Wed., Sept. 30
JB took her into the vet. Meggie hasn't eaten, we don't think, since a couple days ago, Monday. In the usual morning fooferaw, where cats gather in the kitchen, it was only Cinnamon. Nutmeg wasn't interested in food. That was unusual. She doesn't eat much, but she does get excited over food in the morning.
She has congestion, and a fever. They are keeping her overnight, and giving her an anti-inflammatory. She is not constipated, and her bladder is working.
She slept most of Wednesday until her 2:20 appointment.Meggie and Tiberius
They gave her an oral antibiotic, due to the fever. They worried if she had an abscess, but that wasn't the case. She's on fluids, on an anti-inflammatory for GI tract, drugs to bring down fever, bloodwork for feline leukemia (FeVL). She's eaten kibble, but isn't inclined to have wet food. Daisy never did, either. It gets liquid into her, but what can you do?!
Her fever was 40+ C., but there is nothing wrong with her digestive system. The vets phone in the morning, check in for the day, and then phone at the end of the day to explain the plan.
They wanted to do bloodwork as baseline, just in case. Whattheheck, it's only money.
She is still on subcutaneous fluids ($45), and medications by injections ($37). Doing well overnight, picking at her food, which is what she does, they are pleased with her progress. She looks 'dull' and dehydrated, but her temperature is normal, and her digestive system is working. The X-ray ($135) was fine, which is good. Last time (May 2nd) she had bones in her intestine.
They'll keep her overnight on on fluids.