Up with the sick cat

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 1:00 AM | comments: 1

I tried to go to bed almost two hours ago, but Luna has been throwing up quite a bit.

There are two problems when she gets one of these bad episodes. The first is that she gets really needy. She absolutely won't leave me alone. She walks all over me, fidgets, won't lay down... it's bad.

Then there's the smacking noise. She'll do it for minutes at a time, and it's so maddening that you have to remind yourself it's not her fault. In long drawn out episodes like this one, she also does a little sad crying before she finally vomits.

This is the first time in at least two months that she's been like this. She's had very brief episodes about a week or so apart, where she throws up and then like a switch she's back to her normal self. That's why it's so discouraging, because it seemed like the meds were having a pretty dramatic effect.

When I get back from vacation she's going back to the vet for updated blood work and to have a cardiologist look at her heart. That should give us a better overall picture of her health beyond the hyperthyroidism.

Now, another try for bed...


Comments

catherine, December 6, 2006, 5:42 PM #

Aw I feel so bad for miss Luna. I have no doubt she's in a great deal of pain when she's sick, and she's bothering you because she wants you to help her and you cannot. That is very frustrating. I hope we can help her when we get her ultrasound.


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