Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Off to the vet's later..... doesn't look good....

Yesterday, Scooter was so sociable! He was going tap-tap-tap with his paw like he used to, tapping for attention or to tell us where exactly he'd like to be scrunched and tickled. When I hung out the washing, he had his head in the peg bag, investigating. Then he was pawing the washing and lying across my feet.


Later, he meowed through the open door, demanding someone come out and pay him due attention. I took a blanket out and stretched it on the grass in the sun. There, for nearly an hour, I was making a fuss of him, and he was stretching out on his side, purring and rolling over onto the back of his head.

Then he lay on the garden table. I sat with him, and he decided he wanted to be IN my cardigan the same time as me. He tugged at the fabric and then patted it down so he could sit on it. I was stuck for quite some time till I managed to get my arms out, making a little tent for us, at which point Luvbug took this photo of us.


Indoors, he jumped up onto the sofa next to Luvbug, something he used to do, but hasn't for ages. And in the evening he sat with mum.


He ate steamed white fish, wolfing it down and licking his chops, and took his medicine.


Now, what a difference a day makes...


This morning he is purring quietly. That snorting that had been a problem for weeks has gone. But he doesn't seem able to close his mouth, or maybe it is that he is breathing through it. One side of his nose is very runny, with gluey, blood-stained mucus. He won't eat or drink. And he has taken to sleeping in his litter tray, which he doesn't usually use; I have a clean one there 'just in case' for him, but he always prefers to go out to his patch in the garden. So strange that he is suddenly asleep in his tray.....


Vet appointment is 4.40pm. I just keep thinking how Fluffy took to sleeping in her tray near the end. And I can't tempt him to eat or drink.... I've got his medicine down him by grinding it down, adding it to some creamy food and squirting it into his mouth. It took him by surprise but then he sat there lipping his lips. I think he liked it in the end. It has helped a wee bit, maybe. But him being asleep in the tray is like a 'this is it' sign to me...... any thoughts from the cat people out there??


Meanwhile I have to pull myself together as I have an appointment with an ENT consultant myself this afternoon, about my hearing loss. It has taken months to get the appointment, otherwise I'd cancel it and stay with Scoot.


10 comments:

MorningAJ said...

I don't know what to say. Fingers crossed for you both.

Di said...

Oh Helena - thinking of you so much right now. Scooter has the very best of your love and care for sure. All you can do now chick is see how this afternoon's appointment at the vet pans out. Sending love and hugs, Di xxxx

Helena said...

thank you Di and AJ ))((

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh Helena - will be thinking of you all this afternoon - so hard hun xxxxxxxx let's just see eh? Dxxxx

Julie said...

Thinking of you and Scooter, Helena. I hope you get some good news about your hearing. Cuddles for Scooter. Sendng you love and hopeful thoughts xxxxxx

Leenie said...

As Julie said, 'love and hopeful thoughts', from me too.

Eileen

Feronia said...

Thinking of you both, Helena, and sending you love and healing vibes x

Angel and Kirby said...

We are at a loss. Mac never slept in his tray! We hope the appointments for both of you went well!

Found art blog said...

I have no suggestions for you..... but I hope it all works out for the best.

Squeaky hugs to you...

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh my beloved Helena! Every once in awhile a day comes that is different from the rest...not an ordinary day but one with that little EXTRA that makes it extraordinary. Because of you and your tender heart today has been such a day for me....
how can I thank you for the wonderful parcel that you sent to us? In the midst of your own worries you reach out to comfort my broken heart...I am so touched. Yourcard is a masterwork of PURRRRfection in every way. A gosamer confection in peach...and dear Dilly what wonderful rose petals...are they the ones from the bouquet your mommy bought after Miss Peach went to the rainbow bridge? One day mommy will make handmade paper and the petals will go into the first batch.
We will save the yummy Hello Kitty hearts for when Cole comes later today...such a cute tin:)
Most of all we thank you for the precious book and the thought that it comforted you before. How very kind and thoughtful of you to send it to us. Poetry does help sooth our wounded hearts here and Emily Dickenson's volume is always close at hand.
Please know you are always in our
daily thoughts. We know Scooter is loved like our dear girl was. Peach always slept in her litter box on and off at her whim for many years. That is not something I would worry about right now...make each day count with your precious mancat. The cost of love is high towards the end and our hearts feel as if they can never again love another. There are many days I can hardly function to comb my hair or cook a meal...sleep is my welcome drug of choice. It will get better but I can not say when...I am still waiting to find that one out myself.
I will keep you close to my heart dear friend....love Karla with a thankful heart