Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pipa Watch

The Pipa watch continues. Our sweet kitty has been very sick for a few days now. We took her to the vet, a really nice guy, who gave us a kitty laxative for her and suggested chicken-flavored baby food. He thinks it's a hairball that's become lodged because Peeps doesn't have her favorite hairball remedy -- green grass -- out here to eat.

The laxative seems to be helping. She used her litter box last night. But not much and she still won't eat except a tiny bit. The vet was right about the baby food. It did entice her to eat about 1/2 teaspoon but then she started gagging and glares at me if I come near her with the stuff. She did drink a little 2% milk mixed with water, though, today.

We continue to send her healing energy. She normally doesn't want any but right now she does and sits in Paul's lap and purrs when we do it. Keep sending her healing thoughts. The vet said it might be three days before the laxative does anything but it's already helped. My guidance, though, says it could be a week before she's on her feet.
In other news, we saw our first local cattle drive today from our office window. There were cowboys on horses driving a herd to the next watering area on the hill across the way from our house.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need to grow "kitty grass" indoors for Pipa.


Sheryl Karas said...

Yeah but I don't think she could eat yet. She's gagging on water a bit. I think she's more emotionally resistant to drinking than not because I get her to take a bit of milk with an eyedropper. But more than 3-4 1/2 dropper fulls starts that gag reflex again.

Sheryl Karas said...

We're actually bit worried about it. The doctor' suggestions have gotten her to have diarrhea but she's not taking enough nutrition in.