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Saving Alistair: How Lyn Thomson Helped Stop IBD 11,000 Miles Away
紐西蘭獸醫vs英國IBD貓

Last Updated on Saturday, March 05, 2016 08:51 PM
Published on Saturday, July 20, 2013 01:31 PM
Written by Penny Brown
 
最近更新:2016年3月5日
原始刊出日:2013年7月20日
作者:潘妮.布朗 (Penny Brown)
 
原文出處連結:
http://feline-nutrition.org/features/saving-alistair-how-lyn-thomson-helped-stop-ibd-11000-miles-away

 

Late in 2011 a handsome tabby and white cat, about nine years old, was taken to a vet's in the north of England as a stray. Unclaimed despite his huge, luminous eyes and charming manners, he was named Alistair and admitted to Freshfields Animal Rescue. He was in good condition except for a bit of diarrhoea, no doubt the result of scavenging for food.
 
二零一一年底,一隻大約九歲的白底虎斑帥貓被帶去獸醫院,因為他看起來像是無主的浪貓。雖然他有著烔烔有神的大眼睛和迷人的風範,但並沒有人前來認領他,於是他被命名阿里斯德,並且被送到我工作的動物收容所。阿里斯德狀況良好,除了有點腹瀉,毫無疑問的是翻垃圾找食物吃的結果。
 
The diarrhoea, though, did not clear up. If anything, it got steadily worse. Vets tried everything from faecal samples to antibiotics and steroids, all to no effect. Since there were no positive results from tests done, his problem was labelled idiopathic IBS and a series of veterinary diets were recommended. But, still there was no improvement. At the end of 2012 he was pronounced incurable. Even worse, he just sat in his pen all day and showed little interest in life. His only pastime was visiting his litter tray. A lot.
 
但是腹瀉的情況並沒有好轉,反而是穩定的越來越糟。獸醫試過所有的方法,從糞檢到抗生素到類固醇,全都徒勞無功。因為檢查不出個所以然,所以他被歸類為自發性的炎症性腸病,然後開始吃處方食品,但是情況依然沒有獲得任何改善。二零一二年年底,他被宣告無藥可治。更糟的是他每天坐在貓欄中,對貓生不感興趣。唯一的消遣是光顧他的貓砂盆。
 
I was one of the cattery staff who made sure he got the latest designated food. Not having a litter tray, one of my pastimes, perhaps even a minor addiction, is the Internet. At its best it is a glorious pick and mix self-service cornucopia of free expertise, and it could reasonably be argued that Alistair's journey towards healing started when a friend invited me to join her on Twitter. She never tweeted again, but the incomparable Sockington became the source of many hours' entertainment. When Sockington's household was joined by Sockelganger, a kitten rescued by Robin Olson, Robin's Covered in Cat Hair blog became compulsive reading, chronicling experiences of animal rescue that both paralleled and contrasted with my own world. An enthusiastic proponent of raw food for cats, her article "What Bob Dole Taught Me About Raw Food" introduced the Feline Nutrition website; fascinated by the concept, I unknowingly sealed Alistair's fate by bookmarking it.
 
我是負責打點他的食物的工作人員之一。我不用貓砂盆,所以光顧貓砂盆不是我的消遣娛樂。我的興趣是上網,而且好像有一點上癮。網路世界就像是一個聚寶盆,有著豐富的免費專業意見。阿里斯德的復元之旅,開始於一個邀請我加入推持的朋友。雖然這個朋友沒有再推特我,但是我開始大量的閱讀貓咪沙金敦的貼文。當羅比.奧森救援的貓加入沙金敦的家庭時,羅比的部落格變成我的網路必讀,她對動物救援的長期記錄,有些經驗和我相似,有些則完全不同。羅比是一個餵貓吃生肉的熱心擁護者,她的文章介紹了「貓科營養」這個網站;我被生食的概念所吸引,雖然當時我還沒有恴識到生食即將改變阿里斯德的命運。
 
By January 2013, Alistair's prospects were bleak. After many attempts, the vets had given up. Searching desperately for answers, but barely knowing the questions, I rediscovered Dr Lyn Thomson's article on "Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Nature and Treatment" at Feline Nutrition. The idea that constant diarrhoea erodes the lining of the gut, making normal function impossible, was a light bulb moment. The cattery staff agreed to try the repair method outlined by Lyn as a last-ditch effort in the hope that it might help to some extent. We were wrong. It saved Alistair's life.
 
二零一三年一月,阿里斯德的狀況只能用前途黯淡來形容。經過許多的嘗試之後,獸醫放棄他了。我想破頭試圖找出答案,但卻不知道問題何在。我重讀獸醫琳.湯姆森發表在「貓科營養」的文章,「貓的炎症性腸病(IBD):疾病本質以及治療方式」。長期腹瀉侵蝕腸壁使其失去正常功能的概念,像黑暗中的一盞明燈。收容所員工同意試試文章中所提到的腸壁修復餐,反正也無計可施了,或許獸醫琳.湯姆森的方法可以給阿里斯德一些幫助。但是我們錯了。因為阿里斯德獲得的不僅只是一點幫助而已,根本是絕地逢生。
 
Over the next weeks, many nauseating hours were spent in butchers' shops and in the kitchen, simmering bones and disembowelling poultry following Lyn's recommendations. The commitment of the all-vegetarian cattery staff was tested to the limit both by the concoctions stored in the freezer and by the ever-increasing list of instructions on Alistair's pen. Although it started with a simple injunction: "ABSOLUTELY NO BISCUITS!" Alistair's mealtimes became culinary challenges. Thawing broths, choosing a variety of poultry, mixing in probiotics and sprinkling digestive enzymes. We knew from the well-thumbed printout of the IBD article that we were at the start of a long process.
 
在接下來的幾週我們花了許多時間在肉舖以及廚房打轉,忍受難聞的肉味,依照獸醫琳.湯姆森教的方法熬骨頭湯,除去家禽內臟,把煮出來的食物冷凍保存,這對吃素的收容所員工來說是一個很大的考驗。而照顧阿里斯德的清單上所列的注意事項越來越長,雖然清單上的第一行僅僅只是單純的註明「絕對不可餵乾乾」!阿里斯德的用餐時間簡直是廚藝大挑戰。解凍肉湯、選用不同的家禽、拌入益生菌以及灑上消化酵素。我們把那篇IBD的文章列印出來,紙張佈滿閱讀的痕跡,我們知道這只是一個長途旅程的起點而已。
 
In fact, Alistair's behaviour started to change within a fortnight, pointing to improvements in his digestive system. The gassiness subsided and he became livelier and more outgoing. He started to use his tray only once a day rather than the usual six or more times. In time, one of our concerns was where the food was going, since his excellent appetite seemed to produce very little in the way of results. By March, there was a major triumph. He was producing very tiny, but well-formed stools. We were overjoyed. It was clear that the IBD treatment outlined by Lyn had allowed Alistair's colon to repair sufficiently to produce solids. Alistair was too busy playing and socialising to pay much attention.
 
事實上阿里斯德的行為在兩週內就開始出現改變,顯示他的消化系統已經有所改善。脹氣消失了,他越來越活潑外向。每天他只去砂盆一次,不像以前一天要去六次。那時我們的疑惑是:食物跑哪兒去了?因為他的胃口極好,但大便卻很少。三月到了,我們獲得一個大大的勝利。他拉出很少量但是有成形的大便。我們簡直是欣喜若狂。顯然獸醫琳的腸壁修復餐真的修復了阿里斯德的腸壁,讓他拉出成形的大便。但是阿里斯德忙著玩耍串門子,根本沒空注意到自己大便的改變。
 
Taking a deep breath, we decided to start the second stage and transition Alistair to a raw diet. This seemed like a huge step, particularly since raw food is still almost unknown in the UK. The Feline Nutrition site provided the information to help us check credentials, and we were able to find - on the Internet, of course - a complete, balanced, well-produced frozen raw cat food. The prospect of transitioning, though, was worrying. How long would it take? Would Alistair be willing to make such a big change? Above all, would it set back the progress so far?
 
我們鼓起勇氣,決定開始第二個階段,開始餵阿里斯德吃生肉餐。這看起來似乎是一大步,尤其在英國幾乎沒有人在餵生肉。「貓科營養」的網站提供的訊息,幫助我們求證資料來源,我們得以找到生肉,當然是在網路上找到,而且是營養完整均衡,製作過程可以信任的冷凍生肉餐。但是一想到轉食,我們不禁開始憂心忡忡。要花多少時間轉換食物呢?阿里斯德願意接受如此巨大的改變嗎?更重要的是,努力獲得的改善,會不會在改吃生肉後而前功盡棄呢?
 
For his first "new" meal, Alistair was given a choice between freshly roasted chicken and raw food. He wolfed down the raw and left the chicken. Transition completed! An even more dramatic and seemingly miraculous development, though, happened within a couple of days. His stools became absolutely normal. No gradual change, no setbacks. After at least a year of continuous diarrhoea and three months of gut-repair diet, Alistair, amazingly, became normal overnight. He loves his new food and continues to eat every flavour enthusiastically.
 
阿里斯德貓生的第一餐新食物,我們給他兩個選擇,新鮮的烤雞和生食。他大口吃下生肉,沒有碰烤雞。轉食成功!在接下來的幾天,發生了更戲劇化,甚至如奇蹟一般的改變。他的大便完完全全的正常。不是逐步的改變,沒有退步。在經過持續一年的腹瀉,以及三個月的腸壁修復餐之後,阿里斯德一夕之間脫胎換骨,變成一隻健康的正常貓。他好愛新食物,每一種口味都開心的吃下去。

 
Three weeks ago another seemingly impossible thing happened. Alistair found his forever home. The adopters agreed to continue with the raw diet and have reported that, even with the change in circumstances, he is completely solid and insanely happy, following them around purring, demanding, and getting, huge amounts of attention and play. His new feline housemate also approves of him.
 
三個禮拜前,一件更不可思議的事情發生了。阿里斯德找到一個永遠的家。收養他的人願意繼續餵他吃生肉,而且回報說雖然居住環境改變了,但是阿里斯德很結實,無限開心,整天跟在新主人腳邊討摸討抱以及玩耍。他的新貓同伴也接受了他。
 
This happy ending was only possible because of the generosity of people who freely share their expertise. A specialist vet in New Zealand joined a multidisciplinary team of nutrition specialists in the USA, all at Feline Nutrition. Because of their contributions on the Internet, they were able to save a cat in a rescue in England. On behalf of Alistair, and all his friends and admirers, heartfelt thanks to you all!
 
網路上大家無私的經驗與專業知識分享,讓這個快樂的結局得以產生。一個住在紐西蘭的專業獸醫,加入一個位在美國的「貓科營養」專業小組,成員各有專精。他們在網路世界提供的無私貢獻,救了一隻住在英國的貓。僅代表阿里斯德,以及他所有的朋友和愛慕者,向「貓科營養」的你們致上最深的感謝之意!
 
Penny Brown, who describes herself as a lifetime cat slave, works in the cattery at Freshfields Animal Rescue, an independent no-kill animal shelter in Liverpool, UK.


本文作者潘妮.布朗形容自己是終生貓奴,就職於英國利物浦一個零安樂的動物收容所。
 


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