Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The weird meow always told me "Don't look". Inevitably if I did, I could see something in her mouth. Then I knew she had been down in the canyon. Returning to her feral ways.
At about this time, it was apparent that she was losing weight. Wanting to see if it was a temporary thing,something she had eaten, I kept a watchful eye. The weight did not and has not returned.
Next weird thing was an unquenchable thirst. We're talking six bowls of bathroom sink water a day.......or more. Not a bowl but a sinkful.
The picture above is from July, not a recent photo. She is now about 1/3 that size in weight now plus losing her hair.
I gave in last Saturday, accepted the inevitable and took her to Dr. Vasquez who was Flash, my dog's vet.
He is genial, thorough and kind. He kept Velcro for a couple of hours and said she was full of bacteria. An inordinate amount. So we came home with antibiotics. I knew she had to be REALLY sick because with no effort to scratch or bite me, she took the pills every day for eight days.
Today we returned to the vet. The lumps of hair falling out of her, plus the fact that she is still not eating have caused many sleepless nights for me. Velcro only wants water when she comes in in the morning and no matter what I try to feed her, she is not interested. Not even tuna, baked chicken breast or steak. I tried it all.
Dr. Vasquez is keeping her to run blood tests and then to tell me what he finds............Which kind of diabetes or something worse. This will be Velcro's first night to not be sleeping at home in eleven years.
I'm prepared for the worst! But, it took me a month to get to this point, mentally. I don't want her to suffer any more.
I'll keep you posted on Thursday when I will next talk with Dr. Vasquez............