Abby's been alternating between sleeping in her chair and under
my desk. So I thought I would get a box and a cozy fleece throw
and make her a nest. As soon as I did, she left from underneath
my desk and went back to her chair where she has been since last
night. HA! But she may hate it and lay outside of it, so I'll see
what happens today.
I do know one kitty who thought it was pretty neat!
You can see there is a spot next to the box on the right
side that Abby can lay in if she chooses, and she just
might do that.
I decided to move a small table right next to Abby's chair
so I could have a small low level light next to it.
Both Abby's Daddy and I check on her all through the night
and it will be easier to see her instead of us using a "spotlight"
on a flashlight to look at her. She doesn't wake up.
In fact one of the many things that is different is that her
hearing is not as acute as it once was. I can't say that is related
to much of anything with her illness,
because I can tell you I too have compromised
hearing in one ear, she definitely hears better than I do!
It's just very easy to walk up to her while she's asleep
and not wake her.
When I did move the small table in I had to move the "toy" box.
Well as you can see my boy Ping noticed that right away.
I got a ton of pictures of him this morning taking so many
toys out of box and playing with them.
Finally Gracie wakes up.
So Day 10 -- wow. What a swift and yet long 10 days. So many ups and downs
along the way. The situation now is Abby's eating or lack thereof. I do
feel she is quite nauseated.
I have basically only been able to get a few finger full
of wet food in her. I restored to buying some baby food yesterday and I got
oh 6-7 finger lickings from both meals in her yesterday.
She also ate her crunchy dry food.
Right now that is the easiest thing to entice her with.
I know it's not good for a Kitty with a comprised Kidney.
But she has to eat. Drinking is something
that is NO issue at all. So my idea is to really water down some of the baby food
into a very thin gruel and see if she will try that. Anything.
So if any of you have an idea please let me know.
Tomorrow I hate to say, we have to go to the Vet. She is going to check her Kidneys.
The office just called and I told the Tech that she wasn't eating much and we may
have to consider an appetite stimulant. Just to mention to her Vet. So we'll have
some more answers tomorrow about a few things.
But tonight in her pill cocktail (woo hoo Abby's having niptinis) I have added
some of the organic slippery elm powder that she normally gets in her food.
She has been on the slippery elm since her episode with an upset stomach at least
1 1/2-2 years ago. I know most of you are familiar with slippery elm but it is a holistic
herb that has NO side effects. ZERO. It is good for human or furry. So if you have
any intestinal problems it may be a good resource.
I am also going to be adding Rescue Remedy to her water and hope that helps
and Feliway around her and perhaps that will also help calm her and the other cats.
Speaking of the other cats, Boo has really stepped up to the plate. I think Boo
has assumed the caregiver role for me. She has become velcro kitty. Earlier this
week when things seems so dire and I was pressed to my ultimate limit
Boo was right there beside me all the way. She hugged me all night long and
she made sure she was never away from me. If I went outside she sat in the
window and watched me. If you've followed Boo you know she is more of a
aloof kitty. I don't like the connotations to that word, but she held back.
She always has. It was why in 2005 I went on a search for a lap kitty,
and found my dear Abby. So, it is with some surprise to see Boo so attached.
A pleasant surprise because I adore Boo with all my heart.
I know Abby's illness has affected all the kitties and I have tried to talk
calmly with each of them, and ask them for their help and support for Abby
and really for all of us. They have been such good little troupers.
Yesterday we got the O2 tent ordered and found a place where we can
rent the O2. Not all medical supplies businesses will rent the O2 for
animals, so you have to be persistent. We are nothing but that! So, please pray that
no breathing attacks happen before we can get this all set up and ready
So, I think I'll go see if my girl feels good enough for us to
fly away to the moon and back.
It does us both good to just soar up up and away.
again..and again..and again!
Fly with me baby!!