I am mentally exhausted after the turn of events involving one of our cats this evening. Patches is actually Greta’s cat that she got as a kitten for her birthday last year. Instead of presents for herself we told her that if she asked for donations to the animal shelter she could have a kitten. That was a no brainer for Greta!
Any way… Patches was curled up behind me on my computer chair at about 6:30 this evening. I was attempting to answer some long overdue correspondences when suddenly Patches started jerking around behind me. For a second I thought she got one of her claws stuck in the chair fabric. When she fell to the floor, I quickly realized she was having a seizure. I was completely terrified and screamed for William, who does so much better than I do in these emergency situations. After it was over, Patches began running around the house with a puffed tail, loudly meowing… behavior I recognized the other day as well. This obviously wasn’t the first time this had happened. I wonder how long this could have been going on – how easy it could happen while she was hidden away under a bed. The meowing and puffy tail was simply attributed to typical crazy cat behavior. I didn’t think too much of it.
Of course this stuff ALWAYS happens after hours and/or on the weekend, be it with kids or pets. We had to bring her in to the emergency vet clinic where she’ll be overnight. I called around 10 this evening to check on her. Based on blood work, any metabolic disorders have been ruled out. Calcium and red blood cell counts were slightly elevated, but no cause for alarm. They were waiting on tests to rule out any type of cancer or seizure disorders. We’ll find that out in the morning when we go to pick her up at 7 am.
Never a dull moment around here!! I didn’t mean to turn this into Cat Blog, but that’s what has me in a fat funk.
Nora had a good day! She had a record day of feeding and seems to be getting over her cold. She took good naps and had only a few interludes of crabbiness that she unleashed on us. She’s been a little bit of a tyrant for her friends that come to stay with her at night. I’m beginning to wonder if she’s entering into that clingy stage. She definitely knows who her Mommy and Daddy are!
Please pray that Nora gets some good sleep tonight, which in turn will allow us to get good sleep too! Please also pray for poor Patchy. 😦