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Dept. of Once More Into the Fray

My Cat is Sick Again

Alex is once again defecating - or trying to - all over the house. He's miserable. This is the third time since December, and the second time in less than two weeks. I am very worried, as much for BB as for Alex, because he loves that cat like crazy. I love him, too, but the bond they have is something quite special. I am afraid that this signals something quite serious, and that it could require very serious decisions on our part. 

Damn. 
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lost_spook
Mar. 14th, 2017 02:07 pm (UTC)
Aw, sorry to hear that. :-/
kaffyr
Mar. 14th, 2017 07:09 pm (UTC)
He's feeling a bit better today, but BB is going to talk to the vet about his innards, and I'm researching various things like high fibre diets, etc. We just want to make sure he's comfortable; he's 14 and a large cat, and cats of that age and build are generally close to the end of their lives at that point, so comfort and a sense of dignity become what we're looking to provide him.
eaweek
Mar. 14th, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, that doesn't sound good. Poor kitty!
kaffyr
Mar. 14th, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty indeed. He's a little bit better today, seemingly more comfortable, but this has clearly become a recurrent problem that could have a great deal to do with his age - 14 - so we need to consider when veterinary intervention actually makes him feel comfortable and when it's just needlessly prolonging his pain. This is the problem with falling in love with short-lived creatures.
eaweek
Mar. 15th, 2017 07:29 pm (UTC)
I was glad to read your recent post that he seems to be doing better now.
kaffyr
Mar. 19th, 2017 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yup - much better; he had another steroid shot, which seems to be helping.
liadtbunny
Mar. 14th, 2017 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry your cat is poorly again:(
kaffyr
Mar. 14th, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks; hopefully we can get him feeling better.
sallymn
Mar. 14th, 2017 11:55 pm (UTC)
{hugs} That does sound worrying... will keep my fingers crossed however that the vet can deal with it for you.
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
He's doing much better now (my fingers are still crossed, mind you, since things can go so wrong, so quickly, with an old cat), and is a much happier Alex. Thanks for the hugs; I shall bestow cat-sized versions of them upon our senior partner. Heh.
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