Friday, January 25, 2013
Friday-3:45am: Prayers for Karma
We're taking Karma in to the vet today.
Obviously, I can't sleep.
Tuesday I noticed red blood smears on the tile floor where Karma had been sitting to drink her water. I cleaned her off with a wet paper towel and emailed Dagan and Leah about their vet. Truth--Miss Karma hasn't been in to a vet since she was spayed and declawed with she was a kitten--Dagan and Leah like their vets so I wanted to bring her there. Karma hates leaving the apartment, as you know. She howled at the top of her lungs in the car--the entire trip--every time--usually threw up, too. She never goes in the real outdoors or is normally around anyone but me so she's not exposed to many dangers in her life.
Anyways, I had barely sent off the email and Dagan called me, told me the name of the vet clinic, I looked it up online, they were open later till 7pm on Wednesdays (we could be there a little before 6pm) and Dagan has a half day on Friday, has an appointment to bring the car in, but should be free about 3ish. So, armed with that information, I called. The receptionist talked to the vet and being as there was blood in urine or bowels (hard to tell with cats) but seemed to have stopped (just pinkish when I wiped to check--and has been since then) they didn't want to see her that late in the day. So we made an appointment for 3:30pm today. And I have been keeping a close eye on her in case she needed to go in to emergency.
She's been sleeping a lot, is drinking quite a bit of water, is peeing and pooping--but she's not been herself. Listless.
This was last week. I did a water change in the fish tank and Karma remembers the days when I had a 30 gallon tank and used a Python to clean the tank (where you hook the long tubing right to the sink for emptying and filling).
Karma was alertly waiting for the water to come surging through the tube. She loved to follow little pieces of plant all the way along the floor--trying to catch them. It was funny to watch her jerking her head and "imagining" she saw things moving in this empty tube. :)
Well, I don't want Karma to be afraid of her stroller, since it took a long time for her to trust it. Plus, she used to barf almost every time she was in the car and plastic and a towel are easier to clean. So I went out to the garage a couple days ago and brought in her old carrier and put an old towel I have used for art stuff inside. Karma has obviously forgotten all about going to the vet when she was a kitten.
She went right inside and took a nap.
Dagan will have to come up and carry her down to the car for me. That is why I got the cat stroller years ago--too hard for me to haul 20 lb Karma down three flights of stairs when the fire alarm goes off.
She's been sleeping a lot--even more than her usual.
May be another reason why she went off the heating pad again--if she's running a temp, which I think she probably is. She's been feeling a little warm and laying more on the chilly floor--even asking to go out on the freezing porch a couple times a day.
I am praying it is that cat urinary infection and she'll be fine once she gets antibiotics and such. I have dropped off the grid, in case anybody wondered where I've been this week. I promise I'll post and let you know what we found out at the vet later today.
Saying a little prayer for Karma would be greatly appreciated. I dearly love Miss Crabby Pants.