with Pancito. He started vomiting Sunday evening. Nothing big, but he vomited 4 or 5 times in the evening. At 10 pm he threw up again, so I decided we should run him over to the Hope Center emergency vet in Vienna just to be safe. He got an X-ray, and blood drawn but everything seemed ok. We got some nausea medicine and they sent us home.

Jolie watches the dogs
When we got home (2:30 am now) I took the little guy for a quick spin to go potty. He did his thing, and then vomited again on the sidewalk. It was dark out, but the vomit looked odd to me. I got a flashlight and paper towel and went out to look. Bloody vomit. We jumped back in the car and sped back to the Hope Center.

Turns out his platelets were very low. 30,000, as opposed to a normal of 150-200,000! They kept him overnight. We were pretty freaked out by now. We went home and went to bed. (3:30 am)

At 6:00 am we got a call from the vet. Pancito was fine, but they ran a tick panel on him and he tested a strong positive for anaplasma, hence the low platelets.

Bentley and Pancito missed each other while Pancito was in the hospital
So, long story short, he stayed there until Wednesday evening, on an antibiotic and steroid waiting for his numbers to come up. They never did. So, we took him home with his medicine regiment to manage from home, since it is VERY expensive to stay there. The vet was great, and was comfortable with him coming home. We have to keep him from rough housing with Bentley, which has been hard, but he is doing fine. He goes for another blood draw on Monday. Fingers crossed that his platelets are coming back up!
Pancito at the vet
Kanya still looks like an alien! A hungry one.
Pancito, happy to be home
Aliens chow on some alien looking dinner


Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Those kitties are sooooo adorable! Hope they all get great homes soon!
Purrs and prayers for Pancito and his blood counts!!

~*Connie*~ said...

eeep. so sorry to hear about Pancito. Anemia is not fun to deal with. I hope he is all better right quick.

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending purrs and prayers for Pancito! Cute babies!