The day started with taking Nahum to the vet. His sneezing kept going, diarrhea was getting worse, and he was open mouth breathing in the car, a sign of stress. I was able to schedule an appointment at a nearby Banfield (located in Petsmart). They confirmed the stress was causing him to develop an upper respiratory infection, so we started an antibiotic and something for his colitis. We also changed up his sedative medication.
We took him back to the car and he immediately ran to the litter box with diarrhea. He has very long furs, so you can imagine the mess. Trying to attend to that mess in the car was not much fun! Poor guy. The new sedative medication seemed to work, he was out for most of the day. I think the other meds are working too, I'm glad we stopped and got ahead of the URI instead of waiting for it to worsen.
We kept hearing about a big winter storm that was coming the the northeast and we wanted to avoid the heavy snows, so we pushed on to try to get away from most of it. We drove through pouring rain all day, it was stressful driving, but not as bad as snow and ice. The kitties slept through it all.
Marvin found himself a new favorite place to spend the journey. He's selected the passenger floor space. He curls up into the tiniest little ball and zonks. I think he likes the heater blowing warm air on him. It's sad though, I've really liked having a lap kitty!
We got into the hotel late. The kitties enjoyed exploring the space as they have grown accustom to doing. Marvin has been doing great being part of the general population. That is very awesome.
The map says we are only about 3 hours away from our new home. The weather might stretch that out (forecast is for mix of rain and snow and high winds). The end of the trip is near! It's gone very smooth and I'm ready to start settling into the new apartment. I'm eager to get Oliver, Pierre, and Rose out of their cages, where they've lived for the past week.
There has been a lot of little things that have really added up to help make this a positive experience. I'll try to highlight some of those things in the next post.
Poor Nahum I'm glad you got him to the Vet. Sweet kitties have done so well on such a long trip. I know you will be glad to get to your new home!ReplyDelete
Dear Nahum, I am glad you got him situated before things got out of hand. I hope he is doing better all the way around. Good luck with the final leg of your trip.ReplyDelete
Thank goodness that you were able to schedule a vet visit for Nahum but still make your schedule, albeit driving like a maniac through wind and rain. You are such a positive person, and that goes a long way to finding pluses in everything. Marvin is such a character, and don't cats always amaze us?ReplyDelete
Purrs to Nahum from all of us. Yes, do be careful, the storm is supposed to be bad up there.ReplyDelete
You have had quite a journey and an adventure. I really hope that you get to your apartment before the worst of the storm hits. It's supposed to be really bad.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you were able to get Nahum in to see the vet before the URI got much worse. So close to your new home. Prayers for the last leg of the journey.ReplyDelete
Poor Nahum....wish I had know you were going through Columbus - we could have tried to touch base (or I at least could have recommended my vet).ReplyDelete
nahum......best fishez N st francis' blessingz two ewe buddy; we hope de nastee URI bee comez a thing oh de pastReplyDelete
N yur bak ta 100000000000000 purcent bye...NOW ~~~
we all sew hope bye now yur reddy to go inn side yur new place !! happe home coming N all de best two everee one ♥♥♥♥♥
Very interesting adventure you are having. Hope it is the LASt one! You really were prepared in advance for the cat deployment, I must say.ReplyDelete
Aw, Nahum is has such a big expressive cute face! What a big handsome boy. Hope he feels better soon and your trip continues safely!ReplyDelete
OH you all of you have had such a time of it getting there. And my admiration for each of you non-furred AND furred is at a peak. Seriously.ReplyDelete
Thank goodness you're almost there! What a trip! Glad Nahum seems to be doing better. Hopefully you and all the kitties will sleep in beds and out of cages tonight.ReplyDelete
We did this a few years ago, but at least we didn't have the snow. I'm glad Nahum seems to be doing better.ReplyDelete
I am glad Nahum got some meds to help him. I hope he feels better soon.ReplyDelete
I'm still waiting to see a picture of Laura's cage. LOL. Be well Nahum. Phil, I sat in on the TNR class today and I feel good about the newest teacher, she will be able to carry our torch and continue to lead the charge. Have lots of adventures in your new home in the East! Loving following your blog!! VickiReplyDelete
oh Nahum!! I'm so sorry the stress got to you like that. I hope you have calmed down by now (nine days later - I am so behind!!)ReplyDelete