Saturday, March 08, 2008

March Sucks

So far it hasn't been very good. Thank you for all the kind words on my bunny Buttercup this week, they meant a lot. Losing him was sad, but expected and I am OK with it.
I had planned to post some WIPs and FOs today, but I can't manage happy just now. There is no happy in my world today. This sky is about as bleak as I am today. I probably won't blog for a while, until I have some news.
My dear Reggae cat hadn't been feeling well this week. I attributed it to a hairball he couldn't eliminate, as he was showing the classic signs, (you cat people know, I won't detail) so I treated him with the medicine, and hoped he'd get it up. His appetite decreased since Tuesday night and by Thursday had diminished: yesterday, he ate nothing, but still threw up liquid and bile, was lethargic and just not himself. I (2nd time this week for pet advice--glad she's a vet tech) called my sister-in-law last night, and she said to call first thing to see if Dr. Hudson wanted to see him. Possibly he swallowed something? I was hoping, that or a hairball. They can do surgery for that. I called and was told so bring him in , so I had to give him the sedative so he'd be semi-capable of being examined without going wild. Reggae has a temper around strangers, to say the least. The car ride to the vet was quiet, and that's not Reggae, even with a sedative.
Blood was drawn, results inconclusive but did show some anemia. X-rays were taken, didn't show if there was a blockage but for some blurring, but an ultrasound could better tell. He was a little dehydrated, and his gums were pale. Concerns are possible kidney, possible pancreatitis. I was advised to take him to the specialty hospital asap so they could start him on fluids and run further tests. My SIL forewarned me, that it being a weekend, I might have to do that, but when Dr. Hudson told me so, reality sank in that I might lose my Reggae. I am not ready for this! So, up we went. I am not giving up hope because I haven't heard anything yet. Leaving him there broke my heart. I asked how they deal with a "mean cat", do they keep them sedated? The vet said no, but they deal with it. He was so stoned on the ace and being sick that he was able to be examined by both vets with only some growling and a little hissing. But he is in the best place for treatment right now. The people there were very nice, and I liked the vet I was assigned.
I am going to focus my energy now on some knitting, and put some hope into each stitch.
Good vibes and prayers are needed, so when you say goodnight tonite, send some light up for Reggae, please?

10 comments:

Miss Me said...

here's hoping that everything turns out just fine... (the boys and mr. me hope so, too)

Donna Lee said...

My heart is sad for you but I'm thinking positive thoughts for Reggae and for you. Hang in there. I hope things get better soon.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Prayers going your way, of course!

jopal said...

Hope everything turn out ok

Anne said...

Oh Nancy :( Cleo and I are praying hard for Reggae and whatever is making him feel badly - I hope everything works out just fine; and you're right, March has certainly sucked for you.

Dianne said...

Poor Reggae, poor you. I hope and pray that the specialists will find something easy-to-fix and that Reggae is back to his normal self in no time. Lots of prayers and healing vibes are on their way to you.

vegasangelbrat said...

Thoughts, prayers, extra meows and even woofs are up for you and Reggae!! Hang in there and knit to your hearts content. Hopefully they'll find out whats wrong soon and fix it! We love ya!!!

chanknits said...

Oh Nancy... Fingers crossed, prayers, good vibes... they're all yours. Keep us posted.

Hopefully, the next post will boast of a healthy, at home Reggae!

Bubblesknits said...

I heard about Reggae from Chan...I'm so sorry to hear he's sick. I'll definitely say a prayer for him. Hugs to both of you.

KSee said...

what a beautiful boy. So glad he is home now with his Mama.