Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kinda Sick

Hi Furry Friends. This is Shilgiah and my mom says I've been "a little bit under the weather". I'm not sure what that means. Anyway, about Tuesday, I started yakking up at night and then during the day while mom was at work. So, every day mom was cleaning up yak ups and worrying about me.

Also, I just didn't feel much like eating or drinking water or chasing Tommy through the house and playing "thundering herd of elephants" at night anymore. So, after not eating for two days on Thursday mid-day mom called Dr. Jeff my v.e.t. and she brought me in to him on Friday. By then I had quit eating entirely and just couldn't get myself to lap up even faucet water that I love.

I think I'll be fine with lots of rest.

So, when I went to see Dr. Jeff he pushed my tummy and looked up my nose and stuck a thermometer up my "Eeeuw"! I had lost a pound since my annual visit a month ago (which is not good) but Dr. Jeff said I didn't have a fever and didn't seem to be constipated. Then, he said it would be wise to get a blood sample and make sure my liver and kidneys and other stuff was o.k. Dr. Jeff said he would call mom back on Saturday morning and let her know the results of the blood test. Dr. Jeff also gave me a shot to help me stop throwing up.

The phone rang at 8:30 on Saturday morning and Dr. Jeff said that my liver and kidneys and other stuff was normal but that (not surprisingly, since I had been yakking up and not eating or drinking) I was dehydrated and that if mom could bring me in they would give me some sub-cutaneous fluid stuff to hydrate me and also another shot of the "anti-throw-up" medicine. So, once again she picked me up and put me in the cage to go "you-know-where"!!

Since yesterday, I think I'm doing a bit better. I'm still having trouble eating much but I've eaten a bit of fancy feast kitten food (mom thought it might be easier on my digestion), I've lapped up two servings of tuna juice, and sipped a little water from my favorite facet this morning. Oh, and on Saturday after I got home she made some turkey bacon, which she almost never makes and I got all interested and munched on a whole half a piece of it! It was very good!!

Mom is still kind of worried and will be talking to Dr. Jeff tomorrow morning. I think I'll be o.k. it's just that I still feel kind of yucky.

If you have any advice to help me help mom feel less anxious please let me know. I really just don't feel very interested in food or water.

9 comments:

A Few Good Cats said...

The only thing we might add is that when Kelly was having trouble keeping down cat food, his v*t recommended Beech-Nut Chicken and Chicken Broth baby food. Kelly loved his Baby Chicken! It's not something that can be full-time meals because it doesn't have all the nutrients cats need, but it is easier to keep down. We're sending tummy-soothing vibes for Shilgiah...

Parker said...

Oh dear, I hope you are feeling better. Maybe is was just a touch of flu or something!

The Monkeys said...

We sure hope you're feeling better and start eating well again soon!

Daisy said...

Oh, Shilgiah, I am sorry you have been feeling poorly. I hope you are back "on top of" the weather soon.

Just try your hardest to eat and drink, okay?

William said...

Hope you're feeling better today, Shilgiah! Maybe you just need breakfast in bed!

Derby said...

Lots of purrs to you that your tummy gets better soonest.

Two Sisters said...

Shilgiah I sure hope you are feeling better very soon!

Christine and FAZ said...

Oh dear we hope you are 100% now. FAZ

Karen Jo said...

I am sorry that you have been sick, Shilgiah. I hope that you are all better now.