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25 May 2007 @ 09:45 pm
not a good kitten day  
Neil took Felix to the vet's this morning when she woke up - she's been through 'episodes' before with us, where she vomits for a couple of days, then recovers (and trust me, we've run her to the vet's then, but they generally have been able to tell us nothing, or dire things like she's gonig to live for three more months - and that was about a year and a half ago) but this time she got too dehydrated.

Too dehydrated and weak and so he took her in, and at six tonight we went to pick her up and take her to the emergency overnight pet hospital since that's what you do when your pet hasn't recovered.  She was a little more hydrated - enough to put on .09 lbs - but not enough to stop worrying or to take her home or anything like that.  Instead they measured her temperature and found that it was going down (also not a good thing for cats), so they immediately got her into an incubator and put her back on the iv so that she can continue hydrating and so she can get her temp back up.

So we had to stick our hands through the holse of the incubator to say bye tonight.  And, in a more hopeful thought, when we did see her she was sitting up and more aware than she had been before, so hopefully the warmth and the fluids are working.

It's her 13th birthday today.

Mireille: kittiesmireille719 on May 26th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Best thoughts for you and for Felix, from me and my herd.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
thank you sweetie. hopefully morning will bring good things.
xanzpet on May 26th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
*hugs you*

I'm so sorry to read about Felix, hun, and pray that she'll be okay. You, she, and Neil are in my prayers.
my monkied brain: _felix and neilkatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)

thanks sweetest. all our fingers and toes are crossed for morning. and we just checked with them and she seems to be doing ok so far.
Sofy: Family Doyle -- lazy kittysoft_princess on May 26th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Makes me want to cuddle mine. *clings*

You and Felix are in my thoughts. Keep us updated, okay? *squishes you tight*
my monkied brain: _felix and neilkatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
Cuddle them!! I HIGHLY reccommend it!!

and thanks darling, the hugs are really appreciated. we called the vet a couple of minutes ago and they say she's doing ok, so we're hoping she'll be good when we pick her up in the morning.
(no subject) - soft_princess on May 26th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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my monkied brain: _felix the babykatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
mew! *clings*

thanks darling. fingers and toes crossed - when we checked in tonight she was ok so hopefully morning will bring better things.
Lostgirllostgirlslair on May 26th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
::hugs you like whoa:: I'll light a candle for her, darlin'. That sounds better than earlier, though. I mean, with her awake. If she's been through this before, perhaps she just got too dehydrated and, once that's done, she'll bounce back as she has before. ::more hugs and more good thoughts::
my monkied brain: _felix and neilkatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you lady - i appreciate it. And yeah, i hope that she is finally starting to respond to the hydratation - just called a little bit ago and they said "she's doing fine" so that's a good. They're keeping her in the incubator so at least she's all snuggly and warm. *clings* *hugs*
(no subject) - lostgirlslair on May 26th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Antenna: hugantennapedia on May 26th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Thinking good thoughts for you and for Felix. It's awful having to leave them overnight, I know.
my monkied brain: _felix the babykatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
thank you lady - you're totally right - one of the hardest parts is leaving them behind. we really really hate it, especially since it's like there's a felix-shaped hole in the house now that she's not here. but we just called the vet and they said she was "doing fine" so hopefully the hydration is working.
Katy (multishipper, no apologies): kittysecondalto on May 26th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
Lots of good wishes from me and Barry.
my monkied brain: _felix and neilkatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
thank you sweetheart! all our fingers and toes are crossed that the hydration will work.
(no subject) - emeraldswan on May 26th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
my monkied brain: _felix and neilkatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
*clings* Hopeless is totally the right word. 'specially since her tests always come back 'inconclusive' - i love vets most of the time, but ... well, we have an old kitty who's had problems for a long time. anyway, thanks for the support dearest lady. it's much appreciated, and so are you.
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(no subject) - katekat1010 on May 29th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
berahtberaht on May 26th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
Good luck to the kitty.
my monkied brain: _felix the babykatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
thanks sweetest man. fingers and toes crossed.
EB: Queen of the Social Leperselizabuffy on May 26th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
How's my favorite long-distance kitty doing? Have you called yet? I hope she's doing well.

*pets you and felix*

my monkied brain: _felix and neilkatekat1010 on May 26th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
we called, but we didn't get to speak with the intern that is actually watching her - just the guy at the desk - and his exact words: "she's doing fine" apparently they're going to keep her in the incubator all night, so she'll stay warm and cozy.
literate and stylish: mikitamishloran on May 26th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed babe! My thoughts are entirely with your lot.
your royal pie-ness: txtls: kittiesentrenous88 on May 26th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh! Frankie and I are thinking good thoughts for you and for Felix. *waves Frankie paw at you* *hugs*
Cordykitten: awmp *pets*cordykitten on May 26th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)

Sending good wishes for your Felix!
so_sharlemaine on May 27th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
I saw the other post first, sweetie.

*big BIG hugs*....I've been there too. It's one of the saddest things to ever have to do.
my monkied brain: _felix and neilkatekat1010 on May 29th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
thank you dear lady. It really was the most heartwrenching decision I think I've ever had to make. Neil, who does not get emotional (he's very much a man that way) and I cried so much. She will always be loved, and always be missed. *hugs*
BJ: Mewsdara_starscream on May 29th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
(hugs you close)