First, I would like to thank all of you who responded to my first diary about my internet friend's sick kitty. I appreciate it very much. My friend obviously noted the concern about the kitty being left alone expressed in comments on her blog because she added something to that post eventually:
OF COURSE SOMEONE WILL FEED ME AND CHECK TO SEE THAT I AM ALRIGHT, AND I ALREADY HAD A SHOT AND SOME ANTI NAUSEA MEDICINE.Caps in original. :-)
There have been two more blog posts since then with further information (see below).
This was posted on 29 November:
Kitties, I am home. I drank and drank when I got home and had some wet food to eat. I let mom hold me a little while and she heard my snuffle and stuffy nose. :-( While I was gone I got a shot for my allergies. Not sure what else as there was no charge except for my urinalysis which was clear.The "brother" mentioned is one of my friend's sons.
They still maintain that this is largely allergies, mom does not. Yes, I have them but the shot would have taken care of that. Mom called the Vet again and there was a voice mail for mom while her phone crashed to the floor and broke apart. Essentially that if it is a rhino virus (sp) it will have to work its way thru. You can't give antibiotics for a cold.
A person commented on my last blog and said "why is it better to go to the Vet hospital if there is no one there to take care of you? Can't your mom take care of you till they return to work"
This is a question that needs and deserves an answer, so here goes. Mom was afraid for me and had tears when she was advised to leave me there again. I had been lethargic, sleeping in one place for hours at a time, eating little, drinking too little, sneezing and made odd little jerking movements under the skin plus I was incessantly licking my lips. I did not play and I did not sleep with mom nor did I bring toys in to her..just once and only one. That's why mom took me back to my Dr. The long and the short of it? She was afraid. As for waiting several days here at the house, I needed to be seen and assessed then, not days later. I got a shot, something for nausea and assessed that moment half an hour before they closed for the Holiday. There were people there at given times to keep watch on all of the woofies and kitties there in the hospital, medicate and talk to the Dr. None of us did without anything except our dear families.
I am in on favorite brother's bed after I drank and drank. Had that bite to eat and now, I am curled on the bed's soft blanket.
I know mom will do all she can to help me and make me comfy. She loves me so.
Mom also has my fave brother here while he recuperates and we are ALL so grateful for each warm and loving well wishes for him and for me, and for my mom as well. You are the beauty of the blogging community and the reason we are all truly a family.
The following was posted on 30 November:
Kitties, I am home still. Mommy was heartened that I got into bed and slept up against her pajamaed tummy. I stayed till she had to answer the alarm and get up for Brovver at 0130. When she got back I had gone elsewhere but eventually I came back to her.As you can see, there is major disagreement about whether this is an allergy problem or a cold. I don't expect anyone here to resolve that issue (constructive comments are welcome, nonetheless), but am posting this as an informational progress report.
I am sneezy, one eye running and my nose is running like a wee faucet. That's why I am licking my lips, mom thinks. My nose is congested. Mom took your advice and went out and bought a humidifier. Instead of my thick comfy bed I am in my PTU presently but both bed and PTU are in this computer room so mommy has it running in here.
She called the Vet and drilled and grilled him. He swears on his Terrier's head that this is all allergy! I know my mom thinks a cat cold. Mom told him what she'd read about colds and cat herpes too and he again swore that I had neither. Mom says a cold...he says allergies in the worst way. But if I am not better, back I go after a few days. If I am holding my own..brovver has a very important appt. Monday to keep with his surgeon. If need be I will go in Monday later but mom somehow thinks now that I am home and have her to bury into, I will get better. I DID eat supper, a decent one too, and I drank pretty often.
This morning, I came in all wheezy and snuffly but I did a good job on my stinky goodness and I was having a fresh drink of water right after mom laid it down while still in the bathroom. (I have two watering holes).
I had lunch too, Kitties! Pretty decent amount. I made one pee over night..a big one, and one poo. Whew.
So, now I wait with my humidifier and hope I eat and drink and cod knows I am resting!!! I had my tail up once. The rest of the time it's down but mom said she saw it sailing proudly once...cutting the air as I made it into the living room.