Monday, October 19, 2015
Let me start off by saying that I am okay now.
On Thursday night, the Mom noticed I was having a bit of....(whispers) diarrhea. She thought that was a little odd since I don't have any digestive problems like Carmine does. She said she'd keep an eye on me.
Then Friday, I vomited three times before the Mom went to the heart doctor. The Mom didn't want to leave me alone at home, but she had waited two months to see the heart doctor, so she went to her appointment as planned.
When she came back, she saw I was doing very poorly. She had called the vet while she was out to see what she could do for me over the weekend, and they told her to not let me have any noms for 12 hours. She said she felt bad about that, but I really didn't mind. I was refusing to eat anything anyway, which you all know is very unlike me.
I stayed curled up on the Mom's bed all night. I didn't even come out when it was her dinnertime like I usually do. The Mom tried to give me some slippery elm bark for nausea in a little wet food, but I wouldn't eat it. Then she tried putting it in tuna water, and I wouldn't even touch that! Finally she had to have her friend D syringe me some Pepcid, which I did not appreciate.
The Mom kept poking at me, which was annoying, but she said I looked like I was at death's door. I sure felt like it, too! The Mom said she was afraid to go to sleep.
The next day when the Mom woke up, D told her I was running around demanding food again! I still wasn't 100% on Saturday, but now I am back to normal. The Mom still has no idea why my tummy was so upset, but I sure am glad to be feeling better!
I also have an update about Popsicle for those who aren't on our Facebook page. The Mom went to the shelter again on Saturday to check on Popsicle, and she said she held him for almost another hour. She says Popsicle wasn't as curious this time around - he seemed pretty sleepy. She said that the vet tech told her Popsicle has been eating prescription a/d food (a high-calorie food) and that it felt like he might have put on a few ounces.
Please continue to purr and pray for our little friend. We appreciate it very much!