“I didn’t know dogs and cats could get colds…” said a co-worker to me the other day in response to my comment about Lexington having a bad snotty nose.
Yes, indeed, cats get colds as evidenced by Lexington’s snot-crusted right nostril and cheek, and runny right eye, and his dodging the nose wipes like a stubborn little boy who would rather endure a runny nose than have his mother clean it for him. “Seriously, Lex, you want to have snot on your face?” I said while struggling to wipe. If only he understood the words “blow into the tissue”. After a weekend of this it was time for a vet visit.
Ten days after being diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and receiving a long-acting antibiotic shot, Lexington finally recovered from the cold. While he was fighting the infection, I switched from using a tissue to a warm-watered washcloth, which he tolerated much better—he actually held still as I gently pressed the warm cloth on his cheek and wiped his little nose. A few times after I’d gotten him nice and clean with the washcloth, he “kissed” my hand then looked at me straight in the eye as he let out a soft “meow”, his way of thanking me for helping him feel better.
Animals get many of the sicknesses that we humans get, including cancer, which Lexington is also fighting and for the moment, winning.
Oh dear Lexie – he’s been having a rough time of it of late. I hope he’s much better soon. Love, Mom
Thank you for your warm thoughts…much better now despite fighting cancer.
Oh I hope Lexington feels better soon and gets over the cold quickly!
Leah, he’s so much better. Thank you for your concern!
Such a good mom you are dear one ! Love reading your stories .
I’m so happy you read them and that you enjoy them, Auntie! Sending love…
Lexington is a Good Boy!!! and You are a good girl!
Wishing Lexington all the best! He’s such a beautiful cat… I’m sure he loves you for taking such good care of him.
Herman, thank you so much. He’s so very handsome, and so sweet. He does love his mommy, I think that love is what is keeping him here…
from Cat Lady and Lexington
Sending purrayers and POTP to Lexington to get over his cold and do well in his ongoing health battles.
It must have worked–the cold went away and he’s doing well; a little feeble, but overall he’s well.
Lexington is a cutie. I will add him to my prayer list.
Awwww, we so appreciate that! Thank you!
CL and Lex
I’m glad that Lexington is over the cold!
Thank you! Meeee tooooo!
Prayers & healing thoughts to Lexington!