Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Kitty

My cat Glea is in hospital tonight. She's had diarrhea and vomiting since last night. I think it might be bloody. I brought her to the vet today, the vet mentioned possible thyroid problem or possible cancer. There was no palpable problem with the thyroid, but she could feel possibly something suspicious at the intestines. So kitty is staying overnight tonight for fluids and anti-nausea meds, and is having bloodwork and xrays. I am expecting a call later today from the vet about the results of the bloodwork. She might possibly be getting an ultrasound tomorrow.

I'm not terribly optimistic. Glea is nearly 18 years old and has been losing weight for a little while, now. I have a feeling that this is going to be exactly like what happened to the last two cats: I am going to pay a couple thousand dollars for them to tell me we need to put my cat to sleep.

EDIT: Doctor called me back...the xray shows what appears to be SIX NEEDLES in her liver. They can't tell for sure yet, all they can see is that there are six very straight things near or in her liver that appear the way metal appears on xrays. The fact that I sew alot and that this cat has pica would definitely support the theory that the cat ate six needles. Her liver enzymes are moderately elevated and her blood sugar's a little high. Thyroid test not back yet. She is stable so the plan for tonight doesn't change, just fluids and anti-nausea meds. Doctor is going to consult with surgeon and radiologist to see if these can be successfully surgically removed. She would have an ultrasound tomorrow morning to help decide this, and also to see if there are any more complications (cancer).


Annika said...

Sending good, ehaling thoughts to Glea.

Annika said...

Er, I don't know what ehaling is. I meant HEALING.

That Girl said...

Poor things (both of you). Sending good wishes.

One of our cats sometimes tries to eat things she shouldn't... so far nothing like a needle, but I worry.

allison said...

Poor kitty. Poor mommy. I hope you are both feeling better very soon.