Saturday, May 9, 2009
Blossom is HOME!
First of all thank you to everyone who has been sending purrs!!! I can't appreciate it enough!! It really sucks when one of your furry babies is away from home in hospital sick!!!
Blossom came home late last night. I picked her up from the Pet Emergency around midnight when I got home from work! They pulled her catheter out around midnight so I had to stay up with her until around 1am so I could pull the vet wrap bandage off. Her vitals were good, her liver enzyme was back to normal and she was no longer dehydrated so she was clear to come home!
She's come home with 3 meds, which she is not happy about taking! She hadn't eaten at all in the pet emergency. They weren't happy about releasing her without her eating-but they felt she might not be eating because she was in the hospital. So home she came at 12:30 this morning. She was CRANKY! Growling and wanted nothing to do with anyone!!
The good sign, she slept on her pillow on the bed!!!
I woke up this morning and fed the babies-she still wouldn't eat, and wandered away growling. I had a 5k race to run this morning. It was the Revlon 5K for womens cancer this morning in LA-and I had a commitement to the team I had joined and raised money for. I didn't want to leave her but I was only gone for a few hours.
When I got back, I tried tempting her with more yummy stinky canned food-nothing! It wasn't until I had plopped myself on the couch after taking Kodak for his accupuncture appointment and had become a kitty resting place that I saw Blossom up on the counter eating her dry food!! Three Cheers!!! She's eating!
I just put canned food out as well-she ate some!!!! My little girl is coming back! She's still growling and not her dervishy self yet, but i'll just give it a bit of time!!! When she starts attacking the dog and racing around I'll know she's back!
Final diagnosis-ingestion of spider toxin! My vet says they know little about what spider toxins do to cats...well I think I just found out! I'm almost sure she killed a black widow. They are prevalent here in So Cal-having seen one on my balcony before! There is no way to stop her from killing spiders! But I am going to hunt for a safe effective way to trap them before she can get to them! For both my sanity and my bank account, I don't want to go thru this again! Pet emergency is not cheap!
I now am the proud owner of a $1650.00 spider!!