Pete is HOME!

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Pete is HOME.
That's the great news. His temperature has stabilized in the "high-end of normal" range, but at least he didn't spike a fever at the clinic this afternoon.
The other news is that he still has his IV catheter line in, and he has to go back tomorrow morning for another temp check up and follow up (with the good vet, not the fixated on vomiting one from today).
We still don't know what caused the fever. We may have more tests run tomorrow - we're still waiting from word back from the specialist on the X-rays.
Several people asked if he was receiving antibiotics as well as fluids, and the answer is yes. He received an injection yesterday, another over night, and he has an oral solution for me to administer tonight. Sorry I wasn't more specific when I said he was receiving 'meds' as well as the IV fluids.
Upon returning home, he was quite eager to to get out of the carrier, as you can imagine. He demanded Temptations, but only ate one that I saw. I'll offer them again to him later.
After wanting to be held and get a good head scritching, he's now resting on his favorite blanket on the couch next to me. My only worry for tonight is the IV pick line in his leg - I wish they'd taped it up better. I put a bandaid over the part that flapped when he shook his leg, that seems to help.
He wants to be near me, and he's purring, and for that I'm truly thankful.
THANKS to everyone who's commented, both here on Blogger and on facebook. We greatly appreciate the thoughts, prayers, and purrs.

Mo and The Purries


  1. Yay! Glad to hear that Pete is home. Sending good thoughts and purrs that he continues to get better.

  2. So glad he is back, and we will keep purring till he is all better!

  3. After his ordeal, any interest in food is a GREAT sign, even if he's not eating much. Glad he was able to come home and we hope that he continues to improve!

  4. Yay Pete! I am so glad you are home - I will be purring for you until you are well!

  5. So, so glad handsome Pete is home, and know he is, too!!
    Gracie had something similar years ago. The vet finally called it a FUO (fever unknown origin) and she never had it again. Hope Pete will have a good report at TED tomorrow,
    ~ Mom Bobbie and The Bunch

  6. Yay! Home is good! :)

  7. Very glad to hear Pete is doing better. We wonder what caused the fever. Hopefully Pete and I never have to experience this illness again!
    Purrs coming over for a full recovery!

  8. We are so glad your boy is home and purring!

  9. We are really glad Pete is home after all that ordeal! Hopefully his temperature will stabilize...

    TBT says he'll remember what ta tell the vet, too...

  10. I´m sending my best vibrations!
    Auntie Marilia & Bavarescats

  11. Such wonderful news! Will pray that tomorrow continues to bring a normal temp and good news! Try to get some rest, Mo!

  12. hopefully he'll be back to normal tomorrow...

    Hugs, NTM... I know how it feels when ur baby is sick.

  13. We are so happy to hear that Pete is home! Purrs continuing ...

  14. We are soooo glad your are back home Pete, and we know you will pull out of whatever it is that is ailing you!!!
    Love and hugs,
    Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

  15. So glad Pet is home. Hope his fever stays down. Sending lots of purrs!

    Cats of wildcat woods

  16. Our prayers are with you big time. it is quite an experience to deal with the stress of a fever and them not feeling well and then to worry about an IV line. Big hugs to you both and sending healing energy.
    Purrs, Beau Beau an Angie

  17. Yay! We are so happy that Pete is home with you, and happy. We are sending purrs, prayers and positive energy that all will be well.

  18. Poor guy, he's been through a lot. So glad he's home. Hope he will have a good night. You too.

  19. I am glad Pete is home! Being in his familiar environment is not stressful as it is in a clinic, and therefore better for what it is his body fight with.
    Mo, I hope you get clarity tomorrow to what is causing the fevers. In the meantime we stay purrrrring for Pete to get better very soon!

    headbumpies and many purrrrrrs from the Dutch kitties and me

  20. Pete, we're glad you are home and we hope you are feeling better soon.

  21. Thank goodness Pete is back home. Sending our big purrs and prayers to Pete and hoping that he will recover quickly with ease and that all will be well.

  22. I luvs the pete and ntm and all tge other kitties.

  23. We are glad Pete is home and feeling better!! lots of purrrs and hugs to you all!!
    Your TX furiends,

  24. SO glad Pete is home! We hope that he eats, and feels even better tomorrow. We will continue to send healing purrs to him and gentle ones to the rest of the family.

    Laura and Taffy

  25. Way to go, Pete. We just found out you were doing poorly, and you already seem to be getting better.


  26. So glad he is home with you now.
    That should really help.
    We're still all purring fur him.
    Love & Purrs,
    KC & Fambly

  27. Mo, I am so relieved he's doing welll enough to come home. We will alll keep thinking positive for him, and milo and Alfie are purring.
    Get well sweet Pete, we love you. xx

  28. Hooray for you Pete, keep improving pal!

  29. We're so glad Pete is home! Continued purrs and purrayers from us.

  30. We are delighted to hear that Pete is back home with you. We hope todays vet visit is a good one.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  31. Good to hear Pete is back home, that will do you both good! continuing to send lots of hugs and purrs that he continue to improve and get better soon.

  32. Petey we only just learned you had been a sick fella, so we popped over to say we are really happy you are feeling a bit better and home. Best of luck going back for the check up with the good vet and we hope no one mentions that V word again!

    Rumbly purrs
    Oliver & Gerry


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