Tam Kitteh went to the hospital this moring. He will be there for a few days getting meds and tests. He was lethargic yesterday and dehydrated. They ran some tests and camelbacked him with fluids. Brought him home and he was comfortable. This morning the doctor called and said he is a very sick kitty. He has pancreatitis and diabetes but the latter could be secondary because of the inflammation in his pancreas. They are giving him insulin and other meds to help bring that under control. The biggest issue is that he does have an infection so he’ll be having a huge round of antibiotics.
He will be getting more tests and an ultrasound to rule out other things so I’m hoping it’s just the infection and the other two. All of those are manageable.
Send him good thoughts. We’ll go visit him tomorrow. He didn’t lose any weight from yesterday and he is drinking water and moving around. He does have some arthitis in his hip but he’s old so we’ll have to deal with that. The anti-inflammation drugs will help with that.
He’s been a very good kitty. Been poked, prodded, cold things stuck up his butt and now he’ll be shaved from stem to stern for tests. And all he does is purr and preen. The doctor is very shocked and amused he has no “flinch” reflex. She was concerned that he was blind and couldn’t see but no, he’s just Tam Kitteh. Most cats apparently have it when you approach their face. It’s an instinct to protect themselves.
Tam fears nothing. His world is rainbows, yogurt and scritches. What is there to fear? He has no clue about dangers in life. He has always been loved, protected and coddled.
To Tam, all strangers are friends he just hasn’t met yet. So, I’m hoping he comes home safe, sound and happy.