Sorry for the lack of posting. My kitten is still very sick. I am facing the dreadful choice of having her opened up to find out what’s wrong with her as she’s not eating right and is getting dehydrated yet again. I wish I could just have her in for the endoscopy kind but that’s not what any of the vets want to do. They reckon they need a full layer biopsy done of various parts of her bowel.
I don’t want to do it to her but I hate seeing her so sick. She’s been my baby for so long…
And of course she’s starting to hate the sound of the cat cage being opened and it’s becoming a challenge to find her for appointments.
We keep having the same argument in the car.
Bindi: “Miow! Meh! Meeeeeeoooow! Miow! Miaowwwwww! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeowk! Merr… merrow! Miow! Miow! Miaaaaaooooowww…! Miow! Miow! Miow! Miow! Miow! Miow! MIAOW! Merrr! Miaow!”
Which roughly translates to:
“Mum! Mum! Let me out of the cage, Mum! MUM! I wanna go home, Mum! Mum! Mum! Mum! I’m scared, Mum! They stick cold things up my butt, Mum! Let me out! Mum! Mum! MUUUM! They shave me and stick hurty pokey things into me! Mum! Mum! Let me out mum!”
And of course my response is, “Cat, you stop being sick, we stop going to the vet. It’s that simple.”
She’s not listening, though. I’m at the point where I am trying all sorts of different food now in the hope that she’ll eat and manage to keep it down just so she’ll stop losing weight. She won’t touch the Hills z/d stuff at all. The new vet today said it’s very common for cats to turn their noses up at the z/d food in that sort of tone that implied she was yet to meet a cat who actually liked it.
That’s not to say she isn’t hungry. She’s constantly after food.
After dealing with my local vet and the animal emergency centre over the past few days and getting NO joy there, I ended up taking Bindi to the tried and true Lort Smith Animal Hospital today.
For those of you not local to Melbourne, the Lort Smith is a long-running animal hospital that is also a non-profit organisation. It gets no government funding and relies pretty much solely on donations from the public for much of it’s funding. They are also significantly cheaper when it comes bigger or more complex procedures. It sort of stings that we paid over $2000 for Bindi’s ultrasound and stay in hospital when we probably could have paid only half that or less.
But you don’t think about these things when your baby’s sick, do you? You just want to get them help as soon as possible, to hell with the costs. It’s stressful for me though because there goes more money that we could have used to put on the mortgage, or towards a new (second-hand) car for me… or if I was being really cheeky, a new Nikon D3s and a couple new lenses for me… and I’m not working at the moment… and that’s a whole other blog post on it’s own right there.
Anyway… OHP this week… just random stuff from my boards that I like, no theme.
Powis Castle, Wales. I would love to visit this place. Magic
LONGING to go to New Zealand. The manbeast and I were meant to go there for our honeymoon.
Oh, the beautiful blueness.
Just another example of my favourite colour combination being found in nature. In New Zealand again, no less.
Was anyone else as obsessed with “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?” as I was? I love this picture. A match made in Heaven.
Baby otters. There is nothing cuter. NOTHING!
*implodes from the cuteness*
“And I shall call him… Mini Me…”
*sigh* Romance. I remember what that felt like.