Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sick kitty

My kitty, Bailey, is sick. :(

She has been acting very strangely the last three days. Not eating or drinking. Throwing up small amounts of liquid. Hiding behind the couch. She always sleeps on our bed but the last three nights she has been missing - doesn't seem to want to climb up the stairs.

I took her to the vet today and she says she thinks it could be her kidneys failing! So she took some blood tests and tried to get a urine sample but her bladder was empty (bad news) and gave her an injection of fluids and some anti-nausea medicine. And gave me some pills to give her for the nausea. I get the test results tomorrow. She is 11 years old and considered an older cat and the vet says this sometimes happens. I figure if it's kidney failure that there is not much they can do, but I hope it's something else that they can maybe fix or give her a pill for. But I'm preparing myself for the worst.

UPDATE: Bailey is going to be fine. The blood test results were good. Kidneys are fine. She went 5 days without eating. I finally coaxed her to eat a half of a Greenie snack on Thursday and Friday. But then on Saturday she ate a tiny bit of tuna. And everyday she eats more and more. Today it's been about 10 days and she is almost eating normally. The vet thinks it was some kind of virus or bacteria. Kinda like a kitty version of the flu. She's sleeping (and purring) on our bed again at night. Only problem now is to wean her off the tuna and back onto her regular cat food. She doesn't want to touch to cat food. Spoiled kitty.


MJFredrick said...

HUGS! I took my tabby to the vet today, too. She has mouth ulcers, looks like. Good luck!

Kristie (J) said...

(((((Hugs))))) I hope it turns out that Bailey is alright!! I'd be lost without my little angel cat so I can imagine how tough what you're going through is

Marg said...

Hope that Bailey is okay and that is something that can be dealt with.

sybil said...

oh hon, sorry to hear about your kitty... I just emailed you. email back whenev is good for you

no worries

hope she is better soon

CindyS said...

Oh no, I hope they can help her! I was thinking maybe gigantic hair ball but the hiding is not good.

All the same, I have Emma after the 'not gonna make it' stage and she is now one fatty patty.


ReneeW said...

Thanks, everyone. Bailey is fine now but it was pretty bad for a while. She didn't eat or drink for 5 or 6 days. But she's slowly getting her appetite back. Still don't know what was wrong with her. Some kind of virus or something. She's very skinny.

CindyS said...

YAY!!! I was so worried!! Amber our blind cat is super thin and I've decided I will cook her a chicken breast every day - she will eat small amounts of human food but only lick at cat food.

So glad Bailey is feeling better!


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