For those who aren’t on social media, Abby was taken ill last night. She came in at her usual time for dinner but was sooky all night. She curled up on mum’s lap and went to sleep which is highly unusual.
Unfortunately we were elated that she was “becoming a real cat” instead of taking it for the warning it was. She had a several bouts of rather disgusting diarrhea all night and vomited a few times. This morning she would not eat or drink and just mewed pathetically when I went near her. For anyone who has met our independent hellcat this is rather alarming.
So off to the vet she went. By lunchtime she had stopped vomiting, but the disgusting diarrhea was still continuing. The diarrhea was remarkable even by the vet’s standards. So she’s at the hospital and on intravenous fluids for dehydration for the next 24 hours and they have taken urine and blood samples to see what the cause is.
They have not tried to give her food or drink by mouth in case there is a blockage or she has ingested a poison. One suggestion is that she may have eaten a small rodent or animal that had ingested a poison or “bait” – we will find out when the test results return in the morning.
She is feeling thoroughly miserable, but she is expected to recover.