|Purred: Wed Apr 11, '12 2:02am PST |
|Hmmm...this is tough for Callie and you. From your description your husband's daughter's room sounds the best option. And maybe a radio in the room playing soft music if you think Callie would like that?
When she is really distressed and wants your company perhaps you could sit on the other side of door and at least let her hear your voice. You don't want to 'tease' her, but sometimes when Abby is upset in one part of our home, hearing a reassuring sentence or two from me working in another part settles her.
And although you can only visit five minutes an hour, perhaps others can also visit five five minutes an hour so she at least has attention and company--your husband obviously, but also any cat-loving friends, relatives, or neighbors you have that might be willing to help.
I have to admit that in this kind of situation I would probably use treats to soothe my kitty too...Not every hourly visit (!), but maybe some of the times when you have to leave her after five minutes and she is really upset. Not the most healthful choice--I am very restrained with treats usually--but for this situation perhaps justified as long as she does not have weight problems.
One other thought: I (Abby's human) was once diagnosed "Hyperthyroid" and it seemed to me the Doctor could not wait to treat when, as you know, the treatments are themselves pretty serious stuff...I held out for multiple thyroid tests over time before I let anyone prescribe me anything and, unexpectedly (to the Doctors) my thyroid stabilized. You should definitely get Callie the best treatment she needs in a timely fashion, but certainly don't rush if you (and your vet) don't judge that you have to...
Sending best thoughts your way -- and purrs from Abby.
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