April 4th 2007 6:09 pm
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I haven't written in a long time and I guess I should update my diary. This may be long, but here it goes. Friday I turned my nose at breakfast and didn't hog the water dish, so Mom went looking for me and found me hiding. She took me to a new vet and he did blood tests, but had to sedate me cuz I wouldn't co-operate.
So Mom went back for the results on Saturday morning and was told I was probably diabetic and had a problem with my liver. She totally lost it, poor Mom. To make things worse I hid all day because my family was having a huge party. She and my human sisters kept finding me and checking on me, and they even took me outside to walk in the grass and smell the flowers that I love to see from the window. They thought they were losing me. I hid one more time and about 7pm they caravaned me to the animal hospital. See...they love me so much they filled two cars full of people. But I understand now, they thought they had to say goodbye to me.
The vet lady came in and said I had a 50/50 chance so Dad took out his credit card and my family left so the treatment and tests could get started on me. Mom called the hospital for an update at midnight. I felt bad and had lost a lot of weight very rapidly. I was lethargic and my calcium count kept going down. I had bloody diarrhea and wouldn't eat. They gave me a puffy paw bandage and my paw was bigger than the other one, but it was feeding liquids into me for nutrition and medicine.
The vet lady called Mom at 6am Sunday to update her. She could hear me meowing and was told I was bathing myself, but still not eating. My family came to visit me that night for almost two hours, and I was so happy, especially when my favorite girl, the young adult, came after work to hold me. I purred for her too. They were told to pick me up in the morning and take me to the vet's office and suggested an ultrasound.
Mom picked me up Monday morning and rushed me to the new vet by 8am. I still had the catheter in so they hooked me up and there we went again with more tests.
Tuesday morning they woke me to do an ultrasound. I didn't have a problem with that but why did they have to shave my belly? They also did more blood work and the only thing the vet suspects is an infection in my pancreas or liver and that all the antibiotics in my body since Friday was healing me. Mom and the vet talked a long time and agreed that I should come home. He said even the most hearty kitty eaters stop eating when they're being treated so he hoped I would come home and eat. That was the plan, for me to eat and not throw up. Mom and the teen came for me after school and I loved the car ride home. I checked every room in the house and turned my nose at my favorite wet food, well, I took four licks, but that was all. They took pictures of me and followed me everywhere. Two hours after my homecoming I decided to eat and I didn't throw up. Yay! Cuz I really don't want to go anywhere anymore. I want to stay home and stay well. I hope I can do that cuz I love my family and they must love me cuz Dad says I'm a $3,000 kitty now.
So I'm eating little at a time like I always do, and keeping it down, and now everyone treats me like a princess, I love it!
Love - Pearl
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