Saturday, December 30, 2006

Update - we're hopeful!!

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

1 comment:

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

So relieved to hear this news. Like I said, when a cat gets sick, they are sick.

I've got to learn more about FIP, it seems very scarey. I haven't had cats before -- if you can believe that. Always was scared of them.

All of us here are still praying for all of you and won't stop till she's completely well. So there!