It was my birthday on friday, on thrusday I went to the shelter to donate cat food...I took a peek in and fell in love with a black torso shell kitten. She appeared healthy, no discharge, playful aware clear eyes....6 months, was found on the street wrapped in a scarf. so I decided i wanted her for my birthday gift. I called my husband he said "NO" then another girl wanted her so I said take her my husband doesn't want more than 2. anyways we exchanged emails, and I was so upset when I got home because I really wanted her. then my husband changed his mind. I was so mad. So I emailed her to check up with her, hoping the kitty was happy and that that would make me happier. To my surprise she didn't take her because her husband wanted a 2 month kitten. So I went back to the shelter and picked her up! She seemed so healthy I was so excited I got her! I brought her home, she was checked by the vet there and was said to be fine, just needing the booster in a month. To be safe as my vet said, I isolated her from my other two cats for 2 weeks minimum. For the first day she was fine. Then the occasional sneeze. then in just a few hours her nose/eyes were leaking sneezes were getting bad, and she was drooling like crazy. I was so scared. I never had a sick kitty like this. She stopped eating and drinking, and wasn't sleeping at all. So ofcourse I took her to the vet. She is still there he said it is an URI with an infection possibly. She also has tapewroms. He is giving her fluids to hydrate her and antibiotic shots. She tested negative for felv/fiv, but I have such fears she is not going to make it, and my husbnad is freaking on the cost to help her! I don't care about the cost (although my bank account probably does) just want to save her. He will update me on her condition in the morning, hopefully the antbiotics will give her enough of a boost that she can start to beat the virus, but if she won't eat or has other reason for the drooling, it doesn't look good. Please pray for my kitty, she was so sweet and loving, I couldn't handle seeing her sick, it was killing me and still is, and cant do anything else but wonder about how she is doing! It is aweful and I feel so terrible....He said her throat must be so soar she doesn't want to swollow hence the drooling...oh yeah and no ulcers in her mouth..It was so hard seeing her drooling like that outh open, unable to breath through her nose....Please pray for my kitty!
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2/23/03 at 4:41pm