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This week is just not going well for me

Heron, my 8.5yo cat, who I've had since 9weeks... had a stroke last night. She's having severe trouble using the left half of her body. Watching her eat, watching her push herself around on the floor, through her food, her water... it's really depressing. We went to the emergency vet last night on the offchance it was some crazy spider bite or some such. No such luck.

This can't last for long.

Getting closer to being able to cry about it, I think.

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kari_marie
Aug. 11th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Kaolin. :-(
yessod
Aug. 11th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Poor Heron! That's very sad...

I remember she used to constantly pounce on my feet whenver I was over there.
kaolinfire
Aug. 11th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
She was a good pouncer.

She's become more of a recluse with time, spazzing out occasionally, but mostly just curled up in some corner or other.
pomopologine
Aug. 11th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
AWWWWWWWW! KITTY!
sepiatone
Aug. 11th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your cat Kaolin, it's good that she has you both to help her through this.
kakubeki
Aug. 11th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
Too sad - you'll do right by her.
hypothermya
Aug. 11th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
/hug

if you want to talk about that or anything else, you know my number.
cristafly
Aug. 11th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
(((Kaolin))) I'm so sorry.

Poor Heron. Does the vet know why he had a stroke so young?
kaolinfire
Aug. 11th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
she's always been the frail sort--probably not a pure-breed, but not far off the chain of something rather specialized. vet was concerned by how skinny she was, but she's always been like that.
wrathchylde
Aug. 11th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. You really are having a horrible week.
Hug her for me ... :(
mackatlaw
Aug. 11th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, fuck
Yeah. That sounds shitty. I remember Heron when she was a kitten.

My mom is thinking about having to put an older cat of ours to sleep, since he's incontinent (goes on the rug), doesn't purr, and is losing appetite. She can't bring herself to do it yet, though, but it's looking closer and closer. I'm just enjoying him while he's here, such as it is.

Can cats recover from a stroke, like people? People can be trained to relearn much of what is lost in a stroke by using their brain in activities to compensate. Just a thought.

Mack
(Anonymous)
Aug. 12th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
Re: Aw, fuck
Mom said cats don't really recover from strokes. Our old dog didn't.

I guess I would ask your local vetinarian what he recommends, since he's the expert.

Mack
kaolinfire
Aug. 12th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: Aw, fuck
pretty much, yeah. There's always the one in a million chance...
lethie
Aug. 12th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
It's so hard to see a loved pet go through something like that, I'm sorry hon.
zotsf
Aug. 12th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
That just sucks. What a fucked up week.
pedxing
Aug. 13th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about that.
Cats are good people.
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