Saturday, February 9, 2008

Very bad news, please purr for Delilah

This is our lovely girl Delilah, Dr Tweety's friend and housemate. Last night as I arrived home from work, I found her listless and difficult to arouse. She was blazingly hot to the touch. Her adopted sister Iris was protecting her with a paw and leg wrapped around her.

I called the vet and rushed her down to his office. By the time we took her out of the carrier, she had woken up but was so freaked by the vet's office that she began to hyperventilate.

The vet thinks she had a seizure. Her temp was 105.8, but everything else he ran last night, besides that, was normal. Her blood glucose, fine. Her white cell count, fine. Her heart, fine. She doesn't have an abscess. Her liver was not enlarged, although at almost 16 pounds, she is way too b-i-g.

She remained listless and wobbly through last night. We had to give her water to stay hydrated through a syringe. We moved her to our bed and she slept between her daddy and I most of the night. As I write this, she is sleeping next to her daddy. I heard her purring for the first time since this all started. I am trying to remain hopeful.

We will be in touch with the vet again today.

I am afraid that my eyes look like swollen frogs eyes from crying so much. And Dr Tweety is very depressed, silently retreating to his favorite chair.

Please forgive us for not visiting. I will update this post as we get more news and her condition changes.

Dearest Angus, I am so sorry. We're not sure she will be able to go to Venice next week...but we certainly are doing everything in our power to make her well again.


Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Delilah is in our thoughts and purr-ayers. Momma knows how heartbreaking it is when one of us kitties isn't feeling well because we can't tell her what is wrong.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh no!!! I'm so sorry Delilah is sick. So is Mom and my fursiblings We will all purr and purray very, very hard for Delilah. I'm going to go make Sanjee put this up on the main CB page right now. I'll come over and snuggle after I do that.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh no, Dr. Tweety, we're so sad that Delilah isn't well and that you & your beans & everykitty at the Fab Five are so worried and upset. Everyone at our house is sending our biggest, loudest healing purrs to everyone at your house.

To encourage you, Fracas once had an extremely high fever for no apparent reason, so the vet finally just gave him antibiotics and he got better right away. We never did find out what caused it.

& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

Ouch. It's rough when something like this just comes out of the blue. We hope all the news you get is good.

Sending healing purrrrrsss.

The Meezers said...

oh no oh no oh no - we is purrying and purrayig very hard for Delilah!! get well soon honey!

Daisy said...

I am very sad that the beautiful Delilah is sick. I am going to purr and purr and purr for her to get better. It must be hard not knowing exactly what's wrong. You are in our thoughts.

Angus said...

Oh, my dearest! Purrrrrrr and PURRRRRRR and PURR and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and I will keep purring and purraying-please get better, pleeeeaaassssee get better. My darling, we'll go to Venice, and we'll see the moon and the blue, blue sea...just please get better for me and your mom and dad and Dr. Tweety and the rest of your family!!!!!!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

We just heard Delilah was sick. We had to come over to send many mystical healing purrs to her. Get well soon!

Samantha & Tigger said...

We are purrring and purraying for Delilah! Hear our loud rumbling purrs and sending healing vibes to her, too!!!
Your FL furiends,

Black Cat said...

Oh no, this is such bad news, my eyes are leaking for Delilah and for all of you. I am sending healing vibes and prayers your way. Da Momee - no one will mind that your eyes look like a frog's eyes, it's very understandable. And Dr Tweety, have a few slurps of your special wine, it will be medicinal in these circumstances. I love you:) xxx

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Omigosh, we'z gonna purr and purray fur Delilah with all our might. Mom and dad will too! Dis is furry distressing and we certainly hope da vet can figger it out and fix it FAST!

Parker said...

No, no, no, no! We in O Hi O are starting healing purrs and some prayers for Delilah!
Please get well soon!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are purrring and praying that Delilah will have a quick recovery.

Sending all good thoughts to everyfur and bean at your house!

~ Napoleon

Alexi said...

We are all purring and purraying for Delilah!

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