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post #1 of 15
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Lucy never ceases to amaze everyone who knows her. After we came back from the vets she disappeared under our bed. We've kept a close eye on her. I asked my son to go and check her about an hour ago. He came downstairs in a panic saying he couldn't see her anywhere under the bed. I grab a torch and go to look under the bed. Before I did this I turned to speak to my son...and...there was Lucy sitting on one of her favourite spots - on top of our portable TV which is about 5 1/2 feet off the ground! As soon as she saw me she made to jump off so I lifted her gently down and put her on the bed. She promptly jumped off and looked at where her feeding bowls are (my son had taken them down when he couldn't find her). I shot downstairs and grabbed her clean bowls and put some food out for her. This is not the usual cat food but 100% chicken fillets (I'd be tempted to eat some of it myself it looks so good). To our amazement and delight she started tucking in. She's eaten about half of it and we're just off to our beds. I some think she'll have eaten the rest of it.

I really hope she's on the mend again and I'll let you know how she's got on overnight later.

Please keep sending your prayers and healing thoughts and vibes for this very brave, loveable, amazing little cat.
post #2 of 15
That's amazing...what a special cat.

Continued 'get better' vibes for Lucy.
post #3 of 15
What an amazing girl. She's determined to keep going. Huge hugs and vibes for all. Keep it up, Lucy.
post #4 of 15
Good for Lucy! I hope it continues.
post #5 of 15
That's good news! You go Lucy!
post #6 of 15
I hope that this finds Lucy doing even better this morning, please keep us updated on how she is doing.
post #7 of 15
So glad to hear that Lucy is doing better!
post #8 of 15
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I'm sure Lucy has had a similar episode to what she had 14 months ago. It wasn't cat flu as such, but very similar symptoms. This time there are some symptoms but they're very subtle. I have heard her sneezing yesterday and even though the vet didn't pick it up (not our usual vet but the other one as it was our vet's day off) I honestly think she's got a slight cold. She's still keeping quiet and spending most of her time under the bed still, but last night she'd perked up enough to not only eat (not as much as I would have liked, but it was a start) but spend all night curled up on my husband as normal.

I hope she keeps it up. She's certainly a little fighter.
post #9 of 15
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She's certainly a little fighter.
Yes she is! Sending lots of good health vibes her way.
post #10 of 15
Sending {{{{vibes}}}} for Lucy's continued improvement!
post #11 of 15
this is certainly great news that she has eaten something
still sending positive healthy (=(=(=( vibes )=)=)=) for Lucys continued recovery
post #12 of 15
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She wasn't so good yesterday and spent all day yesterday hiding under the bed again and not coming out. She's stopped eating again. Today she did come out and sit on top of the bed for a couple of hours but is still not eating and is hiding under the bed again. I phoned the vet but to my dismay my regular vet is off until Monday and it's the other vet. I want her started on a course of antibiotics but for some reason they are reluctant to do this and advised to see how she went tonight and if she's no better or got worse, phone them in the morning. It's almost as if because she's old this vet isn't bothering - or at least that's how it seems to me.

Is there any reason why they would not want to put her on antibiotics, possible side-effects or something like that?
post #13 of 15
I'm so sorry to hear things aren't going so well right now. I hope your little sweetheart starts to improve again really soon.

I don't know why they would be reluctant to start antibiotics... maybe they think it would be too hard on her body to process? I really have no idea though, and I do hope the vet will start to take a proactive approach to treating her.
post #14 of 15
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Lucy came out last night and had something to eat. She definitely has a cold - her little nose is running. Just like ourselves when we have the cold, sometimes she feels better and sometimes worse. I think when her nose clears a bit that is when she starts eating because she can smell her food again. She spent a long time curled up on our bed last night but is back under the bed now. She looks quite bright though.

We've changed her cat food from her normal one to the "pampered puss" type which is mainly pure meat - chicken fillets etc. It is also quite moist so will help keep her hydration up. Lucy has never been a cat to drink liquids - even cat milk - she usually turns her nose up at it. She seems to get enough liquid out of what she eats. I'm keeping a very close eye on her and when I'm not here my son is checking on her regularly. If she is still the same on Monday I'll ring my vet again and if I don't get a satisfactory answer I'll take her to another vet in another practice.

However, if it is a cold, just like in us humans it might just have to run it's course. Can cats get colds from humans as my husband had a heavy cold about 3 weeks ago?
post #15 of 15
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Lucy came out last night and had something to eat. She definitely has a cold - her little nose is running. Just like ourselves when we have the cold, sometimes she feels better and sometimes worse. I think when her nose clears a bit that is when she starts eating because she can smell her food again. She spent a long time curled up on our bed last night but is back under the bed now. She looks quite bright though.

We've changed her cat food from her normal one to the "pampered puss" type which is mainly pure meat - chicken fillets etc. It is also quite moist so will help keep her hydration up. Lucy has never been a cat to drink liquids - even cat milk - she usually turns her nose up at it. She seems to get enough liquid out of what she eats. I'm keeping a very close eye on her and when I'm not here my son is checking on her regularly. If she is still the same on Monday I'll ring my vet again and if I don't get a satisfactory answer I'll take her to another vet in another practice.

However, if it is a cold, just like in us humans it might just have to run it's course. Can cats get colds from humans as my husband had a heavy cold about 3 weeks ago?

I am glad that Lucy appears to be doing better.

I don't see why cats couldn't catch a cold from a human, it would make sense to me.
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