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Waiting to see if cat needs to be pts

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chocolatespiders Fri 19-Dec-14 16:36:27

An hour to go before I find the fate of my beautiful grey girl.. My loyal friend who has been with me for 20 years.

cozietoesie Fri 19-Dec-14 16:45:49

How awful for you, chocolate. Is she very unwell?

chocolatespiders Fri 19-Dec-14 16:50:08

She has been bringing up most of her food and phlemy water. Although typically she has just had tuna today and has not been sick at all!! Never know what to do for the best! She is currently on my daughters lap

chocolatespiders Fri 19-Dec-14 16:50:58

How can I take her off my daughters warm cosy lap and take her to a cold strange room.

MagratsLongWhiteBeard Fri 19-Dec-14 16:55:49

Thinking of you OP. If she has to go then its her time and she knows you love her and she has had 20 years of warmth and love which is the best life she could have had.

<holds hand>

cozietoesie Fri 19-Dec-14 16:56:27

Because you have to, I'm afraid. Wait and see what they say though.

cozietoesie Fri 19-Dec-14 16:59:47

And remember - it might feel cold to you but to her it will just be 'the vet'. And besides, her loving person will be there for her to focus on. You have to stay strong for her.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 19-Dec-14 17:52:47

I feel for you xxxx

My big teddy bear of a tabby has a brain tumour and recently took a turn for the worse so I think we have the same decision to make after Christmas sad he's only 7

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 19-Dec-14 17:56:08

sad

hiddenhome Fri 19-Dec-14 18:50:35

Hope your kitty is okay flowers

chocolatespiders Fri 19-Dec-14 19:35:19

We are home smile
The vet thought she was very bright for such an old girl. The vet took blood to check for renal failure and will let me know in a few days what she thinks we should do.
She has kept down tuna today but the vet said that's not good for renal failure but if that's what she wants then okay.
Just baking her some chicken smile so so glad she is home.
Thanks all for your support it means a lot flowers

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 19-Dec-14 19:41:53

Oh bless. Lots of snuggles.

cozietoesie Fri 19-Dec-14 19:48:23

Good for her.

Twoago had renal failure and my aim was to get calories into him. Tuna isn't great, sure, but if that's what she wants.....

Chicken, especially fresh roasted, also proved acceptable though - see if you can get her some fat-skimmed pan juices. That often seems to perk a jaded appetite.

Best of luck.

chocolatespiders Fri 19-Dec-14 20:14:00

Content smile

cozietoesie Fri 19-Dec-14 20:27:14

Lovely girl. smile

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 19-Dec-14 20:30:06

She's a beautiful cat. I hope she perks up.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 19-Dec-14 21:33:50

awww she's beautiful x

chocolatespiders Sat 20-Dec-14 05:54:55

Thanks for your tips cozie.
Last night she had chicken beast chopped finely as her teeth are bad and cat milk. She has slept soundly all night. Normally she is waking me up 2-3 times a night for food..
Maybe the plain chicken is better for her.

cozietoesie Sat 20-Dec-14 07:33:47

Bad teeth? Acchhh.....

I recall that a few years back, when he was 16 or so, Seniorboy was sicking up a lot and the vet put it down to his mouth - which was truly horrible at the time mainly through lack of attention when he was younger. He had a big dental to overhaul his mouth because the vet had fair confidence that she and her team could get him through a GA with good results and he was fine thereafter. (Although largely toothless - most of what were left had to be removed so he only has 5 teeth now.)

That was then, however, and she's said that she wouldn't risk a GA on him nowadays at his current age - which is close to your girl's. Any mild gingivitis that he develops is usually addressed by ABs when he gets them. (He probably tends to have ABs more often than a younger cat to cover his residual cat flu symptoms.)

I'm glad that she had a good night anyway. When are the results of the blood tests due in?

chocolatespiders Sun 21-Dec-14 08:17:50

They said on Friday that a GA to sort the teeth would be a no no.. feel guilty that i didnt have them looked at a few years okay and I hope they have not caused her much pain.
Vet phoned last night and the blood results had not come back, so it will be Monday now. I am so frightened and so sad about the worst possible outcome. I trust the vet and I know she will give me the best possible advice.
She has not been sick since Thursday now and is enjoying her food.

cozietoesie Sun 21-Dec-14 10:55:07

Well that last is good news. Had the vet given her any meds on her attendance?

Shall she get a prime piece of the Xmas meal?

QuickSilverFairy Sun 21-Dec-14 11:02:33

She is a gorgeous old girl and clearly well loved! I'm sending positive thoughts for good kitty health. Keep us posted..xx

chocolatespiders Sun 21-Dec-14 12:40:29

Thanks quick smile

No meds yet, think the blood test is to see how bad kidney function is and if early stages then meds but if more severe then prob pts. But like I say she has been in really good health this weekend and having lovely food.. I am living on beans on toast but hey ho!!!!!!

QuickSilverFairy Sun 21-Dec-14 12:55:32

Bless you! The things we do for our beloved felines...I hope you have manage to have a lovely and peaceful Christmas. Give her a gentle pat for me...

chocolatespiders Sun 21-Dec-14 13:19:40

Cozie - I will pre warn my mum that my old girl should get first refusal of turkey leftovers over her youthful kittens!

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