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I think Lancelot has stomatitis

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thanks so much to a sparks buddy here I looked up on the internet stomatitis in cats. It's a bacteria that cats get on their gums with ulcers and sores. It is very hard to treat. One of the treatments is to remove all their teeth so the bacteria can't form. From the description it really sounds like what Lancelot has. The funny thing is that it is perhaps an autoimmune disease in cats. Holly Lancelot trying to be like his "mommy" with the autoimmune thing??? Yesterday when I went to visit him I could still get him to purr so happy with that but he had less life in him and still not eating. I will discuss today with the vet the stomatitis and see what they say. Again the article I read said it's very hard to treat. But cats do survive without teeth on a soft diet so if it comes to that I will just deal with it. I think I will be bringing Lancelot home for the week end and then if need be take him back on Monday as the doctor said he doesn't want him to get too depressed. I will try and give him a special liquid diet and hope that I can get some nutrition in him. Poor baby.

On another note, my neighbor and friend is still in the hospital with pain. They are saying that her spine is not curved and is straightened out and that the pain from that could be causing the digestive symptom problems. Sounds weird to me. They are going to fit her with a brace and have her on pain meds. will see if she comes home today.

So crazy stuff going on here in Ajijic. I am going to a reception today for one of the nurses that cares for me that married a Canadian man. I will go for just a little bit as I will not want to leave Lancelot alone too long.

On a good note even with all the stresses I am taking good care of myself and feeling healthy. We had dinner out with friends last night at a seafood place. I was smart and took a note in Spanish explaining my specific diet requirements and what I absolutely could not have and the waiter was very helpful and understood well. So I had nice grilled monk fish with mushrooms and asparagus. Yum!

Hope all my sparks buddies are doing just great. Make it a great day.
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    So sorry Lance has not improved as you hoped. Keep searching for answers. HUGS!
    1766 days ago
    so sorry about your cat glad you are feeling better and able to go out to eat way to go.
    1766 days ago
    if his teeth and gums hurt, then of course he wouldn't want to eat, because it hurts
    so if the vet can clear up his mouth then he will probably want to eat again, however it well only be small amounts because he is now used to not eating, will be a learning curve for him
    1766 days ago
    I am very happy that YOU are doing great healthwise. I hope Lancelot and your neighbor both began to feel better soon!!!!
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    1767 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Glad that You are doing well with All of the Things Going On in Your Life now. Sounds like You had a Wonderful Dinner while out with Friends. I have never had Monk Fish. Will have to try it some time. I hope that Your Neighbor and Lancelot has a Complete Recovery. Have never heard of a Straight Spine before. Hope Lancelot will eat for You while He is Home Over the Weekend. And the Vet can find what is causing the Bacteria in his Mouth and treat Him for it . Hope He get over it real soon. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1767 days ago
    I hope your Kitty gets better soon!
    1767 days ago
    Nice that you could bring Lancelot home for the weekend. That should make him very happy. Hope you can get him to eat. Your dinner last night sounds wonderful. I love monkfish!
    1767 days ago
    Sallie, I just want to state the fact that Monk fish is on the endangered list. I am glad you are looking after yourself. I hope you furr baby will heal 100% with his teeth and all.
    1767 days ago
    Oh, dear...sorry to hear about Lancelot, but am glad you're doing fairly well, all things considered...
    1767 days ago
    I'm glad to hear you're doing well in the midst of this upheaval! I hope Lancelot and your neighbor improve and get to come home for good soon.
    1767 days ago
  • LIS193
    Poor baby, it is so hard to watch our pets suffer - hope he can treated.
    Glad you are taking care of yourself during this stressful time!
    1767 days ago

    Hope if that is the problem, it can be fixed soon.
    1767 days ago
    Poor Lancelot! I don't know if it's anything similar between dogs and cats, but my dog had to have all but 2 teeth pulled @ the age of 15 and he lived just fine on soft foods. The only challenge the poor baby had was drinking his water. He drank plenty of water, but it just went all over! NO problem cleaning it up . . . I was glad he was eating and drinking!

    Well, good luck with whatever decision you make . . . it's difficult.

    Have fun @ the reception and glad you're feeling well.

    HUGS and prayers for little Lance.
    1767 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So very to hear about your poor kitty :(( My Mom is facing a similar problem with her cat. The poor thing has a serious bacterial infection in her gums that has spread to her ears. The solution is a very expensive fixing of her teeth or to pull them all out :(( Mom will go for the teeth removal if needed. Hoping the high dose of antibiotics will work -she got two shots -one for immediate help and the other will take longer to work.
    I hope your neighbor can be helped, never heard of that straight spine.
    Well done getting a healthy meal out, that sounds fabulous!
    Take care!
    1767 days ago
  • DOXMOM51
    Sallie, hope the crazy stuff will settle down soon. Sending hugs for you and your kitty. I'm sure Lance will be happy to be back home today and get special attention he needs. Your dinner last night sounds yummy. Take care, Karen
    1767 days ago
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