The days are a bit calmer now after such a busy Christmas and my plan was to relax between houses and rest. Now, however, I have a concern about our cat, Lily
. She was off her food for 24 hours, looking very lethargic but drinking water. After an unsuccessful go at getting her to eat this morning, I quickly wrapped her up and took her in to the vet clinic as it was open for only 3 hours. After a short discussion, it was decided to give her a Vitamin B shot
and get her started on warm beef baby food to stimulate her appetite. We brought her home and within an hour she was eating a bit, washing up and starting to perk up nicely. Thank goodness. Lily
has a heart condition and can go flat very quickly. Now we are to keep close watch over her and feed her every few hours a tablespoon of baby food and a special food the vet gave us called AD Critical care
. This food is loaded with liver; pork liver, chicken liver.
It is high in Vitamin B. I just hope I can get it into her.
Photo taken this morning. She has more energy now and is eating a little.
knows that Lily
is not at her best right now. Before I scooped her up and went off to the vet I noticed he was staying close and draped his tail over her back. Animals sense when another is ill. This is quite frightening for them and Ed
turning his face away from her is very natural. They have a very close relationship and if cats feel and give 'love', they really do depend on and love each other. We love her, too.
Please keep her in your thoughts.
She's 17 now and feeling her age.
Too soon after Cali...chin up,we are thinking of you.ReplyDelete
We will be praying for sweet Lily.ReplyDelete
Purrs and prayers speeding your way for Lily. I hope she eats for you and feels better.ReplyDelete
I will be thinking of her and pray she wil be OKReplyDelete
Poor darling...of course I will say a prayer for Lily....it is the hardest of times when kitties age...people too! It just stinks sometimes....ReplyDelete
thoughts, prayers and warm huggs sent to you and lily.ReplyDelete
Lily is definitely in our thoughts and prayers. I know how Ed feels seeing one of his peeps not at her best, XOXOReplyDelete
Sending hugs and good thoughts your way. Hope Lily starts to 'perk up' soon. Hugs SueReplyDelete
Lots of love sent to Lily XXReplyDelete
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We are "holding Lily in the light" of our prayers. And you, too, Deb. Please give her, Mr. Ed and all a "love" from me.ReplyDelete
Sending hug to all,
Lily, WA, USA
Love, hugs and prayers for all of you ~ FlowerLadyReplyDelete
Sending prayers for Lily's quick recovery.ReplyDelete
(and a small hug for Mr. Ed)
I will certainly keep her in my prayers and thoughts, and YOu too! I know how hard it is when our pet family members are ill,ReplyDelete
Wishing Lily well.ReplyDelete
Sounds like she is B 12 anemic like me ! I do hope she feels better soon Prayers for Lily !ReplyDelete
Good thoughts and sincere prayers are on the way. Your love and touch are healing as much as anything. Take care of yourself too.ReplyDelete
Purring for Miss Lily. Glad that Mr Ed can give her some comfort.ReplyDelete
Julie and Poppy Q
Sending good thoughts Lily's way.ReplyDelete
Many prayers for Lily.ReplyDelete
Purring for Lily.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear this Deb. I hope little Lily will continue to improve..Take care, JudyReplyDelete
Healing thoughts and purrs on their way from this side of the Atlantic... do hope she's ok. Don't know if it's any use but one thing that encouraged Posky to eat was mixing some spring water (from a tin of tuna canned in spring water) onto his vet food. The smell got him eating.ReplyDelete
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Lilly has my thought, and I send many many purring for her plus paw crossed
I feel for you Deb having had Rupert at the vets on Christmas day with the same thing, he wasn't eating or drinking.ReplyDelete
A few shots of something or other and a bit of rehydrating fluid and he pulled round quite quickly, who knows what it was.
I really hope that Lily makes a quick recovery too.
lots of good energy and thought coming your way
We are hoping the B12 will keep her going for awhile. She is frail but eating a bit and I am syringing food into her every 2 hours. She is drinking water, also. I tried tuna water on her but she turned her head away.Delete
I wish you a Happy New Year and we'll see the 2013th.ReplyDelete
Hope little lily will get well soon!! Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Poor honey, hope she feels perkier soon!ReplyDelete
Lily is in our prayers, Deb, and we are sending all of our love her way for a speedy recovery. We know Ed's love will give her the comfort and courage she needs during this time.ReplyDelete
Hydration us critical now as well as food. Like one of your previous posters, we give tuna spring water and kitties always seem to enjoy that. Also we've purchased various brands of natural spring water. I swear to you, they have preferences. Also, if you are feeding baby food, Gerber chicken has a higher caloric payload than either beer or turkey for the same size jar (100 for the chicken vs. 70 for the beef/ turkey). We know you are taking the best care of Lily. We just feel so helpless. Again, all of our love.
Thanks for the info Kari. I am syringing the Critical Care food into her every 2 hours and making sure she is still drinking water. She is still frail and we have the vet on call although the clinic is closed. I will be sure to get spring water into her. I am also giving her the Gerber chicken baby food.Delete
Lily is such a beautiful girl and I know she is getting the best care from you. I am saying a prayer for her recovery...I know Mr Ed is sending her love also...it warms my heart to see those two together. Hugs, LindaReplyDelete
Purring and praying for your sweet girl.. Hope she is feeling better yoday.. Hugs GJ and Carol xxReplyDelete
Just checking in to see how Lily is doing todayReplyDelete
purrs and prayers
Two of our dear cats are 14 years old--half-sisters. We hover over them with special tidbits and cherish the time we have left to love them. I tell myself that we need to brace ourselves to be 'letting go'--but as long as they are enjoying life it is difficult to think ahead to the time when they will leave us.ReplyDelete
I have always found that having one of the cat family ill or with the death of one, the other cats in the household are very affected.
Sending Lily and you and your family, and of course Ed, too, lots of healing energy. May she be wrapped in the glow of your love. Keeping positive thoughts for your sweet girl. Good luck!! Hugs from Robin.ReplyDelete