Sep. 23rd, 2011


Sep. 23rd, 2011 08:11 pm
99reddrifloons: (Flint | shiny ponyta)
got home and shelled out $700 of my emergency funds (already depleted from two cross-country flights) for vet bills :c my cat is sick, and the vet's not sure what's wrong, aside from a possible obstruction in her lower stomach.

there was no abnormal bloodwork, leading the vet to initially say, "oh, she's just overweight and probably has fatty liver disease/diabetes. switch her to all canned food in blah blah amounts, and force feed her if she doesn't eat on her own." didn't work out so well, since Jynx just hacked up what we fed her, and then stopped drinking or using the litterbox. we took her in again today for a round of nausea meds, IV fluids, x-rays and barium. the x-rays showed nothing unusual in her digestive system, but took a long time to pass from her lower stomach. she also has an abnormally shaped left kidney, but it's not clear if this is recent or an outstanding condition (Jynx has never needed x-rays before). x-rays also confirmed no fatty liver disease (yaaaaay).

idk, she's been home for a few hours now and still hasn't done anything. she got a couple ounces of food + the IV fluids, though, so I guess that's good??? ffffff I just feel totally helpless right now. we're taking her in tomorrow morning for a few more x-rays (thankfully no charge) but if she doesn't start eating and drinking, I'm going to have to pay either for emergency surgery or endoscopy to check out/remove a possible blockage. endoscopy costs more, ironically, and can be anywhere from $500 to $1000, but recovery is faster of course, since it's not invasive. guess I'm going to be doing a big sales post or something, because naturally this happened after depleting my emergency money and right before big bills ;___;


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