Saturday, March 03, 2007

Bad News

Well the news is not good for my sweet little kitty. After a barage of tests, it has been determined she has an enlarged heart which can cause bloodclots and actually did. That is why she was walking weird - the clots restrict blood to the back legs. Evidently, thats where blood goes first out of the heart.

In addition, she had high blood pressure and a fast heart beat which could be because she was at the vets all day. I have to check her heart rate all weekend to see whats what. We have to wait on her blood and urine tests to see how the kidneys and thyroid are working before we can start any medication. Monday, I should know.

I have been a basket case all day. Poor S. is ready to fly home as fast as he can to comfort us, but I won't let him. Hopefully, things turn out that its just her heart (like that isn't bad enough). But at least in that case, she would only be on a 1/2 a baby aspirin every 3 days or so and nothing else.

I couldn't pick her up fast enough today. She was so happy to be home at last. And to make things worse(?) she looks like nothing is wrong with her. Just a normal day in Sophie world. I am trying to stay positive but yet still come to the realization that her life will be shorter than I thought it would. She is such a sweet cat, never any trouble, funny and independent. Gets mad when she doesn't get her way but is quickly over it. loves me beyond reason, even loves S. though she is not as quick to show him. She is the most comforting animal I've ever had. Really - I mean if she hears arguing or yelling or you crying, she starts rubbing all over you and meowing. Does whatever she can do to make you feel better. its so sweet.

This year is not starting out very good.

More later...


Cherrye said...

Hey there. I am soooo sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

J.Doe said...

I am sorry to hear about this too, but it sounds like from the post she only needs to take aspirin every few days. I don't know much about cat illnesses, but people with enlarged hearts can take medication for it and have a normal life.

Cynthia Rae said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet little kitty. If we lived closer, I would be at your house right now with a tub of ice cream and a shoulder to lean on. Know that we are all thinking of you and keeping little Sophie in our prayers.

sognatrice said...

Poverina! I had 2 kitties with feline leukemia, and man was that a rough time. Hope she's up, happy, and alternately annoyed with not getting her own way soon :)