Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Update

Hi:

It's not Grover. My mom is too tired to write as Grover. Oh wait, that was Grover.

Now it's not.

We took Vito home yesterday - there is nothing more the hospital can do for him...$2,750 later...

He will not eat or drink, though I'm forcing some water into him with an eye-dropper and he fights me all the way. He is alert sometimes, watching what goes on around here...I take him to the window to watch the birds, he likes that. Other times he just lays there and stares or naps. He's curled up like shrimp with his BFF now...

Like I said, he gets feisty when I try to give him water from a dropper...taking his temperature is impossible, he just seems to be rejecting any attempt to help him. He is still on antibiotics, antivirals and Metacam...but it's not looking good - he has not gotten any better at all since he first started getting ill on the 14th.

Last night, his eyes started to change to a weird brown color from the outer edges in - they are now a golden shade where once they were green - one of his pupils is now half 'missing' - another sign of FIP, so I've been told.

We are awaiting results of a few more blood tests tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday a.m. that may help make a definitive diagnosis of the dry form of FIP, but I'm kind of feeling that is what he's got and I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to let what was my crazy, fun, happy little bobcat linger like this. It's heartbreaking to watch this happen to my little 9 month old baby who was so healthy 9 days ago...I don't want him to suffer in any way...he doesn't seem to be in pain per se, but he feels like shit.

I know cats can recover from 'fever of unknown origin' and devastating viruses, but he spent four nights in hospital on mass doses of drugs, etc. and has not gotten ANY better at all...

So...will keep you posted. Thanks for your prayers and love. I appreciate it.

OXO

Allison

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love you vito.
with all my heart.
i hope you can feel it.
xoxoxoxoxo
auntie mac

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. Poor little Vito, being so sick is no fun for him or for you. You have done all you can do. We hope he will pull through this.

Busby and Raymond said...

Allison, we're hoping for a miracle. So sorry that Vito hasn't improved, but glad he's home with his family. Damn.

Mochy said...

So so sorry to hear about poor Vito.
We will continue to purr for a miracle of any stripe.
xoxo

Kaz's Cats said...

Our hearts are breaking for you. I have no experience of FIP or any other serious cat illness, so I don't feel I have a lot to offer you. I guess if I had a raging temperature I wouldn't feel like eating a lot either.

My cats are purring and I'm sending whatever positive thoughts and prayers I can to you and Vito.

{{{hugs}}}

Karen (Mum to Gypsy & Tasha)

The Creek Cats said...

Allison, we are so sorry to hear this news about Vito not getting any better. Please know that you and Vito are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time of uncertainty. We wish so bad that he will make a full recovery.
(((HUGS)))

Dawn said...

I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow and will be gone all week but I'll be thinking good thoughts for you and Vito the whole time I'm gone. Much love to you...

Mochy said...

We were thinkinbg about little Vito and his Mom this morning...purrs to you all.
M

Meir Cats, Chats and Fiber said...

we all are thinking of you...

The Meezers said...

we are all purraying and purrring for Vito to get better. our hearts are breaking for you.

Tiki (& sometimes Kesey) said...

Sending purrs for Vito.

Daisy said...

I am so very sorry. You are in my thoughts and purrs.