I was just looking at her a couple of months back to marvel at the fact that she had managed to grow back all of her grey fur (she had been bald on the grey parts most of her adult life). I was thinking she seemed really small, a bit skinny. I had been doubling her food lately (to her delight) as I have been changing the naked kidz diet (want to get all of them back to raw). Jake and Moshe Moshi seemed to be gaining, but her, not so much. Then on Thursday I noticed she was having some problems taking a tinkle and pooping. I was waiting to take her into her regular Vet appointment, but she started throwing up and was so uncomfortable I took her to the ER. When she went to the ER, I was horrified to find out she was almost back down to her show kitten weight of about four pounds, almost two pounds smaller than her last weigh-in (I’m hoping her regular clinic scale is off). They tried to get a urine sample out of her, but they said her bladder was very small. After some liquid and a few hours they did eventually get a sample. They did not think she had a UTI (which is what I thought) or a blockage, but that she may have some thyroid issues. More tests are needed of course and to her credit she still loves me and is always ready for a cuddle. Some of the lab test have come back shows she had red and white blood cells in her urine, so I am waiting for the culture to come back to verify a UTI, and we will do blood test and X-rays to see if it is something more serious like cancer.
But I am really worried.
2012 has been a shitty year for the naked kidz and their health. I was hoping to have everyone up to date and thoroughly fit and ready for 2013. Moshe Moshi may have to wait a bit for his eye surgery until I get Maus better and fatter. She is my baby girl after all and deserves the best I can give her. The thought that she may be seriously ill has me floored. I am trying not to panic. She is in isolation at the apartment right now and I'll see if she was able to hold her food down and if she went "Potty" for me. I'll let you know as I know how this goes. I really can't lose her now, I just can't.
I need good thoughts from you our friends.