When I arrived, a week after Bryan and Bob, she still seemed good. She was a bit slow but still seemed to be loving life.
|She is not one for hiding under/behind stuff except for around 4th of July|
We endured one night of this as she didn't seem like she needed emergency and took her to the vet in the morning. At the Amwell vet she seemed to be acting much more normal. While noises still startled her, she began to eat and was actually roaming around without the vocal chorus and hissing we'd witnessed the night before. She has a known kidney insufficiency but the symptoms were not presenting like those of acute renal failure. The neurological symptoms made it seem like we might need to do an MRI to find out what was going on. They sent us home with a "wait and see" diagnosis. After seeming to perk up toward the evening I called the vet back and they recommended overnight observation at home. We then endured another night of bobcat telling us how bad she felt. We've never felt so helpless.
We took her back to the vet in the morning, ruled out the usefulness of an MRI (£3000+16 y/o broken cat = not wise idea). So I suggested doing blood-work just to make sure her kidneys hadn't stopped working. Well thank goodness we did that! Her BUN and Creatinine were both more than 5X the high end of normal and that could easily explain the sudden onset of crazy. Luckily though, the her serum potassium, which indicates if her kidneys can start working again, was not elevated. The plan was 48 hours of hospitalization with lots of fluids. They also gave her an antihistamine to stimulate her appetite since she only weighed in at a mere 6.16 pounds.
|Hooked up to her IV, looking grumpy.|
We visited her twice the next day and she had improved more. On the third day they redrew her blood and both her BUN and Creatinine were nearly back to normal. Both Bryan and I could get her to purr and she was eating a ton! We got to bring her home. She was quiet and not very social. She was eating, but not drinking and would wander around the apartment (usually while we were trying to sleep) yowling.
For now I am so thankful that she is feeling better. Bobcat is a wonderful gift and we treasure having her around everyday.
|Enjoying her catnip carpet yesterday|