Freida’s Condition is Still Unknown

Special Needs Cat Freida Enjoying the Sun

I have shared updates with you on what is happening with my fellow special needs cat Freida. She has been to the humans in white coats many times and they are still unsure about what is going on with her.

The latest trip for Freida was to a clinic called Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. This is a place where many white coated humans work together in order to try to figure out how best to help felines and canines.

Special Needs Cat Freida Enjoying the Sun
Special Needs Cat Freida Working on Her Fur Tan

When Freida visited this place, the white coated humans went over her entire medical record, which is very extensive! They think that there may be some genetic challenges with Freida, but they do not think that what she is going through is due to a bacterial infection.

The white coated humans also said that my fellow special needs cat is doing well considering the battles she has been through. She had blood work done, and they found that she was anemic but that is a condition she has always battled. Her white blood cell count is now normal, which is good. Other results of the test indicate that she is dealing with inflammation.

Freida also has a heart murmur and an enlarged heart. That means that the humans in white coats will have to do an ultrasound to determine whether her heart is in good enough shape to deal with potential surgeries.

These are not fun times for Freida or her human. Her human is doing everything they cat to make sure she heals. One concern they brought up with the white coated humans is making sure that Freida does not suffer unnecessarily. The white coated human said that Freida is not at that point, and so they will continue to try to help my fellow special needs cat.

I am hopeful that Freida will continue to show humans everywhere that special needs cats may require additional attention, but they are loving and playful felines.

Mixed News On Freida

Special Needs Cat Freida Does Not Have FIP

I told you about how my fellow special needs cat Freida the Throw Away Kitty went to see the humans in white coats to determine what was making her sick. She made the long trip to Tufts University from Maine last week, and the white coated humans ran the tests they needed in order to find out what was going on with Freida.

One of the many tests that was performed on Freida was to test for feline infectious peritonitis, or FIP. It would have been very bad news if Freida had this disease, because it cannot be treated and it is also fatal.

In what was very good news for my fellow special needs cat, Freida’s test for this disease came back negative. This means that Freida’s condition is hopefully a curable one!

Special Needs Cat Freida Does Not Have FIP
Special Needs Cat Freida Does Not Have FIP

But Freida still needs our healing thoughts. You see, even though the deadly FIP has been eliminated as a cause of her problems, she is still sick.

Freida is not nomming or drinking at all, which is very dangerous for us felines. We can very quickly develop hepatic lipidosis, which requires extensive treatment at a hospital, with an uncertain outcome.

Her human will take this special needs cat to Tufts University again next week, so that she can be fed through a tube. I do not like hearing about this, but I am glad that she has a human that cares enough to help her like this. This means that she will have to spend at least one night in the hospital.

In the meantime, her human will continue to feed her through a syringe and make sure she stays hydrated. I am not sure if Freida will get subcutaneous fluids or if she will get water through a syringe. But I know this is not a pleasant situation for either Freida or her human.

Please send healing thoughts to my fellow special needs cat. I know she and her human will appreciate it!

An Update on Freida the Throw Away Kitty

You will remember that I told you the sad story about Freida, who was abandoned in a ditch.  She was fortunately rescued and taken in by Forgotten Felines of Maine.  Poor Freida was in sad shape when she was taken in.  And while she’s not a diabetic cat like me, I considered her to be a fellow special needs cat.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Is Happy Freida is Doing BetterI am always happy when the condition of a special needs cat improves.  That is definitely the case for Freida.  She is doing much better.  And she is serving as a great ambassador for Forgotten Felines of Maine.  Because of her, donations came in.  These donations, which included food, supplies, and other gifts, have allowed Forgotten Felines of Maine to care for many other cats beyond Freida.

She is still fighting various medical conditions, and her weepy eyes are not just because she is so happy that she has humans who care about her.  It appears that they are a result of her infections.  At one test, her white blood cell level was extremely elevated.  Normal cats have a white blood cell level of between 5,500 and 19,500.  Freida’s was at 36,000.

But despite all of this, Freida is doing a great job as both a happy and playful kitten and as a spokesfeline for Forgotten Felines.  She will be appearing at the Blue Hill Fair in Maine.  If you are close to there, you should go and visit this girl, who Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Loves Freida's Recoveryrefused to let her horrible start to life keep her from enjoying life.

You have to love that Forgotten Felines is focused mainly on Freida’s health.  She will only be allowed out of her cage for an hour, and they will do it three times per day.  This is to ensure that she will not get tired or stressed.  And she will always be monitored by one of the volunteers, to make sure she’s well taken care of.

If you are in Maine, and get a chance to say hello to Freida, please give her a happy paw tap and head bonk for me.  She and Treasure are proof that we felines are not to be thrown away.  This diabetic cat is happy that Freida, a special needs cat like me, has humans who will love and take care of her!