Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Going back to the shelter
Ok, I can't handle this any more. The looks, the coughing, the sneezing, the wheezing, the lack of eating.. it is near killing me. Ginger does NOT believe that my forcing things on her is helping her and that girl has the worst case of guilt eyes you have EVER seen..
I ran out while I was at work today and picked up a few cans of the food she ate last time she ate at the house and when I got home I medicated her first and than offered her food.
Well the medication caused her to cough all over again, and then she started sneezing something fierce. So she didn't eat the food. DH came in at that point and tried to help..
Nope, she out and out refused. At least she sniffed and gave it a lick for him.. so I stepped in.. (and no pictures of that mayhem) and force fed her.
I am fairly certain I felt babies move this time, but I can now also feel her entire spine. I called the shelter to report what was going on and I got "give the antibiotic time" - well she stopped eating before she started sneezing, so I think that is secondary.. and "some kitties stop eating before they give birth" which is true, but not a week before they give birth, and they most certainly do not lose this much weight. Seeing as I had a sick mother cat who refused to eat abort in my care before, I just can not deal with this emotionally. As much as I hate the idea of her sitting in a cage at the shelter, I know she sits in her box all day so it isn't like she is using up all the space that she has.. and they will have two people to give her fluids and can get her to the vet if they feel they need to. I intend to leave her there tomorrow.. possibly even Thursday.. if they feel that they want to put her into another foster home I won't like it because I hate feeling like a failure, but I fully accept that there are things I can't do.. and watching a pregnant mom not eat for days on end is one of them.
Many many purrs Ginger.. I hope this works out and you come back and we get to go through your labor and watch your kittens grow up..