Sassy cats — Happy news for Mollie

Mollie in the porch in 2015.

In the fall, Mollie seemed to be not feeling well. She was lethargic and slept all the time. (Yes I know she’s a cat but “all the time?”) Anyhow, I put her through blood tests, x-rays and eventually an ultrasound to find out that there is nothing wrong that can be seen. *bangs head on table*

After whining to my vet, she thought that it may be a digestive issue and recommended a low level steroid every other day (just like I gave to Hazel for her GI issues).ย 

I was willing to give it a try. It’s not expensive and maybe it would help. (I also had some left from Hazel that weren’t expired).ย 

This is where she spends a lot of time.

It was a miracle! Mollie is now as annoying as the other cats (almost). She is demanding pets and hugs. She’s been coming downstairs to commandeer my lap (much to the dismay of Gracie). It’s been the rebirth of the old Mollie although a little less active with a touch of grouch.

She will be 16 in the spring so I know my time with her is shorter than I wish. I am delighted that she is enjoying her days. We don’t have any idea what was wrong. It could be as simple as acid reflux. (A bellyache makes me cranky.) The good news is — no tumors, heart or organ disease. This was my holiday gift!

Mollie is cleaning up Sasha. Dang young’uns don’t do it right!

This is Mollie watching TV from my recliner. She is next to my legs.

Mollie and the gang wish you a great weekend.

63 thoughts on “Sassy cats — Happy news for Mollie

  1. Great news. Our eldest, Oscar, was lethargic. As soon as I fed him smaller portions more frequently, he was a kitten again, romping about and annoying his feline housemates. Glad to hear that the solution to Mollies concerns was easy, too.

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    • It seems like low dose steroids are standard treatment for abdominal issues. I know they are bad long term for people but she says that it’s a low dose and cats metabolize differently. I don’t have to wean her off if we stop it like you do with people.

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  2. Oh what a wonderful gift. I’m so glad to hear the good news. It’s maddening that they can’t tell us where it hurts and we can’t figure it out. On the flip side, it’s joyful when we see them feeling well and happy.

    Max takes Prilosec for acid reflux, and since tests aren’t showing up anything, the vet thinks it might be an inflamed bowel. So, we’re changing his diet to see if it works. ๐Ÿคž

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    • Good luck. Hazel had IBS that’s how she got the prednisolone. My vet thinks Mollie may occasionally have reflux but without a scope, they don’t know for sure. I wasn’t going to put her (and me) through another test. The med is working so for now we are good. If it doesn’t seem to help, maybe we’ll explore that. The problem is that they have to give her anesthesia and she’s an old cat for that.

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      • That anesthesia issue is the same one I’m having with Max. On top of all of this, he broke a tooth, and he needs it extracted. We have to get him better first, but I’m not liking the idea of anesthesia for a dog of his age (11).

        I don’t blame you for not doing the scope. That was suggested to me, too. I think you’ve done a good job with what you have to work with.

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    • You? Mean? You should have taken videos! I did a short term once for a really bad respiratory thing and I was swinging from the chandeliers. I wanted to clean the house and do all kinds of other things. All I remember about it was the energy it gave me. My ex got it for something else and he started talking suicidal. Different strokes for different folks. It’s why I’m leery of drugs but they can help.

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  3. Mollie cleaning Sasha?! Sasha’s expression is priceless. I think the expression is courtesy of her moustacha! So happy for Mollie and happy dance kinda happy for you because I know what an incredible gift the rebirth of her old self is for you. Happy Friday to the Sassy Cats and their peeps!

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  4. Better living through chemistry! Yay!

    I have a dog who gets cortisone shots whenever he starts to slow down. It originally kept him from licking his paws/pads when hot, and he’s much peppier afterwards. Not exactly sure what other ailments it’s treating (though my guess is spinal/ neck for giant head), and wouldn’t without expensive tests which might be inconclusive.

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  5. Being a Cat Mom I would say that is a most magical and wonderful gift indeed for the holiday! When they get older we treasure our days with them all the more – so it’s nice that beautiful Mollie is obviously feeling a lot better and enjoying life with her family. Merry Christmas to Mollie and all the rest of the family – hope Santa got word how GOOD you have all been!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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    • I am not good at acknowledging that my pets are getting old. I am savoring every moment with Sasha. She’ll be two this spring and I want to remember her as she is now. Morgan has already started longer naps. Gracie we just can’t tell. She acts young but they told us she was an older cat. I think she had them snookered.

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  6. oh how great for that gift from the vet… if we get such good news and our biggest fears are ruled out we pay with joy for the third furrari ;O)) Happy weekend to you, to watch tv together is the best thing ever… and a kind of special love ;O)

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