Odyssey's not feeling very well and needs your purrs.
Saturday we noticed she was running hot and she seemed much less active. We kept watching and noticed she wasn't eating and had diarrhea. We were able to get her to eat a little baby food. Last night we took her temp and it was 105.1°F (40.6°C). On Tuesday when she was spayed, she weighed 3lbs (1.36 kg), but now she's down to 2lbs 13.5oz (1.29 kg).
After consulting with some cat rescue folks we decided to try to administer sub-q fluids and amoxicillin. In the last 9 months of Max's life we had gotten rather adept at "juicing" Max, as we called it then. It has been quite a few years, but we figured it would all come back to us.
Well, Max was a giant compared to this little girl. So that little needle when held next to Odyssey sure looked like a massive needle. I couldn't hold her still and with her wiggling and screeching and that needle sticking in her - yea, you get the idea - not something I want to be in the same room with. After many failed attempts, we called for help - and Sue came right over even though it was nearly midnight. (Thank you Sue!!!)
Not much change this morning, still no interest in food and just wants to sleep. We took her temp again and it was 105.4°F (40.8°C) - it's going in the wrong direction. She expressed interest in Laura's breakfast, so she got a little bacon and eggs. She enthusiastically snarfed that down, lets hope it stays down.
She's super cuddly and really loves sleeping on one of our laps. And her purr motor seems to be working just fine as she purrs and purrs.
Please pray, purr, or whatever you do, for Odyssey's well-being. We are all worried about her.
Sounds like you need to go to a vet - could be an infection for the spay - any emergency vets open today? Will be purring for her.ReplyDelete
poor baby....keep a close eye on her (though a good sign that she is interested in food)ReplyDelete
Prayers for her and you! Keep us updated! Purrs!!ReplyDelete
We are all sending tons of purrs and prayers to dear Odyssey. We agree with the vet visit quick like.ReplyDelete
Mega purrs for Odyssey we hope a vet check is planned for Monday.ReplyDelete
Poor baby girl, we're purring and purraying for her. It's not Calici, is it? Maybe a vet check tomorrow would be in order. :-/ReplyDelete
Let us know how she's doing, please!
She's in my thoughts and prayers,. It's awful watching a cat suffer when you aren't sure of the cause. I agree with Fuzzy Tales. DebReplyDelete
Sending GLOW to help heal this little lady. Agree with others on a vet check, clearly something is up, and such a fever in a small girl like that is not good at all. Meanwhile, fluids cannot hurt. Hoping she is on the mend in no time!ReplyDelete
Prayers and Purrs and healing thoughts for the dear little girl. I so hope that with antibiotics and fluids that she will recover quickly.ReplyDelete
Thank you for being such a wonderful cat-caring person!
Praying---my 12 paws are purring.ReplyDelete
I was going to say the same thing as Cheri. I would definitely take her to the vetReplyDelete
for wee kittens I've found using a syringe instead of a bag and line can be easier to get fluids into said kitten.. and when they inevitably wiggle away from you, the fluids don't leak out all over the place - well unless you keep pushing the plunger..ReplyDelete
I am glad I read that Odyssey is better before I read this. whew.ReplyDelete