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08:41 AM - 03/24/2006

The topic: Vet today


Ciara’s appointment is at ten this morning.  I could have taken her in at 4:45 yesterday, but I didn’t want to deal with the traffic of folks driving home from work. 

I sure hope whatever her problem is, it’s easily rectified.  She’s such a cute little girl and I miss seeing her running around the house.  The past week, she’s spent most of her time in the catcam chair.

Thinks some good thoughts for her, please?  Thanks.

UPDATE: 11:09

Well, there was nothing really obviously wrong with her. She does have an ear infection in her right ear, he said on a scale of five, he'd put her's at at two. Panalog for that, once a day for a week. She does have a nasty molar, but he showed me how it didn't bother her when he pushed on it, so whatever the problem, it's not her teeth.

Her rapid eye movement is most likely genetic. He said “hasn’t she always done this?”  I said I kind of thought she did, but now it seems much more pronounced.  She was not dehydrated at all.

I told him about the poop and prednisone and he said I could quit giving it to her.

He took blood and urine for testing.  He doesn’t like the fact that she’s lost a pound since last year.  He’ll call me later with test results.  He didn’t charge for the urine test and according to my invoice, he’s having it sent out for testing instead of doing it in house.  He mentioned that the prednisone can sometimes affect the liver and that can lead to diabetes, but he really doesn’t think that’s the case, he just wants to be 100% sure.

I got home, got the panalog in her ear without any problem and she came over to my desk and started pushing stuff around.  Something she always enjoyed doing is pushing stuff off of my desk onto the floor.  She’ll go from one thing to the next until it’s cleared.  And she looks at me as if to say “aren’t I just the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen in you life?”

She is.

So, I’m kind of wondering, if the tests show nothing concrete, that maybe she’s just been depressed this last week. After all, she spent a great deal of time with Annie the month before she died.  It honestly wouldn’t surprise me.

UPDATE: 3:43

Well, I had a check I had to get out in the mail and wouldn’t you know, the doctor called while I was outside.  But he did leave a message and Ciara’s bloodwork is all within normal range!  Yay!  Her urine does have white blood cells in it, so I’m to keep her on the amoxicillan for ten days.

The thing is, I’ve never had a cat get depressed like this because of a bladder infection.  She just doesn’t want to do anything.  So, at this point, I do think she’s depressed.  We’ll start giving her extra attention and maybe that will bring her out of it.

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08:18 AM - 03/24/2006
We found a dime on our walk this morning

The topic: Stuff Handsome eats


I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I got a picture yesterday of Handsome lapping up some orange juice.  Brian started giving Handsome his own because he would prefer Handsome not drink out of his glass.


Be sure to check out today’s Friday Ark and Sunday's Carnival of the Cats.

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