Monday, August 1, 2011

Purrs for Chica, Please!


Update 5pm Tuesday
The vet felt that Chica would benefit from another night  getting IV fluids so we can pick her up on Wed.  Her kidney values have come down but they want more of a decrease.  She is alert, loving the attention from the staff and being very feisty.  I would prefer her to be more stable when she came home so I am OK with this - I just don't want to bring her home too soon and then have to bring her back.   I miss her soo much.  It doesn't seem like home without this cat. We will have a special post tomorrow when she comes home!


Tues Afternoon
I visited Chica today and she is doing better - they will check her kidney values later to day to see if she can  come home this afternoon. She was alert early this AM and let the vet pet her.  Chica even swatted at her when she tried to touch her belly.  The vet also thinks she may also have pancreatitis - her belly is still tender.  I may just let them treat it as that and let her come home to regain her strength before going in for an x-ray or ultra sound.  I think it would be too much for her now.  Has anybody had any experience with pancreatitis?

UPDATE - Tues AM
The vet called this morning and it looks like Chica has a very bad bladder infection - her urine tested positive for bacteria so they have her on antibiotics.  Poor baby - I was so worried about her but this would explain the tenderness in her belly area.  I will go visit her later this morning but she may stay the day at the vets.  Keep the purrs coming!

UPDATE
Thank you all for your kind words, purrs and prayers for Chica.  I stopped to visit her late today at the vets and she is doing a bit better - her temp has come up and she was alert and grumpy but has not eaten.  Her tummy is still tender - has anyone had experience  with acute gastritis with chronic renal failure?  I hated to leave her there but obviously the IV fluids were doing her good.  I don't know how this happened so fast - she had fluids three days ago and was herself on Sunday.  We will see how she is in the morning and if her tummy is still hurting.  The next step would be an x-ray or ultra sound but the vet does not want to put her thru this if they don't need to.  I just hope this is related to the CRF and will turn around with fluids. At her age (20) I need to be prepared for any outcome.


I guess I spoke too soon when I said a few days ago that Chica was doing well.  She crashed this morning and I took her to the vet - she was vomiting foam and her belly hurt.

Her temp was low and she was dehydrated.  They did blood work which is normally very hard to do with her but she was feeling so bad it was easy today.  Her BUN and Creatine are high along with amylase.
She will stay at the vet's so they can give her IV fluids and keep an eye on her.  Her temp has already come back up.  They gave her Pepcid for her tummy.  We will see how she is later today but most likely she will stay overnight at the vets.

If she does not respond to this (which I think she will) they will have to do an x-ray to see if there is something in her tummy causing her pain.

We could use lots of purrs and prayers.  I do want her to be around and feeling well for some time to come.  I will keep you posted.

65 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Big purrs from all of us, and [[hugs}} from Mommy...Sweet Chica, get well soon.

Kjelle Bus said...

Purrs Purrs Purrs for Chica that she feel better soon !!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Chica is at the vets - we are pleased to hear her temperature has risen and hope she will be well enough to come home tonight.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Purrs and wags for Chica! Sorry she is sick. Hope she will be home soon.

Random Felines said...

we are purrin' for you and Chica!!

chancythegardner said...

We are so sorry to hear that sweet Chica is not doing well. Praying for her to get all better. We are praying for you too. Hugs

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Sending Chica snuggles and purrayers that she feel better soon. It's no fun when your tummy hurts and you just don't feel good.
Taz, Runt, and Charles

Brian said...

Oh no, we're all sending tons and tons of purrs for that sweet Chica.

The Chair Speaks said...

Sending lots and lots of purrs to Chica and hugs to her mom!

Ginger Jasper said...

You have got my loudest purrs comming your way. I so hope the vet can help.. Hugs GJ xx

Lucy the Cat said...

I'm so sorry about Chica. Simba vomits foam when he hasn't eaten in a while. I'm glad they gave her Pepcid. I hope that helps as well as fluids. We are definitely thinking of her and looking forward to updates.

Hang in there,
Many gentle head taps to Chica,
Lucy (and Vicki)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Chica....we're all purrraying fur you my lovely. Get well soon..... purrrr....purrrrr.....purrrr....

xoxoxo
Nicole, Tom, Angelina, Brad, Michael & Nikki

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are sending our very best healing purrs. We hopes Chica is better soon. We are also sending some comforting purrs cause nobody likes having to stay at the vets even when it is the best thing.

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

Oh no... Poor Chica. Big prayers, purrs, and hugs for Chica. I hope they can figure out what's going on soon.

Thank you for taking such good care of her.

Marg said...

Sending tons and tons of purrs. Sorry to hear that Chica isn't feeling well poor thing. The donkeys will cross their hooves for Chica too. Hopefully she will bounce back this afternoon. It is so hard when they get old. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Mishkat said...

We're sending many many purrs to the beautiful Chica! We really hope she feels much better soon.

Love and hugs from Katie and the Mishkat cats

P.S. Tasha is sending very special tortie purrs (extra healing!)

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are sending our strongest purrs and purrayers to Chica to help her get better really, really soon ...
Hugs,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

The Island Cats said...

We are sorry Chica is feeling bad. We are purring for her and hope she feels better soon.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are sorry about Chica being sick - we are sending her lots of get well quickly purrs and prayers! We hope that the vets are able to help her get better soon!!

The Monkeys said...

We are sending Tortie purrs (and a couple of Tuxie purrs) for the beautiful Chica! Feel better, sweetheart!

Admiral Hestorb said...

oh precious dear Chica. I will include you with two other furries who need our prayers, darling little girl.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrsss for Chaca. We are purrrrraying that she feels better soonest.

Hang in there, pretty girl.

SuziQCat said...

Purring hard for Chica!! Hope she feels better soon.

(((Hugs)))

~Four Crazy Cats

Prancer Pie said...

Healing purrs fur Chica! Keep us updated on her condition. It's very hard on efurryone when their loved one is ill. xoxo

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring for Chica to feel better!

Old Kitty said...

Oh no!!! Oh poor poor Chica!! Me and Charlie are so so so sad to read this. We are purring and praying very very very hard for glorious and wonderful Chica!! We are sending her lots of healing hugs too. We hope she gets better!! Take care
x

Mr Puddy said...

You have my purrs and prayer, Sweet Chica !!! Lots of hugs for your mommy
xoxo

Athena said...

Kit and I are purring hard for Chica.

webbthistle said...

Many, many special healing purrrs for Chica coming from me and Mom (well, me - Mom is sending healing prayers and hugs) WE love you, Chica and want you to be feeling better super soon!

ABBY said...

We are all purring super duper hard for Chica and we are awaiting update from you and how she is doing.
Feel better very soon Miss Chica!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor Chica! We're purring and purraying with all our might for her, sending her universal Light. We hope she'll be better soon!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Poor Chica! I am purring lots for her!

Chloe and Cecil said...

Done, sending purrs and purrayers your way. We hope Chica feels better soon

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and prayers for Chica!! Please be well soon!
Your TX furiends,

meowmeowmans said...

Huge purrs and prayers from all of us, Jan and Chica. Please keep us posted.

Forty Paws said...

Many purrs and purrayers coming to you, along with gentle headbutts.

Luf, Us and Maw

Team Tabby said...

Mega purrs from all of us here for Chica, that she get well and return home soon.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

purring and praying with all of our hearts for dear, sweet Chica.

My Angel Bobo had thrown up foam years ago...it turned out he had six kidney stones. I am hoping that it isn't that.

xoxoxo

Cat said...

My boys are purring hard that Chica will be feeling better soon!!!

Mariodacat said...

Awww poor sweet Chica. I'm purring for uerr. purr purr purr purr purr purr purr Will keep it up too until she's feeling better.

Catherine said...

Sweet Chica ~ Banjo and I are sending lots of good thoughts, hugs and purrs in wishing you get better soon.
Kisses,
xoxo Catherine & Banjo

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

More love and purrs for sweet Chica. We hope there is an improvement today. Smoochies.

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

We are purraying that Chica will soon be well enough to come home. Love to all of you.

Rose and the Royals said...

We came to take a peek in and see how Chica is doing today. We have our intentions for a full recovery sent up in prayer as we light our morning candle.
I've always been alarmed at how quickly a furbaby might take ill, then find they have turned the corner and 2 weeks later defy even the V-E-T at how healthy he is. We have positive feelings this will be Chica's story, too.
We'll be checking in throughout the day...
Blessings and {{HUGGSSS}}

Rose and the Royals

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are pleased that the vets seem to have Chica on the way to recovery. We hope it won't be too long before she is bossing you about!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr for Chica and hope her infection clears up quickly!

chancythegardner said...

We are continuing to send up prayers for sweet Chica and hope she is all well and back home soon. Lots of hugs and nose kisses for her

Everycat said...

Chica we are sending you the big purrs for getting well soonest. You are a strong gal and beautiful gal.

Gerry & Oliver

Brian said...

I just stopped by with more purrs for the sweet Chica.

webbthistle said...

Purring and purring and purring for you, sweet Chica! ((HUGS)) to your Mom, too!

CCL Wendy said...

Oh, I'm sorry I missed this. We are adding our purrs to all the others for Chica. It sure sounds like she's had a miserable time.

I think being feisty is a good sign, though. It's a good thing they discovered the infection, and hopefully that is what is wrong because, of course, it's highly treatable.

One of my previous kitties had pancreatitis. He thought it was caused by stress in her case, and advised that we feed her baby meat as it is easier on digestion.

Get well soon, Chica girl!

meowmeowmans said...

Just stopping in to see the latest update on our pal Chica. We're still purring and praying!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope Chica will be home tomorrow. Doesn't matter how many in a household, the house is quiet and empty when one is missing. Purrs and wags.

catsynth said...

Oh no, we are sorry to hear that Chica taken a turn for the worse. We are sending lots of healing thoughts and purrs, and hope that the treatment and care she is receiving will continue to help.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Wednesday: ore healing purrs and love for Chica. xx

Clooney said...

Dear Lady Chica,

We are sending you our biggest and best purrs for your healing and recovery. We want you to come back home ASAP! You and your Mom are in our thoughts and prayers.

We love LUNA said...

We were visiting Berlin last week without internet access.Oh gosh,poor Chica!We are sending love and good energies to her.Please sweet Chica, be positive!
All our prayers for her fast recover.
Luna and mammy Léia

Fuzzy Tales said...

Continued purrs and purrayers from us, Cheri. We'll look for an update when Chica is home. What a "tough" old girl she is. :-)

(((Hugs))) and universal Light...and kitty kisses too, to you all.

Jacqueline said...

We are purring and praying for precious, beautiful Chica and hope she recovers quickly and can come home for good asap...Big hugs, sweet friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

wildcats said...

we're sending our prayers and keeping our paws crossed here for dear sweet Chica that she continues to improve. Read about her on Marg's pet blog. I understand your concerns on how it could have happened so fast - I had something similar happen to my cat Jackie. Cats are so complex and are masters at hiding their health problems. Best of luck and take care.

Kea said...

Cheri,

I just made a small donation via the Chip-In...though probably should have gone through your own PayPal account instead of Marg's?? Sorry if it causes any problems!

-Kim

Gods Little People said...

Dear friend, so pleased to meet you (via Margs Animals). I hope Chica will be a lot better soon. I live and rescue cats on a small Greek island (where there are so many cats in desperate need). I'm always pleased to meet a kind soul who goes out of their way to help cats in need and I take my hat off to you for your great work with your ferals.
Blessings and prayers to Chica,
a friend in Greece

Daisy said...

I am glad to hear that Chica is improving. I'll bet she cannot wait to get home!

meowmeowmans said...

Just checking in on Chica...

Cassy said...

It's good to hear that chica is getting better.

Cassy from Guitar Scales For Beginners

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