Tuesday, February 23, 2010

tired of this piece of string

I knew when the Resident Kitteh did not get up for breakfast yesterday that something was off. And today, except for a short trip from the armchair to the bed, she hasn't gotten up at all. Unless she has a remarkable recovery overnight, I am calling the vet in the morning.

She doesn't appear to be limping or to be particularly tender anywhere, although I admit I am only palpating her very gingerly.

She used her litter box once yesterday, but not at all today. She's always been a cat who drinks a fair bit of water but she refused to drink any when I brought some to her, although she did lick some off my fingers. I could hear her stomach grumbling when I was lying next to her, so I brought her a few shreds of cheese which she ate eagerly, but still refused water.

By the end of the day I thought I would try to tempt her with some skim milk, realizing full well that it would probably make her barf. She did not stop drinking for 5 minutes and then she ate a handful of her treats, but puked up the whole works an hour later.

Her skin still feel firm and hydrated but I am getting concerned. And it seems to me that her haunches are a little sunken.

She's still purring though, poor thing.

Do you have any advice?


umbrellalady said...

Best get the RK off to the vet. Cats are pretty predictable and RK definitely sounds off. Many soft hugs for her.

Jas B said...

Take her to the Vet, Barb. I hope she is her healthy and hearty self again soon!

LesleyG said...

Yep, to the vet it is. I worked in a vet clinic for 5 years and one thing I remember is that cats are so very good at masking things, and when they finally show up there's a chance it could be serious. Here's hoping she gets better very soon!

Allison said...

I have to agree with everyone here, I would take her to the vet as well. I really only have experience with dogs, but like cats, like are very predictable and anything out of the ordinary usually means something is up. I hope the vet will be able to provide some answers.

I hope she gets better soon!!

Ponita in Real Life said...

As a human nurse and a former vet's assistant, and lifelong cat owner... to the vet with her! Better safe than sorry.

Hope she's okay!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Get that kitty better! STAT!

John Mutford said...

I hope everything's okay and that it's just a temporary thing.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for your concern and your kind words. It really meant so much to me and the whole family.

Good news! The vet visit fixed things up. Details to come shortly.

Wandering Coyote said...

God, where was I yesterday? Sorry I missed this, but was glad to read that there was a good outcome.

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