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Friday, October 16, 2009

Our precious animals

Thank you all for your kind comments!
I have an update on Sally. Her blood work came back late this afternoon and she has diabetes. The reason she is having a hard time walking with her back legs is because she has diabetic neuropathy, a condition caused by the diabetes. After the ulcers in her mouth are cleared up with antibiotics, then she will be put on a special diet and will be given insulin, pill form, and she should be feeling better soon. I'm hoping also (through all the research I've been doing about this) that she will be walking better soon also. Though there is no way of knowing if getting the diabetes under control will help her back legs. She isn't in any pain, except for the ulcers in her mouth and that will be gone soon. All we can do now is pray and hope for the best.
Thank you for caring!

I'm so stressed! One of my cats (Sally, above) is very ill. It just came on suddenly and I'm scared to death. She's 11 and has never been sick a day in her life. We took her to the vet earlier in the week because she was having trouble walking on her hind legs. Instead of walking up on her toes, she is walking down on her elbows and hopping around like a rabbit. So, the vet checked her out and sent her home thinking it was just arthritis. She was eating and drinking fine so he didn't do any blood work.

Wednesday she started drooling and can't eat or drink, but she wants to. She started sitting in the shower after we took showers. And, there is a terrible smell coming from her mouth. He looked in her mouth and there are ulcers all over her tongue. He is doing the blood work now and will call me later with the results.

My cats are my babies. Our world revolves around our animals. I'm so scared. We lost 2 of our cats last year. One had hyperthyroidism and passed away and the other just disappeared one day.


Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat, it's always difficult when animals are sick - they can't tell you how they feel.

Tatiana Myers said...

Sorry to read about it, Paula. I know exactly how you feel. We have house full of animals, when they are healthy and happy - it is such a joy, when something is going wrong, it is very quickly turning in some sort of Hell... and very expensive Hell too.. :-( Hope your doc will figure out what can help your kitty.

scall0way said...

I'm so sorry. I hope it is nothing serious. I have two cats who are 11. I don't think of them as old at all! It's awful when our fur babies get sick.

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Kerri Settle said...

I don't know if I've ever commented though I've kept up with your blog for a while now. I really hope your kitty turns out OK and the bloodwork is able to get to the root of the problem. I know that it's a completely helpless feeling when our animals get sick and it feels like a waiting game, and I really wish Sally the best.

Kerri Settle said...

I'm glad to hear about the update, and I'm really glad you were able to get a diagnosis and can now move on from there. Go Sally!

Susan said...

Was just thinking of you and Sally. It's been a week and I hope she's doing so much better. Love those kitties...