Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sophie Cat is sick?

I'm very worried about the Sophie Cat.  She is not herself today at all.  She's lethargic, far more so than usual, for starters.  And she's not meowing or purring like herself.  She didn't come out from under the couch when I got home and I freaked out cause I thought she was missing.  Turned out she was in the best hiding spot ever, and she wouldn't come out till I lifted her out, and even then, she didn't complain.  She's not eating right either, or drinking.  

Bestest bud and I called the vet, the advice was that I should try and force feed her and if she wouldn't take anything, then I should bring her in.  Well, after a great deal of effort I did manage to get her to eat a sizeable amount of wet food mixed with water, so she's had some food and water now and is on the couch.  she tried to crawl back under, but I wanted her where I could keep an eye on her.  So, she's in her bed covered with a blanket (which she NEVER tolerates) just lying there.  I'm watching her breath, and hoping she's just having an off day, and that my changing schedule along with our trip to the vet for a weigh in and the pet store yesterday traumatized her and she just needs to recover.  

Of course, I'm picked up an evening shift tonight, which I need, but it means I can't stay home with her.  Bestest bud will come and check on her, while I'm at work, but still.  Sigh.  I am quite worried about her!  

6 comments:

talesofacrazypsychmajor said...

Poor thing. I hope she feels better.

Still Dreaming said...

me too! She's really freaking me out. I keep telling myself that she normally sleeps all day it's just that I'm normally sleeping to, but I don't remember her being like this over Christmas! Sigh.

antiSWer said...

If she doesn't go out a lot, I bet the trip yesterday took a lot out of her. Does she have any access to cat grass? She might just be bunged up!

prin said...

ooo i hope she feels better. i freak out too when mine are sick. i've had so many i don't go running to the vet anymore but i do go running to the animal health products store for the 6 dollar bottle of amoxicillin and the 12 dollar bottle of cat vitamins. that usually fixes whatever ails them. mine usually have bouts of allergies twice a year when everything starts to bloom and when the ragweed comes out in the fall. of course, i pretty much have petted and pampered "alley" cats :) hopefully she just needs to rest like you said.

cb said...

Get well soon, Sophie

arbitrary said...

Check her toilet efforts today (since you fed her yesterday). I've had a cat display similar symptoms but be impossible to force-feed, so the fact she took in food is a good sign, and if she did have a change of scene or travel she could just be feeling sickly.

But if she's the same today I would take her to the vet anyway and get them to do a proper check-up. It could be something as simple as constipation, but it's more likely to perk up with some vet attention whatever it is.