Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Update on Esmay
On Sunday I attempted to post an update about Esmay and it didn't go through. I didn't feel like being pushy about it and figured it was for the best, as I tend to over react..
Poor Esmay was not doing well. She was slowing down quite a bit on eating, and when I went to pill her she had a strong reaction when I got too close to her bad ear. I was cleaning her ear out quite regularly and pulling out a chunk of debris pretty much every day about the size of two grains of rice. It starts out a brownish liquid, but dries black and hard.. Saturday and Sunday she didn't want me cleaning her ear and her eye was starting to water, her nose was getting wetter and she had an interruption to her purring.. kind of like she had to take a second breath.. it was just odd... but it reminded me too much of Em when she had a growth in her head (she died of cancer in her sinus cavity)
I know all too well that the eyes/nose/ears are well connected in a cat due to Eli's scarred tear ducts. For the first few years of his life his ears were nearly caked closed with debris. The vet explained that his tears ended up there.. as well as spilling into his nose causing some debris to build up there as well.
So I was concerned.
When by Monday morning she still wasn't eating well and generally had an excess of attitude that she wanted me to leave her alone, I decided to box her up and bring her into the shelter. She ended up going to the vet and is now back with us. All I know is that I am to give her Baytril (an antibiotic) once a day instead of twice that she had been on it for her urinary issues and that they cultured the debris in her ear..
although I also know she went from 15lbs to 11lb 2 oz.. which I think I'm even more concerned about.. This girl so totally needs to eat..