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Registered: 12-12-2002
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 2:07pm

Okay, so far this morning (this all happened between 10am and 11am, it is now 1pm here), in the space of that hour, my son broke his gameboy (was fixable, though it took me a bit of time), the kittens who have started food this week puked all over the bathroom (they are locked in the bathroom until they are all catbox trained, and THANK GOD b/c the bathroom is tile instead of carpet), and the big cat had diareha in the catbox in the laundry room, which obviously isn't big enough for him, so he continued pooping in a trail from the cat box halfway across the laundry room. :(

Did I mention my husband is out of town until Friday? WAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

Okay, so the cats are sick...I get that. Hopefully they are done with their, ummmm...grossness, but probably not. The problem is, I cleaned up the bathroom, and it still stinks. No, not stink...STINKS! It is horrid!!! So what in the heck do I do? I have vinyl tile...the kind they use in commercial buildings. It is that gray "rock" look. Can I clean it with bleach water? Or will that bleach the tile? If I can't what in the heck am I going to do to get the smell to go away? I already mopped, and then doused it in lysol....NO effect!


Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: okmrsmommy
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 2:11pm
Can you set out some baking soda? We had a mouse die in my son's couch (very long story) and it was not found until some time had passed. The smell could have knocked you to the ground. We put out baking soda and lit lots of candles and it worked.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)


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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: okmrsmommy
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 3:02pm
Delurking to come to your rescue, I hope. What you need is an odor neutralizer. If you have it, one of those Oxiclean type cleaners should clean it up nicely. If you don't right now, blot up what you can and douse the area with a half and half mixture of water and white vinegar. The only problem with that is your floor will smell like a salad, but that's better than what it currently smells like. In addition, it *could* just be the change in diet that caused the explosion, but if they don't straighten up in a day or so, you might want to run one of them or a stool sample to the vet to check for parasites. It's very common for young kittens to have them.

Needer, former LVMT