This is one of my cats, we have two, brother and sister, Salem and Sabrina.
Last weekend Salem got sick. We don’t know what happened he just started being very poorly and the weight dropped off him incredibly quick. We decided we’d take him to the vet on Monday, but ended up going in as an emergency on Sunday. They checked his bloods which came back okay and then gave him anti-biotic and anti-sickness injections. We had to take him back on Monday.
He was given more injections but they really didn’t know why he was so sick. We had some pills to give him from Wednesday and he has to go back to the vets today.
All week our focus has been on Salem. We lost two cats just two years ago, Suzie and Scribbles. They were both really old but it was still hard to let go. In comparison, Salem is quite a youngster at just seven years old. We really didn’t want to lose him but it looked so likely at the beginning of this week, he was skinny and listless and did nothing but flop on a cardboard box. We tried cushions and blankets but he just wanted a cardboard box.
After his vet visit on Monday he started to perk up a little and we managed to get him to eat a little cooked chicken. As the week as wore on he has eaten a little more each day and is now getting up off his box to walk to his food rather than having it shoved under his nose. It’s progress, and he’s even looking like he’s starting to put on weight again. Fingers crossed he is on the mend and will continue to get better. It’s been a tough week.
In other news, we missed the Little Man’s parents evening because of being at the vets. We are waiting to hear when his teacher can fit us in for a chat.
On Wednesday we managed to go for lunch at my friends house, the lunch we had to cancel last week because of sickness. It made me realise that I’d not been to her home since before I got sick (I have seen her many times though.) Then I realised that there are so many places that I haven’t been since I got sick. We had a lovely lunch and catch up though, I really must get out more.
Yesterday Star managed to fall up the stairs at school and has sprained her wrist. Thankfully it was a fall up and not down and that she didn’t do more damage. With her condition she could have easily dislocated something. She came home with an ice-pack and a sling!
Today is Children in Need day and the younger two have gone to school as last minute made up super heros. We were told we could be as imaginative as we wished, we just hope that they understand that the costumes were very last minute..eek…Boo has gone as Super Silver Cat, and the Little Man as Sonic the Hedgehog Super Fan.
I’m hoping for a nice peaceful weekend.