Thursday, December 01, 2011
DMM is feeling very poorly
UPDATE: As of Friday, DMM's v-e-t has reported that her gums have changed from "angry red" to a healthier "pink". She's responding well to the IV fluids, has eaten some of her food, has been given an antibiotic drip into her fluids, and has faithfully used her litterbox. Since the IV fluids have helped, I have agreed to let her stay at the v-e-t through the weekend and I'll pick up my expensive little patient on Monday afternoon.
Thank you for all the purrs and purrayers. Everything the blogosphere and FB have done for my Baby Girl has helped her to get better.
DMM and the Feline Americans' mom here ...
DaisyMae is at the v-e-t and the news was not good ... Her teeth are covered in tartar and they won't give her anesthesia to do dental work because of her age (she's nearly 18) and her current health. She's lost a considerable amount of weight, is dehydrated, and is suffering from both kidney and liver failure. The protein level in her urine and bloodwork weren't favorable at the start.
She's been given IV fluids and a B-12 shot to help to stimulate her appetite. She has eaten a little bit of the food that they have her and has used her litter box. The v-e-t called twice in the last half hour to say that she's eaten more and is resting comfortably. The v-e-t is guarded in DaisyMae's case and doesn't want to provide false hope.
Earlier news from Grandma was that DMM won't make it to Christmas, but I want to give her at least until Saturday to let the IV fluids work for her. I'm selfishly not ready to give her up. She is, after all, my baby girl and the closest friend I have had in a very long time.
Facebook friends have been providing advice, positive karmic thoughts, virtual hugs, and compassionate support. I have said many times that the cat blogosphere is incredibly powerful. Please continue the purrs and purrayers for my Baby Girl so that I can love her for more time.
Charmee and Sparky Fuzzypants have been very subdued since I got home from work. I do believe that they understand the pink p-t-u and are searching for DaisyMae Maus. It's disquieting to watch them skulk about with their bellies on the floor ... They look rather haunted.
Thank you for reading.
Also, big thanks to NTM ... Mo aka Not the Mama ... for making this lovely graphic for my DaisyMae Maus
Dictated by Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels at 7:43:00 PM