Sunday, January 28, 2007

More Emerald Drama

well, this has been a fun 12 hours.. NOT.

Yesterday morning we fed the kitties and I medicated Em, and we went out for a good portion of the day. Got home around 3 or 4. I went into the office to goof off on the internet, and hubby was in the great room.

A while later (maybe 5 or 6pm) I heard some coughing. Nothing unusual in this household. Hairballs are common, as is Tweedle's constant congestion and Eli's blocked tear ducts that cause some issues for him.

A few moment's later, hubby calls that there is an issue with Em. I immediately get up and go to her. She's right outside the office. I sit near her and look at her. She appears congested and wheezing. I try to look up her nose for mucus. I find drops of blood. What the heck? She was fine this morning. I've seen cats produce blood out of their nose if they have been sneezing for a couple of days, but she was fine this morning. I take her into the bathroom (where she eats) to see if she wants food. She ate most of her food, but there is a little left, and it has a few drops of blood on it.

I come to the conclusion she is bleeding somewhere inside her nose / sinuses / head, and it is dripping down the back of her throat. not gushing, but enough to be annoying

Yup. I panic.

I call a friend who works for my vet, and she reminded me of the general rules of thumb when it comes to cat emergencies. If she's interested in food, and her gums aren't pale, then she can probably hold out. Well to make sure he was interested in eating, I gave her treats. She likes treats. I tried to look in her mouth, but at this point, I'd looked at her too much, and she was getting grumpy.

I left her and went online and posted a couple of BBs I frequent for prayers. Mostly cause I needed to 'do something' and talking about it was the best I could do. One site is on feline diabetes, and there is a vet who frequents it, and she echoed the sentiment that waiting was okay.

I tested Em's BGs, and she was a little on the high side. That will teach me to feed her treats every hour. I gave her regular daily medication and wandered off to bed.

In the middle of the night I heard her coughing again. I was up in a flash. I searched the entire house for her, and she was waiting in her bathroom near her food bowl.. like nothing was wrong.

This morning she jumped up on the bed and was licking my skin off - her favorite activity. no more obvious blood. no more coughing (as of yet - knock wood) and she's looking at me wondering what all the fuss was about.

Now the question becomes.. so I bring her in to see the vet, or wait and see it it happens again?


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