The Life & Love of Mrs. Ivee Puss
November 23rd 2007 10:31 am
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What a way to start a Catster page! I've slowly, but surely have been adding the new pages for my "pride" & started working on Ivee's last night. When I uploaded it, I was in the throes of worry as she had to be rushed to the vet. Seems she's just not feeling up to snuff & really had me worried as she displayed the same symptoms my dearly departed Manny had shown before he succumbed to his fate & had to be sped to the angels as his chance for recovery was nil. He had developed an intestinal blockage, which may have been a crazy massive hairball or something worse, but as he was too ill to have an operation, we'll never know. As he was being worked up in the hospital, they'd taken a series of x-rays & found tumors on both kidneys so he had to be freed from his sick body, so when Ivee stopped meowing her ducky-quacky meows & started retching & showing no interest in anything other than sleeping, I came face to face with that fear I felt when I'd first been told Manny had a blockage. I rushed her to the vet at 9:30 & after he poked & prodded & delighted (sarcastically said) her by taking her temperature, he assured me that he felt no blockage & aside from her heart rate being up (which could be nothing more than showing that she's awful nervous when taken out of the home) & the fact that she had lost 2 pounds since her last visit, which was last year, he hadn't a clue what could be making her feel ill. I told him not to dillydally & get some blood & if needed, an xray to help figure what's cooking. He assured me that an xray wasn't needed as he hadn't felt any anomaly, but told me that he'd only be able to get blood test results by Monday, being a "holiday weekend" & all. He'd said that she may just have a bladder or urinary tract infection, but with no raised temp he didn't feel she was dealing with another sort of infection & wanted to wait it out before prescribing antibiotics. So, perhaps she did have a furball blockage that I helped dislodge by forcing mineral oil & water down her sweet mouth, but I am desperately worried for her. So all you fine folks who come across this, please send our Mama Ivee some prayers, good vibes & purrs to get well soon. I'll know everything is A-OK as soon as she can enjoy the turkey she loves so much & answers my inquiry with her chirpy, quacky sounding meow, as it's awful raspy & hard to get any reply at all & she's of the sort who always must have the last meow. Thanks for your time & if you & your kitties need some prayers, good vibes & purrs sent your way, just let me, Ivee, Edgrrr or WooWoo know & we'll gladly oblige! >^._.^< -quack!
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Ivee/Mama RIP July 1995-Decemb