Sunday, December 30, 2007

Donation Via PayPal December 2007

Total donations via PayPal received for the month of December 2007 were $382.59 USD :)

To all donors! Again, I am SPEECHLESS and GRATEFUL and THANKFUL.


ps : donations are in pending mode as they are still in my PayPal, once every penny has transfered to my debit card account, will updated again in Malaysian Ringgit. Please note we( Malaysian ) are allow to cash out up to $500 USD per day with the transaction fee of $5 USD. I shall use the fund in PayPal to pay the wheelchair.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Package From Nikki And Zayne Arrived!

Nikki! Finally I got the package! Please say a big thanks to Zayne as well. I made a short and unscripted video just to share while opening it! The gang were very excited and waiting for their treats! It's already pass their bed time, but I will an exception today by feeding them some of the treats! It's Christmas and they deserved every bit of it! I will make myself a nice warm rooibos tea later :)

Merry Christmas Nikki and Zayne!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 28

The video was shot on Monday ( Christmas Eve ). Alera is getting better and better each day! Yay! From today onwards he only has to go to the vet on 48 hours basis. I am so so glad that everything has worked out great for this little buddy! Anti-histamine still given to Alera.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 25

Day 25
Due to lots of errand need to be done by today, I have postponed the Alera's vet visit this evening. He was like sniffing the wound area just now and this has got me worried. After reaching the vet clinic, I was told by the doc that anti-histamine injection has a cycle of 24 hours, once it is over, it will somehow 'wake' Alera up. Anyway, he did say this unlikely will cause any side effects on Alera.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 24

Day 24
Alera surely getting better each day. The swelling paws has also subsided. The vet took some time to measure Alera base on the Eddie's Wheels Measurement Chart. We have got all the measurement as needed in the form. Unfortunately Alera's stifle joint has became too rigid, mmm...I am not sure what's that mean by the doc. But I do know that the joint has became stiffer and cannot bend and position like a standing cat, does that make any sense to you? Well I hope it does, if you can't understand me, please check my blog for the photo.

By the way, a good friend has helped me out by calling Eddie's Wheels on my behalf. Her name is Yen and I am very grateful and thankful :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 23

The swollen paws has subsided! Yay! He hasn't been sniffing the wound when the cone is off, that's also a relief. I have mixed the low ph food that I have blended in the blender with his tuna and he finished all! The urine also looks good too. I hope he will recover soon and back to normal. However when he sleeps at night, I still have to put the cone on.

By the way, a big package from Chris, Phil and Sooty came today! Inside the box, there are lots of presents nicely wrap with a small card for each and every fur kids. You can see it in the video below. Thank You Chris, Phil and Sooty!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 22

Brought Joseph along to the vet to check out the limping puppy and Alera for the usual treatment. The wound is healing very well and he has no longer wearing cone when he is out and of course when I am around. He is a lot happier and active now comparing to last time. The anti-histamine injection is still given to Alera.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 21

Day 21
Not very busy at the vet clinic just now. That's great for Alera as he didn't have to wait. Same treatment as usual. I told the vet the anti-histamine works really well since Alera doesn't sniff the tummy wound or the leg wound when the cone is not on him. The doc told me that there are lots of anti-histamine medicine on the market and he has given Alera the basic ones. Not too sure about that but will try to ask again when he is free.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 20

Day 20
Another Sunday, not so many traffic on our way to the vet which was very good, a relaxing driving. The doc cut off some of the scab and dead skin. Healing is a bit slow at the new wound area and swelling still going on due to inflammation. Anti-histamine and antibiotic injection was given as usual too. The tummy wound is also closing up which is a great healing progress too!

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 19

It's another Saturday, the vet clinic was full of people and their fur kids. I have a long cue ahead and since the doc is a good friend, I 'smuggled' Alera into the operation room, lol, just to wait there and avoid the crowd. At this time of writing, the doc still not 100% sure and couldn't determined whether Alera biting was due to psychological effect, that's why he didn't give the anti-anxiety medicine.

However he said all this might have been started from the urinary tract infection in the first place and Alera started to feel stress, which lead to licking, biting and so on. He will continue with the antibiotic and let the wound heal first. By the way, he has also given Alera anti-histamine injection just now.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 18

Went to the vet very early this morning as I hope Alera would be the first, unfortunately no, we were the second. Luckily the wound turned out not as worst as last time. Regarding the swollen paws, the doc said that's quite normal due to the tightness of bandage. At the end of the vet video, I have put in a short clip of Alera playing with the cone off and that was few hours ago :)

ps : stocked up some food for doggies, kitchen towels, some alera wet can food, potty sands. The usual food that Alera has been eating is not available at the moment and I have bought the others but same brand, just 5 small can as the stock will be arriving very soon. Alera funds were used.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Limping Puppy Spotted

Joseph messaged me about this limping puppy he spotted nearby his house yesterday night before Alera incident. After our dinner, Khairul and I went there to have a look. He was hiding under a van and we have tried to persuade him to come out by giving him some food. At first he didn't want to but finally he came out, got friendly with us and he was limping quite badly, but not as bad as Lucky though.

We were not able to take him back at that time. Anyway, Joseph was confident enough that he wouldn't run away as there's his roaming place. By the way, the place is very near to Joseph's house. Since I was bringing Alera to the vet this morning, I called Joseph to pick up the puppy in order to save time. He managed to pick him up and gave him a bath before both of them went to the vet.

The x-ray showed his hind leg has fractured a bit and slightly bend. No surgery is needed according to the doc and only resting will do and also some pain killer injection. I am not sure for how long he is going to be there but at least he has a temporary place to heal up properly and not mention a good shelter with food!

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 17

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Day 17,
Today just another BAD day! Alera bitten himself pretty badly again as you can it in the videos above. It could have been worst if the viewer with the nick SKFong didn't take the efforts to find my mom's number. My mon called my cell phone as I was at another place. I left the flat at 3am and I hardly get my eyes shut. Without delay and in a shock of cause, I rushed back for Alera. I saw blood and more bite wounds. Called the doc and the vet clinic wasn't open yet at that time. So, I cleaned Alera and put a temporary bandage on just to cover up the open wound.

Before this happened, today, Joseph and I supposed to locate an injured limping puppy and bring him to vet for treatment. Three of us, Khairul, Jospeh and I were feeding him yesterday around 11:30 pm and due to our condition, we didn't bring him back. But Joseph is very certain he won't run away as he sleeps there most of the time, very nearby Joseph's house. He is a 8 months old puppy and Joseph happened to noticed he was limping yesterday. Fortunately Joseph managed to grab him and brought him back to his home and gave him a good bath before head out to the vet this morning. So Alera was in the carrier behind the car and the puppy was at the front seat with Joseph. Video of the puppy will coming up soon after this.

Back to Alera, seems like I am going back to the busy routine again, which is vet visit daily. That really doesn't bother me, but I just feel sad that accident happened in split second and at time like this. You know, I just, I mean my vet and I just couldn't figured out what is inside Alera's mind that made him chewed up himself this time. He said mostly likely and psychological effect and will look deep into this matter.

I would like to thank all who has involved in spending the valuable time by 'baby-sitting' Alera while everytime I am away through my ustream live broadcast. Deeply appreciated. You know who you are.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 15

From today onwards, Alera does not need to go to the vet everyday instead once every two days. The doc wants to leave the bandage on for a little bit longer. The wound has became redder and new tissues has also developed. Tummy wound also getting smaller too.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 14

Day 14
Another busy day at the vet clinic today. Alera is healing great. He also urinated before went to the vet this evening. Urine was not cloudy too. I took off his cone at the vet just now and he was very well behaved. Not struggling at all. Just look at his sweet little face, isn't he a cute little fellow.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 13

Sunday today and Alera still going to the vet. Cleaning and dressing as usual. The doc might test out some behavior hormone treatment on Alera as you can hear it in the video. Seriously I do not know what is that means but I will find out. Alera is on his way to recovery, that's just great!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 12

The vet clinic was very busy today! I have waited like 1 and a half hour before Alera's turn. While I was there, I have taken some photos of the newly reconstructed kennel area as per request by the doc. There is one room with air-con, the luxury one; and all the kennels are monitor by CCTV, pretty cool. The attached photos is just one of the kennels :)

Let's come back to Alera. Today will be his last day of antibiotic injection as the doc said he might not need it anymore since there is not infection on the wound. The wound healed up very good too!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 11

Alera definitely is getting better each day. A wonderful progress and a very tiring routine as everyday I need to drive! Arrr.... I wish the vet clinic is just beside my house :P
There are new tissues forming up on the wound area around the leg and also the tummy wound is getting smaller and is healing very fast too. Below is just a very short video at the vet.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Drowning Kitty ( Snowy ) Updates 1December2007

Last week went over to Khairul's place and shot a very short video on Snowy. He is getting taller and happier with the gang there. Sorry for the late updates because I am too busy with Alera's biting wound and urinary tract infection. I have brought some wet can food for Khairul's kitties as well. Snowy is very playful and he will not go out far from the house which is a good thing. On day I will go to Khairul's house during day time so I have better videos on him at the compound. Have patience with me :)

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Limping Doggie Surgery Fee Paid

The first $500 USD from PayPal has been cleared in my debit card yesterday. I have paid the balance of the limping doggie surgery charges today. The conversion of $495 USD ( fee $5.00 USD) to Ringgit Malaysian is RM 1639.14. The balance of the surgery is RM 700.

Current balance of Baby Alera fund is RM1017.45 and $995.88 USD in PayPal.
ps : I am still waiting for the Handicapped Pets for their reply on the wheel chair for Alera and will find alternative since I have not hear from them.

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 10

A short update for everyone. Today the doc has applied some cream (Braunovidon Salbe) on the wound instead of antiseptic spray to prevent the fresh tissues from sticking to the bandage. The wound seems to be healing very good :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 9

There was a lot of blood supply in the wound area and fresh tissues were forming up. Good sign! Usual treatment was given except this time when cleaning the wound, the vet used ordinary antiseptic solution instead of H2O2. I hope I am correct in this, as H2O2 will make Alera feel painful. There was no smell or pus at the wound area either and that's really make all of us relieve. He urinated before going to the vet this afternoon and the urine was light yellowish and kind of transparent too :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 8

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Today the doc sedated Alera for extensive cleaning on the wound area. Dead skin and scab were removed. The cleaning took not more than half an hour but the sedation last for like 1 hour plus. I waited there for Alera until he regained full consciousness before we went home.

This time pain killer was given instead of just antibiotic. Alera was very hungry when we came back from the vet and he has eaten almost a can of tuna with the cranberry relief.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Limping Doggie Going Home Again.

Joseph and I went to the vet to fetch Lucky this evening. When I checked back the last video on Lucky, I have mentioned him as Jacky in the video, LOL, please forgive my typo error. I did that a lot lately, I think I need glasses.

Anyway, back to Lucky, the plate/pin has been removed but unfortunately he is not using his leg at all. You can see that on the video below. I am sad looking at him as you know, my main intention is to make him complete again. I guess I just need to accept he is not going back to norm again. From the chat I had with some friends on my ustream chat room, some had recommended massage and acupuncture. Unfortunately my vet doesn't provide such services. I already told Chong Kooi, the adopter to try loosen the joint slowly and gently by massaging it daily whenever he is free. I certainly hope he will do that as they might help in a way.

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Alera's Wound Treatment Day 7

Day 7

Wasn't feeling very well last night, I meant myself. So I postponed the appointment to afternoon 2:30pm since I woke up late. Same treatment was given and the tummy wound scab has came off. There were some fat tissues in the wound and fortunately is not pus.

Tomorrow Alera will be sedated for extensive cleaning at the leg wound as there was some pus under the scab and the scab need to be removed to prevent problems. That's what the vet said.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 6

The paws of the injured leg has swollen due to the bandage tightness. The scab wound at the tummy also getting harder and there was inflammation going on at the area too. Today happened to be Sunday and the vet suppose to close, but since Dr Teoh is a nice person, he has called me to come over. The usual treatment was given to baby Alera.

After we reached home, Alera slept many hours in his cage, he didn't look too happy today, moody. I did cheer him up a bit by giving him extra tuna and has let him out mixing with Mimi and Ah Black after the heavy meal. He just watched them playing but didn't join in. That's sad. I have transfered $500 USD from PayPal (Alera Fund) to my debit card yesterday and will do the math once the fund reached my card. Will settle the balance of limping doggie surgery fee very soon.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Alera's Wound Treatment Day 5

Day 5
Today, the doc cut off a bit of the dead skin and also examined the tummy scab wound. The tummy scab wound has became harder and sticked together with the under layer skin. I tried to clean and remove it bit by bit while at home. The vet also mentioned that he will try to remove all the dead skin around the leg and tummy area in few days time. By that time, Alera need to be sedated. It going to take a little longer than we thought for Alera to completely healed up. Anyway, the doc is confident enough Alera will be just fine.

Besides the wound, the doc also had pressed out some urine from Alera since he hasn't been urinating yesterday. There were still some blood cells under microscope and I was told to make sure Alera urinates everyday or constantly help him to do so by pressing gently at the lower tummy to prevent bladder extension.

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