Rosie is very ill......

If anyone is still reading this I am so sorry that i haven't kept in touch. I have found the blog difficult to find my way around for some reason. I didn't realise people had written - and I didn't answer.

All was going well until a few weeks ago, Rosie seemed to get a little 'poorly' nothing really bad. Then she took a turn for the worse, I took her to the vet who kept her for the day and put her on a drip and took blood tests. Apart from a fever and elevated white blood cells all else seemed ok. I took her home and treated her for the fever and had her on a 10 day course of antibiotics. 5 days later she became really sick so I took her into the vet again. They had her for 3 days, she had off the scale urea and creatine values in her blood. The vet had never seen such high values and in a very young cat as well (2 years old). The last few days have been a nightmare, we are so attached to Rosie. It was definitely kidney failure but wether acute or chronic would depend on the next blood tests after emergency treatments. Two days later and the blood tests were all back to normal - a miracle. We collected her and she is on a special food for kidney problems. The vet said the next week would be critical. She is very wobbly and still not at all the old Rosie. We are all just hoping that she gets better. Having read about kidney failure in cats it would seem that even if she recovers her life expectancy could be greatly reduced and she will most likely die of kidney failure. How she got it we'll never know. Grim news indeed, these little animals break your heart.

Since I wrote last both our other two cats died - one just short of 20 years (Landy) and the other (Tiger Lily) just over 20 years. On New Years eve we aquired a large (7.5kg) cat that had been living out for two years and fed only on dry dog biscuits (a long story that I won't go into). This was not planned but we felt we couldn't see him neglected like that any longer. Up until Rosie became ill the two cats got on quite well. Given the choice I would just have Rosie but what can you do? Cats that need me seem to turn up and I can't turn them away.

Tiger, Rosie and Jenni :)

Packing the boxes

Help with the clearing away of Christmas decorations

Naughty Rosie after the birds

Tiger Lily wakes up in time to celebrate her 18th birthday

Boxes were best

She loved the wrapping things!

Rosie has a Christmas present

Phoebe unwraps her present - a veggie pigs ear!

Les mer i arkivet May 2013 January 2012 November 2011