Saturday, November 1, 2008

Eris


As this is a journal of sorts I wanted to share what has been happening this week (also) along with Halloween we have had one very sick kitty!! (yes we still have our cats) On Monday night we decided that one of our cats was just not looking good so I took her into the vet on Tuesday morning to find out that she had "Fatty Liver" disease (which is deadly to cats). Basically what happens is the cat stops eating so the liver will take all the fat from the body and try to digest it. Basically like anorexia for cats...they lose a lot of weight and don't eat because their bodies tell them that they are not hungry. At the same time they aren't eating so their digestive system freezes up so then can't digest anything if they do eat causing the cat to throw up any food that does enter their system. (Sounds like fun right?) SO- our cat was at the vet for two days while they ran fluids into her and tried feeding her. She kept throwing everything up so we finally decided that we were going to bring her home and try ourselves (we figured they weren't doing much that we couldn't do for $150 a day). We brought her home and have been working on her...yes I know I am not a "cat person" but this is just tragic! So, we feed her three times a day with a syringe, at first she wouldn't hold it down BUT we are on the up and up and she has stopped throwing up! Went to the vet today and she has gained weight!! So...it is a day at a time but we are looking better!! Wish us luck with this!

3 comments:

knjfabela said...

Nothing makes you feel like you have more kids, than a sick pet! I hope she continues to feel better.

vickersfam said...

Good luck! I hope this poor kitty feels better soon.

Anne said...

Awww! My snuggle friend! :( I hope she gets better...