Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Green Day!

Well, Reggie is now officially on his asthma inhaler twice a day (1 puff 2x a day)...and, to my surprise, he lets me administer it to him! Granted, it's only been a couple of times now, but he didn't fight me and allows me to hold the mask over his face for the required 15 seconds (or 5-6 breaths, if they are slow breaths) for the chamber to expire all the medication. (There is this little flap in the aerosol chamber that moves back and forth with each breath, so you know he's breathing and when he inhales; also let's you know he's not holding his breath!)

Marley's ears are getting dirty faster I've noticed. I think he may be getting his fungal ear thing he had when I first adopted him (Fall 2007!), but I'm not sure why after almost a couple of years it's come back. Maybe it's not that, but his ears get DIRTY after only a few days after I've cleaned them; he used to go 7-10 days between cleanings. So, I've started him back on the conofite lotion medication and we'll see if that improves things. He doesn't scratch at his ears or anything, they are just dirty! (I will spare you a picture of the q-tip after I've cleaned them out!)

In honor of St. Patrick's Day (no, us sphynx' are not Irish, and neither are our mom or dad), Marley decided to get dressed up in this green bag. He likes this bag so much, I'm not quite sure why, but who am I to judge?!

I also made green pistachio cupcakes and brought them into work today. :)

This is the AeroKat feline aerosol chamber. The inhaler medication is at the end and when you administer the "puff" it goes in the chamber and then Reggie breaths in the medication. You can see how this can be difficult as I have to hold that mask over his nose and mouth, but so far, (knock on wood), so good!

Marley is wearing green in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

Yummy cupcakes!


Junior and Orion said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures of the inhaler. Meowm wondered what they look like in case she has to get one for me one day. I am also glad that Reggie is taking the inhaler well and hope that it stays that way.


Tina said...

Happy St. Patty's day! You're very spirited. :)

The kitty inhaler reminds me of a breast pump. LOL

Daisy said...

Reggie, I am very proud of you for taking your medicine like a good Mancat!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad to hear that you are taking your inhaler so well Reggie. We think it is great that you are being so good.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Karen Jo said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am glad that Reggie is accepting the inhaler so well. I hope that Marley isn't really getting ear fungus again. I think you are very smart to start the medication, just in case.

Piggy and Grover said...

Hee hee - so cute in the bag! And, oh my gosh, how cute are YOU...VERY - green cupcakes and all. What a sweet thing to do! I'm so glad Reggie is making administering the inhaler easier on his mama. Will this be an 'always' thing for the little one? Marley's ears sound like Piggy's - N A S T Y. I have to clean them 2x a week and there is no infection, he's just a waxy/oily boy. I should own stock in Q-tips...