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post #1 of 15
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Well, at least for tonight. She's been doing quite well at the vets but still wasn't eating. We decided it would be worth trying her at home as she may be more willing to eat once she's back in her familiar surroundings.

As soon as I took her home and let her out of the cat basket on my bed, she sniffed around, jumped down off the bed (unfortunately she's still very weak and fell over), went into her litter box and did what she had to do, then came out, looked at where her food is usually kept and sat and looked at me. I knew that look only too well, so got her some food. She sniffed at it for ages, then ate a couple of chunks of meat, sniffed at it again, so I decided to leave her for a while to settle in. I went back up about half an hour later and she'd licked all the jelly off (which is what she usually does) so it is a start. I'm hoping she'll eat again later on. Only snag is she'll demand a fresh sachet of meat every time so the dog's going to have a feast. Our dog loves cat food. I'm hoping her appetite will return soon. The other good thing is she's started to groom herself again. She got an injection at the vets and as soon as the vet was done, she turned round and re-arranged her fur the way she likes it. Seemingly, she was giving her face a good wash today as well. Lucy's always been a fastidiously clean cat and doesn't like even one hair out of place.

I'm really hoping she's going to get well again but only time will tell. Whatever happens, I've given her the best chance I can. She has to go back to the vet tomorrow morning for more of her treatment but we're hoping now that she's on the mend.
post #2 of 15
glad your babys home, hope she feels better soon
post #3 of 15
absolutely you have given her the best chance you can - you have been amazing...

so pleased Lucy is home and all the signs sound postive.
Thinking of you sweet Lucy, stay strong little one
post #4 of 15
I am so glad that Lucy is doing better. I really hope she gets well & continues to rule over you for many years to come!

BTW-huggles, the third cat in your sig looks kinda funny!
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
I am so glad that Lucy is doing better. I really hope she gets well & continues to rule over you for many years to come!

BTW-huggles, the third cat in your sig looks kinda funny!
post #6 of 15
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Thank you everyone for giving me so much hope. kindness and by being here for me and Lucy.

My son checked on her a little while ago and she's eaten some more food

I really hope she continues to progress. She has a visit to the vet tomorrow morning (my husband's going to take her after he's dropped me off at work = he works in the evenings) so I'm hoping he can tell the vet some good news.

There are some people who would say I'm absolutely mad spending so much money (when we haven't really got it - had to borrow) on a little, old cat. So far the vet's bill is just over £500 ($850) and will continue to rise for a while yet but I think she is worth every penny (or cent). A friend of ours had an Abbysinian (sp) cat who died earlier this year. These people own not one but two houses, one which they rent out at over £600 per month, the other has 4 bedrooms and is quite a big house. We just live in a little 2 bedroomed rented Council house. Their cat fell ill then died. When I talked to them, they said they didn't believe in taking cats to the vet They were too mean to get vet help for their cat - and they've got far more money that we'll ever have. Poor cat was only 11 years old

We might never be rich in a financial sense, but we're immensely wealthy in other ways. What price could ever be put on a wonderful, loyal, loving little cat like Lucy? If someone offered me £1,000,000 for her, I'd turn them down flat. You can't put a price on pure love
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Originally Posted by Python
We might never be rich in a financial sense, but we're immensely wealthy in other ways. What price could ever be put on a wonderful, loyal, loving little cat like Lucy? If someone offered me £1,000,000 for her, I'd turn them down flat. You can't put a price on pure love
wow - that brought tears to my eyes... your a wonderful person and I doubt many others on this forum would do any different to what your doing... these beautiful creatures deserve all the love we can give them Lucy is very lucky to have you
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BTW-huggles, the third cat in your sig looks kinda funny!
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by huggles
Lucy is very lucky to have you

And I'm very lucky to have her
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
I am so glad that Lucy is doing better. I really hope she gets well & continues to rule over you for many years to come!

BTW-huggles, the third cat in your sig looks kinda funny!
Oh gosh! I read that and I was sitting here really puzzled thinking 'I thought she only has 2 cats?'
post #10 of 15
That's great that she's home! Just a quick suggestion. My kitties also tend to lick only the juices off of their wet food so I started smushing it up with the back of a spoon. Sometimes they'll just lick the juices again but at least if it's smushed they'll end up getting some of the food in their mouths too. Keep us updated and congrats!
post #11 of 15
My cats are also gravy lickers. I've found that if I break the loaf of food into chunks (not smooshed) they will eat some of the chunks. I'm really glad Lucy is home, and I'm sorry you had to spend that much. Maybe in 100 years animals will have rights and be entitled to health care.
post #12 of 15
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Well, Lucy's got her appetite back - with a vengeance She went to the vet this morning and he is so pleased with her progress that he now only want's to see her again if there is a problem.

Lucy was back to her old routine (well, ritual really) last night when we went to bed. Sat for 5 - 10 minutes on my hubby. Moved onto me. Sat quietly on me for about 15 minutes. Woke up to feel her grooming herself. Then she decided it was time to come under the duvet and cuddle up. She stayed there all night till the alarm clock went off this morning. As soon as we moved, she jumped down on the floor (she's a lot steadier on her feet today), sat looking at her food bowl, then looked at me. I didn't get the meat out of the packet and she was in it

She's very, very thin having not eaten anything for 10 days but she'll soon put her weight back on. She's mostly eating, sleeping, and obviously enjoying being back home again.

I hope I have her for a long time to come yet.

And to my vet Nick and all the vet nurses - Lindsay, Zoe, Sharon and anyone else at my vets that I've missed

A GREAT BIG THANKYOU - YOU ARE THE BEST


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post #14 of 15
It's wonderful that she's back home and eating again! I'm sending vibes that she continues to improve.
post #15 of 15
Hope she continues to improve. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peggy
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