Skip to comments.Pray for my little Cathy
Posted on 07/16/2013 4:26:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Yesterday I got the worst possible news: My cat, my little girl Cathy might be dying. It started with a note from Kim, who is foster-sitting her, that Cathy was dropped off at the vet for excessive drinking. After some tests, diabetes and cancer and the like were ruled out, but she has a very serious condition called hepatic lipidosis. It was caused pretty much because she stopped eating because she missed her daddy. It's likely to be Separation Anxiety. When she stopped eating, the liver got very fatty and the liver enzymes and other readings skyrocketed. Right now some of the readings are 15 times normal. The prognosis, originally given as 'not good' (sent me into huge tears, again) was revised to the more accurate prognosis of 'uncertain'.
I scrambled to get to her at the vet and fed her her favorite, shaved turkey. She ate a little but gagged, but that is normal because she feels so nauseous. She was happy as hell to see me and purred (according to the vet) for the first time since she's been there. She's eaten twice, and while that's a good sign, there is no guarentee she pulls through. My eyes are clouding up as I type this. This is my little baby girl who I got as a tiny pre-weaned kitten. She really loves me and I wanted her to be with me for many more years. She's a mean kitty to everyone except me. She LOVES her Daddy!
I tried to pet her but she's feeling so sick she pushed my hand away with her little paw. She is glad to see me though.
I pray she doesn't die. Dear God, heal my little girl so we can have many more years together. I love my little girl.
I was angry at the pet foster people that they didn't pick up on this sooner, especially since they work with so many cats, but I know they didn't do this on purpose, and I know they have so many cats that it might escape notice. I won't put this on them. It just happened. If little Cathy pulls through, they've agreed to do things differently, having Shane spend time with her and we feed her shaved turkey from time to time. We just need little girl to pull through.
Today I go there and spend a few hours with her. Hopefully that gives her the will to pull through.
I almost wanted to blame myself if I hadn't gotten loaded (something I did after the stresses of losing the 2012 election, and believing my country died), she wouldn't have been separated and experienced the stress of missing Daddy and stopping her eating. More to the point, if I hadn't gone into recovery housing, she wouldn't have been separated. But that's convoluted thinking. It's not real. One way or the other, continued using would have killed her.
I know two things from this: I can love deeply, and someone or something can love me deeply so much so that missing me is killing them.
CATHY, PLEASE PULL THROUGH, HONEY!!!! GOD, PLEASE HEAL HER LITTLE LIVER AND GALL BLADDER!!! PLEASE!!!!
Prayers for the healing of your little Cathy.
Another major news item ignored by the wicked news media.
Prayers being said.
Serious prayers for your sweet Cathy and you.
I’m FR mailing you the screen name of a FReeper vet, who’s the very best.
Heartfelt prayers humbly offered up for Cathy’s complete recovery. May God
grant that you have many more years with her in great health and happiness.
Thank you. She and I need prayer warriors. I know in my heart God can heal her.
Thank you hon.
Thank you sweet heart. I’ll get a freepmail out to him or her.
Prayers for your little sweetie.
God bless and keep you.
Praying for darling, sweet Cathy.
I hope she’s with you.
This kind of thing has happened many times to my ancient kitty. Your friend may very well go through a bad patch and reemerge better than ever. My vets have issued my cat a death watch more times than I can count - and with the same problems as yours. She’s still around biting and scratching.
Hang in there!
She’s my little buddy. I pray she makes it too.
Prayers for your little Cathy -I’m a cat person too -have 3-and would feel the same.
I have just said a prayer for both you and Cathy. I’m sorry this is happening.
Prayer works, please earnestly pray. God is almighty, and He can heal her. I hope He chooses to, but if He doesn’t, I will understand *something* about this, I don’t know what it is yet, but I will get understanding
You’re most welcome, my friend.
Thanks Jemian. I’ll go spend a few hours with her today. Perhaps that will increase her will to live.
I love my cat that way too. I would not want her to suffer and I can only imagine how hard this is for you. I do pray now and will as the days pass for your Cathy. So sorry that the both of you have to go through this.
Please keep us informed.
Prayers for Cathy!
I will, Thanks. And thanks for the prayers.
Prayers up Laz. If caught early lipidosis is treatable with tube feeding. Best wishes FRiend.
As a pet owner I totally understand your feelings. I will keep your precious baby in my prayers and you also. Stay strong.
This is a pretty late catch, though, so the prognosis is very uncertain. Some numbers are 15 times normal, others 10, others 3. Do you have any experience with an animal with high liver numbers and such a late catch? I’d like to steel myself for if something bad happens.
Thanks. We could use the prayers.
Sorry I can’t help, but I am interested in the outcome. I have an old cat that with a drinking problem. Eats pretty well but still losing weight.
Bring it to the vet! An animal losing weight is a big deal, especially with the water intake!
Prayers from me and my dog Ranger...
Aw Laz, I am so sorry. Prayers lifting FRiend, for strength for you both, and for some medical help and hope.
Dear Lord, please hold Laz and Cathy close during this frightening time.
It is very frightening. Thanks for the prayers
A former girlfriend had a cat who lived to be 27. Many times on the brink for that one. They do seem to have nine lives but for all of us, life is too short.
Time, food and hydration are the treatment and loving care will lift her spirits. I hope YOU will stay strong through whatever lies ahead and not allow your pain to set you back.
You have many FRiends here and we pray for your strength and comfort. Love your Cathy and give her your best and know you are loved by Our Father and your FRiends.
“She’s a mean kitty to everyone except me.”
Let’s see, you have a mean cat that you left with
“pet foster people”. There is a good chance she may have
been poisoned. Also check for cysts around the groin and
rectal area. It sounds like your cat is in pain. The bad
thing about raising mean cats is that if and when you
have to leave them with other people they don’t get along
so well. Funny, every cat I’ve ever raised, has been
friendly to everyone. The only real mean cat I have is my
Manx barn cat but anyone can pet him, it’s just other cats,
vermin, birds, squirrels, rabbits and dogs he doesn’t
like so much.
Oh, Laz, I’m so sorry! I’ve joined my fervent prayers for you and your little girl, Cathy, to those of all of your Freeper friends. I’ve bookmarked this thread, and will be checking back throughout the day. Keep the faith and God bless you!
Prayers up for Cathy kitty.
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Thanks guys. I appreciate it.
Prayers for your little Cathy, and for you. Such love between you two is touching. We love our pets so much that the word pet seems so inadequate.
Prayers up for your sweet Cathy’s full recovery! Prayers for you too Laz. Stay strong.
Laz....I hope your kitty is doing better today. My phone is not on silent. Call if you want to talk. Love you.
Years ago the vet told me cats have to eat all the time; 3 days of not eating could cause death. The vet had special medication made up to give her and I had to feed her by putting cat food on my finger and letting her lick it off several times a day. She survived and is still with me today. Even if she vomits, she will get a small amount of food
The vet is no longer alive. I cannot remember the medication given her — I think it was an antibiotic for humans made special for her in a pharmacy that does only that type of prescription.
That’s all I can remember.
So sorry to hear that your sweet kitty is sick and I hope that seeing her “daddy” will make her happy and she will want to live and spend more time with you in this world. You are such a caring person...no wonder she loves you. ((((hugs))))
Continued kitty prayers, bro.
Lost my kittie, Bootie, just over a year ago so very sympathetic to what you are going through.
Got to wonder sometimes why we get so attached!
Boots is now in a box and all my family knows the box goes in MY box when the end for me comes...he and I will always be together!
Prayers for your Kitty.(((((Hugs))))
Laz, you have given all of us so many moments of humor and laughter, that it hurts to see you in pain.
I am praying for Cathy and for you right now.
Heartfelt prayers for you and Cathy, Laz. Prayer DOES work.