August 7th, 2008


Poorly Tessa

Tessa didn't get out of her bed this morning and is very lethargic and uninterested in food or attention. I picked her up gently and all her paws seemed fine--last time she was like this, she had a bitten, swollen one. She's booked to see the vet in three hours (they're operating right now) and I'm hoping it's something simple like a bite. I think it will be because she was fine last night and eager for her evening treat. There's a strange cat who sneaks in to eat food and perhaps they had a scrap.

Poor little girl.

[Edit] She's just got up and eaten a few biscuits (she hadn't eaten till now) and gone outside. I'm still taking her in though; I want her checked out.

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Tessa update

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post about Tessa. [hugs]

I'm back from the vet now, and she has a high temperature and is a bit dehydrated, but they don't know why. The vet did say that they've had a lot of cats with fevers lately. She suggested blood tests so I said yes, and will get the results back tomorrow afternoon. Tessa's also had a quick dehydration drip and an antibiotic injection, and some liquid antibiotic for us to give her twice a day.

The vet also said that her glucose levels were up, but that it could be due to stress and dehydration. Burmese however are prone to diabetes, and if she has that (which would be unconnected with her current problem) we'd have to give her insulin injections. !!!

I told Tessa she was a very high-maintenance-cost cat, but she's worth it. She's gone back to her heat-pad and is curled up there looking miserable. Claudia is beside her, looking concerned. :-)