Tuesday, 12 October 2021

GETTING THERE WITH TOM

 We are still battling on here trying to get Tom sorted out.

After getting the prescription from the paramedic there was no improvement and so I called in the Respiratory Team.

The Nurse who came was absolutely wonderful, he checked Tom all over and said that one of the prescribed drugs given by the paramedic over the phone was useless and prescribed another that has helped a lot.  He has also given Tom a course of steroids as his appetite was nil.

This was not suggested by the Paramedic because of course he couldn't see Tom and didn't carry out any checks.  

I'm pleased to say he is a lot better now and we are going to get a plan together with the Respiratory Team for care in the future should he get another infection.

Also he doesn't want to end up in Hospital with possibly another lockdown where we wouldn't be able to visit etc.

All this has been like wading through treacle with me making all the moves.

Another rant over again, lol

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Meanwhile here is a picture of my friends cat Pearlie Rose.

Sorry about the picture quality, I shall have to have a word with her, lol

She has rehomed her from a cat sanctuary.

She is a rag doll cat 14 years old.

The funny thing is that she wasn't too keen on being picked up or sitting on the lap but my friend has discovered that if she sings to her she goes all soppy and becomes more friendly, who knows why, something from her past maybe.

Briony

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19 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that Tom is now getting the proper treatment and getting better, but isn't it a downright bloody nuisance, and so tiring and aggravating, when we have to fight to get what's required?

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    1. You can say that again Sooze. If I didn't keep ringing around after them he would sit in the chair an die and that's no exaggeration.

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  2. I am so glad to hear this news about Tom!! Thanks so much for the update.

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  3. Good to hear there's been some better news about Tom. Arilx

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  4. Rescues come with baggage, that's for sure. I'm so glad everyone is understanding that about Pearlie Rose. I'm also sooooooo glad that Tom is beginning to be straightened around, Briony. What a cross that is, for both of you to bear. Prayers continue for you both!! ~Andrea xoxoxo

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  5. so glad she finally got something to help Tom, so frustrating and scary. prayers for both of you. your comment wading through treacle with me making all the moves is exactly my life these days, and the part i called 8 weeks of hell the treacle was feeling like quicksand

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  6. So glad Tom is doing better. Having a good nurse can make all the difference.
    So a cat that loves to be sung to. Hmm, I wonder what it would think of my singing...lol

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  7. Thank goodness you have got the right treatment now.Such a worry.

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  8. What a relief to hear that Tom has received some better care from a Nurse who obviously realises what is needed. I hope he continues to be as well as he can be. Make sure you look after yourself too.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  9. Good news about Tom. What a relief it must be for you to have a competent nurse sorting things out.

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  10. Good to hear that Tom is finally getting the treatment he needs. I do hope you can get something sorted for the future with the Respiratory Team. Sending virtual hugs.

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  11. I'm so glad you were able to arrange an in-person check and get the right medication for Tom. And also that you have a plan in case of future infections, which should help to bring both your stress levels down a bit. Keep on keepin' on. My best to both of you.

    Sweet kitty - and so good that your friend can give a senior cat a home.

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  12. Seems that over the phone prescribing is not very effective. I’m glad Tom was seen in person and made progress!

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  13. Good to read yoj have finally found reliable and attendant medical support. Lets hope the nurse is appreciated and listened to by her employers and stays doing what she is clearly good at. Sweet cat - as you say who knows what makes rescue animals tick. xxx Mr T & F

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    1. It was a male nurse who called. He was Spanish and so tiny but so thorough, I could have hugged him for being so nice.

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  14. Sorry about the continuing struggle on Tom's behalf. I know what you mean -- it's taxing to have to worry about another person's health! (As if we don't all have our own problems!)

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  15. Glad to hear that Tom received some good service from The Respiratory Team - especially the wee Spaniard.

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  16. How good to hear that Tom is doing better!!

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  17. Very glad to hear that Tom was seen to in person and is making progress and feeling better. We are finally able to have in-persons appointments with doctors here in Spain... such a relief. Really hard to explain ones symptoms over the phone. Take care. Amanda x

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