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!!

15 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We are so very glad that Blossom is home and has started eating again. What an awful experience, though, and we are always staggered at the cost of medical care in the US, be it for people or pets!

It will be a Happy Mother's Day at your home, though, won't it?!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

cwcwccw said...

We are very happy that Blossom is home. $1650 is very expensive.


Joanne, Jane, Jill, johnny, Jay boy, Jasmine & Capu from Singapore

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so glad that Blossom is home and that she has decided to eat. That was one expensive spider! Sorry, we don't have any suggestions about catching spiders, but we hope that you find something that helps keep them away from the kitties. Purrs to all of you, especially Blossom,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

The Island Cats said...

We're so happy to hear Blossom is doing better and finally eating! Yay! We hope you can figure out a way to keep those nasty spiders away from her!

Hansel said...

we're here to send you great purrs and prayers!

Grrreta said...

Yay! We are so glad that Blossom is back home and eating. We hope she feels all better very soon.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we are glad that blossom is back home

Daisy said...

Hooray for Blossom! I am so glad she is home and starting to eat again. That's a wonderful Mother's Day present!

Parker said...

That's the best present a Mommy could get! I'm so glad she is home!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We din't even know dat Blossom was sick! Dis is all mom's fawlt, if she would just spend more time letting us get around to our frends. Well, we hope dat da healing candle we been burning has help her...we'll start purring now!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Holy you know what, we feel so bad that we have been slacking in our visiting and didn't know Blossom was so sick:( We are glad that she is home and eating again, that is so important, and after all she has went thru we don't blame her for doing the growling thingy! We want to wish your a very Happy Mother's Day, and hope the spideys stay far, far away ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon (and Momma Jan too)

Junior and Orion said...

Spider toxin!!!??? Eeeekkkkk Blossom! You must stay away from those spiders in the future. Just let your Mom know about them so she can smash them!

We are glad you are feeling better!!!!

muffinmidi said...

We're so glad Blossom is home again and eating.You both must have been so scared.I'm sure she'll improve more as she gets ore used to being home.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Are you going to frame it? What an expensive spider.

We are so glad Blossom is home and finally starting to eat. We hope she perks up and feels better every day.

Karen Jo said...

I just found out that Blossom has been sick. I am glad that she is home again and eating. That was a really expensive spider. I wish I knew of something that would keep spiders away from your house that wouldn't hurt the kitties.