It started a few days ago when I woke up and noticed he hadn't eaten any food overnight. He normally eats the most while I'm sleeping. After I got home from work that day, he still hadn't eaten anything. Now both my babies are thirteen and both are on the same special diet that helps them pee so they don't get the bladder infections they are prone to.
The problem though, is yes they pee good, but then there's no water left in their bodies to help them poop. So they are both constipated from the diet. It got to the point where Sam was so weak and listless and just pathetic that I left work early to take him to the vet. They did bloodwork and it shows he has an infection somewhere and he also has a fever. Since he is overweight at 22lbs, he is prone to diabetes etc, but only his white blood count was up so he was given nausea medicine and a shot of antibiotic, that lasts fourteen days. It's the same shot they gave Checkers a month ago when she had her bladder infection.
The next day, Sam still had not eaten, by now this is day four and I'm freaked. I go back to the vet and they give him an appetite stimulant and tell me to force feed him by syringe. Deja vu, this was exactly what I had to do with Checkers thirteen years ago when I first brought her home and was so sick. Sam hates me at the moment, but if doesn't start eating he could get something called fatty liver and it's fatal in cats.
So yeah, I've tried all different kinds of cat food, got him to lick some canned food, but not much at all. So far, he's been syringe fed every two hours with watered down prescription food and then I follow that with plain water. He's also gotten medicine to help him poop. Since he's not vomiting, the vet and I are hoping he's just very constipated with an infection and hopefully will clear itself up soon.
If not, back to the vet he goes.
Since my new Honda has finally arrived to the dealer (!), I can't afford to keep having vet bills. This episode so far has been $300.
Yup, my new Honda has arrived and I will be picking it up in a few days. I've got my Chanel Malice waiting!!
Now, let's see what's on my nails for today. I was in the mood for a straight red, but Pandore ended up leaning berry. Still gorgeous, but not what I was in the mood for.
Next I simply wanted to do a glitter gradient as I was headed back to the vet and in a hurry. It's not quite gradient enough.
Please send Sam good thoughts that he will get better soon!
Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?