Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Worried About my Kitty

There is something about the presence of a cat... that seems to take the bite out of being alone. ~Louis J. Camuti

I'm worried about my cat, Breeann.

Yesterday morning, she threw up -- everywhere. All the food she'd eaten, plus about ten times more (where did it all come from?). The basement was covered with her mess... she'd even thrown up IN her food dish. And then she curled up on her fleece blanket and slept ALL DAY LONG.

She finally woke up around 7 pm (usually, she comes upstairs around 4:00 and starts asking for soft food -- she used to take medicine every night, and hasn't decided to forget that, even though she hasn't gotten it in months) and strolled upstairs, then curled up in a chair to sleep again. She never asked for food and didn't touch the little bit of hard food I'd put in her bowl.

I found her in the same chair this morning. She didn't move until about 4:30 a.m., when she jumped down and threw up again -- just liquid goo this time since she hadn't eaten since the morning before. And then she went back down into the basement, ignored the food bowl and curled up to go back to sleep.

She's an old lady ... fifteen years old. I got her as a baby from a lady where I worked. She'd been handed around from house to house since she'd left her mama and no one wanted to keep her (my other cat doesn't like her, she sheds, she gets into my stuff) and they knew I'd taken her sister (who promptly adopted my roommate, lol) so asked if I'd take her, too.

I had every intention of finding her another home. At the time, my roommate and I already had four cats and didn't need another... but, she fit right in and the rest is history. She's a GOOD cat -- a little cranky, but she deals with the dog, doesn't climb on the counters, doesn't shred the furniture.

As soon as the vet opens this morning, I'm calling for an appointment. I hope she just has a bug and everything goes away... but I'm worried about her. A lot.



Sarita Leone said...

Thinking good thoughts and hoping this is just a little quirky tummy bug. Hugs to the kitty, and to you too!

I understand how you feel. My heart hammers every time Piglet so much as looks under the weather.

anno said...

Sorry to hear your kitty is not feeling well. I hope this is just a little bug, and soon over. Hugs -- and best wishes for a good night's rest -- to both of you.

Maria Zannini said...

OMG. It sounds like poisoning symptoms. Cats are terribly sensitive to common things. Could she have come in contact with aspirin, chocolate or toxic plants?

Let us know what the vet said. We're thinking of you.

MomJane said...

You made me cry. I don't want anything to happen to her. I love her feisty ways. I can hardly remember when you didn't have her.

Let us know what the vet says.

Dru said...

I'm thinking about you and Breeann. I hope you're able to see the vet today and let us know what happens. Maybe she caught a bug or something.


Melissa McClone said...

Praying she's okay!

Esri Rose said...

I really hope she's over whatever it is. It does sound kind of like poisoning.

Anonymous said...

Im so sorry to hear that. Hopefully it's nothing serious. Pirata did the same thing about 6 months ago (she's 13) and it cleared up on its own within a day. Both my kitties then to get hairballs too.

Hugs and keep us posted!

Brandy said...

Saying a prayer for Breeann! I hope the find is able to help her and that it's nothing serious! HUGS.

MJFredrick said...

Poor kitty! Keep us posted.

I can completely relate about planning to find her a home and ending up keeping her.

Ceri Hebert said...

Hope all is going to be okay with her. She'll be in my thoughts.