September 21st 2007 6:09 am
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Hey everyone. The Queen has been having some problems. The last few weeks I've lost two pounds, which really isn't a flattering look for me. I've also stopped grooming myself and I lay around most of the day with my belly half-exposed even though I'm on the floor where passing cats could come up and attack me. (They haven't, but the Lucky of a month ago wouldn't have trusted them not to!) Luckily I was due for a little bloodwork this week and went in to see my vet yesterday. When she walked in she said something like, "Hello little old lady!" and my people could only protest, "She's not old, she is only 4!"
The vet couldn't tell just by examining me what was wrong. My kidneys weren't very palpable so it's possible I could be suffering from renal failure, but my urine was pretty normal and most kitties with renal failure lose weight when they are at a point where they have no appetite- I downed 2/3rds of a can of high-calorie prescription food and only stopped because they took it away not wanting me to get diarrhea from it. Leukemia is a possibility although there were no palpable swollen lymph nodes or chest masses. They took a bunch of blood, gave me some sub-Q fluids just as a little pick-me-up, and will see where we go from here once they get the bloodwork back today.
But the story doesn't end there. Last night they tried to give me my food again but couldn't get me to eat more than a teaspoon, my appetite might not be doing as well as we hoped. And then this morning the scariest thing that ever happened to me took place- I had a seizure! Now my muscles are all shaky and I feel just awful. Only good thing is all the other kitties are being very respectful of me and the humans keep making a fuss, sitting with me and waiting on me hand and foot.
It's very uncertain times for this Queen so I hope everyone sends their good wishes that my name holds strong in this one and it's something I can easily get over. I just want to keep lording over this household and making videos of me getting high on catnip. It's really not a lot for a kitty who was born in a little wooden box in a suburban backyard to ask for- Queenhood and catnip.
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