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  1. Sakura8
    12-30-2011 08:40 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Maracyn I will work if he has a gram positive infection. Sometimes it helps to combine the two meds, but only if you think Xav is strong enough for all that. Poor boy.

    If you have a 1 gallon jug, great. Fill it with 5 cups of dechlorinated water. Add in the dosage and mix. Now pour 1/4 cup of the medicated water into his half gal tank. If it's Maracyn II, you'll have to dump the rest out since the dosage changes. Mix up the next dosage the same way and this one, you can save and use for the daily water changes for two days. Then it goes bad and you have to make a new one. Hope this helps!

    Poor Jack, too much noise maybe? He's had a long battle with his illness too. *scratches Jack's ears*
  2. Sakura8
    12-29-2011 09:15 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    NYE. Hmm, probably stay home and watch Kathy whatsername and Anderson Cooper snipe at each other on CNN. We usually get together and play card games with friends but they're out of town this year so it'll be quiet. Bummer you have to work at 6 AM the next day.
  3. Sakura8
    12-29-2011 09:14 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Yaaaay for Jack! I'm glad he's doing better and no calls to the vet is very encouraging. :)

    We have "sucker" written on our foreheads, don't we? Sometimes I wonder if the bettas see us coming and say, "Quick, everyone play sick so they'll adopt us!" XD Ah, but then we get them home and they still are sick so I guess they aren't messing with us. But good luck with Xavier, I hope the SBD can be cured. Try Maracyn II along with epsom salt. After that long in the cup, he probably has an internal bacterial infection. And if you can find them, Jungle Labs Medicated Anti-Parasite pellets are great for treating internal infections. If he'll eat them.
  4. Sakura8
    12-27-2011 11:28 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Oh how scary! I remember when my cat threw up so much she threw up blood. So I can definitely relate to the panic factor. I'm so glad it seems to have stopped. Don't you love how cats can be feisty and lazy at the same time? No other creature can manage it quite like they can. :D I hope Jack doesn't have to have surgery. That would be so hard for both of you. :(

    Only one of my cats snores. Kind of a wheeze snort grunt thing. The others sleep silently until they dream and then they squeak.

    My two new boys are doing okay. Hammerstein acts like he's been here all along but Rodgers has some health issues. He's got gill hyperplasia so he can't breathe very well and sometimes his back end floats up until he's standing on his head. But other than that, he's doing well. I'm glad Mags is getting more fin growth. She'll be such a cutie!
  5. Sakura8
    12-26-2011 01:18 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    :D Like I said before, when a kitty is miserable, everyone around him is too. When he's happy, so is everyone else. Such are kitties. Haha, he snores too? One of mine does, so loud! I can hear her snoring even with earplugs in. I'm really glad to hear he even feels like purring again. :)
  6. Sakura8
    12-26-2011 12:51 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I'm so glad Jack is feeling better! Yay! I hope he's on the road to a fast recovery, the poor guy. He must've felt so miserable when he was throwing up. *scratches kitty's chin*

    Merry Christmas, Jenn!
  7. Sakura8
    12-25-2011 12:58 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I bet Rodgers will be happy when I can finally move him out of the bathroom. He's stuck in a corner where it's kind of hard to see him. But he's getting more curious about his surroundings so that's good.

    Crichton is one of three bettas I have who got attacked by camallanus worms. I already lost one to those wretched things. The very hard to find medicine worked on Riceball but not Crichton and now on top of still having worms (after almost a month), he's got fin rot and some pineconing. He's in Maracyn II so that seems to help the fin rot but he hasn't eaten for over a week. :( When I take him out for his water change, I hold him in my hand and his tail leaves big black marks on my hand because the rot is so bad.

    How's Mags doing? She's such a cutie!

    Well, that's Crichton's story. Kind of reads like a Shakespeare drama. :p

    I hope Fat Jack feels better soon and gets back on all four feet very fast.

    Merry Christmas to you as well. :)

    Sakura
  8. Sakura8
    12-25-2011 12:54 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Poor Fat Jack. :( Reminds me of a Christmas we had about three years ago when we rescued our neighbor's cat. We never did figure out what exactly was wrong with him but he had the vomitting, the diarrhea, the works too. It started before Thanksgiving and he didn't stop until well after New Year's. And sick kitties look so miserable and forlorn! I hope Fat Jack's vomiting is a reaction to the high dose of meds. He's such a handsome cat. I'm so glad he found a good home with someone who takes such good care of him and takes him to the vet. That was the problem with our neighbor's cat. They couldn't even begin to afford the vet bills and if we hadn't stepped in, they were going to just euthanize him. Now he's the most energetic cat of all. :)

    So far so good with the new guys. Rodgers is perking up a little more and Hammerstein flares at anyone.
  9. Sakura8
    12-24-2011 01:16 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Yeah, can you believe it? Hammerstein is my first plakat. :) Because nearly all my bettas are rescues, I usually don't get to pick the tail and since most sick bettas are VTs, that's what I've ended up with. I hate the idea of breaking up the pair too but I'm not sure I can keep 16. Plus, Tisia might give me one of her spawn . . . I need more space. Anyway, Hammerstein is actually the first healthy betta I've bought since I got my last girl about four months ago.

    I guess part of it depends on Crichton. He's still battling his various illnesses but even though he's a fighter, I have this feeling that ultimately, I'm going to lose him.
  10. Sakura8
    12-19-2011 03:05 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    :D I stopped following ice skating for a while but I can honestly say that Meryl Davis and Charlie White are two skaters who got me genuinely re-interested in skating again. I really love their programs.

    Girl, you're amazing. Your energy and your stamina alone continue to wow me. :D I wish I lived closer, it would be so cool to see you skate. I'll check out your pics soon but for now I think I'd better eat before I pass out. You'd think 3 hot dogs would be enough but nooo, stomach wants more. Greedy stomach, I think it used to belong to a betta. XD

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