Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Quick Update

Just to say that Lucy is much brighter today, but can't/won't eat because it obviously hurts her. This is my main worry right now. Hopefully I can find something that will make her eat, as it is a worry. She wants to come out and be with us now though, and was sat on my lap earlier on today (door shut). That's a good sign. Next worry - how to get the antibiotic pill down her when even the vet failed yesterday as it hurt her too much . . .

Thank you all for your kind words. I'll come back later on and comment.

Teatime - updating to say she's EATING! I got a selection of little foil sachets and pouches today and it is the salmon pate which she can manage! She's on my lap now and purring away! I disguised an anti-b as a bit of pate and just slid it in her teeth. Will try it in bread pellet later soaked in fish oil or similar. Good tip.

10 comments:

Mara said...

(((((Jennie)))))

Hope things improve soon for Lucy.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Glad to hear your ladycat is wanting to be social...that's always a good sign. Yes, pilling her with a sore face might be hard. One trick that might work is to take a pinch of bread, mush it flat like a pancake and wrap it around the pill. You can moisten it with baby food, tuna juice, bacon drippings...anything that might make her want to gobble it down without taking the time to chew it :)

Preseli Mags said...

Such a worry when they're poorly. Thanks for the update on Lucy. Fingers crossed etc for her speedy recovery.

Pat aka Posh said...

Would it be possible to disolve the meds in a tiny bit of milk and use and eyedropper to squeeze a tiny bit at a time into her throat or mouth?

Morning's Minion said...

I think the main concern is dehydration--a cat can go without food for a bit. I've sometimes had to give a cat a sub-quetaneous [sp]fluid injection--seems as though the vet would have suggested that if necessary. It is always such a relief when a sick one goes to the bowl and begins cautiously to lap. Her little cat-face must be so sore--and you do have to grasp the bony face and pin them down for the pill--not at all easy--and sometimes we get clawed or bitten in the process. Hopefully the antibiotic shot [jab!] will carry her through!

Bovey Belle said...

Mara - great to hear from you again. Please keep in touch.

Teri - I will try that later. I used to do it with greedy dogs and it didn't touch the sides then! Even the vet couldn't give her a pill yesterday.

Mags - good to hear from you. Hope Itsy's being good.

Pat - I did try that earlier, but even a small bit of water seemed to go a long way and I'd never have got it all down her. think I can disguise it now! Thanks for tip though.

Sharon - that worried me too, but she may have been drinking in the night as the vet gave her a jab the side effects of which were to make her wee lots so she would have had the urge to drink. I think I might sleep better tonight . . .

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Poor lil Kitty.
As long as she drinks food is not such a issue but it'll make you and her feel better if she does....Glad to her she is loving the Pate

Val said...

We found that when we had to dose an old grey cat we loved well... that if you cut across the end of a drinking straw, [just a little way] and if you butter the pill it will stick in the end of the cut straw and you can [with a bit of luck] place it at the back of the cats throat, then gently, hold her mouth shut (someone else holds her paws) if she refuses to swallow..a finger tip over the nostrils will make her swallow quicker {gosh that sounds mean but it used to work..)
best of luck

Mara said...

Have just read your update - I'm SO glad!

Jane Badger said...

Thank goodness she's had the pill. Mother cats can be vile. Once her kittens had grown up, our mother cat used to run out the room hissing if they came in, and would wallop them at the slightest provocation.