Tuesday, February 19, 2013
24 hrs clav free
Well so far no change. her stool is still pretty liquid, she still has quite a bit of gas when she 'starts out', and she still isn't eating all that well. I did weigh her when she showed up and got 7lbs 8oz. I'm now getting a reading of 7lbs 12.5 oz which I can't complain about. She gets fluids once a day. I should do it twice a day but she doesn't much like it and she leaks every time I do so it takes quite a bit of time to get them in her. My heart aches for her.
I did try to force feed her some yogurt, she acted like I was trying to poison her. I tried to slip some into the food she wasn't eating and she didn't eat it. *sigh* she is a difficult one that is for sure. I suppose I could force her, but the stress isn't going to help the situation in the least, and I fear that it would do more harm than any good I could with anything I could give her.
She is not a lap cat, but she is a "next to a lap" cat. She likes being patted and I'm fairly certain she will come to like having her belly rubbed. She starts to turn to expose her belly when I reach for it, but as soon as I have my hand on it she remembers what is going on and stands up. She is a really sweet cat.
Besides bad teeth, low weight, matted fur, and the dehydration she is dealing with, she also seems to shake on her hind end when she stands to eat - which is probably why she doesn't eat much at any one time. Since she is so sweet I am not sure if she is painful or just weak. I will mention it when she goes back and see what the vet wants to do about it. Part of me is hoping that the procedure will be done somewhere I can observe, because I would LOVE to get a good photo of her teeth to show you what lack of dental care can look like in a kitty as well as I would love an opportunity to get all of those mats off her belly.
She really could use some purrs to help her get through this. What I would love is for her to put on a pound or more, but what I will settle for is firm stool..