Wednesday, June 28, 2006

THE YAYA REPORT:


mama I don't feel so good
Originally uploaded by toyfoto.
What's happening at the other mom's house

Today she took time out to talk to me on the phone,

though, I don't think she could hear me ...

"Mama?
You at work?
You at work, mama?
You at work?
Ma. You at work?

ma ... ma?"


"I need some poop juice. I don't feel good in my diaper."

4 comments:

Andrea said...

And my, sometimes that poop juice works a wonder! Learned that the hard way.

Cute photo.

Gail said...

That little sundress reminds me of the ones I used to wear as a wee child. They were all the same style with the elasticised top part, just different colours.

Speaking of poop juice, I'm trying to figure out what to give Hugh to end what appears to be a case of kitty constipation. He hasn't used the litterbox since Monday morning, and he usually goes twice a DAY.

toyfoto said...

I saw some home remedies for cats here: cat-constipation.cheapestsecuredloan.com/

It's from the Columbia Animal Hospital and some of the interesting bits included slowly introducing higher fiber to the cat's diet as well as some new medical treatments:

"Medical management for cats with chronic constipation typically has both a dietary and medical component. The dietary component usually involves putting the cat on a higher fiber diet. Fiber absorbs water thereby creating looser, bulkier stools. That shortens the transit time in the gastrointestinal tract and keeps things moving. While you want to increase the amount of fiber in your cat's diet, you don't want to overdo it. Initially, don't be tempted to switch to the highest-fiber diet you can find. And you should introduce the dietary change gradually, over five to seven days. If you switch your cat too quickly onto a high-fiber diet, your poor feline chum will likely become very uncomfortable with gas pains.

Sources of supplementary fiber include bran, psyllium (Metamucil), and canned pumpkin. Some cats will eat these products, others won't. If your cat will eat them, mix the fiber-rich supplement in with quality canned cat food. However, before you implement any dietary changes, consult your veterinarian to make sure the changes you propose meet your cat's dietary and health needs. (Increased dietary fiber doesn't help every cat.)

Another newer approach along with the above has met with some success. This includes use of two prescription medications lactulose, a medications that softens the stool, and propulcid, a motility modifier. Another medication now used is ranitidine, again with some success."

Gail said...

I was reading something about canned pumpkin online, just before you posted this. Then I decided not to mess around and took him straight to the animal ER, where he's spending tonight. Hopefully I'll be writing about the joys of trying to feed a kitty canned pumpkin -- a kitty who doesn't like moist cat food -- rather than something more serious.