Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MAMA JESSICA NEED HELP URGENTLY NOW

UPDATE:

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.

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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
(/) Vomiting
(/) Loss of Appetite
(/) Lethargy
(/) Shock
(/) Hiding or disappearing frequently
(x) Death if left untreated once the toxins overwhelmed the body, poisoning the cat to death (uremic poisoning)

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It’s another 20 minutes before the vet would be open and Mama Jessica almost went MIA without me noticing. I’m sorry… I have to keep her locked up securely this time. I can’t afford to lose another member of my family again. I would truly need some support of any kind now. It has been a devastating few months for me here.

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I’m rather surprised here too as a mother is always a mother. She’s not showing her pain and kept on taking care of Jimmy, who has been missing her since last night.

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11 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Paws crossed that the vet is able to take care of Jessica, and that she gets well soon!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Criz, we hope Jessica will be okay. And we understand this is a horrible thing for you to be going through.

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring & purraying for Jessica to be OK.

Ikaika said...

Oh, Criz, I am are so sorry you are going through this again with Jessica. We are purring and prying for her to get better and for you to stay strong.

Trudy

Freya's Staff said...

I'm so glad you have her secure, and that she's going to the vet. We're purring and praying that your vet can help her.

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring loud and hard for Mama Jessica. Please keep us updated.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Kea said...

We're purring hard for her too! Paws crossed for her, do update us!

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

SEnding Lots of prayers to you and your kitties - health for them, strength for you.

AFSocksScylla said...

We are so sorry to hear that Jessica is ill. We are sending healing purrs. Criz you, Jessica, and the J Family are in our prayers. Paws crossed we hear good news soon.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending comforting purrrrrss and healing purrrrayers to Mama Jessica. Get well, kittie.

Ikaika said...

Criz, have you tried a little warm water and baby food meat (only the kind that's all meat and and water -- no other ingredients) mixed together? It's easy to syringe into her mouth if she'll take it. I hope the meds work soon and continue to send healing energy to Jessica and you.

Trudy

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