Because it's not really my blog, you know, but belongs to Zoe...
I figured it would be good to give her loyal minions an update on how she is.
Yesterday, she decided it would be fun to throw up three times in the space of six hours, culminating with a very unhappy meow before she vomited on the doormat during the third time. (We are getting a new doormat.) We called our vet and got the answering machine. We then called the emergency vet. They said to bring her in.
We brought her in.
She got an x-ray done and was examined. Nothing looked like a visible obstruction. We were told that she had illeus because her colon was visibly distorted with gas on the x-ray. They gave her an injection to stop her vomiting and get rid of the gas. They injected fluids under her skin, to keep her hydrated.
They sent her home with instructions to be watched, and if she was doing ok by 3pm today, then she could have a little water. We locked her in our bathroom with her litterbox and a toy and a towel for a blanket/bed. We periodically checked on her. She seemed ok, but very out-of-sorts. She kept biting me for no reason.
Then, this morning, sometime between 3am and 5:30 am, she threw up again. Afterwards, she relieved herself in the litterbox, and had kitty diarrhea (pleasant, I know). We called the emergency vet again, since Monday is the one day that my vet opens late. They said to bring her back in.
And so, eating away at my life's savings, Zoe is now at the veterinary hospital.
She's sick, but they don't know why. It could be something as simple as the fact that we slowly started to change her over to adult food last Wednesday (one third adult::two thirds kitten); it could be an obstruction, meaning she ate a foreign object; it could be something else; it could be something they will never figure out.
She's not in any imminent danger of dying or anything like that. Just unhappy and sick. They're giving her fluids by IV, doing some bloodwork, and going to do a series of ultrasounds, to try and see if the gas in her intestines is blocking their view of a possible obstruction. She'll be there for two to three days, and we get regular updates.
That's about it for now, folks.
I shall go retreat into a corner in front of the computer and try to work, so as to avoid being a nervous cat mommy.
(The title of the post, by the way, is in Japanese and translates to: "My cat is sick.")