Sorry, a bit of a down note msg
Posted by Sheila in SA on 3/28/2021, 5:56 am
Cleo stopped eating. I took her to the vet on Wednesday, she was on a drip. It was discovered that she had an underlying case of babesiosa (which is a tick borne disease for cats in Africa) She could have had it for years. However her kidneys, thyroid, liver (VERY slightly up) were all good, no FELV. |
She spent two nights at the vet and on Friday vet called me to collect her, told me to still try to get her eating on her own and if nothing else works I may have to face a difficult decision.
Remember this is a cat I know nothing about other than that she is around 14, has been an outside cat, has arthritis, only weights 2 1/2 kgs and is very frail
I have been syringe feeding her for the last two days (water as well as food) this morning she actually walked on her own from her bedroom to the back door. I let her outside into the drying yard where I kept an eye on her for 10/15 mins. Eventually she just came back in and we spent some time with her lying beside me on the couch.
Poor Pixie is feeling a bit left out through all of this, as I have to either put her outside or in her crate.
Anyway I am doing my best for Cleo and I will accept, gladly, any prayers and good thoughts for her coming this way.
Sorry it's so long
Cats are like Potato Chips - you can't have just one