Back To The Vet?

UPDATE:   4:30pm, Thursday:  Just got a call from Harland who took Kitty to the vet this afternoon. The vet drew blood and tested it for possible cat viruses. The tests came back negative. The vet was not too surprised that Kitty is still not well, explaining that sinus problems in cats are hard to get rid of. So he gave her an long-lasting antibiotic injection and said she should be feeling much better in a couple days. Hopefully Kitty will be back to her old self soon. A big THANK YOU for all your kind thoughts and wishes!

Oh, and according to Harland, Kitty was an ugly patient:  hissing, growling and swiping at everyone.  We’ll put that down to her not feeling well. She would never misbehave at the vet’s office, right? 


9:00am, Thursday:  Well, it’s been over a week since Kitty got sick and started her antibiotic. We’ve been hoping to see improvement every day, and while she’s eating and drinking, her appetite is not normal for her, and she’s not playful at all. We’ve been putting this down to her antibiotic and the possibility that it’s been making her nauseous.

The sneezing and sinus congestion has not gone away, if anything, it’s worse. And last night, her fever came back and she vomited on the floor – twice.  Surely her antibiotics should have made her better by now, but she seems to be slipping backward.

This morning her fever was gone and she greeted us when the alarm went off. She ate her breakfast. But she’s still lethargic and we’re thinking there’s more at work here than a simple sinus infection. So if’ there’s not a dramatic improvement today, she’ll be off to the vet tomorrow for another visit.

I miss our healthy playful Kitty. (This video was taken about a year ago)

Will keep you posted.




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21 Responses

  1. Teresa says:

    It is really hard to get those sinus infections cleared up. Hope the vets can find something to help. Thinking of Kitty today.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Oh no! Get better Kitty – you have fans that love you 🙂

  3. Becca says:

    aaaawwww Kitty….
    So sorry to hear she is still under the weather. Such a special cat. I still recall the story of how Kitty came to be part of your family. You guys are in my thoughts 🙂
    Florida hugs,
    Becca xoxox to Kitty >”<

  4. Chester's Mom says:

    Poor baby! Hope she is feeling better soon.

  5. Lorraine says:

    Sorry to hear Kitty is still not feeling well. Those sinus infections are brutal for our little friends. She is still eating and drinking.
    We are thinking of you Kitty.

  6. Ilse says:

    Thinking of Kitty and you. Hope she will feel better very, very soon!!

  7. Tara says:

    Oh dear, best healing wishes for Miss Kitty!

  8. Tina says:

    Poor thing. Yes it’s good you are keeping a close watch on her cats go downhill fast. Sounds like another Vet visit is in order. Hope she is back to chasing her mousie soon.Get well wishes!!

  9. Maegan says:

    I’m sorry Kitty isn’t feeling better. It’s hard when our little friends are sick, particularly because they can’t tell us what’s wrong.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Get better Kitty!!

  11. Lisa says:

    I am so sorry that Kitty is sick. I hope she is feeling better this afternoon. I had no idea that a cat could get a sinus infection!!!

  12. Doe in Mi says:

    OH NO, I did not want to hear still sick again about Kitty! Bummin’ big time here.

  13. Poor Kitty!! Please get well soon. Sorry you and Harlan are worrying about Miss Kitty.

  14. Alica says:

    I’m sorry! I hope she’s soon back to her lively self!

  15. Pat D says:

    Come on Kitty, time to get back to your normal self…you’ve milked this long enough!! (Hope that little prodding helps!) Sending positive thoughts and prayers!

  16. Becky L. says:

    sorry to hear kitty is still sick and hope things get better soon!

  17. Carol says:

    So sorry Kitty is still sick, I hope she feels better soon. Love you Kitty cat.

  18. MaggieMae says:

    XOXO Kitty!

  19. Dianna says:

    Aw…..I continue to think of Kitty often. I’m glad all the tests were negative. Hoping you’ll see a big improvement over the weekend! Please keep us posted. Get well soon, Kitty!!

  20. Lorraine says:

    Silly you and healthier Kitty!!! Good to hear she is hissing, scratching and clawing. She only dislikes you momentarily. Her moment and you tarry!! If she wasn’t doing any of those things, then I would be worried. She has a good case of sinus infection. That shot should help.

    Consider yourself when you have that type of infection. In this heat and hear in Lexington in the humidity you feel like crud for a month!!!! Poor girlie. She’s on the road to feeling better. It just takes time.

    Thinking of you. By Monday she should be a little better. Sinus infections are no fun!

  21. Hey Suzanne, I’d suggest that Lorraine is right in that if she wasnt hissing and a bit narky, I’d be more worried. Think of a tired, ill child – chances are they’ll be stroppy and rude and ‘off color’, so dont worry too unduly.

    Good luck – hope she’s well soon

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