11.00pm – She’s awake but refused to eat even with the best food given on her plate. Fortunately, she did sip in some warm water. She has not stop licking her “ahem” yet. I’m still following her around to clean your those “sliding” blood stains she made on my living room. Patient… patient… Daddy… This will pass soon. She has gone back sleeping in her bed… err… cage on her own. Smart girl~ 🙂
7.00pm – Extremely exhausted! Just back from the vet with a bunch of medications which I would even be too scared to swallow. The amount and size of those tablets would get me more scratches now. Mama Jess… please spare me… those medications would do you much good. Luckily I was swift enough to take action as it was an acute case. Another few hours of disappearing act would surely send her to heaven. Too bad, I’m forced to lock her up for now. From the many hours of observation, she was still bleeding but not as much as this morning. I hope those medications would get her all well again. I have to monitor her condition for a few days and send her back to the vet for a few more thorough check ups. Sweat~ Let’s hope this would clear up too as next week would be a long week of festive holiday and the vet would be closed. 🙁 She’s now sleeping soundly in her cage now. Let’s hope she would eat something when she wakes up.
While waiting for the vet to be available within the next one hour or so, I did a little research and I was in a state of shock to find out what made Mama Jessica having those weird behaviors for the past 2 days. The case of Jeremy’s death had made me quite a nervous wreck for quite some time and now this with Mama Jessica making occasional disappearing acts for as long as 36 hours. As for Jeremy’s case, it was suspected to be Acute Renal Failure (ARF) but I found out that those symptoms were more likely to be associated with Feline Lower Tract Urinary Disease (FLUTD), one of the causes of blood in a cat’s urine medically known as hematuria. This is one scary disease that made me extremely cautious with the daily affairs of the J Family Kitties.
Now I suspect that Mama Jessica is suffering from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) which I pray would not be fatal as in Jeremy’s case. But the percentage of symptoms shown by Mama Jessica had made me panicky.
Key symptoms of FLUTD/UTI in cats:
(/) Painful urination
(x) Straining to urinate
(x) Urine limited to a few drops or worse, no urine output
(/) Bloody urine
(/) Cat Licking frequently on its genitals
(/) Urinating out of the litter box
(/) Loss of Appetite
(/) Hiding or disappearing frequently
(x) Death if left untreated once the toxins overwhelmed the body, poisoning the cat to death (uremic poisoning)