11 October 2007

Urinary Tract Infection for the Bear and why won't the cat eat? *10/11 UPDATE*

So all this fever business got us worried enough to pay a visit to the good Dr. yesterday. They took a urine sample and with a phone call at 6:45am today, we learned that it came back positive (which is a negative thing - weird.) She has a urinary tract infection which needs meds and a return visit in 48hrs for a new culture sample and, possibly, an ultrasound to check out her kidney and bladder. Scary sounding stuff.

*UPDATE*

Septra - the prescribed med worked to remove the fever within 48hrs. Later today the bear will once again pee into a cup for a new test. She has been complaining of pains in her thighs and abdomen. Still pretty nervous.

At the same time, I noticed our brown tabby cat acting more lazily than usual. And it looks as if she barely touched her food over the last week or so. I started to panic about the potential problems. I Googled "cats stop eating" and that search did nothing to calm my worst fears. I will be spending some time with her at the Vet today.

*UPDATE *
Awaiting blood test results today. She still won't eat. We have been feeding her liquid food with a syringe. Not fun. Very nervous.

Shaping up to be a pretty poor week in the OWTK household.

Hope all is better in your neck of the woods.

4 comments:

Megan said...

I hope that she is feeling better soon and that it's just a flukey thing.

landismom said...

Oh, poor Bear! I hope that she is feeling better soon.

Naomi said...

I'm crossing my fingers for her. Yikes.

Megan said...

Update when you know anything more, ok?