I swear today has been the longest day ever. Actually, it seems like it’s been really long and slow every since Thursday. But that’s beside the point.
I got about an hour of sleep last nite, so I apologize if my writing is sporadic, random, and bulging with spelling errors. Give a bitch a break.
My kitty is sick.
I think she caught that Avian Flu thing. Not really — she’s an indoor cat, and i don’t have birdies. Anyway. Friday nite I noticed that kitty was squatting a lot, but not peeing. Well, I was worried. Duh. So I called my mom like I do with every situation I have no idea how to handle. She suggested I take her to the vet on Saturday morning. Well, they couldn’t see me and suggested the emergency pet clinic. So off I went with my poor kitty who can’t pee to the ER.
They get her, weigh her, did the whole rectal-thermometer thing (which she did NOT like), and tell me she probably has a UTI or bladder infection, as I had suggested, but they couldn’t get any wee to do a urinalysis. So they gave me antibiotics and told me she would be noticeably better in 2 days.
Two days later (read: today) she wasn’t any better — in fact, Sunday nite, she peed some little drops of blood. Of course I’m all kinds of freaked out cuz she’s squatting everyone and dripping blood.
So off to the vet I take her this morning and, of course, she DOESN’T have a UTI — she has some interstitial urinary syndrome stuff. Something about her bladder walls are weak, and she gets stressed out and they become inflamed and raw — and when she pees, it’s like salt in a cut so she wants the pee out of her, which makes her squat. But all the squatting strains the bladder and she bleeds.
And there’s no treatment.
Well the doc tells me that she’s a pretty good amount of pain and that her bladder and urethra are spasming (not sure how they test this), but he gave me some syringes with this anti-spasm stuff that I have to shoot (not inject, it’s oral) UNDER her tongue. You ever tried to get anything under the tongue of an animal? Stupid bitches. They need to think again. Took me 10 minutes.
Anyway, she’s been laying down — not squatting for the past hour. Praise Buddha.
I would have a really rough time is my cat died. I’m not going to get into because it’s already upset me today. If she’s not better by Monday, then something’s seriously wrong and i have take her back for more tests and x-rays. I’ve already spent almost $300 on her … can’t afford much more (not that I could afford that $300). So what happens then ….
So, if you’d like to help save my sweet baby who has seen me through my hardest times … I’d really appreciate it … and I know Yuna does too. Even a dollar would help…