Saturday, December 30, 2006

Please pray for Ariel

I just got back from the Animal ER, where I had to leave Ariel. She has a 104.5 fever and is not eating, drinking or going to the bathroom. They are starting her on an IV to get her hydrated and get the fever down, then they will do bloodwork and an X-ray. I am terrified of what it could be. She was fine yesterday, but would not move at all today. Please pray for her. She is only 2 years old, and such a good little girl.

--Ann

5 comments:

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I am adding her to the Pet Prayer list right now.

She is in my prayers and please, keep us all posted.

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh gosh Momma Ann! Poor Ariel. We's all (cats n humans) purraying for Ariel. We hope the v-e-ts can help her recovver quick.
Purrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree and Mom Robyn

Emma's Kat said...

Just got word that beautiful Ariel is at the ER Vet! Does Ariel go outside at all? I would think it would be some sort of infection for her to have a fever. If she goes outside, she could've maybe gotten in a fight and has a small wound that might not have been seen? My Danny (RIP) got out more than a couple times and one of those times he got in a fight and I only knew of the wound and fight because it abcessed. I can't remember now if he had a fever from it, but I'm thinking he did. Please let us know when you hear something! I'm sure with some hydration and antibiotics she'll be right as rain! I will definately be praying for her in the mean time!

Beau said...

Praying for Ariel to get well quick!! I know how worried you must be, but she is in good hands so keep the faith!!

Ann M said...

We visited Ariel at the vet a little while ago. She looked more alert. They said the pain meds made her feel better. At @6:30 I called, they had finished the blood work and X-rays. They said she was so good. I was not at all surprised. The Vet called as I was typing. They are still not sure what the problem is, but Ariel is improving. Her temp is down to 103.2, so she is responding to the fluids. Her blood work looks 'really good', and, not being a science person, I'll take that as a 'YES' for now. There is the possibility of pancreatitis, a viral or respitory infection, or a blood infection. For now they are going to monitor her ovenight. The doctor seemed optimistic. She said to call at 10 AM tomorrow and maybe I could bring her home.

Ariel and Lemieux have always been indoor kittys. I take them out in the yard, but since daylight savings time ended, they don't get out much at all. I dealt with the abcesses with my first cat, Bullitt, and with Tocchet when he was younger. Even though I didn't think it was possible with Ariel, I checked her pretty thoroughly today.

My biggest fear is FIP. My daughter Cassie lost a kitten a few months ago to this horrible didease. I had brought two kittens in on a short term basis recently, and feared the worst. I don't know too much about it, but I think I am going to learn more quite soon. My imagination got quite active and scary on the way home from the vet this afternoon. Now I don't think that is what's got Ariel, but I learned some interesting things in a few short minutes this afternoon.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and compassion. I wiil let you all know when I have more information.

Ann