Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So my cat just looks like shit.

The verdict is in. For the price of two week's groceries, we are assured that our cat is stubborn. I am giddy. I am so relieved, so grateful.

There is no evidence of liver, kidney or thyroid malfunction. No obvious tumors, no diabetes. No heart trouble. The vet says she's surprised how healthy Roo is, considering how she looks.

She is dehydrated and underweight. (15 lbs down to 7.8) Apparently, she hates her food and simply won't eat it. And because both cats eat from the same bowl, we didn't clue in that she was starving.

I've just got to say, this would never happen to me. (S)

Her muscles have deteriorated to the point that she is working very hard to move around, and that is why she pants so heavily. Poor old girl. We'll stock up on the extra-stinky, extra-gooey canned yuck that she seems to prefer.

Thank you for commiserating with me on this. I really thought we were losing her, and your comments were a really big comfort.

3 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, thank goodness! What a relief. That's fantastic news *s*

Lindsay York Levack said...

Cindy,
Oh, that's great news! I'm so relieved for you and your poor, silly cat.

Sorry I missed you yesterday. My little one turned 4. It was a big deal. I haven't seen my computer since Tuesday morning.

Sending lots of hugs your way.

Cindy said...

Helen,
Yes, we are really glad. I've had her a long time - I feel like we grew up together.
Thankyou!

Lindsay:
Thank you!
How is it even possible for that child to be four? I think you should check your math. (S)